Did you know that you can get to any place in the world from Lake Scugog? Most people consider this wonderful lake to be the gem of the Durham Region and would rather spend time here than anywhere else. You will find a spectacular view from anywhere on the shoreline.
The Township of Scugog posts this information about the lake.
“Lake Scugog is often referred to as a ‘man-made lake’ due to the fact it was created in 1829 after a dam was built across the Scugog River at Lindsay, causing the water to rise in the Lake Scugog basin between six and eight feet.
The name “Scugog” comes from an Ojibwe word meaning”marshy waters”. Prior to the flooding, the area was primarily wetland with a narrow river winding its way through thick wild rice and cranberry stands harvested by the native Mississaugas.
Lake Scugog is part of the Kawartha Lakes water system. It flows north to the Scugog River which feeds Sturgeon Lake and the rest of the Trent-Severn Waterway. From Lake Scugog you can go anywhere in the world by water.
The lake is 23.55 kilometres long, 5.8 kilometres at its widest, with a total shoreline of 172 kilometres. Its watershed covers 533.7 square kilometres, has a surface area of 63.5 square kilometres with an average depth of 1.4 metres and a maximum depth of 7.6 metres. Depth, area and volume are artificially maintained to this day through the Lindsay Dam.
Lake Scugog is a warm water lake home to an array of fish, including an abundance of largemouth bass, walleye, crappie, muskie, perch, carp, catfish, rock bass, small bass and minnows. There is also a robust ice fishing season from January 1 to March 1, making this a renowned fishing location in southern Ontario.”
But, fishing is just one of the ways people enjoy the lake. There are plenty of marinas scattered around the lake. Some are small, others not so much.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what season it is. Whatever seat you pick will be the perfect one…
…to view the most spectacular sunsets.