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Lakeshore Lodge Day 2017

When: Wednesday August 16, 13h00 - 16h00

Where: Lakeshore Lodge site, West Point (see map below)

Cost: This year on August 16, admission to all Ontario provincial parks is free!

What to bring: Family and friends from toddlers upwards!

Lakeshore Lodge Day Tug-o-War Park NHE students participate in 1890's style tug-o-war at Laksehore Lodge Day; Image 16-5810, John A. Brebner 2016

What's It All About?

This popular event in the form of an 1890's-style picnic features games, music, a corn roast with lemonade and hayrides around this historic part of the Park has something for all ages.

The Lakeshore Lodge was first built as a simple summer retreat for local tourists wanting to spend time near the fabled sand dunes of West Lake. Its popularity spread over the decades leading into the 20th century, and soon the simple lodge became a first class hotel, offering accommodation for tourists from as far away as Toronto and New York State.

Sadly, the lodge burned in 1982, just as studies for a restoration were being undertaken.

Today's visitor can enjoy this beautiful spot, and explore the remains of the old lodge.

Lakeshore Lodge, Cottage Row Cottage Row ar Lakeshore Lodge, c. 1890; Image 13-6678

Have a look at a more detailed and illustrated history of the Lakeshore Lodge...

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