Things to Do
The location of Fairy Lake and its close proximity to downtown Huntsville provides a number of locations to take advantage of the lake and its beauty. The 1.3km Lions Lookout Hiking Trail (accessed via Forbes Hill) gives stunning panoramic views of Fairy Lake as well as the quaint Main Street of Huntsville. With a moderate difficulty rating, this trail may not suit everyone, but the lookout point is directly accessible by vehicle as well.
If you prefer something a little more relaxing, Deerhurst Resorts’ famous, high-end championship Highlands Golf Course offers breathtaking views of Fairy Lake and a setting that is sure to impress.
Just a short paddle from Fairy Lake, the town docks, in the heart of downtown Huntsville, is another great place to appreciate the beauty of the lake. Offering short term docking spaces for boaters who stop to take advantage of some of the award winning restaurants, and unique shops that Huntsville has to offer. Also offered are kayak, paddle board, and canoe rentals just steps from the waterfront for the more adventurous guests.
The deep, cold water habitats of Fairy Lake provide for an abundant, and wide variety of fish species. Major species include Lake Trout, Lake Whitefish, Cisco, Brook Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike and Walleye, as well as a number of other less populated species. Public access to Fairy Lake can be gained from the public boat launch on the Muskoka River in Huntsville.