Lake of Bays
Fish: smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, lake trout
Lake of Bays is one of the major bodies of water rivaling Joseph, Rosseau and Muskoka lakes. It is east of Huntsville in the northern end of the Muskoka region. Lake of Bays is a beautiful lake with islands and bays, inlets and points making it not only a great fishing lake but a fabulous cottage destination lake. There are resorts and golf courses and marinas (Portage Bay). Bigwin Island is a popular desitination for its famous golf course and fly-in golf charters. Watersports of all kinds are possible on Lake of Bays.
The town of Dwight is at the north end of the lake on Dwight Bay. Hwy 60 will get you there from Huntsville and Route 9 Portage Road will take you down the west side of the lake. Route 21 Fox Point Road also provides access on the east side of the lake as does Route 117. The scenic town of Dorset is at the far east end of the lake. From Dorset Route 35 heads along the north waterfront and to the south Route 117 goes along the south shore. Its a very popular canoeing paddling route given that its connected to Kawagama Lake via the Hollow River and very close to the Leslie M Frost conservation area. There are also numerous cross country ski trails as this end of Lake of Bays.
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