Fairy Lake

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Fairy Lake is located in Acton at the headwaters of Black Creek adjacent to Prospect Park and Rotary Park surrounded by residential properties. The lake is adjacent to rural lands, a campground/trailer park, and natural open space.

The lake originated in 1830 when the Adams brothers built a dam on Black Creek to create a mill pond in order to operate a flour mill and a saw mill. Prior to the creation of the lake, the area was a wetland. Today, the dam remains in place and maintains the water levels creating the ‘lake’.

Fairy Lake is approximately 26 hectares and is used for boating, swimming and fishing providing scenic views from various vantage points.

The Town has undertaken various studies of the Lake over the years; most recently the Fairy Lake Water Quality Study completed in 2010. The Study as well as additional information about Fairy Lake can be found on this site as well as on the Town's web page.

In 2020, the Town will review the Water Quality Study to determine next steps and priorities in the ongoing management of Fairy Lake. In order to prepare the terms of reference for the review and to inform Council, the Town is seeking public input to help identify priorities as they relate to Fairy Lake.

Fairy Lake is located in Acton at the headwaters of Black Creek adjacent to Prospect Park and Rotary Park surrounded by residential properties. The lake is adjacent to rural lands, a campground/trailer park, and natural open space.

The lake originated in 1830 when the Adams brothers built a dam on Black Creek to create a mill pond in order to operate a flour mill and a saw mill. Prior to the creation of the lake, the area was a wetland. Today, the dam remains in place and maintains the water levels creating the ‘lake’.

Fairy Lake is approximately 26 hectares and is used for boating, swimming and fishing providing scenic views from various vantage points.

The Town has undertaken various studies of the Lake over the years; most recently the Fairy Lake Water Quality Study completed in 2010. The Study as well as additional information about Fairy Lake can be found on this site as well as on the Town's web page.

In 2020, the Town will review the Water Quality Study to determine next steps and priorities in the ongoing management of Fairy Lake. In order to prepare the terms of reference for the review and to inform Council, the Town is seeking public input to help identify priorities as they relate to Fairy Lake.

  • The Fairy Lake survey is closed. Stay tuned for survey results summary.

    The Town is seeking public input to help identify priorities as they relate to Fairy Lake. Please take the survey and have your say.

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