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Take a relaxing holiday in Lake of Bays, Ontario

If you’ve been thinking about taking a holiday in Ontario’s famous Cottage Country, check out Lake of Bays. One of the most popular summer vacation destinations in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Lake of Bays offers scenic surroundings and is conveniently located near major cities like Toronto and North Bay. By staying in Lake of Bays, ON, Canada vacation rentals and cottages that dot this area, you’ll be able to visit popular attractions such as Dwight Beach, Algonquin Provincial Park, and Marsh’s Falls. Every traveler is guaranteed to have a great time when visiting Lake of Bays.

Things to do

Lake of Bay’s most popular, interesting attractions

If you’re the type of traveler that likes to see the sights and learn about the area of your visiting, you’ll have a great stay in Lake of Bays, ON, Canada vacation rentals, as this area provides multiple attractions. Fans of history should make sure to visit the SS Bigwin Steamship and Maritime Museum or the Dorset Lookout Tower & Heritage Museum. If you can’t resist the natural splendor of a waterfall, then definitely visit the picturesque Marsh’s Falls. Lake of Bays also features several parks such as Arrowhead Park, J. Edgar Bauer Park, and Ragged Falls Park.


Opportunities for fun around exciting Lake of Bays

Lake of Bays is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ontario, offering visitors a wide variety of ways to have fun. If you’re visiting Lake of Bays so that you can spend time on the water, then you need to stop by Dwight Beach, one of the most popular waterside locations in this area. Take a short drive from Lake of Bays and you can go for an exciting bike ride at Echo Valley Nature & Bike Trails. At Oxtongue Rapids, you can enjoy some of the most thrilling rafting currents you’ve ever experienced.


Travel to Lake of Bays during the summer season

Travelers who want to have the most fun possible in Lake of Bays should be sure to visit this city during the summer season. Lake of Bays is cool during the year, but when the summer warmth hits, the average temperatures rise into the mid 60s. One thing you should be aware of before staying in Lake of Bays, ON, Canada vacation rentals is that this area tends to be very rainy, even during the so-called dry season. Make sure to pack your wet weather gear, as well as some warm clothing, so that you’re prepared for your trip.

Natural features

View the stunning Lake of Bays landscape

Ontario is well known for its natural beauty, especially true in the Lake of Bays Region. Lake of Bays is surrounded by rivers that feed into the lake, including the Oxtongue River. In the center of the lake is Bigwin Island, reachable by boat. Because of the lake’s interesting shape, there are a variety of bays, such as Rabbit’s Bay and Whitehouse Bay. The landscape in Lake of Bays offers a variety of breathtaking geographical features, including leafy forests. Fish species that can be found in Lake of Bays include many forms of trout, large and smallmouth bass, and pike.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake of Bays?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 429 vacation rentals near Lake of Bays. From 252 Cottages to 252 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake of Bays for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lake of Bays?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lake of Bays. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake of Bays Brewing Company: 371 vacation rentals
  • Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls Provincial Park: 230 vacation rentals
  • Bigwin Island Golf Club: 318 vacation rentals
  • Dwight Beach: 305 vacation rentals
  • Marsh's Falls: 324 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake of Bays listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Lake of Bays?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 252 Cottages in Lake of Bays. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lake of Bays include:

  • Cabins: 252 rentals available
  • Houses: 128 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 252 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lake of Bays?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 55 vacation rentals with pool available in Lake of Bays. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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