Welcome to Lake Eugenia
About Lake Eugenia
Lake Eugenia is the only place to be in the summer for boating, fishing and water sports of all kind. It’s this vast variety of outdoor recreation that draws people to the lake and entices them to become part of the community. Lake Eugenia is the largest inland lake in the area and is the only lake in Grey Highlands that allows motorized watercraft. With this, it is the perfect getaway for families to enjoy boating, waterskiing, and tubing. Families also love the great swimming, canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding Lake Eugenia offers. No matter the activity, fun in the sun is always guaranteed v! The town is also home to Eugenia Falls, that offers great hiking. In the winter, your cottage on Lake Eugenia becomes a ski chalet! Downhill skiing is offered at the Beaver Valley Ski Club which is only a 10-minute drive away.
June Grey Highlands Real Estate Market Report
23 new residential properties were listed in Grey Highlands in June, down from 26 in May. This represents a 12% decrease month to month but is a 35% increase from this time last year. Property sales increased by a hefty 18% from May to June and 18% compared to June 2020 as well. The ratio of listings to sales for Grey Highlands in June was roughly 45-55, fairly balanced. June’s average sale price for a home in Grey Highlands was just over one million dollars, down about 10% from May. Almost half of the month’s 26 sales fell into the $800,000 plus range. Let’s look at how the first 2 quarters of 2021 compared. In Grey Highlands, there were 23 new listings between January and March (Q1). This exploded to 70, a 204% increase in Q2, (April – June). The number of sales also increased in Q2 over Q1, by 69%. The average sale price in Q1 was roughly $844,000. It rose to just over one million dollars in Q2, up 22%.
Each spring we look at the prior year’s sales on Lake Eugenia and compare it to other recent years to gain insight on the waterfront real estate market. Since Grey County is such a recreational area, sought after for the beauty of our lakes and outdoor recreational activities, we like to keep track of the waterfront sales on all the inland lakes in Grey County. To view the Market Sales report for the other 7 Inland Lakes you can click the link below.
Lake Eugenia Amenities
École MacPhail Memorial Elementary School – Flesherton
Beavercrest Community School – Markdale
École Grey Highlands Secondary School – Flesherton
Kimberley Library & Kimberley Memorial Hall – Kimberley
Flesherton Public Library – Flesherton
Walter Harris Memorial Library – Markdale
Centre Grey Recreation Complex – Markdale
Kinplex – Flesherton
Stothart Hall – Priceville
Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) – Markdale
Pharmacy – Markdale
Explore each section below to see some of our favourite local spots. You can choose from Arts & Culture, Local Businesses that we love, Outdoor Recreational Activities and Natural Treasures!
History of Lake Eugenia
Although the former Artemesia Township was surveyed in 1849 by Charles Rankin, the area now known as Eugenia was not discovered until 1852. An early settler known as Brownlee was foraging for his winter larder when he came upon the mesmerizing waterfalls. After telling his neighbour about the beauty he had discovered, they went to explore the area further. Upon viewing the glistening water in the gorge below the falls, the two men saw what looked like gold!
After that, the famous Eugenia Gold Rush began… however, miners later found out that what they had been mining was not gold but Iron Pyrite (aka Fool’s Gold). The town still celebrates the gold rush with their annual Gold Rush Days in July.
The artificially made Lake Eugenia was created in 1915…