Went here for a family picnic while visiting Ottawa. Beautiful little beach with a few picnic tables. Lots of people bbqing and having fun on a Saturday night. There were signs warning of "swimmer's itch" which was a little off-putting - I stayed on land but lots of people were swimming without concern. I believe lifeguards are 10-6 or something... 更多
Granted it was a holiday weekend when I visited the lake and therefore it was a little busy. I loved floating on the lake but it was a little windy. Excellent get away and I stopped at the local smokehouse and got smoked salmon and smoked cheese- best part of my day out at Meech Lake!
I've been going to this lake to swim for years. There is a parking fee but, if you like cycling you can save on that. The water is clean and is fun if you like swimming far out.
Meech Lake is within easy driving distance (20 mins) of downtown Ottawa. It has two beaches, I prefer the second, further beach (Blanchet) because the parking is closer to the beach and it is better for distance (open water) swimming. The last 5km of roadway is not in great shape and is quite narrow. Watch out for cyclists and pedestrians.... 更多
Taking a drive around the lake was beautiful. As the passenger, I got to enjoy the view along the way. However, the road surface is showing the damage of too many winters, and my driver had his work cut out for him. Quite a few of the cottages are very well maintained and charming. I am told that in the... 更多
10 minutes from downtown Ottawa and nice place for a lazy Sunday. You can swim in the lake and mostly locals like to go there. Its in Chelsea and very close to the prime minister summer residence.
simply not impressed with the facilities as its an avearge place to see , would recommend the musemems, parliment and byward market before meech lake as its ad istance to travel also!!
Great park for day a trip. The drive around Meech lake is very scenic. Great place to spend a summer day. Next time I will bring my Kayak.
A beautiful beach, 20 minutes form the city. The water is warm clear, the beach is clean. A great way to sepnd a warm summer day.
Great area to enjoy the warm sunny afternoons. There are several beaches to enjoy. Water is crystal clear and a haven for canoers and kayakers alike. Only concern is the parking lots tend to fill up very quickly and there is an $11 charge to park.