Turtle Lake and Loon Lake are joined by a small creek about 16 feet in width that passes under a one lane bridge nearing the end of Pinetree Road. On one side of Pinetree you have Turtle Lake and on the other Loon. The south side of Turtle lake is sparsely developed with cottages towards the west end. The south east side is pristine with no development and the cottagers on the pennisula on the opposite side benefit with a view of the vacant shore. The area along Pinetree Road was developed on 100 foot lots which is standard from most of Muskoka and they have a south-west view with lots of sun. Pinetree Road is municipally maintained to the bridge with garbage pick up too.
This area was first survey in June of 1961 by Kenneth H. McConnell and the construction of summer cottages began in earnest soon after. Originally built with single pane windows and no insulation, hot lines or perimeter foundations they were built for summer only. The cottages have evolved and many are now winterized and year round use is more common. The cul-de-sac at the end of Loon Lake Road allows you to put your boat in and park during the day, while you put the canoe in and take a paddle to wallow in the summer sun and pristine waters.
Shopping in Gravenhurst is only 10 minutes away. One of the best golf courses in Canada, Muskoka Bay Club, is only 5 minutes away and you pass it on the way into Turtle Lake. As you can see in the pictures above, a portion of this lake has no cottages. It is a quieter lake than it’s bigger sister lake on the other side of the bridge. Turtle Lake was gouged out of the granite by the passing Glacier as were many ‘finger lakes’ throughout this area. The glacier took the soil too and the white and red pine, maple, oak and birch trees throughout the area cling to the sparse soil developed since it’s passing. Your most likely catch while fishing is a Bass but Pike are also reported.
The Research Department at Muskoka Real Estate Services Inc. notes the cottages on Turtle Lake will sell in the range of $450,000. to $1,050,000. with a few exceptions. For properties for sale on this lake today, call Muskoka Real Estate Services at 705-687-7777.