Peninsula Lake

Pink sky in the morning over a calm Peninsula Lake.


Welcome to Peninsula Lake, known locally as ‘Pen Lake’. This stunning lake is located within the municipalities of Huntsville and Lake of Bays and is part of the Mary Lake-Fairy Lake-Vernon Lake-Peninsula Lake chain. Its beautiful shorelines and proximity to services and amenities make it an ideal location to consider purchasing a cottage.

Activities on the lake

Pen Lake offers a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year. Boating enthusiasts can explore over 27 km of natural shoreline and, when connected with the other three links in the Huntsville lakes chain, have access to over 64 km of boating. The lake also provides marina services, public boat launch options, and docking facilities near local shops and restaurants.

If you prefer other water sports, Pen Lake is great for that as well. The small bays offer some privacy for swimmers, while the open waters are perfect for adventurous sailors, canoers, or kayakers. The Peninsula Lake Association organizes activities for enthusiasts, including Sailing Races and a Regatta in July and August, promoting fun and friendly competition. They’ve even planned a couple of golf tournaments in town.

Exploring the area

Deerhurst Resort is a quick boat ride away, offering world-class golfing. While you’re enjoying a round of golf, your kids can try hiking the trails at the resort, treetop trekking or paintball. This resort is just one of the many amenities that make Muskoka such a special place to visit.

If you want to experience cottage life while remaining close to city amenities, Peninsula Lake is the perfect choice.

Official NamePeninsula Lake
Local NamesPen Lake
MunicipalityTown of Huntsville
Township of Lake of Bays
Drainage BasinMuskoka River – Mary Lake
45.338 N 79.100 W
Physical Features
Surface Area (km)8.40
Elevation (m asl)284
Mean Depth (m)11.7
Maximum Depth (m)37
Perimeter (km)29.8
Island Shoreline (km)
Clarity (m)
Land Use and Development
Crown Land (%)0
Provincial Parksnone
Shoreline Developmenthigh; shoreline residential, commercial
Accesspublic; public launches: beside Tally-Ho Inn off Hwy 60; SE end of lake off North Portage Road; Huntsville town docks via Fairy Lake.
Water Level Management
regulated; water level is control by an MNR owned and operated dam at outlet of Fairy Lake; flows and levels and levels are governed by the Muskoka River Water Management Plan
Fish Species
Major Fish Speciesbrook trout, lake trout, cisco (lake herring), lake whitefish, rainbow smelt, northern pike, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, Walleye), Black Crappie

Other Fish Species
blacknose shiner, blackchin shiner, common shiner, bluntnose minnow, northern redbelly dace, white sucker, longnose sucker, brown bullhead, Iowa darter, pumpkinseed