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Beautiful sand beach which is great for swimming, picnics and family fun in the sun.

A short drive from Ottawa this beach is worth the drive. Sandy beach and fun for the entire... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
Great lake and many hiking trails.

Took my family hiking on our favourite trail. It is called Wolf Trail and is located near parking... read more

Reviewed July 21, 2019
Mark D
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20 minutes from downtown Ottawa, this lake has two sandy beaches patrolled by lifeguards.
Gatineau Park, Gatineau, Quebec J9B 2N3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short drive from Ottawa this beach is worth the drive. Sandy beach and fun for the entire family. Great for a family picnic. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

Took my family hiking on our favourite trail. It is called Wolf Trail and is located near parking. Meech lake is close to the trail. Once we finished the hike we can change into our bathing suits and enjoy a nice dip. Parking is a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Mark D
Reviewed July 6, 2019

Otherwy you are paying a very hefty fee for parking $12 and don't count on finding another place because its all private land

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DeganawidahA
Reviewed May 12, 2019

A really nice beach, well supervised in the summer. Warm water and mostly sandy. Clean water. Can be quite busy and parking lot fills up so come early on weekends

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Erin S
Reviewed April 22, 2019

There is an eleven mile loop trail that starts off the O'Brien parking lot. A piece is alongside the Trans Canada trail 36. A short hike to the Wilson Carbide Ruins which I took several videos and images. The majority of the hike is shaded...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank Caroline G
Reviewed March 8, 2019

Paddled my kayak and swam in the Lake. Just 20 minutes from Ottawa, very peaceful. Best times in the summer is early morning or early evening. Lake very clean. Find an island, play your guitar, flute and sing your heart away. Very few motor boats....More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank albertkayak
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

__Lac Pink__ Is a typical meromictic lake in Gatineau park and if you’re in Ottawa, this place is just a half an hour drive away. The lake is in Gatineau park that you can find a lot of beautiful other spots also, then also Mech...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 117sreeh
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Close to Ottawa, only 20-25 minute drive to Gatineau Park, Meech Lake is a quick refresher. Quiet lake with few boats and great water for open-water swims in clear, clean water. Two beaches and a boat lauch in between. Better during the week as weekends...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank BlizzPete
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Beautiful park and well set up for family pique-niques and a nice lake for swimming. Very popular park in the Gatineau region.

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank timouneio
Reviewed October 2, 2017

It's not far from Ottawa or Gatineau - about half an hour of driving. It's well worth the drive for the spectacular natural beauty.

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Jenn A
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June 30, 2019|
Response from Caroline G | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you have to carry it about a mile