Leech Lake

Mist over Leech Lake in the morning.


Welcome to Leech Lake, a small and pristine body of water located just 22 kilometers east of Bracebridge’s historic town center. While often overlooked as one of several lakes in the area, Leech Lake is an ideal choice for those seeking a more rustic and secluded experience in Cottage Country.

Activities on the lake

Summer is the perfect time to indulge in outdoor activities and recharge your batteries. With longer hours of sunlight, you can fit more activities into your day. Leech Lake’s small surface area provides more privacy and less boat traffic, making it an ideal location to unwind and enjoy the calm waters. Whether you prefer swimming, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, or stand-up paddleboarding, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the serenity of this small lake.

If fishing is your passion, Leech Lake is home to rainbow trout, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass, among other species. You can launch your boat from the junction of Korne Road and Lakeshore Drive and find a quiet spot to drop your line while taking in the peaceful sounds of nature.

Exploring the area

For those who want to explore the area, Bigwind Lake Provincial Park is nearby and offers excellent biking trails and opportunities for fishing and canoeing on nearby lakes. Golf enthusiasts can visit one of the several golf courses in Bracebridge, while families can enjoy a fun-filled day at Santa’s Village or browse the trendy local shops downtown.

If Leech Lake sounds like the perfect destination for your next getaway, we are here to help you find the perfect spot for your new home away from home.

Official NameLeech Lake
MunicipalityTown of Bracebridge
Drainage BasinSouth Muskoka River
Latitude/Longitude45.052 N 79.098 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)0.81
Elevation (m asl)313
Mean Depth (m)6.3
Maximum Depth (m)14
Perimeter (km)5.8
Island Shoreline (km)0.1
Clarity (m)3.3
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)5
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmentvery high; shoreline residential
Accesspublic; road allowance at junction of Lorne Rd and Lakeshore Drive
Water Level Managementnot regulated
Fish Species
Major Fish Speciesrainbow trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass

Other Fish Species
white sucker, brown bullhead, pumpkinseed, rock bass, yellow perch, slimy sculpin