Lake Rosseau, Ontario, Canada

Lake Rosseau, Ontario, Canada

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Find the best place to stay — Lake Rosseau

Get a quiet village experience on a natural lakeshore

Lake Rosseau is a beautiful location for vacation rentals in Ontario. It’s fed by the Indian River and the Port Carling Locks system, making it a prime location for sport fishing, water recreation, and many summer visitors and resort locations. It’s been a home and holiday destination for many well-known people, from Martin Short and Goldie Hawn to former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson in the early 1900s. Nearby Rosseau village offers arts, crafts, and culture, and the whole area is a gorgeous but quiet locale that’s full of history. Lake Rosseau vacation rentals have a great deal to offer.

Water recreation, small shops, arts and crafts everywhere at Lake Rosseau

You won’t find a more welcoming community than those around Lake Rosseau. In fact, where else are you greeted by a special arrival song? Though no longer a current event, visitors were once treated to a tune from the late 1800s to early 1900s. Today, there are plenty of opportunities for travelers and locals alike, from water recreation fun and sport fishing to boating and camping. For a more land-based activity, head over to the village of Rosseau and visit the wealth of local arts, crafts, and small independent boutique shops. There are also many historic buildings for educational entertainment.

See Lake Rosseau's historic buildings, local culture, and nature all at once

Some of the most popular local attractions for those who secure Lake Rosseau vacation rentals include brewery tours, paddling excursions on the lake, and the Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh & Muskoka Lakes Winery. No visit to Rosseau would ever be complete without a stop at the famous and historic Rosseau General Store, a building which has graced the village since the late 1800s. There are public beaches with boat launches, docks, and more. Eateries include the upscale Cottage Law Canteen café. Nearby family-friendly attractions include Muskoka Steamships and Discovery Centre, Sportsland, and Rich Hill Candles.

Summer or winter, there’s always something to do at Lake Rosseau

Summer is the prime time for travelers to descend upon Lake Rosseau. The months of April through October feature warm, humid temperatures and, from May through August, the local attractions boom. Lake Rosseau vacation rentals are the most expensive during these months and may be crowded. In the winter, however, the temperatures dip low, leading to potentially heavy snowfall. Many choose to visit the area in late spring or early fall, just before or after the tourist boom, when attractions are still open but the crowds are a bit more sparse and the prices are more affordable.

Lakes, forests, and village living attract many visitors to Lake Rosseau

The lake and forest scenery of the area draws in many people to seek Lake Rosseau vacation rentals. For those who want a modern amenities, there are villages and towns not too far away. The combination of rivers and lakes allow for a wide variety of activities, such as boating, hiking, biking, camping, fishing, and more. Nearby, you can explore cliffs and crags dating back millions of years, with an abundance of wildlife to view. From the deciduous and coniferous foliage to the beautiful lakeside vistas, there are few better places than Lake Rosseau to connect with the natural world.