Lanark County – Cottages, Cabins and Campsites

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Cottages, Cabins and Campsites to book this Summer

Explore the beauty of Lanark County’s natural settings this summer, without travelling far from home. The COVID-19 pandemic may have made planning summer holidays a little tricky, but the perfect vacation is just waiting to be booked in beautiful Lanark County.

Kick off a summer filled with canoeing, hiking, swimming, sandcastles, burgers, and more at a Lanark County campsite, cottage or cabin. Truly experience the outdoors this summer with activity-filled days and evenings spent staring up at the stars or flipping a burger on a grill – make the most of this pandemic summer by exploring some of the most beautiful parts of Eastern Ontario.


Plan ahead for a summer trip to one of these fantastic locations in Lanark County:

 Thompson’s Black Rock ParkThompsons Campground

Sleep under the stars at one of Thompson’s Black Rock Park’s overnight campsites on Clayton Lake.  Located in Mississippi Mills near the town of Almonte, Black Rock Park is part of a 350-acre family-owned property that offers cabin rentals or transient camping at one of their rustic sites.

Book one of their secluded group campsites that are perfect for family gatherings and make memories this summer! If you’re more into daytrips, Black Rock Park can still be your go-to. Enjoy hiking, boating and picnics this summer at this little piece of paradise on the shores of beautiful Clayton Lake, and create memories with your family that you will never forget.

McCullough’s Landing Campground

Rent a cottage at McCullough’s Landing Campground and enjoy all the magic of the outdoors while still having the luxury of sleeping on a bed at night. McCullough’s is located about 15-minutes from the beautiful heritage town of Perth and offers cottages and campsites to rent as well as an array of outdoor activities to keep you busy.

You won’t need to worry about the kids getting bored on this trip, there is more than enough activities to keep them entertained for hours! Spend the afternoon at the swimming area soaking up the sun while the kids build castles in the sand or play a game of volleyball. If the days become too hot, head into town to grab some ice cream and then explore the local shops, taking advantage of all that Perth has to offer.

Paul’s Creek Campground

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There are no bad experiences here! Founded in 1987, Paul’s Creek Campground has a long history of providing quality camping experiences for visitors, meaning that there will never be a dull moment on this camping trip. They offer weekend camping spots for transient campers and also seasonal sites. 

Enjoy their playground, basketball court, beach volleyball court and horseshoe pits for the day, or hike one of the beautiful trails along Paul’s Creek. Paul’s Creek is also just a short drive from Dalhousie Lake, where you can cool off with a refreshing swim. If you don’t feel like leaving the campgrounds, you can take a dip in their in-ground swimming pool.

McGowan Lake Campground

Let McGowan’s be your home away from home this summer. Located in the small community of Maberly, McGowan Lake is the perfect campground for a weekend getaway for both the young and the young at heart.

Enjoy the outdoors with a game of horseshoes, baseball, or volleyball, or enjoy an afternoon at the sandy beach. If those activities don’t spark an interest, then head out on the lake and spend the day fishing. McGowan Lake is spring-fed, offering a lake full of pike and bass which would make a delicious dinner.

Murphys Point Campgroundtent with lake in the background

Murphys Point Provincial Park features natural areas for hiking, camping and water sports. The park also contains the resorted early 20th-century “Silver Queen” mica mine, the ruins of a sawmill and several historic pioneer buildings, including the Lally Homestead, all of which would make perfect adventures for the family.

Find the camping experience that best suits you at Murphys Point; experience accessible backcountry camping while still taking advantage of park facilities or bring the whole family to one of Murphys Points group campsites.


Silver Lake Provincial Park

Explore the beautiful outdoors at Silver Lake Provincial Park. Set up your tent or park your camper at one of Silver Lake’s 100 treed campsites, some with electrical service. Spend the day exploring the great outdoors by hiking Marsh Trail, rich in flora and fauna (so make sure you bring your camera)!

Slip your canoe into the calming waters of Silver Lake and head for a paddle around the picturesque lake while enjoying the surroundings. If you don’t own a canoe or kayak, there are canoe rentals available at the park.

Pine Brae Cabins

Don’t feel like roughing it this summer? A glamping experience at Pine Brae will offer a modern and yet rustic escape from reality. Pine Brae provides an upscale wilderness experience like no other, located only 20 minutes away from the heritage town of Perth, you will gain a unique glamping experience that combines your need for escape with hotel-like amenities.

Each cabin has a stunning water view overlooking Pine Brae Pond and is fully equipped with a kitchenette, linens, ensuite bathroom and screen porch with a propane fire pit to allow you to truly enjoy natures’ playground without the discomforts of camping. Bring your sense of adventure on this trip and take advantage of Pine Brae’s hiking trails and water sports like swimming, canoeing and kayaking – and don’t forget your fishing gear!

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Cabinscape may be booked up for the 2021 season, but you can still plan ahead for summer 2022! Cabinscape’s beautiful low-impact tiny cabins are located on rugged public and private properties and serve as the perfect home base for outdoor adventures.

Choose from Cabinscapes Lanark County cabins like Joni Cabin in Pakenham, Ember or Juniper cabins in Maberly, or Mica Cabin in Perth, all with varying levels of remoteness to find the one that suits your personal adventure style.

Wake up in the morning to the sun streaming through the windows of your cabin and enjoy a hot cup of coffee overlooking the beautiful view of the untouched nature around you. Spend the afternoon hiking around the property and discover a variety of rivers, meandering creeks and trails that will delight and entertain you.