by Derek Purdy
Nestor Falls, Northwest Ontario Canadian region is
Article by Terry S Vostor
It can be said that the motto of spectacular as well as of the scenic Nestor Falls, Northwest Ontario Canadian region is “Live the Great Canadian Lake Life”. Certainly this is a motto and standard that does not disappoint. Nestor Falls cottagers, year round residents and even visitors to this well know fishing and camping area certainly come to the agreement that Nestor Falls can certainly can be said to be the epitome of what might well be referred to as wonderful Canadian “Lake Life”.
A modern town in 2010 surrounded by beautiful country and the most majestic lakes and lakeside attractions the “Falls” offer a quiet piece of paradise – good pickings for your family camp, summer vacation cottage or as a well earned retirement spot. Yet nothing beats out there hunting for those “Killer Trophy Walleye fish”. On top of that Nestor Falls now affords a scenic 9 whole waterfront golf course.
About a three hour drive from the major regional center of Winnipeg – in the adjacent western Canadian province of Manitoba – To get there – from Kenora Ontario follow King’s Hwy until you reach highway 71. Stay on # 71 directly until you reach Nestor Fall itself. NestorFalls is approximately 120 km ( approx 75 miles). Rich in history and wilderness, Nestor has become a most favored destination for fishing and hunting enthusiasts for fishing and hunting enthusiasts from all over North America – both the USA, Canada as well as international visitors from as diverse areas as Europe and Asia. The town itself is named after a logger whose surname itself, was actually “Nestor”. Mr. Nestor set up camp here in the very early 20’Th century and used the falls themselves to “drop” logs into Lake of the Woods.
Although officially located on world famous “Lake of the Woods”, the town itself is surrounded by myriads of other lakes. Many if not all of these waterholes are filled with “crystal clear ” waters and dotted by the majestic pine trees for which Northwestern Ontario itself is famed for.
The fishing is beautiful- just fantastic. Get out on the lake first thing early in the morning, and you can be back at the lodge camp with your daily fisherman’s quota by noon is the motto of more than avid Walleye, Pickeral or Bass angler. Lakes in the region are “teeming” with fish such as Muskie (of course), Walleye and Bass fish. The woods offer wild game such as moose and deer. In the winter-time months these same wonderful lakes and wooded trails provide access to ice fishing, cross country skiing and snowmobiling.
No doubt about it – Nestor Falls has become so popular and its reputation become so widespread that cottage prices now ranges of $ 100,000 US. While it is true that buying a summer cottage or year round home can become a little steep for some families.The option is for many instead of buying vacation real estate is to use the surrounding lakes and fishing / hunting lodges.
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