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.
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ALGONQUIN COTTAGE OUTPOST AND ISLAND RETREAT
The Algonquin Cottage Outpost and Algonquin Island retreat are both located on beautiful Kawawaymog (Round) Lake at the northwest corner of Algonquin Park. The Algonquin Island Retreat is located 1km in the middle of the lake and a short paddle from Algonquin Park access # 1. With 360-degree water views and two decks, the cabin is fantastic for artisans or couples looking for a quiet getaway in the wilderness.
The Algonquin Cottage Outpost is located on the west shore of the lake. With over 1000 feet of shoreline, 6 bedrooms, 3 washrooms 2 docks, a stone terrace and best of all the floating sauna, Algonquin Cottage Outpost was designed for families or groups of 12 – 15 who love to play in the water. Canoe into the sunrise to look for moose , fish for bass, swim , kayak sup, explore the amable du fond river..
Canoe, kayak, fish, bike and hike in the summer. With solar power and a floating sauna, the Cottage Outpost is very comfortable and offers a wide range of packages from rentals, to fully guided adventures with tasty meals. Book a ready to go 3 night rental or adventure package or contact our office to shape a tailor made cottage vacation to fit.
Spring and summer are the ideal time for seeing wildlife, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. . Guided excursions are available that focus on the wild calls of loons, barred owls and wolves. Mountain bikers love the old logging roads and single track forest trails. The fall color season is absolutely spectacular with morning mists, brilliant red maple trees and wolves howling though the crisp air.
Voyageur Quest Outfitting provides canoe and kayak rentals, pre- and post-trip, lakeside accommodation, fishing equipment, full outfitting packages and convenient last-stop store to pick up whatever you forgot for your self-guided adventure. The Broken Paddle Patio offers tasty hot breakfasts and delicious dinners for before and after your adventure. Located at Algonquin Park Access Point #1 on Kawawaymog (Round) Lake, Voyageur Outfitting is the perfect spot to grab your permits, grab your gear and head out on your Algonquin Park adventure.
The Near-North: one of Canada’s best-loved eco-tourism destinations, renowned for its pristine waterways, sprawling woodlands, and abundant wildlife… Mattawa River Resort continues the great tradition of Canadian hospitality in a natural setting that is unmatched in the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature and the many flavors of local culture.
Experience Ontario’s Lake Country Scenic Waterways
Canoe, kayak or stand up paddleboard! Choose from 10 amazing paddling routes, find local paddling outfitters and see the best paddling getaways. Ontario’s Lake Country’s assets are plentiful, and none are more perfect than its shimmering lakes, rivers, and streams. In fact, some of the best paddling opportunities, recreational boating and water sports in Canada can be found here. Ontario’s Lake Country is Orillia & Area’s Four Season Playground! It is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round. We are located just one hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching and along the Trent Severn Waterway.
Learn more at www.paddlelakecountry.com
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.
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 $109 a night.