A brief history of the lake

Samuel de Champlain first passed through the Kawartha Lakes in 1615.  By the mid 1700's, the Kawartha Lakes were teeming with British fur traders. 

The mid 1800's saw numerous sawmills spring up along the Gull River.  Timber was the main commodity and lumber barons used the river systems of central Ontario to transport newly felled trees closer to market.  Thousands upon thousands of logs flowed down the Gull River, and over the Norland Dam.  It took some logs over two years to make the trip south to Trenton.

Inaski, since 2007, honours the Indigenous People who discovered these shores.  Inaskingiquash is believed to have been the Native name of Shadow Lake.

First impressions

Just imagine.  Lazing at your very own private sandy beach lakefront cottage.  Fishing, canoeing, paddleboarding, boating or kayaking.  Taking a morning dip in a spectacular outdoor heated inground salt water pool.

At the end of a beautiful day, enjoy a barbecue dinner in a spacious screened-in porch overlooking a glorious view of Shadow Lake.  Lingering in a luxurious master bedroom loft, slowly waking up to the scent of pine and the soothing song of the morning birds or the loones on the lake.

If you've always dreamed of having your own piece of the Kawartha Lakes, but were concerned about the high cost of cottage prices and the burden of repairs and upkeep, then consider fractional ownership - the most affordable, worry-free way of owning a piece of prime cottage country.

Area attractions

At Inaski Shores, you are ideally situated close to more than 250 lakes, waterways and rivers linked by the scenic Trent-Severn.  Plus there are many towns to visit with history, charm and entertainment, such as Bobcaygeon, Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Coboconk, Norland, Kinmount, Minden and Haliburton - where you can dine, shop or celebrate in the local culture.  Needing a break from the lake front, find yourself a short drive away from numerous golf courses, driving ranges or Spas; what ever suits your fansy.

In the winter, your family can explore this indescribable wonderland through an extensive network of snowmobile trails, or take to the hills for some of the finest skiing in the province.

There are a variety of festivals, shops, pubs, walking trails, rural cinemas and theatres around with even RAMA or Sir Sams ski resort; an easy drive from the property.  The entire Trent Severn Waterway is at your door step; minutes south of Shadow Lake; with a public boat launch in Coboconk into Balsam Lake.

APeek on Shadow Lake

Shadow Lake, just north of Coboconk, flows into Balsam Lake through Silver Lake.  Shadow Lake runs from Coboconk to Norland and is linked to the Gull River Watershed.   Inaski Shores Cottages are on the western shores of Shadow, mid lake.  

6 Goldrock Road
City of Kawartha Lakes
Coboconk, Ontario
K0M 1K0

Email:  info@inaskishores.com

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