Love the idea of living an island life? A visit to Snake Island on Lake Simcoe might just have you dreaming of your next 3-season getaway! A smaller island compared to Georgina Island, Snake Island boasts about 220 cottages, all of which are situated along the shoreline. Much of the island remains uninhabited by humans, but rest assured you’re not completely isolated.
Snake Island represents a rich piece of history in the town of Georgina. This island, along with Georgina Island and Fox Island, was purchased by Chief Joseph Snake of the Chippewa people after the War of 1812. It continues to serve as home to band members and is only accessible by private boats. The only docks are situated in front of individual cottages, ensuring the utmost privacy and security.
Unlike Georgina Island, Snake Island has no roads connecting properties. All transportation on the island is via snowmobiles, ATVs, and good old-fashioned walking. In the winter when the lake freezes over, residents can cross to the mainland via snowmobile or ATV. Most of the land is covered with trees, offering a remote feeling that lets you recharge and reconnect with nature on a daily basis.
Need to access the mainland? East Point Marina and Island Grove Marina are just a short boat ride to the south. During the spring, summer, and fall, you can take a water taxi to and from the island from either marina seven days a week. Children 12 and under ride for free, and adults can pay per ride or buy a bulk package of tickets.
Today, more people are looking to call Snake Island home, thanks to the limited number of cottages on the island, plenty of peace and quiet, and a laidback lifestyle. It’s a far cry from the crowded city of Toronto, yet puts you within a short drive of all the city has to offer once you arrive on the mainland. Let us help you find that perfect place to call home — schedule a consultation with one of our Realtors today!
The Steven Sarasin Team
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