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$400,000 in infrastructure renewal at Lake on the Mountain

The lake is a natural curiosity with a constant flow of clean, fresh water, with no apparent source and set 60 metres above Lake Ontario with views towards the Bay of Quinte, the Glenora Ferry and the north shore. – photo

The Ontario government has spent $400,000 to build, maintain, and revitalize the parking area, water intake and viewing platform at Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park.

“Lake on the Mountain is a rare and spectacular geographic feature, and its beautiful views draw guests from near and far,” said Todd Smith, MPP for Bay of Quinte.
“With high traffic, there is wear on park
infrastructure. Our government is renewing spaces like these to ensure visitors can fully enjoy this special place for years to come.”

Ontario Parks was able to refurbish the water intake servicing the park’s washroom facility, resurface and expand the parking area, and improve the viewing platform overlooking the lake.

The project is part of a $41.7-million investment over two years to upgrade and maintain infrastructure across the Ontario Parks system.

Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks David Piccini said that in 2022, Ontario Parks recorded more than 12.1 million visits, and overnight camping grew by nine per
cent over 2021.

Lake on the Mountain is just over one square kilometre in size, and it is located 62 metres above the Adolphus Reach of Lake Ontario. From the park, one can see for a great distance, including over the Glenora ferry crossing. It is a popular destination for canoeists and kayakers and starting
point for cyclists, runners and walkers.


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