5 Generations of Fenelon Falls

History provided by Ali Carter

My Father’s Grandfather bought a property on Sturgeon Lake in 1912. Our family has been summering here for over 100 years. In 1999, my parents retired here and lead active lives in the community playing golf, curling, and bridge.

When my brother and I had our children, we made it a priority to visit Fenelon Falls, not only during the summer months, to take part in the many unique and exciting events, and variety of activities, the various seasons bring.

My daughter Quinn (8) and her cousin, Cole (9) have been coming to the area year-round since they were born. They are the 5th generation on our property. They are the best of friends and always look forward to their time together at Grandma and Grandpa’s!

Some of their favourite Fenelon activities are:

  • Country Cupboard for frozen yogurt
  • Lunch at Murphy’s
  • Visiting the Fenelon Museum where my Great Aunt Elenor Mann’s figure skates are displayed
  • Skating at Fenelon arena
  • Fenelon Park
  • Harvest Festival
  • Santa Day
  • Candy bar at Grr8 Finds
  • Shopping at Butterfly Boutique and Red Apple
  • and probably their favourite...tube rides and kayaks on Sturgeon Lake!

I may have missed a few things! We adore Fenelon and are so impressed with the diversity and inclusive nature of this town. Every day we all feel blessed that 106 years ago our relatives decided that this was the place to lay roots.


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