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With 165 acres of unspoiled wilderness, our extensive facilities are well suited for both relaxation and adventure. We have:

The jewel of the property is beautiful Stoney Lake, with clean and clear waters, scenic islands, incredible boating and fishing, and fascinating century cottages.

Fun and relaxation are priorities at Viamede, and all of our activities and equipment are free for our guests. We have canoes, disc golf, human-powered boats, stand-up paddle boards, docks, a water trampoline, bicycles, snowshoeing — you name it.

Rather than list everything you can do at Viamede, we’d rather show you.


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Rent a Boat.

Motorized boats for water skiing, tubing, and fishing are available to rent from several local marinas! Be advised, it's called Stoney Lake for a reason, so please drive carefully.

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Summit Mount Julian.

Viamede’s restaurant is named for Mount Julian, the reward at the end of a local trail. Ask our staff for directions and take a picnic!

Summit Mount Julian.

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Paddle Away.

Viamede has a large selection of canoes, kayaks, and even stand-up paddle boards free for our guests’ use.

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Tour a local winery.

Visit Kawartha County Wines to sample a premium, local vintage. This family-owned winery produces a wide variety of fruit wines with samples and tours.

Tour a local winery.

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Swim all year round.

Enjoy a beautiful view of Stoney Lake from the heated waters of our state-of-the-art, all-season pool.

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Viamede Farm.

We have our very own working farm at Viamede, with a motley crew of free-range turkeys, ducks, quail and everyone’s favourite Tamworth pigs! Join us on a free tour every day at 3:30pm.

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Fishing with Ben.

No one knows where the fish hide, except the locals. Each morning at 6:00, Ben will be more than happy to share the best spots on Stoney Lake for the plentiful Muskie, bass, and pickerel. Please sign up at the front desk.

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Get Wet.

Viamede has several swimming options including a sandy beach for a traditional dip in the clean, beautiful Stoney Lake, an outdoor pool, and a new indoor/outdoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows offering a view of the lake year round.

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Take a Hike.

There are 9 km of marked walking/hiking trails on the Viamede Resort property, and if you're more adventurous, 165 acres of wooded land to explore. Take some time to spot wildlife, discover mossy rock outcroppings perfect for climbing, and our 100-year-old Viking Oak!

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What the heck is disc golf?

It’s frisbee golf, and whoever completes the course in the fewest throws, wins! Viamede Resort has a great 18-hole forest disc golf course on our nature trails. Grab some friends, your Frisbees and come play! A trail map is displayed at the Front Desk - snap a pic and go!

What the heck is disc golf?

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Splash out on the Water Trampoline.

A guest favourite, our giant water trampoline is in position for fun from June to September each year.

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Petroglyphs Provincial Park.

This beautiful park is home to McGinnis Lake, one of the few meromictic (layers of water that don’t intermix) lakes in Canada and the petroglyphs, the largest known cache of Aboriginal rock carvings in the country.

Petroglyphs Provincial Park.

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Grab a lift to the Lift Locks.

The Peterborough Lift Lock is the highest hydraulic lift lock in the world and is a unique attraction among many along the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Grab a lift to the Lift Locks.

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Go Geocaching!

Join the global treasure hunt using GPS to find hidden treasures.
Sign up and play!

Go Geocaching!

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Skating on
Stoney Lake.

When the winter weather allows, we maintain an outdoor skating rink. Perfect for triple axels or shinny hockey games.

Skating on
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Visit the Canadian Canoe Museum.

With over 100 canoes, kayaks, and paddle-craft on display, the Canadian Canoe Museum is sure to give you a whole new appreciation on the design and craftsmanship of these ever-worthy vessels.

Visit the Canadian Canoe Museum.

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Borrow from our stash of board games.

V-A-N-Q-U-I-S-H your Scrabble mates for 23 points.

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Find the Viking Oak.

Hidden on our property is a beautiful, 100-year-old Viking Oak. Follow the marked trail to discover its wooded hollow, but tread softly… you don’t want to wake it from its slumber.

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Head to a local Farmer’s Market.

With rich earth and lush greenery, the Kawarthas generate a wealth of local produce. Visit weekly farmer's markets in Buckhorn, Lakefield and Peterborough, or stop at a farm stand.

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Daytrippin’

There’s lots to create a worthy itinerary in the Kawarthas. Check out our fine regional sites and attractions.

Daytrippin’

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Off-Leash Park.

Your dog will go crazy in our shaded, fully-enclosed dog park. Humans are welcome too.

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Mountain Biking.

Bring your bike to conquer our many local trails or just borrow one of ours.

Mountain Biking.

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Playscape.

For little ones, we have a great outdoor playscape located right by our sand beach.

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Go for a guided
nature walk.

Sign up for our guided walks through the wilderness and learn all about local flora, fauna, and Kawartha lore.

Go for a guided
nature walk.

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Strike a pose in the Yoga Studio.

Our brand new, beautifully designed yoga studio is a quiet, purpose-built space for meditation and mindfulness.

Strike a pose in the Yoga Studio.

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Commune with nature.

Follow our 9 km of natural woodland trails.
Yes, we’d love to see your photos!

Commune with nature.

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Lounge by the water.

You’ll find plenty of benches, loungers, and adirondack chairs placed in popular—or simply perfect—spots throughout our property. Commandeer a vantage point and enjoy a cappuccino or a daiquiri.

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Borrow a book from the lending library.

Looking for something to read? Borrow a book from our on-site lending library. If you don’t finish it but can’t bear to leave it behind, switch it for one of yours.

Borrow a book from the lending library.

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Fish...or just pretend you’re fishing.

It’s been said that some of the best fishing trips have nothing to do with fishing, just great conversation or time spent alone with your thoughts.

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Visit our movie library.

We have a great selection of dvds for your in-room dvd player. There are classics, kids’, and contemporary films — even sport highlights and stand-up comedy. The videos are free, just please return them when you’re through for other guests to enjoy.

Visit our movie library.

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Reflect in the Viamede Chapel.

Our historic wood frame chapel hosts regular wedding traffic on the weekend, but it is open to all guests for observance or quiet reflection.

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Hang out by the pond.

A lovely place for an intimate conversation, if you can hear each other over the nightly bullfrog chorus…

Hang out by the pond.

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Warm up in our steam room and sauna.

Some of the most brilliant ideas have been hatched in the heat of saunas.

Warm up in our steam room and sauna.

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Take a paddle.

Paddle Stoney Lake at your own pace. The waters are most peaceful in the early morning and early evening. Non-motorized boats are free for guests’ use at Viamede.

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Enjoy s’mores by the fire.

Every evening during the summer and fall (weather permitting), we light a campfire for guests. We even provide complimentary s'mores ingredients. The fireside guitar serenade, though - that's up to you.

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Read on the docks.

Grab a lounge chair and claim a spot on the dock with your favourite book. If you didn’t bring one, visit the Viamede Lending Library.

Read on the docks.