Take a canoe trip down the Oxtongue River
Go Fish! We have fishing boats, and a lake with lots of fish
have a race with your buddies in a kayak, or just enjoy paddling along the shore
get close to wildlife -- what an unforgettable moment
take a day trip to Dorset. Plenty to explore, including the S.S. Bigwin, Museum and the World's Best General Store.
The Volunteer Firemen host the best fireworks displays, on Canada Day and the August long weekend. Firefest and the Dorset fireworks should be on your list of things to see.
Check out the Water Slide on one of several Rafts
Learn to waterski! Zev got up on his very first attempt.
try your knees at kneeboarding
We rent windsurfers -- everyone should try this great sport!
serving up waffles from the BBQ Barge after the Marathon Swim! Now THAT's an experience.
is that the fish? or the one that got away? Either way, it's all smiles. We rent fishing boats.
A picnic table is the best place to try your hand at arts and crafts
Our backfields are a great place to go berrying for blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, wild strawberries. Nothing tastes better.
Go jump off a dock.
There's always a quiet place along our 1200' of waterfront to simply relax
Learn to Waterski. Or polish your existing skills.
Play at Pirates... Kids have the best time when they make their own fun.
Make new friends
Learn about a Potato Cannon at the Cookout
This is the way to learn for the little ones -- the surfboard rocks.
Our shallow sandy beach invites kids to learn to swim!
Every week we have a Marathon Swim event, great for those who swim, canoe, kayak, row or just like to watch and cheer.
Every cottage has its own canoe. We also have rowboats, fishing boats, kayaks, windsurfers and ski boats. And we'll teach you how to use them.
Catch your very first fish -- our Main Dock is a super place to fish for rockbass
Hike our extensive Nature Trails. Look for bear claw marks!
Just hanging out at the Lake is still one of the best ever summer experiences
Enjoy the flowers in the gardens -- and purchase the freshest of fresh produce from our own Organic Garden
Every summer we host the Chowder Bowl Clam Race. You really need to be here to understand :)
The view from the Dorset Tower is astounding
The Oxtongue Craft Cabin is a short hike away. Combine gift shopping and window shopping with a walk down to the Beaver Ponds.
Catch up on your Summer reading... and check out the great programs at the local Library too
Sailing -- where better than on Lake of Bays?
Frisbee Golf! We have a short course on the main lawn... 9 holes of challenging fun just across the road. Guests can sign out the discs at the office.
Go Wildlife Watching -- we include a Pass into Algonquin or Arrowhead Provincial Park for all our guests to enjoy.
Join us for the Marathon Swim -- to the Point. And Back. Or to the Island, 1.6 km. away
Nature hikes on our trails can lead to artistic adventures too!
A super day trip is to Parry Sound, for a trip in a float plane with Georgian Bay Airways. Brian has his own small Piper Cub PA-11, right here.
Some of our guests bring their horses on vacation too, at our stables. Others enjoy trail riding at one of three nearby centres.
So many butterflies -- guests always enjoy watching the caterpillars spin the chrysalis and emerge as flying flowers!
There are lots of places to mountain bike, including the fabulous Rail Trail in Algonquin.
Bring your own boat. We've got lots of dock space available. And with 330 miles of shoreline, Lake of Bays is a wonderful place to explore from the water.
Historical Plaques around the Lake provide incentive for a drive, a picnic, and a little education.
Ragged Falls -- a super place to picnic and admire the biggest waterfall on the Oxtongue River.
Our pony is always popular with the little ones
A drive around Lake of Bays takes you to the charming hamlets of Dwight, Dorset and Baysville -- seen here is Miss Nelle's, one of the oldest Baysville buildings.
So many ways to play with the water! How about Wakeboarding?
Just add kids and an old windsurfer to the lake and watch the fun unfold!
Bondi, with our 600 acre wilderness around us, is a fabulous site for birdwatchers. One of our guests snapped this picture right from the cottage window.
Get up close to Nature
Baysville, with the best place to picnic by a dam site, also has a great selection of antique store, restaurants and the Lake of Bays Brewery
White Water Rafting on the Ottawa is an easy Day Trip if you are staying with us.
Visit area museums -- Muskoka Heritage Place, Dorset Museum, Lucy Maude Montgomery house, and this one -- Bethune House in Gravenhurst. It's not ALL about the Lakes!
Join friends for Happy Hour
Join us for the great tradition of the Bondi Cook Out. Hot dogs, watermelon, s'mores... and so much more
Meet the free range chickens, and gather your own delicious eggs!
Sandcastle competition in our huge sandpile at the beach!
Cannonball! It's not just for the kids! Get your Lake On!
Learn to canoe. Or learn a new use for a canoe. Every cottage has it's very own canoe provided.
Enjoy summer regattas held on all the Lakes!
In August there is no corn better tasting than ours, super fresh, right from our organic garden to your plate!
Not far away, Haliburton Forest Reserve offers a Walk in the Clouds and the Wolf Reserve. Great day's outing.
Get engaged... We're a popular place for that wonderful occurence!
Enjoy Historic Downtown Huntsville. Take the Mural Tour of the Group of Seven. Add your own brushstrokes to the latest mural. Follow Tom Thompson's paint-smeared footsteps...
Sail on the RMS Segwun or Wenonah! Great dinner cruises, Sunday Pirate Adventure for the kids (big and little), Millionaire's Row... a perfect day
enjoy the water tramploline, and all our other great water toys! Our very shallow sandy beach is ideal for kids of all ages!
It's not the size of the fish that matters, especially with catch and release
Precious quiet time at the lake