Outdoor Activities

Many guests return to Duck Bay Lodge year after year for our exceptional Canadian fishing. Why not let our remote Lake of the Woods island location rejuvenate your spirit? Get back to nature and fill your days with hiking, canoeing, bird-watching, photography or just plain relaxing.

Bird Watching

Lake of the Woods has long been recognized as a paradise for bird watchers. You will have a chance to observe birds nesting, graceful pelicans and bald eagles gliding against the deep blue sky, and blue herons guarding the shores. Osprey, hummingbirds, turkey vultures, pileated woodpeckers, Canada geese and many duck species all vie for the birder’s attention. More than 120 species of birds have been noted in the area around Duck Bay Lodge.

A Photographer’s Paradise

Bring your camera! With its majestic scenery and bountiful wildlife, Duck Bay Lodge is a photographer’s paradise. Explore the shorelines of Lake of the Woods and view the lush forest, vivid native flowers and magnificent vistas created by nature. Otters, beavers, muskrat, mink, moose, white-tailed deer and many other magnificent animals abound. For a unique adventure, arrange a sightseeing flight in a floatplane. And did we mention the incredible sunsets and the sky full of more stars than you ever imagined?

Rock Paintings

Ancient pictographs grace the steep rock faces of a number of islands located near Duck Bay Lodge. These curious remnants of early native culture are believed to be up to 1,000 years old. Both the substances used to make the paint (berry juice, spruce gum, fish oils or tallow, and certain minerals) and the subject matter of the drawings themselves, present mysteries to scientists.

Just Want to Relax?

The great outdoors is the perfect place to unwind. Duck Bay Lodge offers swimming, canoeing and lawn games. Our recreation hall is full of ways to relax, including satellite television, a library and foosball table. Our wood-heated sauna seats up to 12 people. Adventurous guests might like to blaze new trails through the woods, climb the ridges for impressive panoramic views, or penetrate the island’s interior to discover remote lakes hidden in the wilderness.