I wish there were a billion stars to rate our vacation on Trout Lake! We had 2 couples and a combined 5 kids between the ages of 11 and 15 (3 girls and 2 boys). Not only is the North Shore absolutely incredible, you won't get any nicer or accommodating hosts than Mike and Linda! Their goal was to make sure we had our best vacation ever and boy did they deliver! Mike came out 2 days and took our kids tubing, which was all of their favorite part of the trip! They had every water toy imaginable for us and the kids - from a motorized fishing boat to kayaks, to a sunfish sailboat, rafts, a floating dock, a paddleboard and a pedal boat, which we explored the nearby coves on. The best part for me was that not once did I hear "I'm bored"! The one and only day that we ventured away from the lake (a day trip to The Wild Center" and Lake Placid), all the kids wanted to do was get back to "their lake". We had gorgeous weather all week and absolutely hated to say goodbye to our little piece of paradise. If you want a vacation that you and your family can reconnect on and that you can enjoy the simple pleasures of relaxing at the lake, playing board games and yard games, having s'mores by the campfire at night, sitting on the porch or lying in the hammock and reading a great book or sipping a glass of wine, this is the perfect place and the perfect vacation for you. The funny thing was that we live in FL and I so wanted to explore the Thousand Islands but I couldn't pull myself away from the lake for a moment to go and explore - but I wouldn't have changed a single minute of this wonderful vacation! Thanks so much for sharing your paradise, Mike and Linda!