Thursday April 25, 2019

Looking for web savvy volunteers!

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 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 year, which […]

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 […]

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 […]