Good Practices

To maintain the quality of our collective experiences on Loon & Turtle Lakes and in consideration for your neighbours,please advise your family, your guests and renters of the following:

  • Do not wash in the lake – this includes people, pets and laundry.
  • Use biodegradable soaps and detergents wherever possible
  • Do not throw litter in the lakes. Keep our roads clean, do not throw litter out the window
  • Do pick up litter anywhere and every time you see it.
  • No open fires without a permit.
  • Put your garbage out on garbage day ONLY. Do not leave bags from the weekend. Larger garbage items must be taken to the Township dump – ask for directions.
  • Pets should not be allowed to run loose off your property
  • It is unlawful to discharge any firearm within one mile of the lake.
  • Slow down when driving on our roads – speed kills.
  • The islands are privately-owned or crown land. They are not there for parties.
  • Respect your neighbor’s boundaries and the other property surrounding the lake – it belongs to someone.
  • Excessive noise disturbs everyone – remember sound is magnified over water including dogs barking excessively.
  • Don’t start work too early. Hammers, lawnmowers and chainsaws can be annoying.
  • Inform your neighbors if you have contractors doing work around the cottage.
  • Do not allow children to urinate in the lake – monitor their habits.
  • Boaters should observe water safety rules and also give way to smaller craft, especially canoes, kayaks and paddle boats.
  • Boats out after dark should go slow and show a light.
  • Water ski / wakeboard with care and within a reasonable time after sundown.
  • Any swimmers in open water should be accompanied by a boat or something very visible to boats.
  • Don’t speed close to the shoreline – there is a legal limit of 10 Km/h within 30 m of the shore. For parts of our lakes this leaves only the middle area for faster boating.
  • Snow machines and ATV’s should be operated with regard to the municipal bylaws and the safety and property rights of others.