For a non-Canadian it was an awesome experience. Beautiful cabins in the woods (need to walk a bit to reach them right!), amazing views, nicely arranged, and tonnes of attractions: hiking, kayaking, swimming… Very nice staff too.
The main dock has a swim ladder and Muskoka chairs. In the cove there is swim raft. Access is either off the shore, if you are in a cove cottage, or off the little dock by the boat launch. Alternatively, take a canoe or kayak out to the swim dock. Various places along the shoreline are great for swimming, as long as you are okay with a smooth rock exit. If you are staying in MAGL, Simpson or Kane cottages there is a small trail that leads down to the water and access to the water is good. There are two Muskoka chairs here for you to sit on when you get out. Off the little beach, by the lodge there is a shallow entry.
From about mid-June, depending on the year and sometimes by the end of May, the French River warms up to allow you to swim without feeling cold. By early July the water is usually about 23c - 24c (71F - 72F).
From time to time we will interest you with developments at the lodge - projects, competitions, the river & the environment.