Three Mile Lake
Three Mile Lake is located in an area of fields and farms directly south of Skeleton Lake and east of Lake Rosseau. Bounded by farms, the lake, it was thought that the runoff from cattle fields and fertilized crops contributed to the algae bloom in the lake in early August but the President of the Three Mile Lake Association notes that in regard to “the high phosphorous levels, some are historical, some are geological and s0me related to climate and weather conditions and some are related to internal loading as a result of anoxic conditions in Hammell’s Bay. Scientists from the MOECC, Dorset Environmental Science Cenre have been studying (the) lake …for many years and have not pinpointed agricultural run off as a significant source of phosphorous loading.” The cottage association has been mindful of this occurrence but the bloom does not appear to be unhealthy for the fish…. the pickerel fishing is one of the best in the area. Other fish in Three Mile Lake include Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass as well as panfish like Sunfish and Perch.
There are three ‘arms’ to the lake. Hammell’s Bay is the northern ‘arm’ and Echo Beach is on the east shore of this Bay and averages about 12 feet in depth. That entire area is a hard packed sand beach. There are some camp sites near Inverness Lodge which is located on the north side of the west ‘arm’. The west ‘arm’ includes Three Mile Bay and Green Bay. The Dee River flows west from this bay, past the hamlet of Dee Bank to Clark Pond and then over ‘Clark Falls’ into Lake Rosseau. The well known Resort of ‘Windermere’ is near here on Lake Rosseau. The easterly ‘arm’ has Balthaycock Island near its center. The shoreline on the north side is fairly steep while the opposite shore is level. The hamlets of Ullswater and Raymond are 1 km north of Three Mile Lake. There are a couple of good golf courses only minutes from the lake.
The lake is accessed by year round paved roads from District Road #4 coming from Bracebridge on the south side, or from Hwy #11 on District Road #141 on the north side coming from Utterson.
The Research Department of Muskoka Real Estate Services determined prices for waterfront properties are between $175,000.00 and $800,000.00 with the average in the area of $395,000.00 in 2017, with some exceptions.
For properties for sale on this lake today, call Muskoka Real Estate Services at 705-687-7777.