Located along the northern shores of beautiful Rice Lake, Shady Acres Cottage & RV Resort has been an attractive family vacation destination for over 30 years

Shady Acres provides visitors with over 300 full-service campsites including inland and waterfront locations - accessible to seasonal campers and year-round cottage owners. Looking for a site with stable fixtures? Shady Acres offers 2 or 3 bedroom resort cottages to rent.


Shady Acres is the place to be for family fun! With swimming, boating, fishing, and sports, there is truly something for everyone including:

  • Pickleball
  • Planned events and entertainment
  • Playground
  • Boat slips
  • Heated pool
  • Fishing
  • Boat slips & Launch
  • Basketball court
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Horseshoes
  • Shuffleboard
  • Planned children's activities

For more information regarding the resort's weekly and annual events, please see the resort News and Events.


  • Craftworks at the Barn (Peterborough)
  • Riverview Park & Zoo (Peterborough)
  • Indian River Reptile Zoo
  • Petroglyphs Provincial Park
  • Peterborough Liftlocks & Riverboat Cruises
  • Canadian Canoe Museum (Peterborough)
  • Lang Pioneer Village
  • Peterborough Farmer's Market
  • Milltown Mini Golf & Family Fun Park (Peterborough)
  • Kawartha Downs & Speedway
  • Whetung Ojibwa Centre (Curve Lake)
  • Hutchison House Museum (Peterborough)
  • Art Gallery of Peterborough
  • Located close to five golf courses


  • Lansdowne Place Shopping Centre
  • Peterborough Square
  • Portage Place
  • Cottage Toys (all located in Peterborough)

Festivals and Events:

  • Little Lake Musicfest (Peterborough)
  • Peterborough Art and Waterfront Festival
  • Lakefield Jazz, Art and Craft Festival
  • Havelock Country Jamboree


Book the perfect stay today! 

Shady Acres
740 Serpent Mounds Road, 740 Serpent Mounds Road, Keene, Ontario, K0L 2GO
(705) 295-6815
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Secure the best rates by booking early. Booking early will ensure you access to the best available rates, as pricing adjusts according to demand as your booking date approaches. Rates are influenced by both the duration of your stay and the specific nights included, with longer stays typically resulting in better rates.

Seasonal Sites

With a variety of permanent seasonal cottage & RV sites available, Shady Acres provides the ultimate destination to call your cottage.



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Ready To Camp


The Ready To Camp rental camping cottages offer a unique experience unlike any other. Simply pull-up, unpack and start enjoying everything our resort has to offer. With our cottages, there is no set-up or teardown.



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Seasonal Resort Cottage Ownership


At our Cottage & RV Resorts, you can enjoy cottage ownership benefits and take advantage of resort like amenities. This includes family and adult events, restaurants*, heated pools*, waterfront living, beaches, fishing, docks and boating, lawn maintenance*, and much more.

You deserve to escape, relax and enjoy the cottage life at a reasonable price. We offer well built, high quality, professionally decorated Resort Cottages and RVs that are landscaped, finished with a large deck and ready for your family to enjoy and they are more affordable than you think.



Boat Slips

With easy to access boat docks located right on Rice Lake, owning and enjoying a boat has never been better.

At Shady Acres Cottage & RV Resort, many of our customers enjoy cruising the Trent-Severn Waterway, and the abundance of activities the water provides. From watersports to pleasure crafting and a great selection of nearby restaurants and attractions, it is easy to spend days exploring.

Our boat slips are conveniently located and are easily accessible, which allows you to simply hop on and enjoy.





Yard Sale

Start at: July 27, 2024, 11:00 AM

Yard Sale

Carnival Day

Start at: August 03, 2024, 11:00 AM

Live music, bouncy castles, games!

Gangster Cheese Food Truck

Start at: August 03, 2024, 12:00 PM

Gangster Cheese Food Truck

Gangster Cheese Food Truck

Start at: August 04, 2024, 12:00 PM

Gangster Cheese Food Truck

Halloween Kids Dance

Start at: August 17, 2024, 07:00 PM

Halloween Kids Dance

Halloween Adult Dance

Start at: August 17, 2024, 08:00 PM

Halloween Adult Dance

Funtastic Funnel Cakes

Start at: August 17, 2024, 12:00 PM

Purchase a funnel cake!

Funtastic Funnel Cakes

Start at: August 18, 2024, 12:00 PM

Purchase a funnel cake!

Yard Sale

Start at: August 31, 2024, 11:00 PM

Yard Sale

End of Season Corn Roast

Start at: August 31, 2024, 12:00 PM

Live music

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