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Baptiste Lake Existing Places

Private boat launch
Private Boat launch This boat launch immediately off the South Baptiste Lake road is a private launch area used by the public. Some parking is available at the launch and you will be at the far south east end of the lake in Redmond Bay when you launch....
Birch Cliff Lodge
Birch Cliff Lodge Birch Cliff Lodge, situated on 15 acres on the shore of Baptiste Lake, is 10 kilometers by car to the village of Bancroft and 16 kilometers by boat to Algonguin Park. Enjoy wonderful swimming at our clear, sandy beach or tour beautiful Baptiste Lake in our rental boats. In the evening, glorious sunsets and evening campfires create lasting memories. An ideal destination for a family vacation, Birch Cliff offers cottage accommodation of various sizes – each cottage freshly decorated and updated with screened porches and some with fireplaces. Retaining its 1930’s character, Birch Cliff Lodge is a unique venue for weddings, conferences or retreats and offers spring and fall discounts.     ...
Camp Ponacka
Camp Ponacka Camp Ponacka is a boys summer camp in Ontario. Ponacka offers four-week sessions to boys 10 and older (as of July 1st). Boys aged 7-9 may attend for two or four weeks. Send us your contact information and we will mail to you a full colour brochure, DVD and additional information...
Baptiste Village Boat Launch
Public Boat Launch - Baptiste Village Main public boat launch on Baptiste Lake. Directly off the south Baptiste Lake Road in the village of Baptiste. ...
Rangers Lodge (closed)
Rangers Lodge The original site of 7 acres, with an option to purchase for future expansion, contained a cottage built in 1930, known as Trail's End. On July 15, 1931 the Wigwassin Post of the Rangers was founded by the first five boys who had been guests that summer. The Post Lodge, completed in June of 1932,1 believe by Martin Lumber, was constructed of white pine logs indigenous to the area. It was 60' by 60', including a 20' wide veranda running the length of the building. Of the 15 rooms, 10 were allotted to the boys, sleeping four to a room of two double bunk beds or as they called it "lumberjack style". The applicants were limited to 40 in order to ensure that each boy received sufficient attention and instruction. In the fall of 1958, Ron Schnurpel and three partners bought the lodge and the surrounding land, which consisted of the whole peninsula along with significant portions of the bays to the north and south. The main lodge which had a kitchen, dining room, large lounge, several bedrooms and adjoining cabins were completely renovated, adding propane heaters, toilets, septic connections and wash basins. Drinking water was brought in each day to the main lodge by a tractor from a nearby spring.After many years, operating the lodge became too much of a burden and in 1979 the Schnurpels decided to subdivide. A new road was positioned up the centre of the peninsula and lots were sold off on both sides c one of which we were able to purchase. Ron and Maria kept a lot adjacent to the lodge, which was sold along with several cabins to a British couple who subsequently sold it to Kevin and Barb Glynn. Kevin's parents had owned a cottage on the lake for years and because of this family connection were thrilled to be back on it. The Glynns with their three children kept it until a transfer to the United States forced them to sell.  ...
Forest View Lodge (Closed)
Forst View Lodge (closed in 2000) ...
Public Boat Launch
Public Boat launch   North shore road public boat launch ...
Baptiste Lake Marina
Baptiste lake Marina Baptiste Lake Marina is located near Bancroft, on Marina Rd. which runs off the south Baptiste Lake Rroad. All guests who moor there will have access to basic services, such as water, electricity and gas station. Its users may take advantage of its complete basic range of services. It is an ideal marina for small size boats and has mooring for boats with a maximum length of 7.31 m and a maximum draught of 3.04 m. The various sporting activities that are carried out at the marina facilities are available to its customers. The easiest way to arrive is by car or by boat. Gas and boat anchorage and storage are also available....
Lakeview Lodge
Lakeview Lodge Located in the quaint village of Baptiste Lake, fifteen minutes from the town of Bancroft, Ontario. Come and enjoy some of the best fishing Ontario has to offer. Relax in front of the most picturesque sunsets you will ever lay eyes on. Wallow in the waters of beautiful Baptiste Lake, which boasts ideal swimming conditions all summer long. If Snowmobiling is your passion, you will find groomed trails for miles. Whether you are inside enjoying your cozy cottage, or basking in the gorgeous scenery outdoors, Lakeview Lodge is your all season vacation getaway....
The Ripples
Narrow channel connecting Baptiste Lake to Elephant and Benoir Lakes. Easiest to navigate in high water, a challenge for large boats in low water. ...
Private boat launch
Private Boat Launch This private boat launch is used by the public and is located off the North Baptiste Lake Road on Paradise Landing Road. A sand beach is available by the launch....
Lavalley Bay Cottages
Lavalley Bay Cottages Located on the North Baptiste Lake Road....
West Bay House
West Bay House At West Bay House , You are always Welcome Just imagine A quiet secluded environment, untouched land, and historic housekeeping cottages and unique new 2 storey loft chalets. Just Imagine... a peaceful place to get away, relax, and enjoy an unchanged environment! Situated on beautiful Baptiste Lake, near Bancroft, Ontario, West Bay House is a family owned and operated business. We have accommodations for any size family from two to twelve people. We pride ourselves on our service, tradition, and history. For over 40 years we have dedicated ourselves to providing our guests with the rest and relaxation they deserve. Fun, Relaxation, or Adventure... West Bay House offers our guests a wide variety of ways to kick back, stretch out, and have fun. Beach volleyball, mountain biking, water skiing, and of course, fishing....
Public boat launch
Public boat lauch just south of Allendale Cottages ...
Grants General Store
W. Mulcahey built the original store at the turn of the 1900's. The store was then sold to Hiram and Elizabeth Grant. Their daughter Mabel ran the store until 1984. This is a classic. Grants' store in 1934, with 3 chimneys, gas pumps and the poolroom on the back near the village road. Train stopped at Baptiste station which was in front of Grants General store....
High Falls
The first dam was built in 1866 by Harris & Bronson, the first lumbering company to set up operations here. Those in Bancroft were always wary of the 12 foot wooden dam, holding back the entire lake. It was under constant surveillance, especially in the spring when the run-off would put extra stress on the structure and usually flooded Bancroft. In 1908 High Falls powered an electric light plant, a woolen mill, saw mill and grist mill.Ironically when the dam was rebuilt in 1933, the original timbers were found to be sound, but the new concrete was poured during the frost season, and almost immediately found to be defective.The Current dam was built in 1952. The effect of damming High Falls was to flood much of the shoreline, creating a much larger lake....
Sunrise Lodge
Sunrise Lodge Sunrise Lodge is a wonderful, well established cottage resort, located on beautiful Baptiste Lake, in the gorgeous Hastings Highlands of Ontario. The lodge offers 7 housekeeping rentals, from a cosy one-bedroom, to two- and three-bedrooms. All cabins are fully equipped with cooking and eating utensils, ready to enjoy. You are required to bring your own sheets, pillowcases and towels, however no pets. The lodge offers a marine area with extensive docks for boat mooring and a deep water diving and swimming area.Centrally located among the cottages is a common building with a recreation room, separate showers and coin laundry facilities. Located beside the Rec Centre is a covered barbeque hut, with two propane barbeques....