Chandos Lake is found just north of the town of Apsley in the Township of North Kawartha. The lake is served by two county roads, 504 and 620. Chandos offers a few small marinas to service the lake’s residence and cottages (1200 strong) along with other amenities such as a public boat launch and beach area. Chando is a top-rated cottage lake with many different cottaging options. Chandos Lake has a surface area of 3427 acres with a maximum depth of 150 feet. You will find Lake Trout, Large and Small Mouth Bass, Perch, and it is also reported Northern Pike can be found in the lake. The locals call Chandos Lake the jewel of the Kawarthas. Originally the lake was called “Mongosogan” (Wikipedia) by the Mississauga Anishinabe.
Chandos Beach off County Road 620
Year-to-date Real Estate Numbers for Peterborough and the Kawarthas
What a year! Our listing numbers in the area took a nosedive when Covid 19 restrictions were put in March of 2020. The inventory did rebound quickly in May with average inventory numbers for the balance of the year. The “lack” of inventory comes from the extra number of sales, an influx of GTA residence to the area. In turn, with average inventory and more buyers, the average price has risen. This story, I believe, will play out in 2021. We will see.
Lakefield view of the Otonabee River
The Otonabee River starts and flows from Katchewanooka Lake that runs straight through Peterborough to Rice Lake. (part of the Trent-Severn Waterway) The total length of the river is 55 kilometres.
I have a few shots below of the Otonabee in Lakefield. Lakefield is brimming with natural and cultural heritage connected closely with the canoe, First Nations and the start of many hydro stations in the late 1800s.
The water flows heavily through the banks of the river. The ducks below are swimming hard but just staying static. There is enough power in the fall season from the river to pull a full sized navigation marker into the water. Looks beautiful, but very dangerous!
The ice is forming in late December. In a few weeks, there will be little cities of Ice Fishing Buildings. Fishing is a huge winter activity in the winter here. This shot was taken from Jones Beach facing North West.
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A few area shots