Pack your bags!

Whether you are thinking about a fishing trip, a family summer vacation or a canoe trip, Ridgewood is the place for you!

The Temagami area is home to 2,400 km of canoe routes and portage trails and is well known for its bountiful fishing!

There’s plenty to see and do while you are at Ridgewood Cottages. Visitors can hike up to the Lookout Tower at Caribou Mountain to see the vast network of waterways! Come and relax in the sun on your deck, the dock or the sandy beach. Go for a swim in the lake, or stop in at Gramp’s Place to find a local treasure in Temagami!

ridgewood Amenities

  • Friendly service
  • Great fishing
  • Lakefront cottages
  • Screened in porches & decks
  • Propane barbeques
  • Complementary Kayak use
  • Complementary Paddle boat use
  • Picnic benches for each cabin
  • Complementary life jackets
  • Communal fire pit
  • Private fire pits for each cabin
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Fishing boats & motors for rent
  • Complementary first tank of gas for motor boat usage
  • Fish cleaning hut
  • Complementary Canoe use
  • Clean cabins
  • Firewood available for purchase
  • Safe, sandy beach
  • Playground and sandbox
  • Swimming raft
  • 5 + docks
  • Spectacular sunsets
  • Complementary beach floaties
  • Books
  • Board Games
  • Recycling & Garbage stations

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Just to the east of Temagami site is a vast conservation reserve which is home to some of the world’s few remaining old growth stands of red and white pine. The trails in the White Bear Forest Conservation Reserve begin part way up Caribou Mountain by the beaver pond and trapper’s cabin. Caribou Mountain is also home to the Lookout Tower, which, after a climb up 100 stairs, offers breathtaking views of Temagami and the surrounding area! On a clear day, Maple Mountain is also visible!

Canoeing, Kayaking & PADDLE BOARDING

Temagami area is one of North America’s premier canoeing destinations with 2,400 km of routes and portage trails. Canoe or kayak right from the sandy beach at Ridgewood Cottages! Bring your own or borrow ours free of charge! There is a portage into "Jumping Caribou Lake" conveniently located directly across "Angus Lake" from Ridgewood Cottages. From "Jumping Caribou", choose from a variety of routes. The "White Bear Forest" Canoe Loop, accessible from "Pecore’s Bay", offers a half-day canoe trip starting in the town of Temagami and circling around the "White Bear Forest Conservation Reserve". 

Please note: Life Jackets are mandatory when using our water crafts (canoes, kayaks, motor boats & paddle boats) Life Jackets are not supplied by Ridgewood, families must bring their own swimming safety or floating devices.


Angus Lake is well known for its plentiful fishing! Cast off right from the dock at Ridgewood or rent a boat & explore the lake while you fish! Clean your catch onsite in our fish hut & grille it on our propane BBQ's or on your open fire pit!


The walleye, also known as pickerel, is a large, elongated fish. Look for the walleye under wood, rocks and weeds. They avoid the light so it is best to fish for them on overcast or cloudy days or in the evening. The MNR recommends using spinners or minnow-imitating plugs, jigs, live bait or bucktail to catch walleye.

Smallmouth Bass

The smallmouth bass is a deep-bodied, medium-sized fish. Look for the smallmouth bass in shoreline rocks, off points and in offshore shoals. Fish for smallmouth bass late in the evening or early in the morning. The MNR recommends using small deep-diving plugs and lures and surface lures to catch smallmouth bass.

Northern Pike

Look for the Northern Pike at the mouth of creeks, on shoals and in vegetated bays. While pike will take bait at anytime of the day, morning and evening activity is highest. The MNR does not recommend any particular type of bait for pike as they will take pretty much any kind.

Fishing Resources

Click on the links below!

Information on fish species and angling tips

Fishing licensing

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Ontario Fishing Regulations Summary

Fish Temagmi


Relax on our gorgeous beach front! Our safe, sandy beaches are the perfect place for your kids to soak up the sun while burning off some of some of that extra energy! A playset for the kids with a tire swing and slide!

Complementary floaties are available in the floaty house!


Bring your boat or rent one of ours! * A valid boating license is required to rent or drive motor boats. Your license must be shown upon check in. Must be 18 years or older to drive. First tank of gas included, extra gas available at prevailing rates. You're more than welcome to bring your own boat! Please inquire if we have the docking space for your date upon booking. A docking fee of $75.00 per week will apply to anyone bringing their own boat. No alcohol is permitted while boating.

Please note: Life Jackets are mandatory when using our water crafts (canoes, kayaks, motor boats & paddle boats) Life Jackets are not supplied by Ridgewood, families must bring their own swimming safety or floating devices.