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Life is Better at the Lake in an Algonquin Park Cottage

You know the sentiment, “Life is Better at the Lake.” This is certainly the case when it comes to Muskoka living, and we have a rare and exciting opportunity for one lucky buyer to set up camp with their own summer cottage retreat within Algonquin Provincial Park. Yes, it’s true, you can have your cabin in the woods within a provincial park – the land is leased but the charming and rustic cottage with sleeping cabins can be yours. This is the perfect chance to have that special place to get away from it all and enjoy the tranquility of the woods.

If you’ve ever been to Algonquin Park you know the dramatic beauty of the landscape and how easy it is to fall in love with it. If you’ve not yet been there, one visit and you’ll be hooked for life. With the property at 99 Canoe Lake, Algonquin, you’ll be able to enjoy all that the Park has to offer during the summer season with an ideal ‘base camp’ to return to when it’s time to relax in the quiet of the woods.

“Being by the Lake is where I want to be”, so says songwriter, Louise Laurier in her song At the Lake. Once you see the cottage at Canoe Lake, you too will understand why this is the place you’ll want to be. The summer months are ideal for picking raspberries and blueberries to make your own freshly baked pies. The lazy days of summer can be filled with fun while you canoe on the lake, float upon the waves on an inner tube and catch frogs with the kids.

Enjoy a rope swing or hammock between the trees as you listen to the cries of loons and get into the rhythm of the gently lapping waves. Imagine the memories to be created by a campfire with s’mores and the stars of the night sky; you’ll want to have a telescope on hand to take in all the grandeur of cosmos above.

Owning a cottage on a leased lot within a provincial park comes with unique parameters which need to be adhered to, including the environmental needs of the land. The small community of cottagers who have a cottage lot in Algonquin Park are part of a legacy of families who have long loved the land. Each cottager is responsible for keeping invasive plants out of their lot while ensuring the naturally forested land remains as much intact as possible. There are specific procedures to follow when replacing any part of a cottage property such as a deck or sleeping cabin, the goal being to keep disruption to a minimum. These cottages are not meant for year round residency, they are however the perfect spring, summer or fall getaways. Check out the Algonquin Provincial Park Cottager Tool Kit to learn more about what to expect and what you’ll be responsible for as a cottager.

The cottage itself sits at the shore of Canoe Lake, accessible with its own dock, and ready for a swim on a warm summer’s day – just a few steps and you’ll be right in the cool waters of Canoe Lake. A lakeside firepit allows for special evenings by campfire firelight. The land where the cottage is located is heavily treed to retain the majority of the natural landscape. Evoking the feeling of treehouse living, whether you’re in the main living quarters or one of the sleeping cabins, it’s easy to feel like you’re a kid again enjoying summer camp once more.

The property has a main cottage with an open kitchen, living and dining spaces. Designed with simplicity to provide all the comforts of home in a rustic setting, the kitchen is fully equipped with appliances and a breakfast bar overlooking the living room.

The exposed beam rafters enhance the rustic appeal of this cabin in the woods. One look from the view in the fully screened dining area will have you wondering if you are in fact in a tree house as it overlooks a panoramic wooded skyline lake view.

With two sleeping cabins large enough to sleep a number of adults and children per space, anyone staying over will be in for a treat as they fall asleep to the sound of gentle waves lapping along the shore just a few feet away. Relax to the tranquil sounds of calling loons and other Algonquin wildlife. There’s also a separate outhouse and outdoor shower.

Just as described in the song At the Lake by Louise Laurier, time spent on Canoe Lake at your own cottage will be time cherished and full of memories. Imagine yourself at the lake, hearing the ancient call of the loons, taking in the scents of hemlock, cedar and pine. The lake is like a mirror reflecting its peace. At night, watch the campfire flickering colours to brighten the night sky as a ribbon of moonlight shimmers on the lake. At the lake is where you’ll want to be!

Take a virtual tour of the cottage at 99 Canoe Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park. Then contact The Rick Wearing & Sandra Parrott Team to show you this listing and discuss this special offering and answer any questions you might have. Rick Wearing and Sandra Parrott are the team you want to help you with your Muskoka cottage dreams – we’re here for you every step of the way. Please call us at

705-788-3535 or email at info@WearingParrottTeam.com today!

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