The Lake of Bays Heritage Foundation recently acquired about 97 acres of land at the iconic Marsh's Falls on the Oxtongue River. This places the property into conservation protection, and will lead to restoration of habitat for native species. It is all good news. It is all, in fact Great News.
The Foundation is currently working with the Township to develop a plan that will permit public access to the base of the Falls, a place to launch a canoe or kayak, or have a picnic or a swim. There will be no camping or campfires permitted at the site.
Every summer forever we have taken guests from Bondi to launch canoes at the Falls and enjoy canoeing down the beautiful lower Oxtongue River. Some continue along the shoreline and portage back into Haystack Bay. Some canoe over to the beach at Dwight and call us for pick-up. Either way, it is an outstanding way to spend a summer's day.
The river abounds with wildlife and unspoiled shorelines, and this purchase from the LoBHF will ensure that continues.