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“A little gem along the Loyalist Highway” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Lake on the Mountain

Lake on the Mountain
Picton, Ontario K0K 2T0, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 37 things to do in Picton
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Dartmouth, Canada
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“A little gem along the Loyalist Highway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Great lake and great views. Interesting geology. Looks like a place to spend a few days, rent a bike and enjoy some reading.

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Toronto, Canada
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“Beautiful lookout point”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is the smallest provincial park that I've ever been to and it's free! There are about a dozen of parking spaces and washrooms. In addition to the lookout to the mysterious lake, across from the main road, there is also a lookout point where you can see the bay and the ferry. There are interpretive signs that talk about the origin of the lake as well as the history of the area. There are some benches and picnic tables. Most people would spend 15 minutes max.

There is a restaurant next door which has the same unobstructed view of the bay. It was full when we were there.

Visited October 2013
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Unique View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

This place made me wish I had an ultra-wide angle lens for my camera. Just so I could capture the awesomeness of seeing Lake Ontario 100 ft below me, and this giant like right beside me all in one view. Definitely a MUST visit if you're in PEC.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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“Strange but true”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This is a Canadian oddity, and unlike Magnetic Hill in New Brunswick, it's a genuine mystery. How does a lake get on top of a hill? Not much to do but read the explanatory sign and keep turning around to look at Lake Ontario far below on the other side of the road, but it's worth a stop.

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“unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

A most unusual geological formation of an elevated water storage. Even today scientists cannot fully explain how this water enters the high lake.

Visited September 2013
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