After weeks of confusion about what parts of the business could be open or not, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced on Thursday that short term accommodations for tourism could open. Based on the guidelines, we can operate the housekeeping cabins that have full bathrooms, and we can open the lodge for up to 5 guests from the same group. Unfortunately, the province is indicating no camping until June 30. They have also back-tracked on private cottage rentals, today saying they were NOT included in this opening announcement. Our on-line reservation system will remain turned off for now. Please call (613-474-2144 ext 1) or e-mail for reservations.
A beautiful day at the lake on Thursday. Lots of sunshine, light winds from the south-east and the temperature climbed well into the 80F range. The electricity even stayed on. Friday morning is one of those mirror calm mornings making it quite picturesque. They say we could have some thunderstorms this afternoon, and again Saturday afternoon..The weekend and into the beginning of next week should be fairly nice overall.
The marina store, launch ramp, and gas dock are open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the spring season. Fishing, as well as ATV trails are open. Bass season begins June 27th in this zone.
The launch ramp at the marina has controlled access to the lake this year. After careful consideration regarding the introduction of invasive species it is no longer advisable to have open access for launching boats. There is a power water wash station in the upper parking lot (near the Tesla charging station) utilizing Virkon Aquatic viricide for boats that have been in other waters. Boats that have only ever been in the Limerick chain of lakes can launch without needing to be washed. The wash station is easy to use. Having the ramp closed is a bit of a hassle, but so far the process has met with 100% acceptance. Thank you to everyone for your support to keep our lakes invasive species free.
The LWRA AGM will be here at the Lodge on Saturday July 4th. The LWRA summer social event is Saturday afternoon, August 1.
On the long range planning calendar, the very popular licensed event that we have had the last few years is planned for the evening of August 15, 2020. That is a week earlier than previous years as the resort is booked for a wedding on August 22. Derek Morris will be back providing the entertainment. Made sure I got on his calendar early this year.
460 Limerick Lake North Shore is still on the market. The price is now $239.