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Stoney Lake (also spelled Stony Lake) is a lake in Ontario, Canada. There are three interconnected lakes (Upper Stoney Lake to the northeast, Stony Lake in the centre, and Clear Lake to the southwest). Stoney Lake forms the eastern end of the Kawartha lakes region. It is primarily a summer cottage area but there are many permanent residences especially on Clear Lake.

 

Name

Stony Lake was known to early European settlers as Salmon Trout Lake, but the modern name is fully appropriate. Salmon trout are no longer evident, but islands and shoals are everywhere. Today, Stony Lake represents the classic Ontario ‘cottage country’, enjoyed by its many seasonal residents, by an increasing number of year-round residents, by boaters using the Trent-Severn Waterway, sport fishermen and many others.

Geography

Stony Lake is located in the City Kawartha Lakes nearly two hours northeast of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The lake, some 20 miles (32 km) long from Young's Point, Ontario to the lake's eastern shores, about 234 metres (768 ft) above sea level, with a combined surface area of approximately 28 square kilometres (11 sq mi), and encompasses over 1,000 islands. Geologically, the Kawartha lakes are on the boundary between two important land forms.

One of its islands, Fairy Lake Island, encloses another small body of water: Fairy Lake. Fairy Lake is surrounded by private property and is not accessible by boat.

Geology


Like most lakes in Ontario, Stony Lake was created during and after the last ice age. The lake straddles the border between the Canadian Shield and the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Lowlands land forms. The lake is influenced both by the rugged granite of the Canadian Shield to the north, and by the more gentle, heavily forested Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Lowlands to the south.

History

The region has been inhabited for thousands of years. Early First Nations settlement is evidenced by a remarkable collection of prehistoric rock carvings to be seen at the east end of Stony Lake, at the significant Petroglyphs. On-going historic research argues convincingly that Samuel De Champlain traveled the area lakes, rivers and overland portages in the 17th century. The First Nations were joined in the 19th century by European settlers intent on logging and farming. In the mid-19th century logging became a large industry in the Kawarthas and Stony Lake was used as part of the highway for moving logs to the sawmills down river. The Trent-Severn Canal system was built early in the 20th century, and became the dominant commercial waterway in the region.

The American Canoe Association met on Juniper Island in 1883, and development evolved naturally from travellers fishing or hunting from simple lodges. Lengthier camping expeditions on the many islands became common. In the late 19th century and early 20th century many people from Ontario and the bordering U.S. states bought Crown land and built cottages. These were generally simple, one story frame structures with few amenities. As well, those early settlers, at Young's Point, Kawartha Park, McCracken's Landing, Mount Julian and others around the lake, found new sources of income by helping cottagers in many ways: ice cutting, building, guiding, boat repairs and domestic chores. Stony lake today is principally a used for recreational purposes. Some of the large islands include Juniper and Horseshoe island.

In pop culture

The film Cheaper by the Dozen 2 was shot at property on the lake at Burleigh Falls. A water skiing scene in the contains several scenes of the Lake. The film Inlaws was shot on Stony Lake. The water ski team from Cypress Gardens Florida has stayed at the Irwin Inn and practiced on the lake in front of the inn.

Local Attractions

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Are you fed up with the effects of this winter weather....Now's the time to think of spring!  Imagine yourself sitting on the patio with coffee in hand, gazing out at the lake as the sun rises!  This lovely waterfront estate located in Buckhorn ON is exactly what the doctor ordered.  With over 600 ft of great shoreline with southern exposure, is set up for all that waterfront living ... Read More...
Posted by Julie Whiteman on 2014-01-28
    So why use me? All Realtors in Ontario work from the same data base, utilize standard forms and contracts and advertise in very similar ways. I'd like to tell you why I stand out from the rest and why you should consider using me to represent you in the purchase and/or sale of your new home. The internet is an incredible resource for real estate and it's consulted ... Read More...
Posted by Jeremy Moore on 2013-10-16

Construction and Expansion

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Kitchens tend to be the focal point of our modern day home and as such home owners have changed the kitchens design to suit. In the past kitchens were a place where the cooking was done and the food was brought to a separate dining room where the guest would be served. In today’s homes we have the 'open concept kitchen' which brings the chef and cooking space into the living space creating a ... Read More...
Posted by Chris Salmans on 2013-09-23
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) offers financial assistance for the creation of a Secondary or Garden Suite for a low-income senior or adult with a disability — making it possible for them to live independently in their community, close to family and friends. CMHC delivers renovation programs in Prince Edward Island, where the province cost-shares on a 75% federal / 25% provincial ... Read More...
Posted by Patrick Daley on 2013-08-22

Community Events

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Open house planned for this Sunday 1:30-3 at 3121 Baseline Road, Keene....lets hope we all set our clocks back Sunday morning...including me! Read More...
Posted by Kris Chappell on 2013-10-30
COME TO 3054 WESTRIDGE BLVD ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 27, 2013! NOT ONLY WILL YOU GET TO SEE A WONDERFUL HOME FOR SALE, AND PERHAPS BE THE LUCKY ONE TO PURCHASE IT, BUT YOU WILL ALSO GET TO MEET THE BIG SCAREY DUDE AND HIS SIDEKICK!   TREATS WILL BE HANDED OUT AS WELL!  IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PICTURE WITH THE BIG SCAREY DUDE FEL FREE TO BRING YOUR CAMERA!  Read More...
Posted by Jeremy Moore on 2013-10-22

