The beaches along the edges of Ahmic Lake are an excellent attraction to many young people and tourists as they have been changed little by human intervention, preserving the natural beauty of the area.
Ahmic Lake is approximately 19 km long and it connects to two smaller lakes and it is part of the greater Magnetawan River waterway in the Almaguin Highlands.
The area became a cottage country hot spot as wealthy American tourists came to settle the area in the 1860s. The clear waters and size of the Lake itself made it a great host to the two swim camps which were created there.
Camp Chikopi and Camp Ak-O-Mak (boys’ and girls’ camps respectively) are among the earliest competitive swimming camps in the entire world, laying directly across the lake from each other.
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