Monday January 27, 2020

Ol’ Buttermilk Falls

Sometimes when you are researching a place, a small clue like a blank envelope starts the search. This envelope was donated by Joyce Mino to the Stanhope Heritage Discovery Museum Collection, but it’s all the information that the museum had on this lodge, that was obviously a part of Halls Lake at one time. Questions […]

Call for photos! Yes, it’s time to plan your submissions to our 2020 Calendar

We’ve been so lucky to have absolutely beautiful photos in our calendars over the years. If you’ve got a photo or four you’d like to send in for consideration for this year’s calendar, Diane Dennis-Rock is once again coordinating our HHLPOA calendar. Send up to 4 photos to by December 31st that match our […]

We want YOUR opinion!

Our HHLPOA president Peter Dadzis has been asked to give input into some proposes Algonquin Highlands rehabilitation projects. The letter explaining the study that is currently being conducted is below. Please give your input to in the next 7-10 days so that there is time to put our feedback together. Together our voices are […]

Hawk Lake Waste Disposal Site – update

From our HHLPOA President, Peter Dadzis: On Oct 17th, Algonquin Highlands Township Council , after giving our Lake Association delegation almost a hour of airtime (versus 15 minutes originally allocated), did not reverse the decision to totally close Hawk WDS. The dump will be open until sometime in 2021. Thereafter, recycling and trash will be […]

Roots go back 100 years for this Pinch Family member

Written by Joan Hamilton So what is it that brings the Pinch family to Little Hawk Lake as early as 1919? And what is it that keeps some of the Pinch family members coming back or longing to do so?  Elsie Adelaide (Pinch ) Gilson and her extended family all seem to have such fond […]

Notice of temporary road closure – Halls Lake Road

Algonquin Highlands township has provided a notice of temporary road closure for Halls Lake Road for a culvert replacement project.  Affected properties will be between 1151 & 1163 Halls Lake Road. The road will be closed from October 21 until November 22, 2019 (estimated). Suggested alternate routes to access Halls Lake Road are from Highway […]

What would it be like to be one of the first non-indigenous women who lived and loved in the Algonquin Highlands?

First of all imagine that your parents have come from Wales and settled on what had ‘perhaps the best agricultural potential’ in the area.   In fact you were a three week old baby when you came to Canada and Stanhope Township is the only land you know.  To be specific this land was on the […]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Best wishes for a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend, whether it is up at the cottage or elsewhere, from the board of the HHLPOA.  Thank you to our event volunteers and participants who made 2019 a summer of great fun and learning, with our outstanding lake community spirit and commitment to a positive impact on our lake […]

HHLPOA advocacy in action – Join us Thursday, Oct. 17 as we present to council about the Hawk Lake Waste Disposal Site

Are you concerned about the Hawk Lake dump closing and NOT being made into a Transfer Station?  You had your say in our survey – and you had lots of comments!  Now it’s time to come out and show support for our HHLPOA President Peter Dadzis and Vice President Mo Jansons, who will be making […]

Kids Scavenger Hunt 2019 – the results are in!

Congratulations to Jackson, Adaya, Cameron, Rachel & Jacob for their winning entries in our 2019 Kids Scavenger Hunt!  We had some truly wonderful entries this year and look forward to what you are going to find next year for our scavenger hunt challenge.   Many thanks to Kawartha Dairy, our prize sponsor for 2019.  Each […]