One of my favourite things about Ontario summers (which we’re not known for, by the way) is cottage getaways. When I was growing up, my grandparents had a cottage off of Lake Huron, and it was my favourite place to be.
Over the years, we have vacationed at many other cottages in the Muskoka and Kawartha areas (both beautiful regions in cottage country) and I’ve come to excitedly anticipate the deep blue of the lakes, the horizons filled with lush green trees, and the sounds of boat motors out on the water.
This year, we spent a week in a new-to-us place with my parents – Algonquin.
The cottage we stayed at in Algonquin was unlike any other cottage I’ve been to, as it was solely surrounded by crown land. This means that there were no other cottage developments outside of the small area we were in.
It was incredibly peaceful, and we spent our week swimming, reading on the dock, canoeing, snacking, and playing board games. It was the perfect way to end the summer.
Here is my latest photo diary in my Ontario cottage series: South Algonquin