Home > Community Highlights > Lake-Eugenia

Welcome to Lake-Eugenia

Lake Eugenia is the only place to be for the best 4 season playground in all of Ontario. It’s this vast variety of outdoor recreation that draws people to the lake and entices them to become part of the community. Lake Eugenia is the largest inland lake in the area and is the only lake in Grey Highlands that allows motorized watercraft. With this, it is the perfect getaway for families to enjoy boating, waterskiing, and tubing all just off of your dock at the cottage on the lake. Families also love the great swimming, canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding Lake Eugenia offers that always guarantees fun in the sun! The town is also home to Eugenia Falls, that offers great hiking. In the winter, your cottage on Lake Eugenia becomes a ski chalet! Downhill skiing is offered at the Beaver Valley Ski Club which is only a 10 minute drive away.

Here you’ll find information about the history of the Lake, interesting points of interest, landmarks, activities and things to do in the Lake Eugenia area including outdoor recreation and winter activities, Lake Eugenia Real Estate & Properties for Sale, Eugenia & Lake Eugenia area businesses and local services, news, and so much more!

May Real Estate Market Report

Lake Eugenia Amenities

Local Schools

École MacPhail Memorial Elementary School – Flesherton
Beavercrest Community School – Markdale
École Grey Highlands Secondary School – Flesherton

Local Library

Kimberley Library & Kimberley Memorial Hall – Kimberley
Flesherton Public Library – Flesherton
Walter Harris Memorial Library – Markdale
Centre Grey Recreation Complex – Markdale
Kinplex – Flesherton
Stothart Hall – Priceville

Nearest Hospital

Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) – Markdale
Pharmacy – Markdale

History of Lake Eugenia

Although the former Artemesia Township was surveyed in 1849 by Charles Rankin, the area now known as Eugenia was not discovered until 1852. An early settler known as Brownlee was foraging for his winter larder and came upon the mesmerising waterfalls. After telling his neighbour about the beauty he had discovered, they went to explore the area further. Upon viewing the glistening water in the gorge below the falls, the two men saw what looked like gold!
After that, the famous Eugenia Gold Rush began… however miners later found out that what they had been mining was not gold but Iron Pyrite (aka Fool’s Gold). The town still celebrates the gold rush with their annual Gold Rush Days in July.
The artificially made Lake Eugenia was created in 1915…