I’ve been told Horne Lake is a pretty busy place during the summer months but on a warm September afternoon I had this gorgeous lake all to myself. Public access is via Horne Lake Regional Park and camp ground located at the western end of the lake. The park, the boat launch and the campground are all beautifully maintained. They also offer canoe rentals for those unable to bring their own.
Horne Lake is quite large, one could happily spend a day or two exploring it’s varied shoreline, but, like so many of our island lakes it can get pretty windy in the afternoons. With the water low I found a number of rocky beaches that would make excellent picnic, swimming, maybe camping spots.