For a fun afternoon of swimming mixed in with a relaxing paddle, head to Irwin's Lake. Every morning I could hear loons along the water, making for a tranqual setting. The lake is about a kilometer long, running North-South, and at the north end, a third of a Kilometer wide.
If you're not a guest at the chalets, (Irwin Lake chalets) just let Dave, the owner at the office know you're around.
With a mixed forest, the views are stuning, and come fall, the leaf color sets the reflections a blaze in the late afternoon sun. A must visit for the summer and fall.
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Head out from Truro using the road (rt 236) along the salmon River under the 102 highway bridge by exit 14 heading West. Drive for 8 minutes, and you'll see a sign marking the Old Barns community. Soon after that, you'll see a sign indicating Irwin Lake Chalets along a road to the left. Turn there, and travel along the dirt road for 3km. It narrows somewhat, and you'll see a sign to slow down. Just beyond the right hand turn, you'll find the office for the chalets. Talk with the owner to indicate your reason for visiting. Take the road to the right and follow the signs to the warf. Drive back to the office to park your car so as not to get in the way of the chalet guests.
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