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“A Great Little Mystery to Return to Each Year”

Lake on the Mountain
Ranked #4 of 30 things to do in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We discovered Lake on the Mountain when a co-worker suggested we go to The Inn on the Lake after she heard we were visiting Prince Edward County. And I have been fascinated by it ever since. The lake is above water level, and so there is a bit of a mystery as to what the acutal water source is. The first time we visited, we had lunch on the patio of the Inn, where we were able to see the lake when looking one way, and view Picton Bay, down below when looking the other. You can even see the ferry crossing the bay.
Since first visiting, I have found a B&B that is right on the lake and we have been staying there for our visits to Prince Edward County. We not only get to view the lake now, but also get to swin in it, which is usually a nice warm temperature when we visit in the summer months.

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was a nice little look-out. You can watch the ferry go back and forth.

Picnic tables around for those prepared and brought something to enjoy with them. A wee bistro across the street was bustling!

If you're driving by, stop in. Nice vista.

Thank Tracy M
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Lake high on mountain on one side of the road, then you cross the road and look way down at the water surrounding the island.

Thank Janice B
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

I live in Missouri but try to make visit back to area (born in Trenton). Lake on the Mountain has different water source than the Bay but both are visible with a turn of the head. Truly beautiful. It is like a spiritual visit for me. Plan to spend time dining and visiting wineries in the 'county'. You must also include a ride across the bay on the ferry. Feel the breeze, smell the water and it's free...part of the Ontario highway system. Do visit!

Thank Gail G
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

This was recommended by some co-workers and as much as it was wierd to have a Lake so much higher than the rest of the surrounding rivers, It is a quick 20min stop and read the plaques. Would not recommend going out of your way, but if you're crossing the Glenora ferry (FREE) it's worth a quick stop.

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