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Leech Lake

Discover the ultimate escape at Leech Lake located in the heart of Muskoka's breathtaking cottage country. With 135 properties surrounded by dense forests and pristine waters, this idyllic retreat offers an ideal balance of natural beauty and modern amenities. Relax in your own spacious cottage, complete with open plan living spaces, cozy fireplaces, and beautiful bedrooms, soaking in the views and enjoying endless recreational opportunities on the lake. Leech Lake is the perfect place to create memories with family and friends. 

aerial view of typical Ontario lake

Leech Lake Waterfront Cottages Statistics

Average Price $995K
Lowest Price $995K
Highest Price $995K
Total Listings 1
Avg. Price/SQFT $623

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Leech Lake Waterfront Cottages

Leech Lake, Ontario is a haven for those looking for a peaceful and picturesque getaway, offering a peaceful and serene setting for your next vacation home or permanent residence. With 135 properties and cottages, Leech Lake real estate includes some variety along its curving shoreline with all still lending themselves to the natural beauty of the area.

Cottages around Leech Lake display typical country interiors, featuring open-plan living spaces, lofts, and guest bedrooms. Cozy fireplaces add warmth to the ambiance, and natural materials and surfaces create a rustic charm. Despite the country vibe, the cottages are fully equipped with modern appliances to ensure comfort and convenience for everyday living.

Tall great rooms with large windows provide stunning views of the lake and its surroundings, and bedrooms with separate access to a deck are common design features. Large decks, sloping front yards, and private docks or swimming platforms are just a few of the outdoor amenities that you'll enjoy when you purchase a property at Leech Lake.

The properties on Leech Lake range from a quarter to one-acre plots, offering plenty of room to breathe and enjoy the surrounding wilderness. You can go fishing, boating, or swimming, or simply relax and take in the beauty of the lake.

Things to Do In & Around Leech Lake

Unsurprisingly, lake-related activities are a popular choice at Leech Lake.

The lake itself has a surface area of approximately 81 hectares (or approximately 200 acres) offering plenty of opportunities for fishing, swimming, and boating. Canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards are all common sights on Leech Lake. The lake's perimeter is 5.8 kilometers, most of which is occupied by understated lake homes and cottages.

For fishing there are rainbow trout, various types of bass, perch, and bullhead fish species. And of course, there are many other lakes and rivers nearby to explore, all with their own opportunities for enjoying the wilderness and waters of Muskoka’s cottage country.

Leech Lake is also a great place to relax or have an adventure and enjoy nature. With dense natural forest on all sides, the area offers all the opportunities for enjoying Ontario's wilderness, such as hiking, camping, and wildlife watching.

The nearby town of Bracebridge also includes plenty of options for dining, shopping, and entertainment, making the Leech Lake community the perfect destination for those seeking a peaceful retreat in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country.

Area Information for Leech Lake, ON

Located in the scenic district of Muskoka, Leech Lake is a tranquil retreat in the heart of Ontario's cottage country. With its prime location in the township of Oakley, just 30 minutes east of the charming town of Bracebridge, Leech Lake offers the perfect blend of remote natural beauty on the one hand and access to services and amenities on the other.

With an average travel time of 2 hours and 15 minutes from the Greater Toronto Area, getting to Leech Lake is easier than you might think. After getting to Bracebridge, simply take Muskoka Road 14 (also known as Fraserburg Road) east and follow the winding road until it carries on straight as Lorne Road. Follow this until you reach Lakeshore Drive, the perimeter road that circles the lake and provides access to the majority of its properties.

In addition to the beauty of Leech Lake, the wider area is also home to a system of lakes around the Bigwind Lake Provincial Park, including Pine Lake, Bigwind Lake, Bird Lake, and Clear Lake.

Leech Lake FAQs

Q: Where is Leech Lake Ontario?
A: Leech Lake is 30 minutes east of Bracebridge in the Muskoka district of Ontario’s cottage country. By car, it is a little over 2 hours drive north of the GTA and is accessed via Fraserburg Road.

Q: How big is Leech Lake, Ontario?
A: Leech Lake has a surface area of 81 hectares or 200 acres, its maximum depth is around 13 metres and the perimeter is 5.8km long. Leech Lake’s surface area is close to the median, but it has a longer shoreline than most other lakes in the area.

Q: Can you swim in Leech Lake?
A: Swimming is a popular activity on Leech Lake and swimming platforms are a common sight on its waters. The above average water clarity and below average levels of phosphorous make Leech Lake a good place to swim.

Q: What is Leech Lake known for?
A: Leech Lake is known for its clean water, many beautiful lake homes, and its proximity to the nearby town of Bracebridge. Leech Lake is an excellent place for a vacation home and enjoying lakeside activities. Leech Lake is NOT known for having leeches.


Stunning view of vibrant forestry on Muskoka lake waters near a dock

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