YOUR STAY AT NORTH CHANNEL COTTAGES
North Channel Cottages is located between Cedar Rapids and Oulette Rapids on the North Channel of the French River. This means we have 14.5 kms of accessible, quiet water with minimal boat traffic, even during the peak of the summer. This makes for a relaxing time out paddleboarding with your family, fishing or reading a book on your deck while somone else bbq's lunch.
Here at North Channel Cottages we realize that while every family enjoys their vacation time, family members may have very different interests from each other. That is why we offer something for everyone as you spend your week or weekend with us on the French River.
Everything on this page is included in your stay for no extra cost.
PADDLEBOADS, KAYAKS AND CANOES
When you stay with us you receive unlimited use of our new Pelican Paddleboards, Kayaks and Canoes! We have 7 Paddleboards, 7 Kayaks and 2 Canoes for your enjoyment. Life jackets of all sizes and paddles are supplied, so get suited up and use the equipment whenever you are ready. Early morning paddles are not to be missed out on; our 88 year old Grandma went for her first ever kayak paddle on the French River.
Our beach and swim area features a floating swim dock, a water slide and sand toys. We also provide beach chairs to soak up the sun while you dry off from your dip in the French River.
After a great day at the beach or exploring the French River, the perfect thing to do is relax by the campfire at night. Every night around 8pm the campfire is ready to go; we build it and lite it, all you have to do is bring your smore kit and your favorite drink. We provide the firewood, the chairs and the roasting sticks.
If there are little ones who might miss the campfire because of their bedtime we can adjust the starting time.
BOOKS, BOARD GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
When you need to get out of the sun or take a break from swimming, we have plenty of books (over 80) and board games to peak your interest. We have a great selection that includes, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Qwirkle, Monoply, Battleship and many more, something for all ages. Weekly crafts and activities are also planned throughout the summer for whoever is interested in them.