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5 Reasons to Plan the Perfect May Long Weekend Cottage Vacation at Great Blue Resorts

Many Canadians consider The May Long Weekend the unofficial kickoff to summer! It has family, friends, games, fireworks, and more. But how do you squeeze all the amazing activities and events into one long weekend? With a vacation at a Great Blue resort, of course!

Long weekends are a specialty of ours. We understand first-hand how important family traditions and quality time spent with the family are. Enjoy all-inclusive, family-friendly amenities including resort activities, heated pools and multi-sports courts. You can also join our free BBQ lunch, enjoy live entertainment, and more! The best memories are made at the cottage, and we want to ensure your family has plenty to look back on. Here are our top five reasons why you and your family should celebrate this long weekend at one of our all-inclusive family cottage resorts in Ontario!

Reason #1: It’s a Short Road Trip to one of our 8 family-friendly resorts!

The first step in any long weekend getaway is the process of getting there! We offer seven locations in Ontario’s Cottage Country that cater to you and your family’s needs and interests. We have cottages available for rent in Muskoka, the Kawarthas, Prince Edward County, and Perth. Our residents always tell us about the amazing times and bonding opportunities they have with their families on the car rides up. Telling stories about years past, planning activities for the weekend ahead, who gets which room in the cottage, the list goes on and on!

Most of our resorts are an hour’s drive from major Ontario cities and townships. The ride is the perfect length for even the most impatient passenger!

Only a Short Road Trip to one of our 8 family-friendly resorts!

Reason #2 – Complimentary Canoe/Kayak Trips for the whole family!

You and your family can enjoy a kayak trip at our northern resorts in Muskoka & the Kawarthas and at our eastern resorts in Prince Edward County & Perth. It is one of the best ways to soak in the views and sights of the gorgeous surrounding areas. It is also an excellent way to get your family active and reconnect with nature.

Or grab the whole family and take out one of our many canoes. This is a great option for families with younger children. Encourage them to steer or lead the way to add to the fun. Imagine waking up in your cottage, making breakfast, throwing on your life jacket, and hitting the open lake in the great outdoors!

Complimentary Canoe/Kayak Trips for the whole family!

Reason #3: Heated Pools

May is a little early to throw on your swimsuit, but not when you stay at one of our resorts! You and your family can enjoy hours of fun in our heated pools. What better way to enjoy your family getaway than playing a little game of Marco Polo?

Heated Pools at Select Great Blue Resorts

Reason #4: Spectacular Firework Displays

What can you expect during our May Long Weekend fireworks displays?

  • Eat a delicious BBQ dinner on the deck of your cottage
  • Put the kids in their PJs
  • Set up chairs at the lake, on your deck, or around the fire pit
  • Watch an outstanding and resort-specific fireworks show
  • Cheer and clap!
  • Head inside to your cottage and enjoy the rest of your night

We pride ourselves on our exceptional fireworks display! We love to see our residents left awe-struck, especially the little ones.

Enjoy  Spectacular Firework Displays during the Long Weekend at Great Blue Resorts (weather permitting)

Reason #5: Plenty of Nearby Local Attractions to Fill your Weekend

All cottage locations offer unique nearby attractions. You and your family can spend the day exploring the local surroundings. There’s always fun to be had around a Great Blue resort.

Plenty of Nearby Local Attractions to Fill your Weekend

Near Bellmere Winds Golf Resort and Woodland Estate Resort in the Kawarthas?

Treetop Trekking! Spend an unforgettable day at a zip-line adventure park and have a unique forest adventure. Do you have what it takes to tackle Ontario’s most challenging zip-lining course?

Near Bonnie Lake Resort and Lantern Bay Resort in Muskoka?

Santa’s Village Muskoka Theme Park! Featuring three parks, Santa’s Village is 60 acres of family fun! Find the Village nestled on a bend of the Muskoka River in Bracebridge, Ontario.

Near Cherry Beach Resort in Prince Edward County?

The Lake on the Mountain! Discover one of Ontario’s natural wonders only minutes from Cherry Beach Resort. Lake on the Mountain defies all known geographical and geological theories. Cloaked in mystery, this lake is the source of amazement and wonder. 

Near McCreary’s Beach Resort in Perth?

Downtown Perth! If you need it, Perth’s got it. The Highway 7 business corridor is a great venue for your weekly shopping finding essentials for your home/cottage.

No matter when you’re looking to book an Ontario Cottage Vacation Rental, Great Blue Resorts is the perfect choice to call your home base. Click here to start planning your next resort cottage vacation, today!

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