Puslinch Lake home tour returns June 15

PUSLINCH – If touring around a lake in a boat sounds like a fun way to spend a day, imagine being welcomed into beautiful homes on that same lake.

Throw in a community barbeque and you might have found yourself at the Puslinch Lake Home Tour, returning this year on June 15 after a COVID break.

“It’s surprising how many people don’t realize this huge lake is here,” said Donna O’Krafta, one of the organizers of the tour.

“And it’s a really fun day – for visitors and for volunteers.”

If you’re surprised to know a lake is there, you’ll be really surprised to know that Puslinch Lake is the largest kettle lake in North America.

Kettle lakes were formed following the ice age.

Puslinch Lake is not fed by rivers or streams and if left to its own devices, sediment would settle to the bottom and build up. Vegetation would grow from the bottom and eventually turn the lake into a bog.

The Puslinch Lake Conservation Association dredges the lake annually, at a cost of about $150,000 a year, according to O’Krafta.

That’s what the fundraiser is for.

The tour includes five homes – four recently renovated and one brand new home.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased in advance at eventbrite.ca.

For more information home details, parking maps and home locations, visitmyplca.com/home-tour.