Varty Lake is part of the Napanee River watershed in Ontario, Canada where there are more lakes than anywhere else in the world. The view out from the cottage is to wilderness and nightly sunsets.
Directly across the Lake from our Lake House is Camden Centennial Park, a waterfront park that includes a groomed beach swimming area and kids playground.
Experience the wonders of the Cataraqui Trail, a magnificent year-round recreational path stretching approximately 103 km from the charming town of Smith Falls in the east to the scenic destination of Strathcona in the west. Traverse through the Township of Stone Mills for 17 kilometers, starting from Strathcona and extending eastward through our town of Yarker, immersing yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds this enchanting trail.
During the spring, summer and fall, the Cataraqui Trail warmly embraces hikers and cyclists, inviting you to explore scenic routes and discover the hidden gems along the way. Lace up your hiking boots or hop on your bike and embark on an unforgettable journey, as the trail unveils picturesque landscapes and breathtaking vistas at every turn.
During the winter months, the Cataraqui Trail transforms into a snowy wonderland, welcoming snowmobilers who hold a valid Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs trail permit. Feel the exhilaration as you glide through the winter wonderland, surrounded by serene, snow-covered landscapes. Cross-country skiers are also invited to embrace the tranquility of the trail, reveling in the pristine white canvas as they embark on a cross-country skiing adventure.
Whether you’re seeking an invigorating hike, a thrilling cycling excursion, or a winter adventure on a snowmobile or skis, the Cataraqui Trail promises an exceptional experience for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Come and discover the beauty and serenity of this remarkable trail, immersing yourself in the natural wonders that await at every step.
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of stargazing as you explore the Dark Sky Viewing Area in Erinsville, which is open from dusk until dawn. Upon arrival, you’ll find ample parking available, along with a spacious concrete pad specifically designed for setting up cameras or telescopes.
The Dark Sky Viewing are is located about 25 minutes north of the Lake House, nestled in the charming village of Erinsville, conveniently located at 7980 County Road 41.
Napanee River Tours