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Getaway Guide: Relaxing Lakeside in Southern Canada

(Kayaking on Sand Lake, in Ontario, Canada.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

(Kayaking on Sand Lake, in Ontario, Canada. Credit: Jay Lloyd)

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By Jay Lloyd

POWELLS BAY, Ont. (CBS) —  If you own a recreational vehicle or plan to rent one this summer, here’s an idyllic place to park it in a land of lakes and Canadian sunsets.   And it’s not that far from upstate New York!

By day, there’s incredible bass fishing and unlimited kayaking on pristine lakes that stretch from Ottawa to Lake Ontario on the Rideau Canal.

We tucked into a cottage (below) at the Sand Lake Campground, where host Kevin Riley points out a path to nature:

“We have the bird sanctuary right around the corner,” he told us.  “People like to kayak into there.”

(A rental cottage at Sand Lake Campground in Elgin, Ontario, Canada.   Credit: Jay Lloyd)

(A rental cottage at Sand Lake Campground in Elgin, Ontario, Canada. Credit: Jay Lloyd)

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By night, there are small lakeside villages with remarkably good restaurants and spectacular lakeside vistas.

At the campground, where generously spaced RVs are summer homes, marshmallows are roasting on firepits and the sound of the loons is all John Rumpff needs.

“Relax. That’s the big thing.  It’s far enough away that you don’t have to think about anything,” he says.

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(An evening campfire alongside an RV at Sand Lake Campground.  Credit: Jay Lloyd)

(An evening campfire alongside an RV at Sand Lake Campground. Credit: Jay Lloyd)

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Look it up at sandlakecampground.on.ca.  You can rent a campsite, a cottage, and a boat.

Relaxing it is!

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