Tis the season! A cottage that suits a family niche is lovely, but wouldn't you rather have a vacation property that offers you something excellent all year round? Have your cake and eat it too with a vacation property in the Georgian Triangle. Here are 5 great reasons to buy a Georgian Triangle vacation home.

1. It's a four-season paradise.

Sand, surf, ski and snow. When the summer sun wanes, keep enjoying your vacation property by hiking the picturesque Bruce Trail Network. Once the snow flies, it's time to wax your skis; downhill or cross country, there are many excellent places close by. You'll get more bang for your buck with a full 12 months to enjoy your vacation home.

2. An abundance of recreation opportunities for every season.

Whatever your outdoor passion, you can pursue it in the Georgian Triangle. Beautiful beaches and breathtaking waterways are the main attraction in summer. Take the family away for a beach day swimming at Canada's top-rated freshwater beach, Sauble Beach, don't forget to stop by the Casero Taco Bus for excellent eats.

If golfing is your jam, choose from a wide range of area golf and country clubs. The Georgian Triangle is home to some of the most scenic and playable golf courses in Ontario.

Fall is the best time to enjoy the changing leaves and the local farm harvests. Enjoy a day with the family picking apples at the Farmer's Pantry, then spend the afternoon sniffing out the famous Apple Pie Trail!

Your Georgian Bay vacation property ensures that winter should to be endured, but rather enjoyed. Access the best skiing and snowboarding in Ontario at popular nearby spots such as Blue Mountain Resort. Blue Mountain boasts 42 downhill ski trails and 15 lifts. Ski their 25 night trails, with a mix of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain. The local private ski clubs are aplenty, too.

You could also choose to experience the Niagara Escarpment via the Scenic Caves Nordic Adventures. With 22 km of professionally groomed trails on Blue Mountain, enjoy classic and skate skiing and panoramic views of Georgian Bay. Snowshoe across Ontario's longest suspension bridge or on over 7 km of snowshoe trails. For the snowmobile enthusiast, the Georgian Bay area offers easy access to the world’s largest trail system, with more than 34,000 km of trails. Or take the kids ice skating on the Mill Pond – 5 acres of skating fun at the base of Blue Mountain.

3. It's close & accessible

Georgian Bay is close to many cities and towns, just 1.5 to 2 hours from the Greater Toronto Area. After all, what's the point of having a relaxing vacation property if you waste tension-filled hours getting there?

4. Avoid traffic gridlock.

Georgian Bay vacation properties aren't just closer to home – they're also easier to get to. You won't get caught in the Highway 400 parking lot. Unlike Muskoka cottagers, you won't have to take the same route as everybody else either. You can choose from alternate routes with better scenery, and you'll benefit from less stress.

5. It's in your price range.

Waterfront properties on the big three lakes in the Muskoka area averaged more than $1.2 million each in 2011 according to The Star. While the Muskoka market is relatively small, meaning less choice and higher prices, the Georgian Triangle offers a range of prices to suit varying needs, anywhere from about $150,000 to over $5 million. Take a look at our extensive list of Georgian Triangle Homes and Vacation properties now to find your dream home!