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LBHF Videos

Clovelly, Lake of Bays

The Clovelly community history can be traced back to land registry records in 1902. Located near South Portage Road and Whitehouse Bay, 23 lots were created for cottages and at one time the area also featured the Whitehouse Hotel run by the Aldred family.

How is your Lake of Bays shoreline?

Since most of our shoreline is privately owned, it is up to each landowner to be a responsible custodian and ask how they can maximize the natural qualities while still enjoying the waterfront for family recreation. This video shares the why and how of natural shorelines.

The Lake of Bays View

Lake of Bays has miles of beautiful shoreline. Protecting this natural area is not only important to your view but also for the quality of our environment. Learn about efforts to protect this view for generations to come.

Seabreeze History

The Seabreeze Beach area is on the east shore of Ten Mile Bay in Lake of Bays. Pioneering families settled there in the 1880s but as tourism became the economic driver of Muskoka, between 30 and 40 cottages were gradually built. This video shares that special history.

Dwight Beach Lane History

The Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation strives to preserve local heritage, including that of Dwight Beach Lane. Watch this video to learn the rich history of the lane located near the Oxtongue River in Dwight, Ontario, Canada.

A History of Scott's Boathouse Road

In 2014, LBHF profiled this charming road community on the south shore opposite Bigwin Golf Club, with help from Lee Van Ormer, Paul Shoniker and Penny Thomas, among others. The land was originally bought by Peter Brown in 1907 and then subdivided into cottage lots. Buildings dating from 1922, 1923 and 1936 are a part of this video.

The Village of Dorset

The Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation produced this video in 2013 highlighting several of the multi-generation cottagers along Main Street in Dorset, as well as featuring an interview with Brad Robinson about the history of the village. Thank you, Brad, for your continuous support of heritage protection!

Bigwin View Lane

A visual collection of the memories and histories of the families of Bigwin View Lane.


Our Results
  • Acquired over 50 per cent of the Lower Oxtongue River for permanent protection, including 6.5 km of shoreline.
  • Preserved one mile of natural shoreline and 47-acres of forest at Port Cunnington.
  • Partnered with the Ontario Heritage Trust to be the steward of the 100-acre Pyke property near Brown's Brae.
  • Recognized more than 30 building owners with plaques for heritage property protection.
  • Encouraged the Township to create a Heritage Committee of Council to encourage protection.
  • Rescued the Bigwin ferry from a sunken mooring in 1991 and conducted feasibility studies to transfer to the current Navigation Society for restoration.
  • Established the Harriet T. Weaver Memorial Trust which funds two bursaries each year to assist one student from each of Bracebridge and Huntsville high schools to help pay for their first year of university or college.
Bird Count - June 8, 2019, 8am
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Butterfly, Dragonfly, Damselfly Count - July 7, 2019, 9:00am
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Silent Boat Rally - Aug 3, 2019, 9am-1pm
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Annual General Meeting - Aug 17, 2019
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Mushroom Walk - Oct 12, 2019, 9am
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Contact Us

Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation
P.O. Box 81
Baysville, Ontario
P0B 1A0