Hotel at a Glance: Golden Beach Resort
Golden Beach Resort is set amid some picturesque views on the shores of Rice Lake, but there’s much more to do at the resort than just take in the scenery. You can fish off the end of a pier or explore the property biking or on paddleboat (rentals are included with one of this Getaway’s options). After a day of adventure, you can make yourself at home with a meal at the family-owned resort’s restaurant, or retire to your condo suite for a peaceful night’s rest.
- Tucked-away lodgings: Harbour-front condo suites feature fireplaces and private balconies that offer front-row seats for the sunset.
- Boathouse Cafe: Munch on burgers and fish & chips at this onsite eatery, open daily.
- Make a splash on a paddleboat. You can also hop in kayak or canoe from the onsite rental shop.
Rice Lake, Ontario: Muskie Fishing and Ancient Burial Mounds Outside Toronto
Located a scenic drive north of Toronto, Rice Lake got its name from the wild rice that once grew on its shores. The freshwater lake, which stretches for 20 scenic miles near Canada’s New York border, is still a large part of the area’s culture. Anglers come from nearby towns to cast out for bluegill, perch, and muskie, among other freshwater fish. In cooler months, boats and pontoons retire for the winter, and ice-fishing becomes a popular pastime. Those who prefer dry land can hike through Serpent Mounds Park to see burial mounds of ancient First Nations peoples.