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Meech Lake

Gatineau Park, Hull, Gatineau, Quebec J9B 2N3, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Hull
Type: Bodies of Water
Description: 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa, this lake has two sandy beaches patrolled by lifeguards.
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Cantley, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

A very nice trail to follow while enjoying the side of the lake, the views, the fresh air and surrounding nature. Very accessible.

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London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Your own lake with beach and views. Just follow the driveway to the end where you have to turn around. Like a little community of cottages hidden in the woods.

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Ottawa, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We enjoyed walking around this large lake. It is very well set up, easy to access, has ample parking, and explanations along the way. We learned a great deal about this lake, while enjoying the fresh air and the view.

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ontario
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427 reviews 427 reviews
193 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Don't just stick to the road side of the lake, park at O'Brian and walk into the park along the trail that leads away from the lake. It eventuall brings you close to the lake so don"t worry. Walk along the edge until you find a bit that suits you. Beware of the naked bathers however, they tend to be... More

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Monticello, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Beautiful scenery surrounds and is on the islands in the lake, you can swim there or laze on a beech or, much better, take a paddle in a canoe to explore some of its secrets

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Nepean
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

There are so many trails, small lakes with picnic areas and beaches in this park. We have visited it in all seasons - hiking in warm weather, and skiing or snowshoeing in winter. It only takes a few minutes to get there from the heart of downtown Ottawa.

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Evening hike as the sunset then to Nordic Spa The Lake trail provides an easy walk suitable for family. Part of the trail was under construction but sitting on beach on Sunset on Thanksgiving day was memorable. The Spa was closeby and few people on t hat evening

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Minutes from downtown Ottawa, you can swim at one of the two beaches or explore a section of the Trans-Canada Trail near O'Brien Beach. Most people don't make it too far (drawn in by the allure of the Wilson Carbide Ruins) but you get different views of the lake and see an assortment of older cottages too. The beaches can... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

There are two Meech Lakes. The public beach where most people go to swim and sunbathe, and the nudist one that is quite a hike up and down hills into the back woods surrounding the public beach. At the nudist beach (clothing optional) there is a waterfall, sunbathing rocks, and an old Millhouse from the mid-1800s.

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Gatineau, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

It is a great place to bring your kids for a hike in the woods, or cycling on the dirt paths

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