Sunday June 16, 2019

The best place on the planet

written by Neil McGregor and edited by Joan Hamilton I first came to the Hawk Lakes in the early 1950’s.  Prior to that time my parents and extended family had rented a cottage on Shadow Lake. In the early 1950’s my parents purchased a lot on Big Hawk Lake on the west side of Scott’s […]

Looking for things to do this summer? HHLPOA has a full roster of new and returning events for 2019

Our summer kicks off with an informative annual general meeting on July 6th at Camp Kawabi on Big Hawk Lake and continues through July, August and September with an outstanding roster of events.  We’ve got a scavenger hunt challenge, a “Swap on the Dock” floating yard sale to help you tidy up the cottage or […]

Photo scavenger hunt 2019: Top Ten Reasons We Love The Halls Hawk Lakes Area

HHLPOA Members are invited once again to submit photos for possible inclusion in our next calendar.  A maximum of four jpeg photos can be sent to  by December 31st, 2019. Get creative! My favourite HHLPOA event: AGM Dock Sale Green-up Day Parade of Lights and Decorate your Dock/Cottage Bird Seminar Abandoned Dock Program An […]

Our website needs your help – we are looking for a web savvy volunteer for this summer!

Our HHLPOA website is well overdue for an overhaul – and we need some help to do it!  If you are a web developer or have experience managing a WordPress based web site development project, we hope you’ll volunteer with our Digital Media Committee team.   We’d like to get the new site launched this […]

How long has your family been on the lake or river?

Did they first come as hunters? Did they fly in?  Did they ever get a lift in a flat-bottomed scow from Little Hawk or Oakview Lodge? Did they drive all day to get to their place only to have to paddle in?  We are looking for Cottage Tales that help us all to understand the […]

Oops – we missed one of our “honourable mention” photos!

Apologies to Ken Warden whose Honourable Mention photo was missed in our last posting.  We would also like to assure members who paid during the last cottage season that you will receive a calendar as part of that fee – as long as we have your correct mailing address.  So here it is, as you anticipate […]

Renew your membership prior to mid March to make sure you receive the 2019 HHLPOA calendar

The Board of Directors of the HHLPOA would like to thank all of the photographers in this year’s calendar photo contest.  We had quite an array of outstanding photos spanning the 12 categories. The eight photos attached here, while not winning a place in the final calendar, are certainly winners in their own right, and deserve […]

Recollections From Summers at Halls Lake

Written by Bob Mills My name is Bob Mills. I was born January 1940 and have been spending summers at Halls Lake every year. These recollections and stories are just a small part of our family history. It all began when my grandparents David and Alma Hyslop bought 1500 feet of waterfront  on the south […]

Important – bridge closure Wednesday, December 19, 2018

We have received a notification from Adam Thorne, Operations Manager for the Algonquin Highlands regarding the temporary closure of the Kennisis River bridge on Little Hawk Lake Road.  It will be closed on Dec. 19th from 8:00am to 5:00pm.   Alternate access to Little Hawk will be via Braeloch Road. You can contact Adam at […]

What’s your favourite water activity?

We know what Ralph Scott liked to do on Big Hawk Lake back in 1956, but what about you? Do you have photos of your favourite water activity at the cottage that you would like to submit to the HHLPOA annual calendar contest? There are 12 categories in this photo contest but you need to […]