Exploring Grey & Bruce 21 June 2021

Exploring Gould Lake

Recently, my wife and I embarked on an afternoon paddleboarding adventure in South Bruce Peninsula.  Gould Lake is located north of Highway 21/Chesley Lake and east of the much smaller Maryville Lake.  On Concession 14, there’s a fairly hidden laneway (GPS coordinates: 44.5927039, -81.2103538) that has a boat launch.  This is technically private property and has an honorary boat launch fee for the upkeep and maintenance of the boat launch.  We drove around the lake before finding this launch and were greeted at each turn and road by a sign that stated ‘No Water Access.’ 

 

Gould Lake, South Bruce Peninsula Real EstateGould Lake, South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate

 

After taking off on our paddleboards, our first impression of the lake was that it is very family-friendly.  There were plenty of boats pulling kids on tubes, jet skies, and a few pontoon boats with groups of people.  We even saw a couple of other SUPs (stand-up paddleboards).  All this activity made it a little bumpy for us on our own paddleboards.  Staying close to the edges allowed us to find some calm areas to catch some rays.  I saw a few fish travel by but didn’t have the opportunity to see much wildlife.  

 

Gould Lake, South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate

Gould Lake, South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate

Gould Lake, South Bruce Peninsula Dragon Flies

There were a number of homes and cottages around the lake and some were quite nice!  You don’t often see homes for sale around this lake, which is a pretty good indication of how much people enjoy it. 

 

Gould Lake, South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate

Gould Lake, South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate

 

Overall, I would suggest this lake for small boats looking for some fun.  It seems like it would be a decent fishing lake for bass.  

 

Gould Lake, South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate

 

Personally, I’m looking for a little more serenity, so it’s not a lake that I will soon return to!

 

-Mike Seiler

 

Gould Lake, South Bruce Peninsula Moon Photography