Located close to Toronto, just
a 90 minute drive, and 20 minutes from both Casino Rama and Orillia, the cottage is
available by the week or weekends, and is located in beautiful cottage
country in Kawartha Lakes. We are open year round and our rates are
reasonable. Perfect for couples vacation rental.
Visit the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre Website for further information on turtles. www.kawarthaturtle.org
Share the road with Turtles: Turtle season May to September
Help turtles cross the street
Always be sure of your own safety before stopping to help a turtle on the road. Gently move the turtle in the direction she is going. Do not handle the turtle any more than is necessary. Once you have moved it across the road retreat a respectful distance if you wish to continue observing it.
Most turtles can be picked up carefully with two hands. But careful helping a snapping turtle across the road – keep a safe distance from their head as they will snap at you if they feel threatened.
How to handle a snapping turtle:
Fishing (see the Ice Fishing tab above for Winter Fishing)
Excellent fishing includes pike, bass, crappie, perch, pickerel and muskie. Fish right off the dock, or bring your own boat and use the Dalrymple Launch at Osprey Lane, located nearby at the Narrows on Kirkfield Rd.
Fishing licenses can be purchased at resorts, bait and tackle shops, gas stations, Canadian Tire and variety stores in the area. For facts about fishing licenses and limits in Zone 17 view, 2012 Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary FMZ 17 or visit the website www.mnr.gov.on.ca
Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Black Crappie, and Sunfish are open all year to fish
Smallmouth Bass. Bait: Plastic Worms, Mister Twister, Vibrax . Bass season 4th Saturday in June to December 15th
Largemouth Bass. Bait: Plastic Worm, Weedwalker, Mr Twister
Family Fishing Weekend - February 16 to 18, 2013
License-free fishing days
Lake Dalrymple is noted for its great Ice Fishing
31st Annual Orillia Perch Festival - April to May , 2013
Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching
To register visit www.orillia.com
One of Canada's largest registered Fishing Derbies! Over 60 tagged perch worth $500.00 each.........plus, thousands of dollars in daily, weekly, and Grand Prize draws!!
The entrance is located on Lake Dalrymple Road just off Kirkfield Road
Orillia Spring Blues Festival
June 7th to 9th, 2013
Exciting live blues at various restaurants, pubs and outdoor main stage. Downtown Orillia and Couchiching Beach Park. Check the website for ticket information.
Mariposa is renowned for its wide range of folk/root artists, with 100+ performances of every kind on its nine stages. There is also an entire community of artisans displaying and selling their beautiful and unique hand-crafted works including jewellery, musical instruments, soaps, paintings, apparel, pottery, glass, carving, weaving, candles and more. Mariposa hosts a wide variety of food vendors and a fabulous Pub Tent to keep you nourished and energized to keep up with the musical cornucopia. And....there is always a surprise musical guess you won't want to miss.
Family Fishing Weekend - July 6 to 14, 2013
License-free fishing days
A Row Boat is included with your Cottage rental
Swim in your own private lakefront playground. The shoreline is rocky with a hardpan bottom. Enjoy sunbathing on the dock.
Foxe's Beach is sandy and shallow, ideal for small children. Just two minutes north on Lake Dalrymple Road.
Carden Township Beach. Just one minute south down Lake Dalrymple Road, across from the Carden Township Recreation building, is also sandy.
Hiking & Birding - Entrance to the Carden Alvar is pictured above
The Carden Plains and Alvar is located a two minute drive south on Lake Dalrymple Road. Enjoy hiking trails and birdwatching. It offers globally rare alvar habitat supporting an abundance of grassland birds, including the endangered Loggerhead Shrike, Blue Birds, Eastern Towhees, and Brown Thrashers. Indian Plant Bush, Prairie Smoke, Tufted Hairgrass, Northern Dropseed, Little Bluestem, False Pennyroyal, Balsam Ragwort, Fragrant Sumac and Shrubby Cinquefoil are typical alvar plants. Take a picnic lunch, and enjoy a day in the woods. www.cardenplainimportantbirdarea.com
Many more trails can be found in the Orillia area by visiting www.ontariotrails.on.ca
Poison Ivy is common along roadsides, learn its three distinctive leaflets and avoid it.
Orillia Santa Claus Parade November 24, 2013
1pm - Downtown Orillia - Mississaga Street
The Groomer Shed Trail is located two minutes away on Lake Dalrymple Road near Kirkfield Rd. For trail conditions and locations, visit Mid Ontario Snowmobile Trails at www.most.on.ca
Click on 'Trail Conditions' and then 'Interactive Trail Guide'
Sky Watching - every clear evening offers a breathtaking view
For complete celestial events visit http://www.seasky.org
January, 2013 - Quadrantid Meteor Showers peak on January 3rd.
April, 2013 - Lyrid Metero Shower peaks on April 21st.
April, 2014 - Total Lunar Eclipse April 15th.
May, 2013 - Aquarids Meteor Shower peaks on May 6th.
October, 2014 - Partial Solar Eclipse October 23rd.
August, 2013 - Perseid Meteor Shower peak on August 13th.
November, 2013 - Leonids Meteor Shower morning of November 17th.
December, 2013 - Geminid Meteor Showers Dec 13th to 14th mid-evening till dawn.
Lake Dalrymple Cottage Rentals Ontario