There Is Much To Do At Shady Point!

At Shady Point Resort the water is clean and the sandy beach slopes gently out from a calm bay to deeper water, for safe swimming and playing with your children. Fishing is excellent and nature abounds giving you relaxation and peace but with all conveniences necessary for your best vacation yet!

The famous “Kawarthas” are one of Ontario’s most beautiful regions. Large and small lakes, many connected by locks or rivers, rolling farm lands and forest areas. Buckhorn Lake is on the Trent-Severn Waterway, midway between Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay, it’s elevation is about 600 feet above Lake Ontario. Hundreds of houseboats and pleasure craft make this trip each season.

A short walk from Shady Point Resort you will find all the conveniences you need including: a hardware store, grocery store, drug store, liquor/beer store, antique stores and, of course restaurants.

Activities at Shady Point Include:

  • Children’s Playground

  • Badminton

  • Volleyball

  • Basketball

  • Horseshoes

  • Bird Watching

  • Hiking

  • Fishing

  • Water Sports

  • Relaxing

  • Fire pit at each cottage


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Buckhorn & Area Attractions

Shady Point Resort is located right in the town of Buckhorn where you will find all the conveniences including a full service Foodland grocery store, an LCBO, a pharmacy, restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, bait and tackle shops, variety stores, hairdressing salon and the scenic locks separating the Buckhorn lakes.

The city of Peterborough is located only 20 minutes away and offers shopping, modern theaters, concerts,  farmers market, festival of lights, art gallery, nightly entertainment, Riverview Zoo, Kawartha Racetrack slots and the Peterborough Liftlocks.

The Whetung Art Gallery showcases Canadian Indian crafts from across Canada while Six Foot Bay Golf Course and Katchiwano Golf & Country Club are within easy driving distance (15 minutes)

The Kawarthas offers an extensive variety of eco-recreational interests such as walking, hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, boating and water sports, and nature trails. The Warsaw Caves, Petroglyphs Park and Buckhorn Observatory should not be missed!

Fishing Buckhorn Ontario Canada

The chain of lakes on which Shady Point Resort is located comprises Upper Buckhorn Lake, Upper Chemong Lake, Pigeon Lake, Big & Little Bald Lakes. We have over 1700 feet of shoreline at Shady Point Resort.

Buckhorn Lake is well known for its excellent fishing whether it is crappie, carp, perch. blue gill, large and small mouth bass, walleye or the king of them all the fighting muskie you will find them here. And for our European friends we have some very large and abundant Common Carp which average 25lbs with some wieghing in at around 40lbs.

Over the last many years the fishing on Buckhorn Lake and the Tri-Lakes has been getting better and better. 2014 was no exception and was the best year for us with Bass , Walleye and Muskie. In 2014 we had many successes in our fishing tournaments with 3 first place finishes, 1 second place and 2 thirds, with our best winning the Bridgenorth Bassmasters Classic with a weight of 20.54/lbs (5 bass).

The walleye seen many fish in the 3-6/lbs class throughout the year, it is evidence that the slot limit on walleye is certainly doing its job and increasing the walleye population in the lake. As for the muskie, we seen many catches between 36” – 48” with two 48 inch fish finishing out the year in early November caught while fishing for smallmouth bass on 8/lbs test drop shoting, both fish were between 18-20/lbs. Our largest fish in 2014 seen a smallmouth bass hitting the scales at 6.03/lbs, largemouth bass at 5.46/lbs, walleye at 6.10/lbs and 2 muskie that hit 18-20/lbs.

Bass Fishing is a great sport around Shady Point Resort.

Whether you are an experienced angler or new to the sport, you are sure to have fun.
We also have a Pontoon Boat for rent as well as canoe, kayak and paddle boats.

Fishing season opening and closing dates vary depending on the species and the area. It is illegal to attempt to catch fish for which the season is closed, even if you are going to release them. Fish accidentally caught during the closed season must be immediately released back into the water. Closed seasons protect fish at vulnerable times of the year, especially when they are spawning or protecting their young.

Muskie & Pickeral Fishing at Shady Point on Upper Buckhorn Lake

The following has been printed from The Niagara Musky Association Inc. catch and release Newsletter. “ Tom Page, Jeff Rudnick, Joe Zolnowski and Tomy Scime spent October 5th to l0th chasing muskies at Buckhorn Lake.

We stayed at Shady Point Resort. Tom and Jeff won a week’s free lodging thanks to Shady Point’s donation to our banquet raffle. We had a great time. It was fun to catch fish every day. The fist fought very hard and were very acrobatic. A lot of fun to catch. There are some big ones there, along with a lot of smaller fish makes for some great action. Hope to return. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Total muskie hooked – 41
  • Total muskie boated – 29
  • Tony – ll (largest 42)
  • Jeff – 8 (largest 45)
  • Joe – 6 largest (43.5)
  • Tom – 4 (largest 39.5)

Please refer to the Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary to determine the open season dates for waterbodies in the zone in which you will be fishing. Unless stated otherwise, species that are not listed (such as sucker and rock bass) have a year-round open season.

The Ponderosa

3 Bedroom

This spacious, well-maintained rental has a screened in porch where you can enjoy the tranquil waters of the lakefront right outside your door!

The Lakeview

2 Bedroom

This spacious, well-maintained rental has a screened in porch where you can enjoy the tranquil waters of the lakefront right outside your door!

The Paradise

3 Bedroom

This spacious, well-maintained rental has a screened in porch where you can enjoy the tranquil waters of the lakefront right outside your door!

“Would love to come back soon!”
“Oh… and we had a wonderful time and will highly recommend Shady Point! You and your husband were great! Thanks again!”
“We wanted to Thank You for another great year at Shady Point. As always, it was a First Class experience and our family is already looking forward to returning next year”
“Thanks Rosalinda. It will be nice to be back.”
“Just a short note to say thank you for the weekend. The cottage was very nice and we had a very nice time.”
“Thank you so much for such a wonderful vacation! It was very peaceful and relaxing. Your family is wonderful and really made this holiday special. The scenery is beautiful and cabins are well maintained! A true taste of The Kawarthas!
“Thanks, we had a great stay as always. We are already counting down the days until next year when we will be back for sure.”
“Thank you once again for a fantastic week this year! We always enjoy ourselves so much up there! I constantly brag about how beautiful it is at Shady Point Resort and what great hosts you are that i have already forwarded your website to several people.”
“Once again we had a great time on vacation at the Ponderosa cottage, please reserve it again for next year for us.”
“It is beautiful and quiet.”
“I just wanted to thank you for the hospitality last week. It was so relaxing – we had a great time. ”
“I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed our stay. Can’t wait for spring, see you then.”

“In truth, I spent a good deal of yesterday wishing I had booked two weeks, not one! I really enjoyed the peace and quiet – this was definitely the right week to come. Thank you again; I’m already thinking about how to schedule my vacation for next year and hope to be able to return to your cottage. Thanks for another great year & see you next year!”

“Just to let you know we had a great time at Shady Point Resort last week. Everything worked out well and you and Alex are very nice people. I will recommend your place to others for sure. I will be in touch to book again for next year.”
“Thank you for a wonderful stay. You will see us again most definitely. I am going to try to arrange a family vacation for next year. Thank you again,”

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