You often hear about popular cottage destinations such as Muskoka and Haliburton, but there are so many beautiful areas to enjoy the cottage/recreation lifestyle in Ontario, including Lake Eugenia.


Located one and a half hours northeast of the GTA in the Beaver Valley, Lake Eugenia is the largest inland lake in the area. It has become a prime tourist and cottage destination and is a great way to escape from the busy and hectic life in the city. There are approximately 400 stunning cottages right on the Lake and another 200 back. Cottage owners would love to keep the lake their secret, but word is getting out!


For those who don’t own a cottage on the lake, you can still enjoy a summer day in Lake Eugenia. There is a public beach for swimming, a boat launch (available for use for a small fee), and a grassy area for playing around with the kids and a few tables for a nice picnic. Water skiing, tubing and jet skis are permitted on the Lake. Anglers love coming to Lake Eugenia. Many come to attempt a big catch, as the bass is the winning prize in this lake. There are three types in Lake Eugenia, smallmouth, rock, and largemouth bass. If you’re looking for a big catch, we recommend finding the best holes and having a little patience. Just be sure to have your fishing license before you cast out!





The area around Lake Eugenia is home to many little villages with trendy shops, restaurants and bed & breakfasts. Located in the Beaver Valley in the Municipality of Grey Highlands, Grey County, the area has a large network of nature trails and conservation areas. It is ideal for those who love hiking, mountain biking, and a general love for the outdoors, especially with the spectacular Bruce Trail nearby!


Road biking, as well as motoring the various concessions that criss-cross the Valley are a great way to discover the area – especially at Thanksgiving when the Fall colours are out. One of the most beautiful attractions is the Eugenia Falls Conservation Area, which encompasses 23 hectares of Niagara Escarpment, river valley and upland forests. It is part of the Grey County Waterfalls Tour! This all-season trail winds along the edge of Cuckoo Valley and offers excellent views of the 30m high waterfalls. If the weather is cold and snowy, the private Beaver Valley Ski Club is a great way to enjoy a day with family and friends! Just give them a call to inquire about a complimentary guest pass!


If you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy beautiful Lake Eugenia and the Beaver Valley area, we recommend making the short trip up from Toronto to take advantage of their recreational offerings.

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