Exploring Grey & Bruce 19 July 2021

Isaac Lake Management Area

Recently my family spent a week at a cottage located on the shores of Sky Lake in South Bruce Peninsula.  Exploring the map, I discovered that just up the road there was a little river connecting Sky Lake to another lake!  This lake was Isaac Lake.  Let the paddleboarding adventures begin!

 

Isaac Lake South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate, Owen Sound Real Estate

 

A healthy dose of bug spray, and I was on my way.  

There’s a nice parking area on the side of Red Bay Road where I was able to unload my paddleboard and drop it into the river.  It wasn’t long before I realized that my adventure wasn’t going to be all that great.  The grass and weeds protruded the surface.  The lily pads and pickerelweed were everywhere, which is always a nice sight. 

 

Isaac Lake South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate, Owen Sound Real Estate

Isaac Lake South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate, Owen Sound Real Estate

Isaac Lake South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate, Owen Sound Real Estate
Isaac Lake South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate, Owen Sound Real Estate

 

Besides some common birds, the only wildlife in sight was the double-crested cormorant.  These black, light-deflecting birds are almost impossible to shoot.  This one shot I did get had the bird with its wings permanently opened as if he was enjoying the breeze high up on a dead tree and soaking up the sun. 

 

Isaac Lake South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate, Owen Sound Real Estate

Isaac Lake South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate, Owen Sound Real Estate

 

Although I was well coated with my bug spray, the deer flies were atrocious and seemed to stomach my bitter poison in exchange for my sweet blood.  

 

Isaac Lake South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate, Owen Sound Real Estate

 

As I arrived at the lake (marsh), I decided it would be best to turn around.

 

Isaac Lake South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate, Owen Sound Real Estate

Isaac Lake South Bruce Peninsula Real Estate, Owen Sound Real Estate

 

Isaac Lake may be an interesting adventure in different seasons, but in the heat of the summer, I wouldn’t recommend this one! 

 

—Mike Seiler