We try to paddle every lake in our area, following the shoreline, exploring bays, watching for wildlife, waterfowl, and aquatic plants. We have to paddle around fishermen and snags. Sometimes we go around the lake twice, once in each direction.
On a quiet afternoon, I launched from the provincial recreation site on the north shore, not far from the fishing dock. The paddle was a leisurely one, inspecting the dark, weedy waters of the lake. The loop along the shoreline is 4.7km.
A few cabins and home hug the north side. Swampy zones were more interesting at the east and west ends of the lake. Great blue herons stood on the shoreline. This is a fishing lake, not a destination for paddling, although it makes a good alternate spot for a short paddle.