Overview: Leonard Lake is 6 miles west of Bracebridge and about 8 miles east of Port Carling. The lake has some Muskoka granite outcroppings and some shoreline that is level with some sand. There are about 70 cottagers on the lake and they access their properties from gravel roads on the north side of Hwy #118. The catch of the day is most likely a smallmouth bass, a walleye if you are lucky and whitefish for the ice fisherman. The lake is surrounded by heavy forests. The trees have the benefit of deeper soils than most Muskoka lakes, so the White Pine, Fir, Oak, Maple, Tamerack and Birch trees do well. There are lots of deer and each summer someone is putting out the word of a bear sighting in the area. The lake has an average depth of about 14 feet and the deepest spot is about 5o feet. About 75% of the lake is developed on 100′ to 140′ lots. The north west portion of the lake is less developed. Palmos Island located on the south west bay is one of two lovely islands on the lake and if you are boating beware of the rocky shoals left by the glacier. Many residents believe the lake is spring fed. Cottages on the lake are valued between $230,000.00 and $600,000.00 with the average being about $370,000.00. A couple of sales of properties with substantial shorelines have sold much higher…but by the front foot….they are worth the extra money invested. The cottage association, pardon the term, is very active and has a Lake Plan that addresses the issues of water quality, shoreline development, fishery …etc. Visit their website below.
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