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5 Reasons to Plan the Perfect May Long Weekend Cottage Vacation at Great Blue Resorts

The May Long Weekend is considered to be the unofficial kickoff to summer by many Canadians! Filled with family, friends, games, fireworks and much more. But, how do you squeeze all of the amazing activities and events into one long weekend? With a vacation at a Great Blue resort, of course!

Long weekends are a specialty of ours. We understand first-hand how important family traditions and quality time spent with the family is. Enjoy all-inclusive family-friendly amenities this Victoria Day Long Weekend including Kidz Klub, heated pools, multi-sports courts, a free BBQ lunch, live entertainment and so much more! The best memories are made at the cottage and we want to make sure that your family has plenty to look back on. Here are our top five reasons why you and your family should celebrate May long weekend at one of our Ontario family cottage resorts!

Reason #1: It’s a Short Road Trip to one of our 7 family-friendly resorts!

The first step in any long weekend getaway is the process of getting there! We offer seven great ­­­cottage locations in Ontario’s Cottage Country that cater to you and your family’s individual needs and interests. We have cottages available for rent in Muskoka, the Kawarthas, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Prince Edward County and Perth. Our residents always tell us about the amazing times and bonding opportunities they have with their families on the car rides up. Telling stories about years past, planning activities for the weekend ahead, who gets which room in the cottage, the list goes on and on!

With most of our resorts being just an hour drive from major Ontario cities and townships, the ride is the perfect length for even the most impatient passengers!

family fun awaits in a kayak trip with great blue resorts

Reason #2 – Complimentary Canoe/Kayak Trips for the whole family!

If you’re visiting one of our northern resorts in Muskoka or the Kawarthas, or one of our eastern resorts in Prince Edward County or Perth, treat yourself and your family to a kayak trip around the area. Not only is it one of the best ways to soak in the views and sights of the gorgeous surrounding areas, but it’s also a wonderful way to get your family active and reconnect with nature.

Or grab the whole family and take out one of our many canoes. This is a great option for families with younger children. Encourage them to steer or lead the way to add to the fun. Imagine waking up in your cottage, making breakfast, throwing on your life jacket and hitting the open lake in the great outdoors!

Reason #3: Heated Pools

May is a little early to throw on your swimsuit but not when you stay at one of our resorts! You and your family will be able to enjoy hours of fun in our heated pools. What better way to enjoy your family getaway then playing a little game of Marco Polo?

Reason #4: Spectacular Firework Displays

What can you expect during our May Long Weekend firework displays?

  • Eat a delicious BBQ dinner on your cottages deck
  • Put the kids in their PJs
  • Set up chairs at the lake, on your deck or around the fire pit
  • Watch an outstanding and resort specific firework show
  • Cheer and clap!
  • Head inside to your cottage and enjoy the rest of your night

We pride ourselves on treating families like yours to an exceptional firework display and we want you and the little ones to be awestruck!

Reason #5: Plenty of Nearby Local Attractions to Fill your Weekend

When you and the family are ready to experience the local surroundings, all cottage locations offer unique nearby attractions from fantastic festivals in Niagara-on-the-Lake to incredible water sports events in Muskoka; there’s always fun to be had around a Great Blue resort.

Near Bellmere Winds Golf Resort and Woodland Estate Resort in the Kawarthas?

Treetop Trekking! Spend an unforgettable day with Canada’s leader in zip line adventure parks and unique forest adventures. Do you have what it takes to tackle Ontario’s most challenging zip lining course?

Near Bonnie Lake Resort and Lantern Bay Resort in Muskoka?

Santa’s Village Muskoka Theme Park! Santa’s Village, featuring three parks, is 60 acres of family fun nestled on a bend of the Muskoka River in Bracebridge, Ontario.

Near Cherry Beach Resort in Prince Edward County?

The Lake on the Mountain! Discover one of Ontario’s natural wonders only minutes away from Cherry Beach Resort. Lake on the Mountain defies all known geographical and geological theory. Cloaked in mystery, this lake is the source of amazement and wonder. 

Near McCreary’s Beach Resort in Perth?

Downtown Perth! If you need it, Perth’s got it. The Highway 7 business corridor is a great venue for your weekly shopping checklist and also provides the essentials for your home or cottage.

 Near Vine Ridge Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake?

The Shaw Festival! World-class theatre — in blissful Niagara wine country. 13 plays on 3 stages, April to December, plus countless events and activities. Are you ready to experience amazing theatre only minutes from your cottage?

Book a May Long Weekend Cottage Getaway for the Family Vacation of a Lifetime!

You’re in luck! Right now, we’re offering 10% OFF your nightly stay at Vine Ridge Resort (Niagara-on-the-Lake), Cherry Beach Resort (Prince Edward County), McCreary’s Beach Resort (Perth), Bonnie Lake Resort (Muskoka), Lantern Bay Resort (Muskoka), Bellmere Winds Golf Resort (Kawarthas) and Woodland Estate Resort (Kawarthas). Hurry! Stock is limited and on a first come, first serve basis. 

Click here to browse our cottages for rent and to book your rental. Enter promo code “SPRING10” when checking out to receive 10% off your families nightly stay during your long weekend vacation.