Discover a golfer’s paradise set within the tranquil beauty of Lake Simcoe. The picturesque course designed by Doug Carrick is eighteen holes of world-class sportsmanship and lush greenery. The landscape itself is visually rich and intriguing. It’s been sculpted with dips and hollows, rises and ridges, with varying elevations for ever-changing views. Each hole has its own beguiling character and offers the right amount of challenge and entertainment for players of all skill levels. Perfect for the traditional “after work” Friday game, The Nest has been designed with 9 holes out and the back 9 returning so you can enjoy a quick game and still find time for everything else Friday Harbour has to offer.
LAKE SIMCOE LIVING
The mere mention of Lake Simcoe automatically sends people into a wistful reverie of their favourite summertime moments. Whether you prefer bathing in the sun and relaxing waterside, or canoeing, jet skiing, water skiing and wind surfing, the world's your oyster here. Friday Harbour is summer, epitomized.
THE MARINA VILLAGE
Satisfy your senses. Whether you’re looking for an outfit for a night out, sporting equipment to take out on the lake or even a fun game for the kids, Friday Harbour’s Marina Village has a tantalizing assortment of shops and stops that offer something for everyone. Your other senses will not be neglected. Feast at one of the many resto-bars and bistros located right at the water’s edge.
A full one-third of the resort’s 600 acres has been turned into a nature preserve, where current and future generations will observe wildlife in a rare natural environment. The Friday Harbour team has created deep pond habitats for turtles and frogs, and wildlife corridors have been established below Resort roads, providing safe passage for amphibians, reptiles and small mammals.
As Ontario’s fourth largest Lake, Lake Simcoe is a body of water that beckons the soul. When Europeans first explored this region, the lake was named Ouentironk (meaning “beautiful water”). It later became known as Lake Toronto (meaning “where trees stand in the water”), until it was renamed by John Graves Simcoe in memory of his father in 1793. It was from this body of water that Ontario’s capital city today owes its name, and the two locations have been linked ever since: one as a destination of commerce, the other as a reward for a job well done.
With a 1,000-slip Marina in Friday Harbour, the freedom to enjoy Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway is at your doorstep. Residents are invited to get the most out of their Friday Harbour experience and use the marina as their “home base” for cruising the lake, fishing, waterskiing and more. The marina has been specially designed to accommodate a variety of vessels, from runabouts to 100-foot cruisers, and is suitable for boaters of all skill levels. So have fun. Make waves. Get on the water from the Marina in Friday Harbour.
In the tradition of great piers, the Friday Harbour Pier will be a draw for residents and guests of all ages. The entire family will love to come look at all the different styles of watercraft, or to simply be close to the water. The Pier is where celebrations will be marked with fireworks, live music, and local indulgences. In winter, we’ll have a Christmas tree to honour all the Holiday-time celebrations and create a skating rink right here beside the lake.
Friday Harbour Resort will offer one-of-a-kind dining experiences, with vibrant options that run the gamut from elegantly plated dinners in open air lakefront venues to casual barbeques on powder-soft beaches and pizza at the marina. From trendy cocktails served on poolside terraces to afternoon coffee sipped on nature trails, experience it all on Lake Simcoe.
Approximately 60 bird species inhabit the natural woodlands around Friday Harbour, many of which can be seen while walking along the 7 km of nature trails. Common species you are almost certain to discover include the red-eyed vireo, owls, the black-capped chickadee and the American crow. You may also find less common species along the trails including the Cooper’s hawk, broad-winged hawk and the hairy woodpecker.
THE BEACH CLUB
Where sand meets water, the fun begins at Friday Harbour’s Beach Club. Our beautifully designed and absolutely spectacular beach area incorporates nuances of the world’s greatest beach destinations, reimagined to scale for Lake Simcoe living. Beyond soaking in the rays and atmospheric waterside or taking your pleasure craft out on the water, life here on the beach can also lead to a pick-up game of beach volleyball and more. Simply put on the sunscreen and get set for SPF fun!
ENTERTAINMENT & EVENTS
Experience an unforgettable mashup of cottage escape and urban oasis at Friday Harbour. Traditional cottage entertainment meant charades or Scrabble and campfire songs - and if you were really lucky, someone brought out a guitar or harmonica. At Friday Harbour, you can still enjoy the traditions… while enjoying all the sights and sounds of today’s hot urban culture. Music, markets and festivals fill the Marina Village with entertainment and activity.
Glide across the crystal surface of a gorgeously maintained frozen rink while you revel in the tranquil beauty of the season. Friday Harbour will be clearing and surfacing large sections of ice for you to enjoy all winter.
Take a relaxing skate with a cup of hot chocolate in hand, or enjoy a little friendly competition with a game of pick up hockey.
The snow-covered evergreens play host to the vast array of colourful wildlife that call Friday Habour home. One-third of the resort’s 600 acres is a nature preserve, where current and future generations will experience a rare natural environment. The Friday Harbour team has created an expansive network of all-season trails, perfect for hours of fun-filled hiking or cross country skiing.
If skiing isn't quite fast enough for you and the icy lake conditions permit, take a snowmobile trip on the specially marked trails that weave through the lush forests surrounding Friday Harbour.
When the cold weather is just right, make it a daylong trip and bring your fishing gear to take advantage of the ice fishing destinations strategically positioned across the lake.
Overlooking the marina, the Lake Club offers three floors of leisure. Access a range of amenities, thoughtfully arranged for your convenience:
- Full Service Bars
- Outdoor Pool
- Games Room
- Business Centre
- Change rooms
- Childcare and Activity Room
- Wellness centre
- Fitness centre
Sculpted into Lake Simcoe’s Big Bay Point, 45 minutes from the Greater Toronto Area, discover a resort community that infuses fun with relaxation, creating an invigorating blend of natural greenery and urban amenity.
Experience Centre Located At
Eagles Nest Golf Club
10,000 Dufferin Street, Maple, ON
Just North of Major Mackenzie
MON - THU: 11am - 5:30pm
SAT: 11am - 6pm
SUN: 11am - 6pm
FRI & HOLIDAYS: BY APPOINTMENT ONLY