Recycle and waste pick up
There are some important changes this year
Please read the following message from Sand Lake Marine. A new website is now under development to make things easier to read.
We hope everyone had a safe and healthy winter. Now at this time we hope you are practicing self isolation during this Covid-19 break out. We have had many calls and emails from people wanting to get to their cottage early. At this time the lake still has ice!! So safe travel will not be possible for a few weeks. As you know in the spring we need to launch numerous boats before parking is available. We will need time to do this before customers arrive.
With this Covid-19 crisis we will be asking all customers to stay out of the shop, service area and Marina buildings! We need to protect our marina staff and families. This is our number one priority at this time. Our township has declared a state of emergency. This means that there are certain measures of limited services allowed to be available for people. We have to and will do our part to help out this situation.
As of right now Sand Lake Marine is CLOSED. That means no one is permitted to come into the facility. No one!
For people on Sand Lake going to Birch and Walnut Islands we will have your fuel tanks full when we do launch boats as we feel this will cut down on personal interaction with the marina staff. We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep everyone informed of when the marina opens.
We pray that all this gets behind us soon and everyone gets to enjoy the summer at beautiful Sand Lake.Please stay safe and healthy.
Your Friends at Sand Lake Marine Inc.David Glover
Discover with us one of the most beautiful islands on the Rideau Canal system. Take a stroll in woods and meadows, wander in only a few minutes from dockside to the depths of island, let island foliage plants enchant you and feel the warmth of long Summer days by the dock and cottage living with all your senses.
Plunge in the fresh waters surrounding the island and take off for a trip far away from the fuss of the city. As many people say, time will run slower here. And after the water play, deepen your impressions in our astounding wild life on a cross island trail adventure. Admire extraordinary giant pine trees, rare geological formations, and deep forest wonders, let yourself be fascinated.
Several pairs of Loons call Birch Island home, and it is common to hear them calling each other through out the day and evenings
Looking to Own a Cottage on the Rideau System at an Affordable Price? Check out Birch Island located on Sand Lake. Kelly Blair Real Estate Group is the #1 Selling Team on the Island year after year!
You can always find turtles bathing in the warm summer months around the island
This year, make a resolution to engage with nature on the island trails. Follow a scenic path on a calm summer day and take in the beauty of the rugged surroundings.
Stroll to the far end of the island and discover our own Birch Island Library where you will find reading for all tastes, and puzzles for the young at heart. Don’t miss out on Jelly Roll rock – a rare geological find.
There are some important changes this year
This years AGM - time and place to be determined
The Eastern Ontario Butternut recovery effort is being led by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA). An RVCA site visit took place in 2016 and the forestry people were excited to find some live butternut trees on the island. They have promised to donate a number of saplings and a big bag of butternuts for planting in the spring 2018. Lots more information on the RVCA website
The Birch Island Branch Library, run on the honour system, is found along the trail at cottage #57. Your thoughtful donations of books, DVDs, complete puzzles and games are welcomed. Simply leave them on the counter with your name so that they can be reviewed, labeled and shelved.
Sunday Island Service starts this coming Sunday, May 20th
This service is for ISLAND & WATER ACCESS ONLY PROPERTY OWNERS Read more
Everything you need and probably didn't want to know about ticks. How to kill ticks, how to prevent ticks, how to everything about ticks. Read more
Reserve space on your calendar for Aug.05.2018 at the library 11:00AM
Rising 275 feet above Morton Bay, with trails leading to one of the highest points of land in the area, Rock Dunder provides breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and woodlands. Read more
There is so much going on this Summer in our own backyard. Check out the Rideau Lakes calendar of activities. Rideau Lakes event calendar
Do you love paddling... a lot?. Then this event is for you. It's the Kingston to Ottawa (K2O) annual paddle race. 200km of pure paddling fun.
K2O Read more