Lake Dalrymple has been a favourite destination of anglers for more than 100 years, especially those in search of the elusive Muskie. The lower Dalrymple lake is divided into two parts - one side, with its rocky shoreline and westerly breeze is a cool spot on even the hottest summer day. The other side with calm water sheltered from the breeze and sandy beach, is a hub of summer cottage life. There is lake frontage on the point it is just wide enough to accommodate a single row of cottages along the entire length, creating a quiet cottage community.
The lake is not considered to be part of the Kawarthas, and is not accessible through the Trent boating system.
The lake is an unusual example of southern Ontario lakes in that it is on a lime stone base at the south end and the granite bedrock of the Canadian Shield at the north.
Excellent fishing for muskie, perch, pike, bass and walleye
Nearby town: Orillia