Destination guide

Year-round attractions in Lake Scugog

From sun-drenched sandy beaches to a flourishing arts scene, Lake Scugog is an enchanting slice of Ontario. While it's primarily a summer sanctuary, an abundance of provincial parks, scenic trails and bountiful fishing spots make it a true year-round destination. Dreaming of an escape to rural Ontario? The region is bona fide "Cottage Country" so why not snag a Lake Scugog vacation rentals property, pull up an Adirondack chair and get lost in a good book?

Things to do

Cast a line in Lake Scugog

For most vacationers, Lake Scugog is all about escaping the city. With sun decks, outdoor firepits and plenty of bedrooms, Lake Scugog vacation rentals are tailor-made for family getaways. Anglers will jump at the chance to snag a property with a private dock. From largemouth bass to freshwater musky, Lake Scugog is one of Ontario's most-bountiful fishing destinations. While you can cast a line solo, guided fishing charters will unlock access to hidden spots in Lake Ontario and the Niagara River. Daytrip east and you'll hit Peterborough, the biggest town in the Kawartha Lakes region. It's anchored by the mighty Trent-Severn Waterway, which boasts the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world.


A wonderland of watercolors in Lake Scugog

For years, Lake Scugog has been a hub for artists and creatives. There's no better way to discover local talent than the self-guided Lake Scugog Studio Tour. Showcasing over 20 studios and more than 50 artists, you'll get lost in a wonderland of watercolors, jewelry, hand-blown glass, wood carvings, ceramics and more. For a change of scene, spend the day in Port Perry, a historic town on the southern tip of Lake Scugog. While Lake Scugog vacation rentals put you right by the water, nothing beats a day at Valentia Sand Bar Beach Park. It's fringed by a grassy foreshore that's ideal for family picnics.


Sun-drenched summers in Lake Scugog

June marks the beginning of "Cottage Season" in Lake Scugog and its fellow Kawartha Lakes communities. You'll enjoy long days, warm weather and plenty of sunshine. High season spans right through to September. Fall ushers in blue skies and fiery foliage. It may not be warm enough to swim, but you can still beachcomb along the Lake Scugog shoreline, explore local paddling routes or simply relax with a cup of freshly-brewed coffee. Winter sees the Kawarthas blanketed in snow, with plenty of opportunities to cross-country ski, snowshoe and sled.

Natural features

Make a splash in Lake Scugog

Tucked away in southern Ontario, Lake Scugog sits on the border of "Cottage Country". Just 1 hour from Toronto and less than 3 hours from the USA border, Lake Scugog is a firm favorite with Canadians and Americans alike. It's part of Kawartha Lakes, a chain of Canadian waterways fed by the Trent River. The region is known for its lush wetlands, scenic paddling routes and picturesque waterscapes. Thanks to its shallow riverweeds, Lake Scugog supports a flourishing fish population.

Can I find a vacation rental around Lake Scugog?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 36 vacation rentals near Lake Scugog. From 14 Houses to 2 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lake Scugog for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Lake Scugog?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Scugog. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Toronto: 2,635 vacation rentals
  • Lake Ontario: 3,536 vacation rentals
  • Great Lakes: 30,776 vacation rentals
  • Kawartha Lakes: 472 vacation rentals
  • Markham: 548 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Lake Scugog! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Lake Scugog?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lake Scugog:

  • Toronto: 2,635 rentals
  • Kawartha Lakes: 472 rentals
  • Markham: 548 rentals
  • Oshawa: 43 rentals
  • Georgina: 200 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Lake Scugog?

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

  • Toronto Zoo: 2,371 rentals
  • Emily Provincial Park: 212 rentals
  • Devil's Elbow Ski Area: 90 rentals
  • Newcastle Memorial Arena: 36 rentals
  • Deer Run Golf Course: 104 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lake Scugog listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.