The Kawartha’s are an idillic area of eastern Ontario known for their lush forest, crystal clear lakes and quaint little towns bustling during summer vacation season. For a peaceful weekend, we drove up to the century old Viamede Resort on Stony Lake.

The Viamede Resort is laid out on 165 acres of unspoiled wilderness  where guest can relax by their lakefront views. This pet friendly resort attracts families, couples and friends in search of tranquility staying in either one of the guest rooms in the main lodge or in one of their cabins that are perfect for families or larger groups.


What to do at the Viamede Resort

There is also 6km of private forest hiking trails for guests to enjoy taking you through the natural landscape of the area and up to the summit of Mount Julian on your summer vacation. They also have canoes, disc golf, paddle boats, pools, a tennis court, a sporting field, stand-up paddle boards, docks, a water trampoline in the summer months as well as a host of activities in the winter.

The Inn at Mount Julian

But for a truly remarkable dining experience, be sure to book your tasting at The Inn at Mount Julian. Led by Chef Kevin McKenna, Mount Julian creates gourmet dishes made from locally sourced, raised and foraged foods. Many of the items have been grown and raised on their own grounds, or brought in from local farmers or vendors. Five, seven and nine-course gourmet tasting menus are designed nightly and paired with over 100 select wines from their cellars mixing local Ontario blends with other international varieties.

For a more laid back eating experience, drop by The Boathouse for standard pub grub and a cool drink with a great view
For more information on how you can plan your perfect summer vacation at The Viamede Resort, visit their website online:


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