Tilden Lake / Cooks Mills

I first heard of Tilden Lake when my local Rotary Club donated a firetruck to the community.  About six hours north of my hometown, the community is about 40 kilometres north of North Bay in Temagami cottage country.Tilden Lake, highway 11 ontario

Tilden Lake is a community of about 400, which swells in the summer as the cottage population increases.  It offers cottage, camping, boating, and outfitting opportunities.  There is a beautiful cottage for sale near Tilden Lake that comes up every time I do a google search for the community.  It is gorgeous.

Tilden Lake has an old MNR fire tower that is no longer maintained, so don’t climb it.

HIghway11.ca Tilden Lake north of North Bay, Ontario on highway 11

(Credit: User P199 at Wiki Commons)

Cooks Mills is just south of Tilden Lake – the first dot on my map on Highway 11 after North Bay.

After wondering for about 45 minutes when we were going to hit Cooks Mills, and wondering just how long this drive really was, we came upon Tilden Lake.

7 thoughts on “Tilden Lake / Cooks Mills

  1. this is terrible picture of Tilden lake!! that’s just a picture of someone driving down the hill towards Tilden lake, to who ever made this website…tisk tisk ..for shame

  2. Hi i was wondering if anyone has any information for me I live on the property were cook had his mill. I am very interested in getting as much information about the mill that I possibly can. If anyone could help me I would appreciate it. Any information about the old school house on the corner or the community in general I would love to know everything i can. I do not want this communityís history to fade. I have found things on my property from the mill and would love some history to go with my treasures. I would also love copys of some pic’s if possible

  3. I lived in Cooks Mill. My Grandma Clara Nothnagel MacWilliam passed away when I was 4 years old. I am doing a Family Tree on Nothnagels & MacWilliams. Several members of the Nothnagels & MacWilliams worked at the Ottawa Expeimental
    Farm. Actually Berthold Nothnagel became a Botinist there. I believe my two older sisters went to the Cooks Mills School.

  4. My mother grew up in the Cooks Mills Mill house 365 acres of land all farmed and garden. It was own by The MacWilliams clan nee Nothnegal formally of the caretaker of the Ottawa Exparimental Farm. Children atending the Cooks Mills school house S.S.#4 taught by Madme Regimbal of North Bay

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  5. Cooks Mills, much like Feronia on highway 63, is more a street than a community. There may have been an outdoor ice pad or baseball diamond there at one point, I believe that is no longer the case.

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