Cortes Island’s freshwater lakes are the center of the summer social scene. The lake waters are warm and pleasant, perfect fo kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding. Motorized boats are not allowed on either Hague Lake or Gunflint Lake, preserving the tranquility and natural beauty of these pristine lakes.

Spend a hot sunny afternoon at the long sandy beach at Hague Lake. And don’t forget to check out Turtle Island in the center of the lake for a fun, family adventure!

Kwas Park is situated between the two freshwater lakes and offers 170 acres of preserved forest and hiking trails, perfect for a half day hike in secluded forest.