Come and fish from the harbour, bring your boat, or book a charter with Captain Tony. The fishing on Georgian Bay is world-class and is Ontario’s best kept secret, and Captain Tony can help you to experience it! Drop the downriggers off his 40′ Elite houseboat as you try for Lake Trout, Rainbow Trout, or Georgian Bay Salmon. Fishing charters start as early as March and run through December. He will even clean and bag your catch for you! Take in the spectacular beauty of a Georgian Bay sunrise or sunset from the water, courtesy of Captain Tony http://www.fishingaction.com/ Make it a Great get away weekend and stay at Lake Francis Cottages located 10 minutes from Owen Sound Marina. http://www.lakefranciscottages.com
If you feel like dancing the night away you don’t want to miss Macarmill Productions 560 CFOS 70th Anniversary Bash at the Bayshore Community Center. The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will be bring the house down on June 25 2010. Tickets and more info available at Owen Sound Bayshore Community Center. Make it a Great Getaway weekend and stay at Lake Francis Cottages located 10 minutes from the venue.
This event starts the last weekend in January-1st week of February. Great outdoor and indoor activities for the whole family. It is the Largest Winter Event In Ontario. Sauble Beach is lit up with its night time parade, Christmas tree bonfire, crafts, food booths and the battle of the bands. The following weekend then kicks off with pancakes on the grill at 630 am. and 40 other different events throughout the day. You don’t want to miss Wiarton Willey’s prediction, the coming of spring. This event has been taking place since 1956. Make it a Great weekend or week and stay at Lake Francis Cottages located 20 min. from the festival.
Halloween brings on some pretty mysterious creatures. At 5.30 pm. on October 31st 2009 a monster was spotted in the forest. A couple Hiking The Bruce Trail near Lake Francis could here a growling sound and in the distance could see a wolfman chowing down on something that resembled a bear. The police are asking for anyone else that may of seen this animal. Please contact the OPP Crime Stoppers. Until this monster is caught stay out of the haunted forest.
Grand Bend Cottage Rentals were busy for the August long weekend. My brother Denis came up from Windsor and said the traffic on Highway 21 was heavy. Grand Bend Cottages can be waterfront or a few blocks from the shoreline. The strip in Sauble Beach has many shops similar to those at Wasaga Beach and Grand Bend. Grand Bend Cottages and Wasaga Beach Cottages are approx. 2 hours away from Lake Francis Cottages. Guest at Lakefranciscottages have been really enjoying, catching Bass and Pike with the kids. The boats are out, the lines are in and the fish are waiting to be caught. We have Aug. 29-Sept7 open at our 2 bedrm and 3 bedrm waterfront cottages. Since it is the final week we are offering families a 3 day min. instead of a full week if they wish so they can spend some quality time before the summer ends. The kids do not go back to school till Sept. 7. Make it a real great catch and book your waterfront cottage while you still can. How Wonderful it is to see Canadians enjoying the Beauty of Ontario.
The Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular is 10 derbies in one. From Aug. 28- Sept. 6 each day the top salmon and top trout will win prizes. At the conclusion, the heaviest salmon will win the Grand Prize. The fishing on Georgian Bay is world-class and is Ontario’s best kept secret. Free Adminssion. Great entertainment like Rudy and Jean Couture, Tommy Gilman & The Gasoline Band, Magnum, A Tribute To Elvis and The Geoff Steven’s Band just to name a few. It also has fashion shows, a kids day and a Giant fish fry. Great getaway weekend or week with family and friends, stay at Lake Francis Cottages located 10 minutes from the Owen Sound Marina and Salmon Spectacular tent. Hang your hat for the night, crawl into a warm cozy bed. Lake Francis Cottages the Hidden Jewel of The Peninsula. Relax under the stars at your very own dock and firepit located at the waters edge, canoe, swim, Bass fishing, roast hotdogs, gaze at the milkyway while you listen to the call of the Loons. Family owned. All you need bring is food, clothe, towels, drinks and a smile. http://www.lakefranciscottages.com
Thought I would let you know a secret we have Great Bass Fishing here at Lake Francis Cottages. Kids will Like jumping the waves for a day at Sauble Beach but in the evenings or in the mornings they will Love getting a Small or Large Mouth Bass on the end of a fishing line. Make sure you have a camera this is one shot you won’t want to miss. We have lived here for 11 years and it is like the first time when anyone of our children catch that fish of the day. You can enjoy the best of both worlds, be smack in the middle of crowds and relax at an Inland Lake. A Waterfront Cottage at Lake Francis Cottages is the way to go. Now that is a great Ontario Family Vacation. Bass Fishing at a Sauble Beach Rental.
