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Things To Do

 
 
 
 

Community Hall/Library

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: commhall.library@kasshabog.ca  

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  commhall.library@kasshabog.ca  (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.   

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 Half Moon Bay Public Beach - Kasshabog Lake

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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 431 Peninsula Road, Havelock, ON K0L 1Z0

Fishing on Kosh
 

The joy of catching a fish is a great one. Back in the early1900's 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 2022 are:

Family Fishing Weekend (February 19-21, 2022)
Mother’s Day Weekend (May 7-8, 2022)
Father’s Day Weekend (June 18-19, 2022
Ontario Family Fishing Week (July 2 to 10, 2022)

Fishing Season

Large & Smallmouth Bass: Starts  June 25 Ends Nov 30 

Muskellunge: Starts  June 4 and ends December 15  
Walleye/Pickerel: Starts Jan 1 and ends March 15  Starts May 21and ends 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

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The Gut Conservation Area Closed – Effective May 26, 2022

In an effort to assist with cleanup from the storm on May 21, 2022, The Gut Conservation Area will be closed to the public until further notice.  If you have any questions, contact CVCA office.

 

The Gut Conservation Area is a 400-acre site located east of Apsley, ON. This Conservation Area features a parking lot, walking trails, a look out 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 breath-taking 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

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Photos thanks to Ontario Parks