Pine Lake is located off Hwy #169 just 2 km. north west of Gravenhurst. Easily accessible from Town to Sniders’ Bay Road or Pine Lake Road. The gravel road on the wast side of the lake is maintained by the municipality, however, the roads servicing the east side are not. There are about 80 cottagers and less than 10% are full time residents. The lake is about 2.75 km in length and has a significant amount of shoreline undeveloped. The lake averages about 12′ in depth but there is an area over 60 feet deep. Your catch of the day will likely be a Largemouth or Smallmouth bass although pickerel, sunfish and perch are also present.
In the early years a group of Jewish owners established an area on the north side in sufficient numbers to allow for their religious ceremonies. This type of development was common in Muskoka shortly after the war. The development was slightly different on Pine Lake compared to ‘The Elms’ and ‘Wapaska Estates’ on Lake Muskoka and ‘Grey Owl’ on Kahshe which consisted of 12 cottages built on one shared piece of lakefront. On Pine Lake they each owned their own lakefront.
We sold a cottage for a wonderful couple on Pine Lake and the lady of the cottage, Mrs. Rappaport, will never be forgotten by me…. a wonderful lady who carried with her a powerful message, a number tattooed on her arm at a Nazi Prison Camp. When you see it, it is hard not to be moved. They spent many years on Pine Lake and enjoyed the canoeing and it’s convenience to Bala or Gravenhurst for shopping. There are two modest cottage resorts on the lake (see a link below). For several aerial views of the lake visit the Pine Lake Ratepayers site below. The research department at Muskoka Real Estate Services Inc. has determined that cottages on this lake were valued in 2020 between the range of $400,000 to $1,600,000. and the average will be in the $650,000 range with possible increases of 20% in 2021. For properties for sale on this lake call Muskoka Real Estate Services at 705-687-7777.