The Madawaska Highlands is an area of intense beauty with its myriad of lakes, rivers and forests and sits on the east side of Algonquin Park. The area is comprised of one of the oldest known mountain chains dating back 4 billion years. The abundance of timber and the demand for wood products in the 1800’s, spawned a vibrant lumber industry in the area and spurred the construction of the Ottawa, Arnprior and Parry Sound Railway.
Some of the wealthiest lumber barons in the world at the time, derived much of their wealth from the white pine stands in Madawaska at the head of Bark Lake. In fact, Depot Point, the future home of Lakewoods Hotel, was at the epicentre of this booming logging and forest products business. As the lumber industry gives way to tourism, Ontario families are creating their own version of paradise.
There is not much space or privacy left in Haliburton, Muskoka or the Kawarthas and even less value. Here within these beautiful rolling hills it’s quite the opposite. Bark Lake is located in the heart of the region, is one of the largest and is virtually undeveloped, which is very hard to find in southern Ontario. Much of the shoreline is owned by the Province of Ontario and therefore will never be developed.
Although Lakewoods will provide privacy along with a sense of remoteness, the Village of Barry’s Bay is just 15-kilometres down the road and offers all services you need such as grocery stores, restaurants, beer and liquor stores, a post office, gas stations, builders supply store, a hospital and much more.Register for Details