Written Directions

Orillia Route

  • Take Hwy 401 in Toronto to Hwy 400 North
  • Follow Hwy 400 North through Barrie
  • Past Barrie, take Hwy 11 North to Orillia
  • At Orillia take the Hwy 12 South exit (follow the Casino Rama signs to Rama Road)
  • Follow Hwy 12 through Orillia (over a bridge in Atherley)
  • Turn left at the traffic lights just past Atherley onto Rama Road (Simco County Road 44), and follow it for about 2.5 kms.
  • Turn right onto Simco County Road 45 - Monck Road (old Hwy 503) at the stop light - across from the Fern Resort entrance
  • Continue along County Road 45 (through Sebright, Uphill and Norland)
  • At Kinmount, turn left (north) onto Victoria County Road 121 (old Hwy 121)
  • Follow County Road 121 North for about 5.5 kms, and turn right onto Gelert Road (old County Road 1)
  • Follow this road for 24 kms (through Gelert and Lochlin)
  • Turn right onto Koshlong Lake Road into Donald
  • Follow Koshlong Lake Road past The Little Tart, the ruins of the old factory and over a bridge
  • Travel 4.5 kms and turn left into the parking lot at the totem pole
  • We are at 1883 Koshlong Lake Road. Welcome to YMCA Wanakita!

Highway 48 Route

  • From Hwy 401 in Toronto, take Hwy 404 North to Newmarket
  • Exit at Davis Drive in Newmarket
  • Turn right onto Davis Drive and follow it to Hwy 48
  • Turn left (north) onto Hwy 48
  • Turn left at Hwy 12
  • Merge right onto Country Rd 48 and follow until it ends at Hwy 35 near Coboconk
  • Turn left (north) onto Hwy 35 and travel through Norland
  • Continue through Norland on Hwy 35 to Minden
  • In Minden turn right onto South Lake Road (County Road 16)
  • Travel to the end of South Lake Road
  • Turn left onto Gelert Road (old County Road 1) and travel through Lochlin
  • Turn right onto Koshlong Lake Road into Donald
  • Follow Koshlong Lake Road past The Little Tart, the ruins of the old factory and over a bridge
  • Travel 4.5 kms and turn left into the parking lot at the totem pole
  • We are at 1883 Koshlong Lake Road. Welcome to YMCA Wanakita!

 Lindsay Route

  • From Hwy 401 in Toronto, continue east past Oshawa and Bowmanville
  • Turn North onto Hwy 35/115
  • After Hwy 35 exits from Hwy 115, follow it past Lindsay and Cameron to the turnoff for County Road 121 (old Hwy 121)
  • Follow County Road 121 North through Fenelon Falls and Kinmount
  • Continue on County Road 121 North for about 5.5 kms, past Kinmount
  • Turn right onto Gelert Road (old County Road 1) and follow it for 24 kms (through Gelert and Lochlin)
  • Turn right onto Koshlong Lake Road into Donald
  • Follow Koshlong Lake Road past The Little Tart, the ruins of the old factory and over a bridge
  • Travel 4.5 kms and turn left into the parking lot at the totem pole
  • We are at 1883 Koshlong Lake Road. Welcome to YMCA Wanakita!

 From Haliburton

  • Follow Highland Street West to the stop lights at Gelert Road
  • At the lights at Gelert Road (old County Road 1), turn left and follow Gelert Road past the hospital
  • Travel about 7.5 kms to Donald. 
  • Turn left onto Koshlong Lake Road into Donald.
  • Follow Koshlong Lake Road past The Little Tart, the ruins of the old factory and over a bridge
  • Travel 4.5 kms and turn left into the parking lot at the totem pole
  • We are at 1883 Koshlong Lake Road. Welcome to YMCA Wanakita!