Little Lake Park

Forged by glaciers at the end of the last Ice Age, Little Lake has been home to many different peoples who have depended on it. Several Wendat villages were located at or near the lake. In the 19th century, it became a popular site for touring and camping and remained so up until the 1990’s.
James Playfair purchased the initial land that made up Little Lake Park in order to save the trees from the lumber mills. He then offered it to the Town of Midland Parks Committee for the original purchase price. Mr. Thos Duncan was appointed the first park commissioner and set about grooming the land to create a friendly public park. In the ensuing years land has been added and further improvements made. Little Lake Park has become the centre of town hosting many major events, including the Royal Visit of 1959 and Midland’s 125th Anniversary celebrations.
Today, Little Lake Park welcomes visitors from near and far, boasting a beautiful view, modern amenities and a fun, family-friendly atmosphere.

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A common cooking area at Little Lake Park, Midland Ontario. C. unknown

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Little Lake park was a popular place to enjoy the outdoors with walking trails, boat rentals and camping areas.

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A view of Little Lake Park from offshore.

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A ceremony officially unveiling the flagpole, donated to Little Lake Park by The Honourable William Finlayson, local MPP, Minister of Lands and Forests at the time. The flagpole was removed in 1996 due to age and deterioration.

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A popular place to camp, Little Lake Park filled with tourists every summer.

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Social time on the main road of Little Lake Park during the high tourist season.

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With a nice sandy beach swimming was a popular pastime at Little Lake Park.

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Little Lake warms up nicely in the summer, making it a popular swim destination with a wide sandy beach and floating docks.


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  1. Just came back from renting a cottage on Little Lake. Loved it. Came to the park as a little girl and we swam and had picnics here after visiting Martyrs Shrine. My most favourite place!

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