X-Country Skiing

The Kawartha Nordic Ski Club which offers over 40 kms of groomed trails for classic & skate style x-country skiing & snowshoeing, through a games preserve, is just 15 minutes drive to the north of us. If you would like to take your dog with you, x-country ski at the Petroglphys Provincial Park through virgin snow or at Warsaw Caves Conservation Area next to the Indian River. You may also ski on site at Lake Edge through our 12.5+ acres on ungroomed trails.


People walking on show shoes on a sunny winter day at Lake Edge Cottages

At Lake Edge you may use your snowshoes on site or take them to the many parks and conservation areas to explore the Kawartha countryside.

Bird & Wildlife Watching

Bufflehead duck on Katchewanooka Lake in winter

No matter what the season you’ll be entertained by the winter wildlife: chickadees, woodpeckers, ducks, bald eagles, grouse, wild turkeys, mink, fox, deer, rabbits, owls and of course the dogs. Bring your binoculars and camera! We have reference books for identifying just about everything that might share your vacation with you.


Discover the shops of quaint villages and hunt for treasures at antique and flea markets.

Star Gazing

Full moon over Katchewanooka Lake in Winter

On a clear night the sky at Lake Edge is a star gazers dream. Enjoy spotting the constellations, shooting stars and the planets hanging low on the horizon. We keep our lights to a minimum in the evening not only to conserve energy but to insure that the stars and moon provide a vivid display.

Board Games

The best and most fun way to pass a rainy day or cozy winter day is to play a board game, cards, cribbage or chess. It’s a cottage tradition!

Reading Library

We have a library of books and magazines with a selection for everyone no matter what your age or interest. This is the most relaxing way to spend your vacation other than enjoying an afternoon siesta, reading is a must-do at the cottage.