If you have decided to rent a cottage and take your family on a summer fishing vacation, it is essential that you make sure that the lakes you are considering have a strong fishery and provide reasonable access for a family. Many good fishing lakes are either too remote or quite inaccessible so you will need to be careful when selecting a lake or region. Among the best locations in Ontario is Lake Nipissing which is well known for its strong fishery and easy access. Most of the population of southern and eastern Ontario resides between 3.5 and 5 hours away, making it the ideal location for weekend or week long vacations.
Another important consideration when assessing potential cottage rentals is the availability and location of the playground. For a family looking to book a week long summer vacation, an onsite playground is a must. Ideally the playground is located close to or at least within sight of the cottages. This will ensure that young families can allow children to safely play at the playground while still having easy access to the cottage for bathroom breaks and snacks.
For many people looking to rent a cottage, the beach is their most important concern. Families with young children are primarily concerned with the depth and safety of the swimming area. Many cottage fishing resorts do not have enough space to properly separate the swimming area and boat docks which can be stressful for parents who will constantly have to be on the lookout. Other important beach features are the quality of beach, which usually means nice sand and enough space, and the location relative to the main lake. Many cottages on Lake Nipissing, especially on the south shore, have great beaches although it's important to ensure that they are protected in a sheltered bay or by an offshore island.
The overall site layout can also be important when deciding which cottage to rent. Being able to park right at the cottage makes loading and unloading a lot less painful. Having a short, easy walk to the docks and swimming area can ensure that your both you and your little ones enjoy themselves.
Make sure you visit the website of each cottage resort you are considering to see if they meet your criteria. One great way to evaluate them is to look at their location using the satellite maps widely available online. This is a good way for you to get a feel for the overall layout or see certain aspects like the beach that might be difficult to determine from the pictures they have posted online.