Canoeing and kayaking are two of the most sought after water sports by many outdoor enthusiasts and novices. Many of the Ontario resorts and campgrounds have canoes and kayaks available for use by their visitors for a great Ontario Spring & Summer outdoor adventure.
This romantic resort is made up of a spectacular 6,500 sq. ft. main lodge and seventeen exquisite cottages nestled on 3,000 feet of waterfront between picturesque Wolseley Bay and Pine Cove. The cottages, ranging from studios to 1, 2 and 3-bedrooms, are all stylishly designed and finely appointed with handmade carpets from Persia and Mexico and private screened-in porches with magnificent views. Each cottage is equipped with handcrafted wooden furniture, super comfy king or queen-sized bed, fine linens, en-suite shower and toilet (some with copper soaking tub), log stove, charming tea pot and cups, coffee-maker, microwave, refrigerator, and outdoor BBQ grill. Immerse yourself in private luxury with the finest loose-leaf teas, East African coffee, and natural healing soaps. Experience a distinctive resort where a gourmet breakfast basket complete with freshly baked croissants is delivered to your cottage door in the morning — and the talented chef and kitchen will prepare for you a menu of delights to appease your appetite until well after dusk. Or enjoy beautiful, well-stocked cottage kitchens and cook your own or mix and match to your heart’s desire. You’ll never run out of outdoor activities to try during your stay at The Lodge at Pine Cove. Whether you enjoy canoeing or kayaking on the historic French River or in the tranquil waters of Pine Cove, swimming, picnicking, exploring the most beautiful sections of the river aboard our water taxi, or hiking on the varied trails to observe, paint, or photograph wildlife and the hush of nature, there is something for everyone! Lively history tours, guided kayaking or canoeing, fishing, and boating are all here for the asking. Start planning your own French River getaway at The Lodge today.
The Lodge is best known for its peace, tranquility and soft adventure set in a stunning setting on the French River, a system of lakes that stretch for miles around the lodge and are virtually undeveloped.
Where Adventure Awaits!
- Haliburton Highlands Water Trails – Frost Centre and Poker Lakes
- Backcountry Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking
- 38kms of Hiking Trails, Hundreds of kms of ATV trails
- Canoe rentals
- Excellent fishing for Trout, Bass and Whitefish
- Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower – Best view of Fall colors in the highlands!
- Ontario’s only full size historic Log chute
Backcountry waterfront campsites $12 per night/adult.
Brand new super lightweight Swift Kevlar Canoes from $34 per day.
From May to October Wye Marsh offers one hour guided canoe or kayak tours. Each tour is led by a Wye Marsh naturalist and will offer guests the best opportunity to see the wildlife that call Wye Marsh home. Often spotted on the tours are Midland Painted Turtles, Green Frogs and Red Winged Blackbirds. Be sure to keep your eyes open for Green Herons, Trumpeter Swans, River Otters and the rare Blue-Green Frog.
While on tour guests will also learn more about the history and ecological significance of Wye Marsh, as well as tidbits and trivia about the natural world around us. To see our tour schedule please visit us online at www.wyemarsh.com/guided-canoe-tours
For visitors that want to experience more of Wye Marsh, there are our three hour ecotours that take guests well beyond the limits of our walking trails and provides guests with the best opportunity to see wildlife and fully explore the beauty of Wye Marsh.
Tours are led by Wye Marsh naturalists and will be sure to entertain and delight you with tidbits and trivia about Wye Marsh and the plants and animals that reside in it. 3 hour ecotours must be booked in advance.
To book your ecotour please visit www.wyemarsh.com/canoe-kayak-ecotours
Found minutes from Algonquin Provincial Park’s West Gate and Huntsville Ontario, we provide clean, comfortable, lakeview rooms and suites from which to base your Algonquin Park adventure from. Our affordable rates, friendly service and modern conveniences allow you to explore the park by day and enjoy a warm bed at night.
Algonquin Bound Inn is the last stop before the park and is set on its own private bass lake providing all guests with a chance to see waterfowl and beavers. Moose also frequent the area and the property. Located onsite, the full service Algonquin Bound Outfitters West Gate store is found in a historic log structure. One of the first buildings built along Highway 60, it has long been a convenient service stop for visitors to Algonquin Provincial Park.
Rates starting at $99 a night.