Things to do

With 165 acres of unspoiled wilderness, you’ll find both relaxation and adventure here.

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

All of our activities and equipment are free for our guests. We have canoes, disc golf, stand-up paddle boards, docks, a water trampoline, bicycles, snowshoeing — you name it.

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

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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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.
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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…
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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.