Lake Eugenia Ontario is a man made
lake sitting behind Blue Mountain and near Kimberley on county
It is alot larger than you might think and a great place for boating
water skiing, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, sailing, even fishing.
Each cottage has a dock as it isn't a sand beach type place.
What is really great about this area is that it is year round; Beaver
Valley Ski Club and Talisman is just down the road! Collingwood and Blue
Mountain would be a half hour drive.
My friend's Dad saw the potential and so bought a cottage and was a
founding father of Beaver Valley ski club. They are still using the
cottage year round and so I was lucky enough to see the lake,
cottage and area.
There are two types of fish in Lake Eugenia, trout and bass.
Bass are of the small mouth variety. But the real draw for fisherman are the trout as there are both speckled and
Because the lake is man made it is also stocked with fish, although not
necessarily every year.
The area is also known for Eugenia Falls found along the Beaver River and views of the Niagara Escarpment.
Lake Eugenia has been a hidden part of Grey county since the 1900's
when it was made by what is now Ontario Hydro when they were building a
hydro dam, which is still in use, in 1912.
It became a popular cottaging area in around the 1950's and there are now more than 400 cottages on the lake.
Now it is a year round community that attracts both summer cottagers and skiiers in the winter.