There’s just something about Canada. The air smells fresher; the land looks prettier; the pace feels slower and simpler. Those looking for the perfect hideaway might want to consider making an offer on Bigwood Island, a 36-acre isle north of Parry Sound, Ontario. Footpaths and walking trails snake through the tree-blanketed islet, making it easy for residents to explore the picturesque piece of land. The rocky, majestic shoreline is a welcome change of pace from the traditional white-sand beaches found on most islands.
Built in 1905, the 2,400-square-foot lodge is outfitted with a wraparound deck that overlooks Georgian Bay. Four additional cottages are sprinkled across the island. Ready to make an offer? It’ll cost you around $3.3 million.