Next time out, we'll take a different route and I'll try to produce another map.
This one starts where Hwy 11 and Hwy 12 meet, so it's mostly designed for anyone coming from outside of Orillia, but most locals will know how to find several of these areas.
NOTE; to DOWNLOAD the full size printable map, please don't click the picture - it's far too small. Click the link under the map to get the printable one.
Along that road, on your left will be Marigold Springs. This is a private home that's rented out for small weddings, wedding photos, etc. You can't go in, but you can see the old "pirate ship", pond, and small waterfall at the roadside if you want pictures.
Continue on Division Road until you Hit Line 10 (Oro) (just after the golf course). Turn left onto Line 10.
Winding roads and hills, and the area we call the "Tree Tunnel". This is gorgeous in Autumn. The trees form a closed tunnel above the roadway, bursting with colour on a sunny day (note: it's also quite beatiful in winter after a snowfall, the type where soft fluffy snow clings to trees and sparkles in the sunlight). We usually stop in several areas along this road, and so it often takes us a while to traverse it, although the distance isn't huge, if you're an avid photographer, it will capture your eye.
Along this stretch in the flat areas, you'll find equestrian ranches, and horses.
Turn left onto Lakeshore, and then left again onto Maplework Parkway (subdivision). When you reach Line 15 S, turn left again.
You'll also pass University Avenue on the left - where you can see both the Rotary Place Arena and Sports Fields, and beyond it, the Lakehead University.
Turning left onto Harvie Settlement Road, if you look to the right, you can see right over Orillia; in the distance, the OPP Headquarters, beyond that the HRC grounds, and the lake. A little further along Harvie Settlement Road (just after the few houses) is the old water tower. If you plan to try and take photos of the overview of Orillia, you'll need to be very careful. In the last couple of years they've fenced this area off, though it's open near the end where you turn off Barrie road, the hill in front of the fence is steep, and dangerous.
Once you come down onto Westridge from Harvie Settlement Road, follow Westridge and turn right onto Hwy 11 to get back to Hwy 12.