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Descending from Bass Lake to Pigeon Lake, Nogies Creek makes beautiful twists and turns along the way. Named for Curve Lake’s Peter Nogee, the watercourse has witnessed Mossom Boyd’s river drivers floating their logs down, many vacationers, and more recently a provincial fish sanctuary.
St. Peter's Church, Maple Lake
St. Peter’s Anglican Church is a testament to what volunteers can do when they set their minds to making their community a better place, and is one of south-central Ontario’s most striking architectural specimens. Originally a rough cast frame building served this “financially poor, but spiritually rich congregation.” In 1901, the growing membership wanted to build a better church, and when they received a $400 donation from the Women’s Auxiliary of Toronto, they were determined to make the most of it. Among their parishioners was a very talented stone mason, John Henry Billing, who happily gave his best work to the glory of God. Everyone chipped in, donating timbers, collecting stones, burning lime and carting in sand. The results they achieved speak for themselves.
The Rosedale Lock, gateway to Balsam Lake, is striking when viewed from above.
Drag River Bridge, Gelert
The Haliburton section of the Rail Trail has many beautiful stops along the way, but the bridge over the Drag River in Gelert is a favourite.
High Falls, Burnt River
The Burnt River churns through many rapids south of Kinmount, and High Falls is certainly the most picturesque.
Just north of High Falls is Little Falls, which is within walking distance of the Austin Sawmill Heritage Park in Kinmount. The Victoria Rail Trail is visible on the right side of the photograph.
The Burnt River seen just south of Crego’s Creek.
Big Hawk Lake
Pebbly shoals accentuate the view north into Big Hawk Lake.
The trestle over Kendrick’s Creek is a wonderful place to stop when travelling north of Kinmount on the Rail Trail.
Kendrick's Creek Looking North
The vista in the opposite direction is equally nice.
The Mason family lived at this Boshkung farm for 135 years. Thomas was known as “The Patriarch of Boshkung” for his authoritative presence.
Mason Farm & Boshkung
The Mason Estate is situated on a hill above Boshkung Lake.
For generations Red Rock has been a favourite natural landmark in the Kawarthas, located between Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon. It is a prominent Precambrian (granite) outcropping in what is otherwise a region sitting on limestone. Years ago, a lot people enjoyed hikes, picnics and a vista that oversees Sturgeon Lake and the surrounding countryside. More recently, it has been closed to the public and today it is the site of a private home.
Looking up the Gull River towards Coboconk from Indian Point.
Indian Point Shoreline
A vibrant forest follows the shoreline of Balsam Lake at Indian Point.
This shallow bay at Indian Point is colourful when seen from above.
Salerno Lake is one of many forested water bodies near Irondale.
White Boundary Road
Not far from Salerno Lake, White Boundary Road winds it way back out to the highway.
Village of Burnt River
Looking east towards Burnt River, from above the old railway station at Rettie’s.
The old lime kilns mark the entrance to Coboconk, on the Gull River.
Southern Nogies Creek
Nogies Creek presents many different appearances along its route. This photo is taken near its southern end, where it winds its way past many cottages and homes.
The same place on Nogies Creek, seen from above.
Mouth of Nogies Creek
Nogies Creek flows past a popular resort on its way into Pigeon Lake.
Wild Water Preserve
Minden’s Wild Water Preserve has hosted many canoe and kayak slalom events, including the 2015 Pan American Games.
Oakview Lodge provides a beautiful view of Big Hawk Lake.
Descending 70 feet from Halls Lake into Boshkung Lake, the Gull River tumbles through a log chute and rapids at Buttermilk Falls.
Burnt River Bridge
This bridge over the Burnt River just north of III Concession Somerville provides equally interesting views for boaters and visitors on the Victoria Rail Trail.
The bright red roof of Gordon Yacht Harbour stands out in the foreground of this aerial view of Bobcaygeon’s islands.