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SUMMER ACTIVITIES

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At Kashaga Lodge, guests are encouraged to participate in any of the many activities available on the property. During the summer months, fishing, fishing, and fishing have been the three most popular activities. These pictures of bass, taken during the summer of 2000, speak for themselves as well as for Lake Kashagawigamog. Many decent bass have been caught right off the dock or from one of the paddle boats right in front of the cottages.

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Swimming and just playing in the water or on the beach is probably the next most enjoyed activity. Toddlers seem to enjoy just getting wet without having to use soap, older kids seem to prefer cannonballing each other from the swim raft or trying their latest trick dive. The parents usually don't seem to care whether or not they get wet themselves, as long as the kids are having fun.

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Paddle boats, a canoe, kayak, and a 12 ft aluminum boat with 6 hp are included with accomodation and guests are also allowed shared use of the 18 ft pontoon boat with 25 hp. Well-behaved youngsters are rewarded with tubing rides behind a ski boat which has proven to be a vacation highlight for many kids.

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About two-thirds of the shoreline is left natural. It is not uncommon to see a heron strutting along the shoreline feeding on the abundant shorelife. Loons frequent the area, as well as different species of ducks.
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In the spring and early summer, a family of otters can often be seen patrolling the bay, disappearing now and again and usually surfacing with a small fish in their mouth. This part of the shoreline is also a popular area for kids to explore. Schools of minnows dart about, and frogs challenge youngsters to try and catch them.

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For the summer of 2001, Kashaga Lodge has partnered with a professional wakeboard and water ski school to offer ski and wakeboard instruction to our guests. Haliburton Water Sports is a team of professioal instructors who will meet guests at the Kashaga Lodge dock, and give lessons to anyone from beginner to expert. They use the latest and safest equipment and instructional methods including a 2001 Mastercraft Tournament ski/wakeboard boat.

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Other popular summer activities at the lodge include badminton, croquet, baseball, volleyball, horseshoes, and various other outdoor games that can be enjoyed on one of the large open areas.

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There is also a tee-off location right on the property that provides a golf shot to a "green" 100 yards away, great for practising the short iron game. Guests are also welcome to bring their own boats, sailboards, kayaks, etc. There are two docks and lots of shoreline for beaching a small boat.

Every cottage has its own picnic table, barbecue, and firepit with firewood. There is also large open grassy areas around each unit, so there's plenty of space to pitch a tent. Most kids seem to prefer sleeping in a tent to sleeping on a bed anyway, especially after a late-night marshmellow roast. The lodge has only one loaner tent so guests are encouraged to bring their own. And don't forget the marshmellows.