Spring Into Action Muskoka Driving Tour – Cancelled due to COVID-19

    May 2, 2020 all-day

    Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, this event is cancelled.

    PCA UCR’s first driving tour of the 2020 traditional driving season is our big 12th annual Spring Into Action in Muskoka! After meeting at 9 a.m. in Orillia, about an hour from Toronto (convoy from the GTA to meet earlier), this tour heads north in several driving groups with clear views of the lakes and streams through the naked forests, while we enjoy the fresh spring air and lack of summer traffic. Quickly we find ourselves off the beaten path, winding through the woods and marveling at the spectacular scenery as we make our way to Gravenhurst and on to Bala, where we have our first stop of the day. Then it’s onward and upward on some amazing curvy roads through Port Sandfield and then into Rosseau, where we enjoy a delicious buffet lunch at Crossroads restaurant — a destination that has proved extremely popular with past driving tour participants, with a wide array of scrumptious meal and dessert items. After a quick stop for a  group picture with Lake Rosseau as the stunning backdrop, we wind our way down to Gravenhurst to conclude the great drive with a mid-afternoon get-together at a craft brewery. For added enjoyment and a nice group drive, for those driving up from the GTA, we will have an early-morning meet-up just north of the city, off Highway 400.

    Hosted by Larry Funnell, driving-tours@pcaucr.org, 30 Porsches, 300 kilometres, cost $43 per person (includes Crossroads buffet lunch)



      • At this point in time, we have decided to cancel the event. With the required social distancing affecting many business, it did not seem prudent to be planning for an event that entails a large social aspect. Indeed, at this point our restaurant stop is take out only, and our wrapup spot is shut down entirely. Even if we decided to have everyone pack a picnic basket for lunch, it would be difficult to line up facilities at this time of year, and just seems irresponsible. I hope to be able to run a Driving Tour later in the year, but a lot depends on how society reacts over the next couple of weeks.