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Lake of the Woods, Ontario
Young’s Wilderness Camp is the perfect family getaway. Located on our own five acre private island there is no pollution, cars or the lights and sounds of the city. Guests can just spend the day relaxing in camp or go on impromptu outings that take advantage of all the beauty the Canadian wilderness has to offer.
Fishing and hunting not your idea of a great time? Maybe your interest instead is nature and wildlife photography? If you love pristine nature at its finest and are one of those photographers who try to capture the “perfect moment”, Young’s Wilderness offers an excellent venue for wildlife and awesome North Woods landscape photography!
Depending on the time of year you choose to come, there is an ever-changing kaleidoscope of North Woods wildlife, foliage and landscape to pique the photography artist in you!
Early spring is a great time to capture a plethora of North Woods Wildlife! You might capture a momma bear and her young on one of the boulders by the lake coming down to the water's edge for an early morning drink. Bald Eagles, Osprey, Loons, a broad spectrum of Ducks & Geese, Hummingbirds abound, as well as a wide and diverse offering of beautiful song birds in the midst of building nests and gearing up for the mating and nesting season!
Love autumn colors? The forest surrounding Lake of the Woods puts forth a breathtaking display of Fall colors and a great opportunity for both the professional and amateur photography to catch a glimpse of nature's North Woods splendor! The brilliant red, yellow, gold and shades of green of the North Woods trees and bushes reflecting on the calm still water is breathtakingly beautiful and inspires even the most novice of photographers!
There are unlimited hiking opportunities on old logging roads in the thousands of acres of bush. Nature lovers are advised to bring a good pair of binoculars and a camera as we have black bear, deer, moose, ducks, gulls, pelicans and grouse. Our area is also home to many magnificent bald eagles and the icon of wilderness - the loon.
We can also provide you with a canoe if you'd like to explore the surrounding waters more closely. Our five-mile long Stevens Bay, with its many back bays and islands, is an inlet making it virtually impossible to get lost. Stop on an island and go for a swim or take a short hike to search for mushrooms, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. Keep your eyes open for native pictographs that can be found painted on rocks in the area.
If you want the opportunity to spend a few hours in town, souvenir shops that cater to local artists are located in nearby Nestor Falls and Sioux Narrows. While you are there put a little time aside to go for a sightseeing trip by plane or stop for an ice cream. If you want to make it a full day, go north to see Rushing River and Husky the Musky in Kenora or go south to Stratton where you will find the Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung Historical Centre - an interpretive centre with Anishinaabe artifacts, a sturgeon hatchery and ancient burial mounds.
For those of you who want to bring along your clubs, we have two golf courses located within an hour’s drive from us –White Moose Golf Course is a nine-hole waterfront course located just north of Sioux Narrows and Kitchen Creek Golf Club is an eighteen-hole course located just west of Fort Frances.
After dinner sit around a campfire and watch the world's most beautiful sunsets slowly melt into a star covered sky not visible to urban dwellers.
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