Thursday, January 21, 2016

Best Ice Fishing Destinations

It's that time of year again... ice fishing season!  For some that means it's time to break out the winter gear, fishing poles, and hit the ice.  For others, it means their house gets a lot quieter while their other half is out in the cold weather, ice fishing! If you are looking to drop a line this winter, we have some of the best ice fishing destinations for your next trip!

Lake Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
Located just north of Toronto, Lake Simcoe offers a perfect location for city residents to escape to the outdoors, and travelers an easy trip from a major airport.  Lake Simcoe is very well known for its popularity with ice fishers, making it the number one lake to ice fish in the country.  It has few commercial properties, which also makes it perfect for those who want to be completely secluded in nature.  A variety of fish can be caught here, so get ready to have a great fish fry.  Bonus: There are several other small lakes, with great ice fishing as well, all within a short drive!
Lake Simcoe area vacation cabin
Savonlinna, Finland
Finland has an abundance of nature and has so many recreational activities for the outdoors man or woman.  This part of Finland has some of the best fishing and ice fishing in the area and has even created it's own competitive sport, ice fishing golf.  Think a little golf, a little ice fishing, and lots of fun!  This  Finnish innovation draws many people from all around and is surely something you should participate in while in Finland!  Expect to catch species like pike, perch, trout, zander, and landlocked salmon.

Savonlinna, Finland ice fishing cabin rental       
Leavenworth, Washington
Surrounded by mountains, Leavenworth is a gorgeous place to visit with breathtaking scenery.  Imagine hitting the ice with the mountains surrounding you as you catch your lunch for the day (or several days even!).  Fish Lake is one of Washington's only accessible ice fishing location, which makes it a popular spot to come to.  Expect to catch trout, perch, or silvers, while being immersed in the beauty of Washington.  There are also thousands of miles of snowmobile trails, cross country skiing, and ski resorts are all nearby.  You will not be disappointed here!

Leavenworth, Washington ice fishing vacation rental

Cook County, Minnesota
Don't see a destination that works for you?  Also try some of these great ice fishing destinations: Tofte, Minnesota, Island Park, Utah, Harbor City, Michigan, Lake Tahoe, California, and many more!  Not sure where to plan your next ice fishing vacation?  Contact our Travel Specialist!  We love to help our customers find the perfect place for vacation! has over 70,000  vacation rental properties in over 103 countries and 6,600 cities.  Perfect Places is dedicated to helping travelers find and rent vacation rental properties worldwide. Vacation Rental properties offer a compelling alternative to Hotels for travelers seeking additional space, amenities and value that Hotels are often unable to match. Perfect Places is a privately owned company headquartered in Mountain View, California