A Day in the Life at a Resort Cottage

Cottage life has always been known for fun, relaxation and friendships. Even an afternoon on a dock or porch can be just the refresh you need from your busy lifestyle. The is the beauty of resort cottage life. It’s the perfect opportunity to make each day special with a variety of activities and experiences that will quickly become memories you’ll cherish forever.

We’d like you to sit back and imagine what a typical day could be like for you at a beautiful resort cottage in the Kawarthas…

Good morning!

You rise and shine at about 8:00am to prepare for a round of golf over at …. with a few other cottagers. For the non-golfers in the family, it’s a lazy morning with coffee and a home cooked breakfast overlooking the lake, followed by a quick trip to the Farmer’s Market to stock up on delicious local foods for lunch and dinner. The Lindsay and Peterborough Farmer’s Markets are both convenient in the Kawartha area — just minutes from many Parkbridge cottage resorts. If your children (or grandchildren) came along for the ride, you stop to treat them to a visit at the Riverview Park and Zoo. The admission is free so even a short visit will be worth your while. Time to head back to the cottage to get ready for the best part of the day: the afternoon.

Afternoon Fun

After lunch, the children head down to the beach for a game of volleyball, led by recreation staff. This friendly game is just one of the many active options available — perfect for youth (and adults, too!). The busy little ones spend time building sand castles, swimming and playing in the playground, while you watch on from a quiet spot in the sand with your favourite book and a cool beverage.

Golf is done, a late lunch is served and it’s time to gather up the family for a boat ride. You grab a few fishing rods and water skis (because options are always important) and head down to your maintained dock slip to set off on ride on the gorgeous Tri-Lake area of the Kawarthas. Returning back to the dock, everyone is ready to simply relax and unwind. The kids, who never seem to tire, head to the recreation hall with some friends from neighbouring cottages to enjoy some planned activities, while the adults sit on their balcony to enjoy a drink with the neighbours. Of course, there’s always at least one family member that sneaks away for a quiet nap amongst the privacy of their cottage. The night is young and there is still fun to be had — rest is important!

Evening Gatherings

Drinks with the neighbours led to an impromptu potluck BBQ dinner — a typical sign of the strong community you’ve grown to love at a resort cottage. Over dinner, the group contemplates the night ahead: there’s a dance at the recreation hall, a promising euchre tournament, a campfire get together, and a ball hockey game. Plus, there’s a festival in a neighbouring Kawartha town with live music, arts and crafts. No matter what you decide, you know you’ll be able to enjoy it with the friends you’ve come to love like family, and if you decide to venture off your resort for the evening, you can be assured that your cottage is safe and secure in the resort community.

How will you spend your time at a resort cottage?

With so many daily activities to suit any taste and age, the options are limitless at a Parkbridge resort cottage in the Kawarthas. Just remember to take some time to unwind and savour the relaxation and serenity that comes with cottage life.