With over 14,000 islands and more than 105,000 kilometres of shoreline, Lake of the Woods is situated near the borders of Ontario, Manitoba, and Minnesota, with cottage rentals nestled along the shores of the lake and scattered amongst elms, maples, and jackpines.
Lake of the Woods is a preferred destination of anglers and hunters, who can hook large mouth bass, muskie, and walleye, and bison, deer, and moose, respectively. The region is also a canoeing, kayaking, ATVing, snowmobiling and bird-watching hotspot, as it is home to large populations of Canadian Geese, Great Blue Herons, and Loons.
In the waterside communities of Kenora, Morson, Nestor Falls, and Sioux Narrows, there is no shortage of restaurants, cafés, and pubs to retire to after a day on the water or trails. The towns are dotted with charming boutiques and art galleries and host open-air concerts throughout the summer.
A two-and-a-half hours’ drive southeast of Winnipeg, Lake of the Woods offers a rustic off the beaten path experience and is a popular place to rent a cottage in Northern Ontario.+ More