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Memorial Park, Huntsville, Ontario. Swimming and camping facilities at the mouth of the Muskoka River and Fairy Lake at the base of Lookout Mountain.
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Memorial Park, Huntsville, Ontario. Swimming and camping facilities at the mouth of the Muskoka River and Fairy Lake at the base of Lookout Mountain.
Notes
Charles E. Paget spearheaded a fund raising effort in the spring of 1922 to purchase the property for a new park which opened July 2, 1923, as a memorial to the men who had died in the Great War. In 1923 the council formed a parks commission to look after the park under the chairmanship of Charles E. Paget. In 1924 the parks commission purchased the point at the north of the river with a view to establishing a safe bathing beach and a scenic driveway along the river. In 1925 a road was constructed, a new kitchen was built and campsites were established for motorists. In 1926 a lookout was opened on the mountain. By July 1929 six furnished cabins had been added to the park and the navigation company had erected a new dock.
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Local identifier
498
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private collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 45.33341 Longitude: -79.21632
Copyright Statement
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Contact:
Huntsville Public Library
 Cortney.LeGros@huntsvillelibrary.ca
 
 

7 Minerva St. E.

Huntsville, ON P1H 1W4

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Memorial Park, Huntsville, Ontario. Swimming and camping facilities at the mouth of the Muskoka River and Fairy Lake at the base of Lookout Mountain.


Memorial Park, Huntsville, Ontario. Swimming and camping facilities at the mouth of the Muskoka River and Fairy Lake at the base of Lookout Mountain.