Namakan Lake

Namakan Reservoir-Kabetogama Lake Island

Namakan Lake’s delights await the lucky visitor. Covering more than 24,000 acres with many small islands, about half of the lake is located in Minnesota’s Northeast Region and the other half in Ontario, Canada. The USA portion of the lake…

Northern Light Lake

Early Morning

Sprawling and unspoiled, Northern Light Lake spreads across western Ontario’s Granite Shield like a blanket of water. The lake isn’t well-known; only a few isolated cabins share the 177-mile shoreline. Two commercial resorts hold campgrounds and cabins. The nearest larger…

Shoal Lake

Remote, inviting and beautiful describes Shoal Lake. Sprawling across about 80,000 acres in southwestern Ontario at the border with Manitoba, Shoal Lake is one of the Province’s best-kept secrets. The size is only an estimate; the lake has never been…

Lac Seul

Lac Seul in Summer

The second-largest lake entirely within Ontario, Lac Seul has somehow escaped the notice of the casual vacationer looking for a northwoods getaway. That hardly means, however, that no one visits Lac Seul. Well over a dozen tourist camps, fishing lodges…

Chemong Lake

Lake Chemong Sunset

Chemong Lake is the largest lake in the Kawartha Chain of Lakes, covering more than 5,630 acres. This lake holds historical significance for the residents in and around Peterborough, Ontario. Stretching almost nine miles in length, the lake was a…

Lac des Chats

Ottawa River Lighthouse

Lac des Chats is more than a ‘wide spot’ on the Ottawa River. Champlain and other explorers remarked on the abundance of catfish along the waterway, so the lake became known as Lac des Chats, or Lake of the Cats.…

Commanda Lake

Restoule Provincial Park

A true jewel in the crown of Ontario’s Near-North vacation playground, Commanda Lake is the perfect spot for either an annual vacation or a seasonal home. Located just south of Lake Nipissing, Commanda Lake lies just south of the popular…

Lake St. Joseph

Lake St. Joseph in northwestern Ontario is the kind of lake a fisherman’s dreams are made of. Famous all over North America as a prime fishery for northern pike and walleye, the large lake has a limited number of permits…

Lake Abitibi

Abitibi Canyon Generating Station

Nearly 250,000 acres of water delight visitors to Lake Abitibi on the Ontario/Quebec border. This huge lake is actually two lake basins connected by a short channel. Located about 600 miles from Montreal and over 200 miles south of James…

Trout Lake ON

Welcome to North Bay

Located in Ontario’s Nipissing District, Trout Lake has everything to offer the northwoods adventurer looking for water-based activities. Often overshadowed by its larger sister Lake Nipissing, Trout Lake offers all of the fishing, frolic and fun that the bigger lake…

Lake Timiskaming

View of Lake Temiskaming from Devils Rock

Large, scenic and inviting, Lake Timiskaming forms part of the border between Ontario and Quebec. A full 68 miles long, Lake Timiskaming is about 5 miles wide at its widest point. However, that width is deceptive; the lake formed in…

Mazinaw Lake

Mazinaw Rock Petroglyphs

Amazing Mazinaw Lake holds court as the headwaters of Canada’s Mississippi River in eastern Ontario. This beautiful sprawling lake has alternately delighted and intimidated those who ventured onto its waters for hundreds of years. First Nations tribes spoke in hushed…

Lake Couchiching

Lake Couchiching Centennial Park Waterfront

Lucky cottagers at Lake Couchiching have the best of all worlds. As a part of the famed Trent-Severn Waterway, Lake Couchiching is the perfect home base for boating enthusiasts. For fishermen, the large lake offers plenty of angling action. And…

Charleston Lake

Charleston Lake Beach

A natural haven awaits vacationers in Eastern Ontario along the shores of Charleston Lake. Balanced along the eastern edge of the Frontenac Arch geological formation, Charleston Lake has been the place to go for swimming, boating and fishing for over…

Bobs and Crow Lakes

Rideau Canal in Autumn

A perfect destination to savor the character of the Rideau Lake District is Bobs and Crow Lakes. Located 50 miles north of Kingston, Ontario, the two lakes function as water storage for the popular Rideau Canal system. But Bobs and…