Dining – Accommodation – Craft Brewery
Lake on the Mountain Resort is a family run business located on the shore of the beautiful and mysterious Lake on the Mountain, one of Ontario’s natural wonders. The resort is perched over 62 metres above Lake Ontario and has spectacular views of the Bay of Quinte below.
Our resort offers visitors charming accommodation, fine restaurants, a craft brewery (open all year) and a special events pavilion.
We are open from late April until the end of October.
_______________________Some Interesting Information About Lake on the Mountain
Lake on the Mountain is located nearly 62 metres above the Bay of Quinte. This unusual lake has a constant flow of clean, fresh water and defies all known geographical and geological theory.
Stories of volcanoes, meteorites and massive glacial whirlpools abound and the most generally accepted theory holds that it is a collapsed doline, an odd feature found in areas with limestone rock foundations.
Lake on the Mountain has no visible water source. The lake’s outlet stream flows northward through a shallow bedrock channel, eventually tumbling over the Prince Edward Escarpment to the Bay of Quinte below. No gas powered motor boats are allowed on the lake.
The mystery of the lake has played a prominent role in the cultural history of the land. The Mohawks called it Onokenoga, or Lake of the Gods, and believed that spirits dwelled within its deep waters. Each spring they offered gifts to the spirits to ensure a successful crop in the coming year.
Early settlers believed the lake was bottomless and still others thought Lake on the Mountain led to a subterranean passage and distant water source.
Lake on the Mountain and the community of Glenora at the base of the escarpment are also steeped in Ontario’s past. Saw and grist mills produced flour, the major commodity from the region. From 1796 continuing until the early 1900′s the bay’s excellent harbour facilities, the abundance of water power supplied by the Lake on the Mountain, and access to main shipping lanes attracted other entrepreneurial efforts including a turbine foundry.