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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
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
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
The beach is a hidden gem. There is a little bit of a hike to get to the water from parking lot. There is a $11 parking fee. Pack a lunch. There are picnic tables. Out houses are by the beach no need to walk...More
A couple of the Gatineau park trails converge to the north-east corner of Meech lake, so worth a visit even in winter (the trails are groomed also for snow-shoes). In summer, supposing you carry an inflatable dinghy (teamwork), nobody's to stop you inflating it and...More
Went here for a family picnic while visiting Ottawa. Beautiful little beach with a few picnic tables. Lots of people bbqing and having fun on a Saturday night. There were signs warning of "swimmer's itch" which was a little off-putting - I stayed on land...More