For all you Country Music Fans, Macarmill Productions Presents A Big Country Ticket. This should be a Great Country Music Concert in Owen sound at the Bay Shore Community Centre on Sept. 11/09. Special guest are Aaron Pritchett, Jessie Farrell, Gord Bamford and local artist Tommy Gilham and the Gasoline Band. Tickets are on sale at The Attack Box Office in Owen Sound. Make it a Great Get Away Weekend and stay at Lake Francis Cottages 10 minutes from the venue.
Well Victoria Day was cold but was lots of fun anyway. The waves off Lake Huron (Sauble Beach) were quite high. Sauble Beach Cottages (Sauble Beach Rentals) and Sauble Beach Campsites had the young and old holding blankets and wearing heavy coats to keep warm. Here at Lake Francis Cottages the guests were able to snuggle up and watch a movie in their cozy nest. The wind died down on Sunday night so they enjoyed sitting by a fire. The air was crisp and the stars were absolutely incredible. No one was brave enough to jump in the clear cold water but did enjoy a canoe ride early Monday morning. All of you who came out to enjoy the Victoria Day Long Weekend don’t forget Canada Day in Sauble Beach is just around the corner. Here at Lake Francis Cottages, Sauble Beach Cottage Rentals, Lake Huron Cottage Rentals, Georgian Bay Cottages Rentals and others near by look forward to the up coming summer to see you all spend some quality time here in The South Bruce Peninsula. If anyone who was in on Victoria Day Long Weekend and tried the fridgid waters in Sauble Beach let us know if your crazy or was it a bet?
The escarpment winds its way down the Bruce Peninsula, the famous Bruce Trail offers hikers incredible views and nature that the Biosphere provides. Tobermory is the beginning of the Bruce Trail and travels 773 km following the Niagara Escarpment. The North Bruce Peninsula has the most spectacular Hiking on the Bruce Trail. The Bruce Peninsula Hiking Trail opened in 1967, and is Canada’s longest hiking trail. The 150 km ’s of trail in the Bruce Peninsula are considered the best in Southern Ontario, and offer hiking for the beginners and veterans. The hiking trails on the Bruce Peninsula are clearly marked, many lead to incredible lookouts. The smell of the wildflowers fill the air and the towering trees allow many bird species great nesting grounds. The Bruce Trail Club publishes an annual Day Hike Guide (Hiking The Bruce Peninsula) which is great to have when navigating around the Bruce Peninsula Trail system. Lake Francis Cottages is located at the base of the beautiful Bruce Peninsula. Many hikers, hiking the Bruce Trail stay at one of the waterfront cottages at Lake Francis Cottages. Each day they make their way hiking as far as they can get by chosing a particular trail. By dinner time after putting in a full day of breathtaking views and taking an abundance of pictures they are ready to sit by a camp fire and go over the next days agenda. Tobermory, Sauble Beach, Georgian Bay, Lake Huron and the surrounding area is definately a piece of Heaven. This year make it an Ontario Vacation or a Long Weekend away but what ever you do. Life is to short, not to witness the beauty that lies here in Grey Bruce Ontario.