What a place! Had our daughters’ wedding here, a perfect weekend!

Derek Trott, Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Trout Lake is my favorite place on Earth to experience absolute tranquility and total solitude, nestled on the shore of a large private lake concealed by acres of private property, miles away from civilization. The spacious log cabin with its massive granite fireplace takes you back to the era that it was built in 1896 to experience the simple pleasures of fresh air, pure water, starlit skies, deep woods, great fishing, and, above all, total relaxation.  We have made it the top priority destination for an annual retreat of our closest family and friends. The six bedrooms afford everyone adequate privacy in the purist natural surroundings. Moreover, The main floor open concept, huge front porch and dining table for 12 are catalysts for conversation and much laughter

James P. Doherty, Mission Manager, Canadian Space Agency, Candiac, Québec.

As someone who has been intimately involved in conserving brook trout fisheries, I can say with confidence that Trout Lake is an amazing resource.  There are so few wild brook trout fisheries that can compare to what Trout Lake has to offer.   Maine still has a number of good wild brook trout ponds, but few offer the same chance for consistent fishing to large fish.  Among Canadian brook trout ponds, Trout Lake has a better wild trout fishery than any body of water within its region, and its fishing compares favorably to waters that are hundreds of miles north, many of which are accessible only by float plane.  Through careful land and fishery management, Trout Lake has preserved the wilderness fishing experience in a location that is within a few hours’ drive from Portland, Montreal, or Quebec City.

Charles Gauvin, CDO Carnegie Endowmment for International Peace, former CEO of Trout Unlimited

Trout Lake is a Canadian treasure. If you ever have visitors from overseas and want to show off what is unique in our country, or you just want to get back to your own roots, spend a week or so here. From the cozy but spacious log home, built in 1896, to the secluded pristine lake, you will be hard pressed to find a more relaxing or private place to get away from it all. The house has a huge stone fireplace and is tastefully decorated with Canadiana artifacts like black and white photos from the “olden days” and antique furniture. Sit on the wide front porch and look out over the water, go for a run around the lake or take a canoe for a gentle paddle. Listen to the loons or watch out for deer. At night, have an outdoor bonfire and gaze at the stars. Chances are you’ll return to the city refreshed and if you bring friends from abroad, they will leave feeling they’ve experienced the real Canada. I have spent time here in the summer and fall and love it. Would go back in an instant.

Sue M., the Gazette, Montreal, Quebec

Michael and Scott,

We would like to thank you for the fantastic weekend that we just spent learning, under your fine care, the rudiments of fly fishing.
The experience was as outstanding as it was refreshing, thanks to your patience, your knowledge and to your contagious passion for the sport.
Needless to say that Trout Lake offers an incomparable setting for such occasions and we are indebted to Michael for allowing the course to take place in this truly unique location.
Sue’s wonderful contribution of her cooking talent, feeding of a bunch of inexperienced fishermen like us, topped off a weekend which in any event would already have been unbeatable.
All this to say that we had a marvelous time and we thank you for it.

Paul-André M. and friends

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