Category: Ideas

A Guide to Winter Glamping

At Otter Pointe, all of our structures are four-season. The Black Lily Cabin is the easiest to maintain when booking in the winter, as the electric baseboards should be enough to keep guests’ toasty during most cold snaps. Still, please be prepared to use the wood stove if you wish to use the additional heat […]

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My First Trip to Algonquin

In 2019, my husband suggested that we take our first camping trip together. I had previously been camping at a park, but the kind where you camped beside your car… and there was a shower on site to use. He suggested several days through Algonquin Park involving long day hikes and pitching our tent in […]

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10 Water Safety Tips

Living on the water with an unsupervised shoreline, we take water safety seriously. We hope all of our guests can enjoy the water safely. Whether swimming in a pool, enjoying the ocean waves, or paddling through Pimisi Bay, here are 10 tips to help you stay safe in and around the water. 1. Learn to […]

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The Fish of Pimisi Bay

Disclaimer: I have no authority when it comes to fishing. If you are an expert angler and you just want to know about the fish of Pimisi Bay here is your executive summary: There are lots of fish at Pimisi Bay. You can ice fish here as long as the ice is thick enough. The […]

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A Guide to Campground Safety- Part 2

This is a follow-up to “A Guide to Campground Safety- Part 1” but with fewer references to loons. If you have no idea what I am talking about, loons yodel. Did you know that? Ducks quack, geese honk, and loons yodel. Now you are up to speed, on to part two! 1. Before setting up […]

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Satellite Phones- What You Should Know

I swear by satellite phones. To be very clear, this post is very “pro” satellite phones. While there are drawbacks, which I will touch on, this will largely be an exploration of what satellite phones are, why they are used, and some things to consider when renting or buying them. What Are Your Goals? When […]

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A Guide to Campground Safety- Part 1

While staying in a dome or a cabin for the entire “glamping” experience is always fun, it wouldn’t be summer vacation in North Bay unless you spend at least a few nights camping. At Otter Pointe, we may have elevated our camping experience by providing our guests a communal bathroom with a shower, but our […]

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