What a nice surprise. An unexpected low in my work schedule allowed for a week of family vacation but the last-minute situation had me a little concerned. Could we find a place to go on such short notice? No need to worry because finding a place was a piece a cake. On the Northeastern Ontario website you can find accommodations sorted by type and location. Just choose the type of accomodations you're interested in and click. Voilà! A list of destinations available throughout the region.
We settled on Mashkinonje Lodge in Northeastern Ontario's French River / Lake Nipissing area, which is simply known as The West Arm. I’m somewhat familiar with the area and its renowned fishing opportunities. The 10-cottage resort has everything we desire, plus it is family oriented, pet friendly, surrounded by a provincial park for hiking, and only 3.5 hours away from Toronto. Plus, the fabulous photos on their website speak louder than words. Sold. Pack your bags, kids, we are going on vacation.