Saturday February 16, 2019

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 […]

Hawk Lake: The very, very, early times

The early history of Hawk Lake is shrouded in the mystery of time. Legend has it the indigenous peoples had a silver mine near the lake. An early trapper befriended an old man who told him about the location of the mine. It was located on a hill overlooking the Lake between two large pine […]

Important! Water Level Forecast from the CEWF

The Coalition for Equitable Water Flow (CEWF) has forecasted that drawdown to winter levels continues with many lakes forecast to drop more than 30 cm in the next 2 weeks.  The TSW goal is to have all reservoir lakes to minimum levels by October 15th in order to accommodate the lake trout spawning period.  It is […]

Notice: Public Dock Winterization Schedule for 2018

We received an email from the Township of Algonquin Highlands about the timing for dock winterization at public landings throughout the Township of Algonquin Highlands. After the Thanksgiving long weekend, they will begin systematically winterizing the public access docks. They have noted that they will get to each dock location as schedule dictates so cannot give […]

Blue Green Algae Alert from CHA

We received an email from CHA today about blue green algae in our region’s lakes.  It notes: As you may be aware there have been multiple reports of Blue Green Algae on lakes across Haliburton County this month. There has also been a change that you and your members need to know about. This (attached) […]

Cottage Lane – The Roy Burney Story

Robert Roy Burney, (known as Roy) was one of two official photographers of the Canadian Avro Arrow, (pictured above). He purchased this piece of crown land in 1954 for $25.00. After the Second World War, the Ontario government encouraged the development of vacation homes in this area. (Even then, much of Muskoka was already developed) […]

HHLPOA programs & executive for 2019

During our annual planning meeting in August, we confirmed our board executive for 2019. Congratulations (and a great big thanks) to the following, all of whom will be returning in their roles: President – Peter Dadzis Vice-President – Mo Jansons Treasurer – Jon Williams Secretary – Rita Dadzis Look for the continuation of our work […]

“Nine and Dine” was a perfect 10 to HHLPOA golfers

Congratulations to the winning team of Leanne Petroff, Ted De Young, Bill L’heureux and Will L’heureux of the 4th Annual  “Nine and Dine” Golf Scramble August 10th at Blairhampton Golf Course with a scintillating score of 4 under.  6 teams competed on a beautiful August day and regardless of the score a great time was […]