Things To Do
The Kosh Lake Community Hall is open for community events such as yoga classes
and line dancing. Details about community events are posted on our Website,
Facebook page and via E-News. If you would like to book the hall for an event or class email: email@example.com
The lending library is now officially open during July and August on Saturdays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. We have a great supply of books, puzzles and games worth checking out. No library card is required. Please help us keep this building open this summer by volunteering to do a shift or two. To volunteer contact firstname.lastname@example.org (students this counts towards your community service hours).
The building has a fully accessible bathroom and entrance and is located at 409 Peninsula Rd. behind the Public Beach, in the east end of MacDonald Bay.
Half Moon Bay Public Beach - Kasshabog Lake
Photo Credit Brad Sinclair
Located at the east end of MacDonald Bay, this is the perfect place for little ones to play on a sandy beach or safely swim in the shallow, sandy water. The grassy area with picnic tables makes it a great place to have a family gathering or a picnic. There is an outdoor washroom available during the summer months. Boats can be pulled up on the shoreline. If you are coming by car the beach is located at 410 Peninsula Road, Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0
Fishing on Kosh
The joy of catching a fish is a great one. Back in the early 1900s, our plentiful bass stocks attracted anglers from all over North America. Today, Lake Kasshabog hosts Smallmouth Bass, Muskellunge, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, and Rock Bass. The ongoing “Catch and Release” philosophy on Kasshabog has helped protect the lake's fishing stocks from being depleted so the fish can spawn and flourish for another generation.
Remember to take care when fishing near shore – there are underwater phone lines, water intakes, and anchor lines ready to grab your favourite lure!
Important Fishing Facts
If you’re under 18 or over 65 you don’t need a fishing licence, simply show Photo ID. Otherwise, it’s easy to purchase your licence online at www.huntandfishontario.com
In Ontario there are four opportunities to fish without a licence. Government-issued identification is required, however, and anglers must follow catch and possession limits for Conservation Fishing Licences.
Free dates for 2023 are:
Family Fishing Weekend (February 18-20, 2023)
Mother’s Day Weekend (May 13-14, 2023)
Father’s Day Weekend (June 17-18, 2023)
Ontario Family Fishing Week (July 1 to 9, 2023)
Large & Smallmouth Bass: June 24 to Nov 30
Muskellunge: June 3 to December 15
Walleye/Pickerel: Jan 1 to March 15 and May 20 to December 31
For details on all regulations pertaining to Kasshabog Lake, you can visit: https://www.ontario.ca/document/ontario-fishing-regulations-summary/fisheries-management-zone-15
The Gut Conservation Area
The Gut Conservation Area
The Gut Conservation Area is a 400-acre site located east of Apsley, ON. This Conservation Area features a parking lot, walking trails, a lookout area, and a stairway down to the gorge. The “Gut” is a large gorge that the Crowe River flows through for about 230 meters. The fissure that forms the gorge is over 30 meters high and varies from five to ten meters in width. The gorge presents a breathtaking glimpse of this unique terrain.
Directions: From Havelock, go north on County Rd # 46, Travel 42 km/ 26 Mi to within 50 meters of Hwy 504 intersection, turn right onto Lasswade Rd, and travel 6 km/ 4mi, look for the Gut Conservation Area sign and turn right on road for 1 km/.6 mi to the parking lot.
Petroglyphs Provincial Park
This park is home to nearly 1000 rock carvings that scientists estimate were drawn between 500 and 1000 years ago. It’s the largest known concentration of Indigenous rock carvings (petroglyphs) in Canada, depicting turtles, snakes, birds, humans and more; this sacred site is known as “The Teaching Rocks” https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/petroglyphs
2249 Northeys Bay Road Peterborough, ON K0L 3H0
Photos thanks to Ontario Parks