It may not seem like it at the moment as Southern Ontario remains blanketed by this winter’s growing collection of snow, but spring is just around the corner here at Hall’s Cottages. As we prepare for spring’s much-anticipated arrival, we turn our attention to the upcoming outdoor adventure season here in Honey Harbour. There’s a seemingly neverending wilderness surrounding our Honey Harbour resort, which successfully allures hikers, kayakers, anglers, and golfers to our serene slice of Ontario. We have 14 affordable, well-maintained Georgian Bay cottages within steps of our sandy beach, so you’ll always be seconds away from an exciting water adventure. We’ve compiled three of our favorite springtime activities that every group, family, and couple should try this year.
First and foremost, spring’s arrival ushers in hundreds of eager anglers to Honey Harbour. If you don’t own a boat, Hall’s Cottages has a fleet of Lund fishing boat rentals that are powered by Mercury FourStroke engines. There are thousands of square miles within minutes of our Georgian Bay cottages. You won’t have to motor too far for excellent bass, northern pike, and muskie fishing, as these three species are teeming in Honey Harbour’s rock outcroppings, weed beds, and rocky shoals.
Not only is Georgian Bay the largest archipelago in the world (with over 30,000 islands) but it’s home to record-breaking walleye. Although Penetang Bay near Midland is very busy with boat traffic, this area has yielded some of the largest walleye ever recorded in Ontario. Georgian Bay has a diverse fish population that also includes lake trout, sturgeon, crappie, gar, and occasionally freshwater salmon. We encourage large groups to book all 14 of our Georgian Bay cottages for an on-site fishing tournament!
While spring isn’t as warm as summer or as colorful as fall, there’s no denying the allure of a springtime golf getaway after months of cold and snow. Three are three championship golf courses within minutes of our waterfront Georgian Bay cottages: Bonaire, Brooklea, and Oak Bay. Oak Bay Golf & Country Club, in particular, is only 12 kilometres from our Muskoka cottage rentals. This peaceful, pristine country club is a crowd-pleaser because of its secluded woodland setting, bay-view tee shots, unique rock formations, and water-enclosed putting greens. Oak Bay is often described as a fun and challenging “visual feast.” Brooklea Golf & Country Club, meanwhile, has a diverse landscape that includes links-style holes, creatively-designed bunkers, and a calming countryside feel.
Kayaking / Canoeing
All of our guests here at Hall’s Cottages are free to use our complimentary canoe and paddle boat rentals for above-water adventures. But, of course, we highly encourage our guests to bring their own watercrafts for full-day excursions in Georgian Bay as there are over 30,000 islands to explore! If you need to rent kayaks, we recommend the Swift Outdoor Centre in nearby Waubaushene. Canoes and kayaks are the preferred methods of transportation for island exploration. You’ll have easy access to Royal Island, Mermaid Island, Kennedy Island, and literally thousands more. We highly recommend paddling to nearby Georgian Bay Islands National Park for an afternoon picnic and some light hiking.
Waterfront Georgian Bay Cottages
Start each morning with a steaming pot of coffee and homemade breakfast before exploring our serene wilderness. Then after each full day of adventure, retreat to our Honey Harbour cottages for a barbecue, a Georgian Bay sunset, and roasted marshmallows around your private crackling fire pit. Springtime Canadian vacations in the 30,000 Islands district are equally beautiful, adventurous, and relaxing. Give us a call today at 1-705-756 2462, or send an email to [email protected] to book a well-deserved springtime getaway to Honey Harbour!