Cottage country is an outdoor adventurers paradise at any time of the year. Whether you want to fish, hike, bike, or photograph some wildlife there’s an opportunity for you to get out and do it, and we can help you plan your adventure.
Fishing in Ontario
Just make sure you have your Outdoors Card, a fishing rod and some bait and you are good to go.
Well, just about. You probably need a bit of background information on where to find the best fishing holes, whether you need lures or worms or something more enticing, and what to do with your catch when you bring it onto the boat or on-shore. Here’s the regulations you need to know.
You can fish for walleye, pike, muskie, large and small mouth bass, trout, sunfish, carp, crappie….in fact just about every fish you can think of that is native to Ontario. Use a map from Adventure Fishing Maps to find your lake and just go fishing!
Hiking & Biking
Spring and fall are great months for getting out on the trails on foot or on your bike. In fact most cottage roads are suitable for mountain bikes and walking too.
Go to Ontario Trails for a comprehensive list of hiking and biking routes across Ontario.
There is little more amazing than to spot a moose with her calf grazing alongside a tranquil lake, or to see a black bear crossing a cottage country road. There’s no danger if you respect the wildlife, keep your distance, never feed, and simply observe. There’s some great tips for being bear aware here.