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August 28, 2015 17:39 ET

Kawartha Resorts Gear Up for Fall Getaways

According to Kawarthas accommodations and tourism directory Kawartha-Vacations, now is the time to plan a Kawartha resort fall getaway to see the fall colours

KAWARTHA LAKES, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 28, 2015) - The days are getting shorter and in the Kawartha Lakes region, there is already a feeling that the fall is on its way. The Kawarthas are the closest cottage country destination region to Toronto, and as such, the area is a popular getaway destination for trips and site-seeing tours to enjoy the fall colours. According to Mark Coles of Kawartha-Vacations (http://www.kawartha-vacations.com), the fall is a great time to escape from the pressures of city life and visit the Kawartha Lakes. The water is still comfortable for swimming and the days are still warm. The kids are back to school, and tourist venues and attractions like golf courses and boat cruises are less crowded. In the Kawarthas, the fall colours usually begin by the third week of September and carry on for three to four weeks. Resort rates for packages and overnight accommodations are off-season, so the added bonus is that vacation getaways during September and October are more affordable than during the peak summer months.

The Kawartha Lakes region offers some of the most spectacular lake scenery in Ontario, and Stoney Lake is regarded by many as one of the province's premier lakes. The best way to see Stoney Lake is to take a Five-Hour Fall Colour Cruise with Stoney Lake Boat Tours (www.kawarthalakescruises.com). The fall boat cruise runs from September through Thanksgiving. The Kawartha Spirit takes passengers by many of Stoney's over 1,000 islands; all drenched in fall colours. During this informative tour, you'll learn about the history of the area and enjoy spectacular scenery as you cruise by century-old cottages and million-dollar vacation homes. One of the highlights of the cruise is St. Peters On-The-Rocks, a quaint historic church on an island. Over 100 years old ago, St Peters started with a congregation of 24 that arrived by boat for church services. People still attend services there to this day. It's a special place that attracts many parishioners during the summer months, but in the offseason, it exudes a sense of peace and tranquility. You'll likely see wildlife too, like Great Blue Herons, Osprey and Bald Eagles. And at the end of the day, there are several nearby resorts that come highly recommended.

Viamede Resort www.viamede.com is a large and historic Stoney Lake resort with lodge rooms, cottages and suites. Known as the Grand Old Lady of the Kawarthas, Viamede Resort has recently undergone a multi-million dollar renovation program. This pet-friendly resort has multiple Forest to Table dining venues that are overseen by an award-winning Chef. Viamede has just recently added an indoor/outdoor swim-through pool and spa. Plenty of on-site activities and nature trails galore are available throughout the 165-acre property. Viamede is part of Ontario's Finest Inns group, and many consider it to be one of Ontario's best resort.

Pine Vista Resort http://www.pinevista.com is also on beautiful Stoney Lake. Pine Vista is a popular cottage resort, especially for family vacations, that has a full activities program and offers really nice waterfront cottages. It's a great place to take the kids for a fall weekend. They offer a full slate of fall packages and are close to many area attractions.

On Buckhorn Lake, Scotsman Point Cottage Resort www.scotsmanpoint.com is a well-known Kawarthas cottage resort with housekeeping accommodations ranging from cozy Studio Cabins to 4-Bedroom cottages. Scotsman has a great beach and excellent fishing, and its traditional cottage surroundings make for a wonderful place to unwind and relax. Scotsman Point has several fall packages including a great value midweek package and a fishing package.

"If you've never taken the time to do a fall colours tour and resort getaway, it's about time you stopped and smelled the roses. Fall is a great time of the year to take a break and unwind, with no bugs, no crowds, and resort rates that are very reasonable. There is a lot to see and do, and the country stores and galleries are open for your enjoyment. The Kawartha Lakes are right on the doorstep of Toronto, yet this scenic Ontario tourist region seems a world away," says Coles.

A list of local attractions can be found on the Kawartha Vacations website: http://kawartha-vacations.com/attractions.shtml. The Kawarthas boast sixteen golf courses that are also listed on the site: http://kawartha-vacations.com/golf.shtml

About Kawartha-Vacations.com: The Kawartha-Vacations directory is a comprehensive guide to the Kawartha Lakes region that provides everything you need to plan a fabulous vacation in the Kawarthas. Less than 90 minutes from the GTA, the Kawarthas are a popular Ontario cottage country destination with beautiful lakes, charming towns and villages, shops and restaurants, and many exciting attractions and local events. The Kawartha Lakes Region has it all! There is a Kawartha accommodation property to suit every taste and budget, including large full-service resorts, lodges, inns and housekeeping cottage resorts that cater to family vacations. Kawartha-vacations.com is your convenient one-stop resource for planning a fabulous Kawartha getaway, romantic couple's escape, fishing of golf weekend, or Kawartha resort wedding. For more information, please visit www.kawartha-vacations.com.

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