Family & Kids

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We invite you to discover the beauty of Buckhorn and its surrounding area, there are few places in Canada as visually stunning as the Kawartha Lakes area with open spaces, waterways and an abundance of birds and wildlife, with many unusual geographical features. The Buckhorn area is rich in culture with its many art galleries, antique stores and flea markets with hundreds of world class cultural ... Read More...
Posted by Ted Wiggins on 2014-03-14
We invite you to discover the beauty of Buckhorn and its surrounding area, there are few places in Canada as visually stunning as the Kawartha Lakes area with open spaces, waterways and an abundance of birds and wildlife, with many unusual geographical features. The Buckhorn area is rich in culture with its many art galleries, antique stores and flea markets with hundreds of world class cultural ... Read More...
Posted by Ted Wiggins on 2014-03-14

Parks & Recreation

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time is running out for getting your gardens ready for winter do you mulch cover and compost did you know you can have your soil tested what tips do you have for getting your gardens ready? Read More...
Posted by Lynda Mattucci on 2013-11-07
In today's world, taking time to do what has to be done to prepare for the winter months, can be very overwhelming, espcially when it comes to the cottage.  Below, you will find a great article explaining how you can save time and still get the job done.  Click on the link below, I'm sure you will find it interesting - I did!   Click here:   How to Close up the Cottage in 2 ... Read More...
Posted by Julie Whiteman on 2013-10-10

Market Reports and Conditions

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22 January 2014 Contact: Media Relations 613 782-8782 Ottawa - The Bank of Canada today announced that it is maintaining its target for the overnight rate at 1 per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 1 1/4 per cent and the deposit rate is 3/4 per cent. Inflation in Canada has moved further below the 2 per cent target, owing largely to significant excess supply in the economy and heightened ... Read More...
Posted by Constantine Isslamow on 2014-01-22
  The Peterborough Real Estate Market is as Strong as ever!   I would like to take the time to share with you some statistics comparing 2013 sales activity to 2012 when looking at the entire Peterborough and Kawartha’s Association of REALTORS® Board taking into consideration all price points and sub districts.     Click HERE to have a look at the detailed “2013 ... Read More...
Posted by Crystal Edwards on 2014-01-17

Restaurants / Bars / Coffee Houses

THIS BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED CIRCA 1900 2 1/2 STOREY COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH A RESIDENTIAL UNIT IS LOCATED IN THE GROWING VILLAGE OF LAKEFIELD. MANY INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED IN THE PAST 6 YEARS INCLUDING: HAND STRIPPED AND RE-FINISHED MOLDING AND TRIM WORK THROUGHOUT, FLOORING, WASHROOMS, NEWER FURNACE AND MUCH MORE. THIS PRIME LOCATION HAS PROVED TO BE SUCCESSFUL FOR THE ... Read More...
Posted by Peterborough Commercial on 2012-10-11
THIS BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED CIRCA 1900 2 1/2 STOREY COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH A RESIDENTIAL UNIT IS LOCATED IN THE GROWING VILLAGE OF LAKEFIELD. MANY INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED IN THE PAST 6 YEARS INCLUDING: HAND STRIPPED AND RE-FINISHED MOLDING AND TRIM WORK THROUGHOUT, FLOORING, WASHROOMS, NEWER FURNACE AND MUCH MORE. THIS PRIME LOCATION HAS PROVED TO BE SUCCESSFUL FOR THE ... Read More...
Posted by Aaron Wright on 2012-10-10

Schools & Universities

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University Heights great North End neighbourhood lots of Parks great area for going for walks, close to the zoo, easy access Trent University check out 2979 Jennifer dr. custom built 3 bedroom, 3 bath home featuring main floor family room, main floor laundry room 2 gas fireplaces, and much more call today for more details Read More...
Posted by Lynda Mattucci on 2012-03-06

Shopping

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The summer is almost over, the long weekend is here, the dew is heavy in the mornings, and the birds are flocking together all sign that fall is close. Now may be the time to think of moving and it will be hard to find a nice town than Lakefield Ontario. Call me anytime for your C21 connection to my village. Read More...
Posted by Peter Ward on 2013-08-29
The Farmers Market is really busy looking forward to when it is moved back outside next weekend. support your local farmers get back to real food Read More...
Posted by Lynda Mattucci on 2013-04-27

Sports & Activities

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  The Peterborough Pagans Rugby Team is giving new meaning to the saying "Give Blood, Play Rugby". The PRUFC (Peterborough Rugby Club) is holding their first blood drive of 2014!  Their goal is to have 50 units of blood donated this year.  If you are 17 and over, please consider coming out to donate Saturday, Feb 8th.  The clinic is open 8 am-12 noon.  Please call ... Read More...
Posted by Kris Chappell on 2014-02-07
  The Peterborough Pagans Rugby Team is giving new meaning to the saying "Give Blood, Play Rugby". The PRUFC (Peterborough Rugby Club) is holding their first blood drive of 2014!  Their goal is to have 50 units of blood donated this year.  If you are 17 and over, please consider coming out to donate Saturday, Feb 8th.  The clinic is open 8 am-12 noon.  Please call ... Read More...
Posted by Kris Chappell on 2014-01-31
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