If wandering backcountry roads and exploring ghost towns has appeal, you might consider the small housekeeping and MAP (two meals a day) resort of Woodland Echoes on Ahmic Lake on the historic Magnetawan River.
Each waterfront cottage in this resort is complete with fireplace, microwave and propane barbecue and there is also an outdoor hot tub, a beachfront sauna, a tennis court and mini-golf course.
With mountain bikes and maps available free of charge there are trails to wander and roads to drive, with long abandoned weathered bams, log cabins and schoolhouses along the way.
In September, two people can stay for a week at the resort at a cost of $433 per person. There are also honeymoon and getaway two night packages which include accommodation, a welcoming bottle of champagne, breakfast and dinner each day, a boat and motor for a day, all towels, linens and terry robes and optional maid service, at a cost of $235 per couple, per night. Woodland Echoes is about 72 km northwest of Huntsville. Phone (705) 387-3866, fax (705) 387-0216. You can also email to: email@example.com to get the website address and a very comprehensive history of this fascinating area.
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