Located about 35 miles north of the Canada-US Border, Morson is literally "at the end of the road." But for those who enjoy outdoor recreation, it is the beginning of a unique and wonderful outdoor experience. Morson and Bergland together make up the Township of Lake of the Woods. Morson has immediate access to unspoiled tracts of wilderness in the heart of the Lake of the Woods. This is truly a first-class recreation area for anglers, boaters, and nature lovers.
Morson, Ontario, Canada
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When you arrive in Morson, you are only a step away from vast tracts of unspoiled islands, forests, and fine fishing, hunting and beautiful scenery on Lake of the Woods. This is the land of spectacular sunsets and northern lights displays. Here lies a wilderness experience where you can enjoy the fresh air and solitude. Witness wildlife in its natural habitat and appreciate both the gentleness and the ruggedness of a unique environment.
With over 14,500 islands and more than 40,000 miles of shoreline, Lake of the Woods has evolved into a premier outdoor recreation area for anglers, hunters, boaters and nature lovers. Lake of the Woods is suitable for many species of fish and the area of the lake near Morson offers some of the best angling to be found anywhere Muskie, walleye, smallmouth bass, northern pike, crappie, and perch are only minutes away in Miles Bay, Obabikon Lake and Sabaskong Bay. You're close to the clear deep water for trout in Whitefish Bay.
To ensure that the Ontario fisheries remain healthy and can maintain a sustainable harvest, a team made up of tourism, Ontario residents and the Ministry of Natural Resources set limits to the catch and possession limits of the various species of fish. They establish closed seasons and provide sanctuaries for spawning. They often change from year to year to ensure the fishery. Regulation booklets are available at license issuers. Be sure you know the current regulations and size restrictions. Anglers are encouraged to practice catch-and-release. A non-resident conservation license may be purchased at a reduced price. The limits are lower than that of a regular license but still permit you to enjoy our famous shore lunches. Fishing Lake of the Woods from Morson is truly fishing at the finest.
Sportsmen will find the area teeming with fish and wildlife. Lake of the Woods is truly a sportsman's paradise. Wild rice bays are feeding grounds for migrating birds and the duck hunt here is among the finest in the world. Flocks of mallards and teal, wood ducks, and rafts of bluebills are available to the sure-eyed hunters. There are geese, too. Relatively rare to the area just a decade ago, they continue to increase in number. Grouse are plentiful and are sport for the small game hunters who seek them out.
Moose, deer, and bear roam the forests of the islands and on the mainland. Deer, attracted by the farmers' fields, are especially populous on the mainland. Deer and bear are hunted on both the mainland and islands. If you are planning a hunting trip, make reservations early, as the hunt is limited. Moose hunters are also advised to make their reservations well in advance. The only moose hunting available to non-residents is on the Aulneau Peninsula where primitive weapons must be used. Only bows and arrows and black powder rifles may be used. The Peninsula is a challenge, not only because of the requirements for primitive weapons but because of its size and rough terrain.
Today, the community attracts thousands of visitors each year. We welcome you to come and experience Morson's resorts, restaurants with desserts made with blueberries in season, wild rice soups, casseroles and of course, an unforgettable Lake of the Woods tradition a famous shore lunch. Nothing can compare to the taste of freshly caught fish cooked over an open fire and served with all the trimmings We also have the facilities and services of over thirty businesses, which operate within the Lake of the Woods Township. Whether you are in our community for business or pleasure, our aim is to make your stay a pleasant one. Morson's immediate access to vast wilderness areas and its outdoor recreational activities have made it an increasingly popular vacation spot. You will find a visit to Morson is good for the spirit and good for the soul. Island Splendor . . .Feel It!
Population: Approximately 200 year-round residents
Distance to nearest towns:
35 miles (56 km) to Rainy River, ON
35 miles (56km) to Baudette, MN
Winter Activities are ice fishing and snowmobiling