The abundance of snow in Ontario’s Lake Country creates conditions that are perfect for snowmobiles, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and other wonderful winter activities. Lake Country has something that is very special to offer including cottage rentals, wonderful winter activities, and of course, the spectacular scenery and wildlife you have come to expect from our region.IMAGINE a place with two unique ski areas—all less than an hour’s drive from the cottage and less than a half an hour from each other.
IMAGINE a place where the snow is deep and the atmosphere ranges from quaint village shops to ski hills to days spent on the snowmobile trails to quiet afternoons around the fire reading a book.
IMAGINE the white winter lake speckled with rocky islands and surrounded by beautiful hills covered with tall candle-shaped spruce trees.
IMAGINE a getaway so peaceful that you might not run into another person the whole weekend.
THEN IMAGINE that all of the above not only actually exists, but is affordable, accessible, uncrowded and only an hour and a half drive from Toronto.
Welcome to winter at the cottage!
Now that you understand just how spectacular renting a cottage in winter is, here are some tips to get the best vacation possible.
Make sure you ask:
What types of winter activities are there?
Snowmobiling: If snowmobiling is your reason for getting away, how close are you to the snowmobile trails? Ask about the local snowmobiling club for additional information. Here’s a link to our local club: Smart Snowmobile Club and to the OFSC
Ice Fishing: Will the ice be thick enough for ice fishing during your stay? Make sure you check what’s open for fishing? You can check out the MNR Fishing Regulations here
Snowshoeing: Are snowshoes provided? Can they be rented? Is there enough snow to use them (Most likely, last winter we had 13 feet of snow out here!)