Beach Days

A large safe sandy beach is the centre of activity in any traditional Canadian Cottage resort vacation. Our beach is second to none! We have a floating swim raft and water trampoline which are popular for both young and old. Bring your beach towel and toys and spend those sunny summer days on the shore of Oxtongue Lake.


Enjoy a sunny day boating on Oxtongue Lake. Our cottage rental rates include use of canoes, kayaks, paddle boats and SUPs. We provide life jackets and bail buckets as well. You are welcome to bring your own if you prefer and we have a place at the beach where guests can store their private boats.

Children's Play Area

Whether on land or in the Lake, The Pines has a safe place for your children to play. The Pines Cottage Resort has an children's play area for swinging, sliding and climbing.


Take a canoe or sit at the end of the dock and try your luck. Oxtongue Lake offers great fishing. Hook a smallmouth Bass or Lake Trout. Please bring your own fishing rod and license.

Summer Programming

During the months of July and August we provide fun activities for all the kids to join in. Every week we provide an outdoor movie night experience, a craft where the kids can be creative and our famous ice cream social event for all The Pines guests!

And There is More

A great campfire at night, horseshoes for the novice and expert as well as a badminton net to bring out your competitive side. All of this adds up to an unforgettable vacation stay.

Local Activities

Algonquin Park

Visitors from around the world come for the hiking, canoeing, kayaking, biking, history, the Algonquin Visitors' Centre, the Logging Museum and the Algonquin Park Gallery.

Algonquin Provincial Park

Town of Dorset

A short drive to the Dorset Look-Out Tower or an old time general store, Robinsons General Store and the Dorset Heritage Museum.

The Town of Huntsville

July brings the Huntsville Festival of the Arts, Muskoka Heritage Place - a trip back in time for the whole family and The Algonquin Theatre - a new entertainment centre for the entire area.

Town of Huntsville

Algonquin Outfitters

Our friends down the road can take you for a day outing or rent your own canoes, kayaks or mountain bikes for your day outing in Algonquin.

Algonquin Outfitters

For the Kids

Santa's Village a Muskoka tradition for generations. A short drive from the Pines to Bracebridge takes you to a not to be missed day trip for the whole family.

Area Dinning

There is only one place we can recommend, that's because we own it! Bartlett Lodge in Algonquin Park is the areas finest dining. Take a boat ride to dinner and join us at the Lodge as so many guests of The Pines have done for years. Reservations are necessary at (705) 633-5543.

Other Attractions

Check out Muskoka Tourism for more ideas or inquire at the office for more advice, local personal favourites and the insider scoop.

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