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Tilden Lake has an old MNR fire tower that is no longer maintained, so don’t climb it.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