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Greg Ball
Broker

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Chemong Lake

Upper & Lower Chemong Lake

  1. Upper and Lower Chemong Lake separate Ennismore and Bridgenorth. The two communities are linked by the causeway.
  2. Canoeing, boating, windsurfing, hiking, golfing, and swimming in the fresh waters of Chemong Lake, are among the popular summer activities. Public Parks are located close to both villages.
  3. The Central landmark of the Bridgenorth – Ennismore area is the Chemong Lake Causeway. There was a time, travel between the two locations was not as easy as it is today.
  4. It wasn’t until the 1840’s that a ferry service was finally established in order to shorten the travel time from Ennismore to Peterborough. This service was dropped a few years later due to the expense related to its operation.
  5. While earlier attempts to construct a bridge ended in failure, in 1854, a delegation of residents approached county council requesting a bridge be built.
  6. In 1869, a floating bridge was constructed by William Trunnum, which was towed into place in 1870.
  7. Called the longest floating bridge in the world, it was also referred to as the bridge of terror. One can well imagine the name since Chemong Lake is 7/10’s of a mile wide at the causeway. The floating bridge was replaced by a more modern causeway and bridge in 1949. In the 1960’s the structure was rebuilt as it is seen today.

FISHING TIP…

The area under the causeway is a popular spot for walleye. Trolling north of the causeway to Herrington Narrows is best when fishing for muskie.


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