The resort is situated on the shores of Lake of Bays in the heart of Muskoka, an area renowned for its pristine lakes, natural beauty, clean air, and abundance of wildlife. To those living in Ontario, the area is affectionately referred to as "Cottage Country".
The snow is melting during late March and early April. The ice on the lake disappears by late April. Spring wildflowers start to bloom by early May. The moose come out to sample the water by the side of the highway. April and May is the best time to see moose in Algonquin Park. By the third weekend in May, the leaves are back on the trees and most of our summer activities are available for you to enjoy. Summer weather generally starts to appear during May. Best time to view wildflowers and wildlife is early Spring before the leaves hide much of the wilderness interior. It's the only time of the year that you will experience the tapping and boiling of maple syrup.
Lake trout are best caught during early Spring when the ice first disappears from the lake. These fish are hungry and at the surface of the water ready to grab at anything that moves. They'll put up a real good fight.
Our guests enjoy the benefits of having cottage accommodation. Families will appreciate the convenience of separate bedrooms. Couples will enjoy the privacy of their own cottage.
There is much to do and see at Blue Water Acres. There are more recreation facilities at the resort than most other resorts
We know you will want to know as much as possible about where you will spend your Spring vacation or a short breakaway. You'll be able to do this right here. There are many pages for you to explore with many photos and much information about the resort, the area, and our local attractions and services.
To avoid disappointment, it's a good idea to book your vacation as early as possible. Our rates are very competitive.
My friends and I had a blast when we were up in January. The weather was perfect and we did EVERYTHING!Judy Vye
Collectively divided by 4, we stood 200 years of wisdom and experience, at the top of the tubing hill, and laughed all the way to the bottom. We risked broken hips and lived to tell about it.
Add the snow angels on the pool deck, and you couldn’t ask for a better time.
Choose from various courses in the immediate area.
18 holes. This is a par 4 course. Located approximately 10 minutes drive from Blue Water Acres. 705-789-7113
18 holes. This is a PGA rated par 4 course. Located approximately 10 minutes drive from Blue Water Acres. 705-789-7113
Grandview is home of a stunning 18 hole PGA course designed by Mark O'Meara. Located about 15 minutes drive from Blue Water Acres. 705-788-9978.
An 18 hole par 4 course. Located about 20 minutes drive from Blue Water Acres. 705-789-4512
Probably the most unique and beautiful golf experience you will have in Canada, this course is located on the famous Bigwin Island on Lake of Bays. It is only about a 20 minute boat ride or twenty minute drive to the landing from Blue Water Acres. 800-840-4036
An 18 hole course designed to provide a natural challenge for all golf enthusiasts featuring sculpted greens and bunkers, rolling terrain, elevated tee decks and stunning views. In the charming village of Port Sydney only 35 minutes drive from Blue Water Acres. 866-385-0808
Guests love our waterfront. We have a sandy beach with a very gentle slope into the water. Markers readily identify the shallow water area. Beyond the markers is a swimming raft. There is boat docking at the beach. Water is blue, clear and clean. There's also a water slide, water volleyball court, and tether ball at the beach.
One of our most popular features is our beach front. There you will find a fleet of non-motorized boats that are yours to use for the asking. We have paddleboats, canoes and kayaks.
Don't forget to bring your "Pleasurecraft Operators Card"
Three Tennis Courts - If you like to play, you'll get all the court time you want. We cannot recall when someone had to wait for a court.
Two horseshoe pits - two pits with different levels of difficulty.
Volleyball court - sandy base, regulation size. A source of lots of fun and enjoyment
Water Volleyball court- too hot to play on land? Then play in the water.
Basketball Key- Slam dunk
Badminton Court- lots of family fun
You may have to be an early riser. Bill and Annette, owners of Blue Water Acres, walk daily along roads leading to the resort. During these walks they've seen deer, moose, fox, bear, mink, martens, otter, beaver, squirrels, skunks, porcupines, raccoons, chipmunks, wolves, and many different species of birds. Wild animals generally avoid humans. However, they will cross your path from time to time while you're driving or walking. Guests who are early risers have seen them in the morning walking across the beach and open spaces while others are still asleep. They'll run as soon as they spot you. However, sometimes you'll be lucky enough to capture them with your camera.
April to June is the best time to view moose in Algonquin Park. It's rare not to spot one or more of these majestic creatures as you drive through the Park during this time of year.
There are many back roads leading from Blue Water Acres that are ideal for cycling. We also have our own off road mountain cycling trail for the more adventuresome type. Additionally, there are special trails in Algonquin Park designated for mountain cycling.
You can enjoy the outdoors all year. Muskoka is beautiful any season. You can walk or jog for miles along peaceful country roads leading from the resort. You can also drive to Algonquin Park and hike along one of many nature trails. There's so much to see and do.
A private cottage - a bedroom separate from Mom & Dad - lots of open space in which to play - a safe sandy beach - a fun playground - an indoor pool -
Remember the contrast when you stayed in a motel or hotel. Everyone cramped into a room. No privacy! Kids' no where to run but up and down the halls. No where to play but in a paved parking lot. No where to eat but in a restaurant where none wanted to behave. Some vacation!
The family vacation is one time of the year when everyone should spend some time with each other. Where better than at a resort where there are enough activities to engage in as a family for everyone to have fun together. We want kids to remember the great vacation they had at Blue Water Acres with Mom or Dad or both.
After an active day outdoors, you will probably want to relax during the evening hours. Here are some of the things you may wish to do at night.
Horseback Riding is available at Stoneleigh Farms at Deerhurst Resort 1-800-461-4393 or Back of Beyond Equine Centre 705-789-1605.
Lake of Bays is a deep, clear lake. Here you can fish for lake trout, rainbow trout, small mouth bass and white fish. Fishing licenses can be purchased at Canadian Tire in Huntsville.
Boats are available for rent from South Portage Marina, located a short distance from the resort.
Non-motorized boats including canoes, paddleboats, and kayaks are available at no cost.