Il me fera plaisir de répondre en Francais, Mandarin, Espagnol, ou en anglais, selon votre langue de préference. I will respond in English, French, Mandarin or Spanish, according to your prefered language. Cottages located in the heart of the Lac St-Francois National Wildlife Reserve, site with among the greatest varities of migratory birds in North Eastern North America. Sandhill Cranes, Bald Eagles, Egrets, Osprey, and a large variety of species of ducks and heron. Cottage located on the edge of Lac St-Francis, ideal for canoeing in the marshes and on the St-Lawernce River. 75 minute drive from downtown Montreal, 2 hrs from Ottawa and 90 minutes to Lake Placid. Cottage is a Victorian style directly on the Riverfront. Ideal for canoeing, fishing, hiking on the wildlife reserve, exploring the marshes, fields and forests, searching for the rare Sedge Wren, the piliated woodpecker, watching giant snapping turtles lay their eggs or, in the evening, seeing the deer cross the pasture. The property is populated with mature trees, many over 100 years old, including maples, oaks, shagbark hickory, and a variety of marshland tree species. There are several walking trails in the National Wildlife Reserve, varying from 0.5 to 7 kilometers in length. For those interested in fishing on the St-Lawrence River, an experienced guide can be suggested. Grocery Shopping is approximately 15 minutes away by car. Visit the log cabin on the site, built in 1818, the first home for the Frasers when they landed from Scotland. A fire-pit in front of the cottage is avaiable for evening campfires. You can enjoy your breakfast on the screened veranda, from whence there is a 240 degree view of the St-Lawrence, including a perspective on the St-Lawrence Seaway's main chanel which is approximately 2 miles accross the river. Day canoe trips include visits to an island which is part of the national wildlife park, and exploration of the marshes where heron and osprey nest among the beaver huts. For those with a motor boat, there is an ideal swimming spot approximately 2 kilometers down river, where the bay has a sandy bottom. For strong swimmers, the deep water chanel, just beyond the bay at Fraser Point, is a refreshing place to swim. Perhaps the most remarkable feature of Fraser Point is its sunsets. The sun sets over the river, dipping behind Christatie Island, producing a never ending variety of reds, purples, golds, blues, pinks and oranges all reflected in the river, that will satisfy the most demanding visual tastes. As the sun sets, the bullfrog symphony delights the auditory senses. At about this time, scores of Canada geese return to the bay from their day of feeding in the surrounging fields and flats, providing further rustic musical interludes. For families seeking organized activities for the children, you will be about 1 hour's drive from Upper Canada Village, where you can spend a full day visiting this outdoor museum of reconstructed pioneer homes from the 19th century. You are about 1 hour's drive from Parc Safari, a nature Zoo near Hemmingford. You are approximately 20 minutes from a Drouler's archeological site ( which is a reconstruction of 14th century First Nation village). You are approximately 1 hours' drive from the Adirondack National Park (US) where there are opportunities to climb one or more the 49 high peaks near Lake Placid and the Keene Valley. You are 2 hours' Drive from the Parliament buildings in Ottawa. You are 1 hours' drive from Montréal, where summer festivals are continuous from June to September. Don't miss the summer country fairs in Ormstown, Havelock and Huntingdon, the apple picking season in Rockburn, blueberry picking in July in nearby Cazaville (5 km), exploring the ruins of the Scottish Presbyterian Church in nearby Laguerre. Try eating out at the Rockburn Pub, where antique car owners congregate on Sunday afternoons. Internet service is available at Fraser Point. Pick your own lettuce from the Fraser garden, and enjoy fresh eggs from the Fraser Farm.
- Cottage2000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 - 7 nights
A family vacation property with a 200 year history
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- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 12, 2018
About William Fraser
I am a practicing physician, researcher and professor. My son is the town manager in the municipality where the property is located.
William Fraser purchased this Cottage in 1932
Why William Fraser chose Dundee
The property has been in the Fraser family since 1818. My grandfather purchased part of the property in 1932 from a Fraser cousin. My father purchased the remainder of the property in 1960. The site was developed as a fishing and hunting resort in the early 1900s by a Fraser cousin. My children and I are maintaining the family tradition, as guardians and developers of this remarkable site, located in the middle of a National wildlife reserve.
What makes this Cottage unique
The peace and quiet, and the natural beauty that comes 'dropping slow' are the unique benefits. The National Wildlife Reserve is a wetlands site of international importance, as recognized by the Ramsar Agreement.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.