Lure of the Lakes


Are you and your family under the alluring spell of the Halls and Hawk Lakes area of Algonquin Highlands? Here’s a second opportunity to purchase Lure of the Lakes, a compelling historical collection of tales of some of the early settlers and cottagers.

Enjoy memorable accounts detailing the settling of the Halls and Hawk Lakes area, including historical perspectives combined with never-before-seen photos. A truly entertaining compilation rich with the struggles, the joys, and the sacrifices, reflecting the genuine spirit of the lakes.

Lure of the Lakes will be a cherished keepsake for you, your family members, and anyone who has ever visited our beautiful lakes. Give the gift of pure enchantment!

Our first print run sold out quickly, so we’ve decided to do a second print run in the spring of 2022.  Pre-order now to reserve your copy & download a gift card if needed:  LureOfTheLakes_Gift card


Hardcover format with approximately 300 pages and 500 images

Cover artwork by renowned Canadian artist, John Lennard

Joan Hamilton, editor


Weight 2 kg