The Trace has numerous water toys to enjoy on the lake. There are 3 kayaks, 2 canoes, 2 standup paddleboards and a peddleboat. These are all free to use - please ensure a lifejacket (also available at no cost) is on board with you at all times.
Our 14ft/9.9HP Motorboats are available to rent. Rates are $150/day for guests and $200/day for non guests. Please call or email to reserve as these are limited.
The Trace is located on 1,100 feet of spectacular waterfront. Our spring fed lake is clean, clear, and there are absolutely no weeds along the Southern shoreline of the property. It is truly a swimmer's paradise. The main waterfront has 2 very large communal docks for everyone to enjoy, and several of the cottages also have private docks. Dive in!
Whether you're in a boat, canoe or right off of the dock, fishing at Oak Lake is an experience anyone can enjoy! You don't need to be a professional, all you need is a Fishing License and an Outdoors Card (https://www.huntandfishontario.com). Worms are available to purchase in our office and Rod & Tackle are available to rent for $20/day or 2 rods for $30. Oak Lake has Walleye/Pickerel as well as Bass and Perch and other pan fish.
Nothing beats a warm cozy fire by the lake. Relax in a Muskoka chair while you listen to the loons and the fire crackles at your feet. The Trace sells firewood on premises, and guests can bring their own if they choose.
Feel like doing some exploring? Here are a few of our favourite trails:
› The Gut Conservation Area - http://www.crowevalley.com/the-gut/
› Petroglyphs Provincial Park - https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/petroglyphs
› Warsaw Caves Conservation Area
Should you wish to stay close to the property, Oak Lake is surrounded by numerous Fire Routes that are beautifully serene and are all accessible by foot from The Trace.
** TIP ** During summer months, make sure to pack your bug spray as these trails are usually quite wooded.
The Trace offers rentals of 14ft/9.9HP Aluminum fishing boats. Rates are $150/day for guests and $200/day for non-guests. With our 9.9HP fishing boats, a boating license is NOT REQUIRED. All guests of The Trace are also welcome to bring, launch and dock their own boats at our property at no extra charge! Our boat launch regularly accommodates boats as large as 20 feet (typically shallow-draft pontoons at that size).
*guests are solely responsible for launching their own craft at the The Trace, and in doing so agree not to hold The Trace or its staff liable for any issues or damage that might result*
Venture over to our lawn area and get competitive! This large open space offers games like Cornhole, Laddergolf, Spikeball and Horseshoes. Have some rain in the forecast? Head into 'The Dog House' and play some Ping Pong and Darts. Our office also has various card and board games that are available for you to take to your cabin or chalet. Our personal favourite is Ticket to Ride!
All guests at The Trace get access to a private or communal BBQ with their stay (propane included). We do not have restaurant service, but dining options can be found within a short drive:
› The Station Restaurant / Woody Burger & Pizzeria – Havelock, 20 minute
› Stoney Lake Market – Lakefield, 27 minutes
› Capers Tap House – Campbellford, 35 minutes