One of the last remaining heritage homes, the /Hyatt house, known as Lakeview Lodge, stands as a reminder of the birth of the County's tourisim.
Circa 1890s-from the Hyatt / Mullins Collection.
Lakeview Lodge stands vacant in 2021 awaiting a decision to preserve and repurpose or to demolish.
The timeline is short - September 2021 is the proposed timeline for a decision.
Save the Heritage Sandbanks Homes is working with the public, Not-for-Profits, ptrivate sector and governement to find a resolution that will preserve our Cultural Heritage and benefit both the County and the Park.
Two teams of work horses move a small barn to a new location on the Hyatt property.
from the Hyatt / Mullins Collection
Lakeshore Lodge was the premeire tourist destination in Prince Edward County during the 1890s and early 1900s.
Lakeshore Lodge shared its entertainment facilities with Lakeview Lodge, both being Hyatt family run properties.
After being shuttered and fenced, the lodge eventually was razed to the ground by fire. These stone walls and steps are the only reminder still in existence of the Grand Lad
Commercial fishing was established on Lake Ontario's south shores. Here fishermen repair their nets at West Point.
Archaeological artifacts discovered indicate this area was an Indigenous fishing location as well.
from Hyatt Mullins Collection
Lakeland Lodge was demolished. Only the heritage farm house still stands on the MacDonald farm that was acquired by Sandbanks Provincial Park.
This postcard shows the blue roofed Lakeland Lodge Resort situated along the shoreline with additional blue roofed farm and accessory buildings located on the north side of the road.
The red roofed heritage MacDonald home and accessory buildings are situate
A historical plaque and anchor stands whre the Lakeland Lodge sign once announced its presence.
Lakeland Lodge, opposite the MacDonald heritage home, housed visitors from across Canada and internationally. The lodge included cabins lined up along the shoreline.
The dining room for guests was outfitted with white linens, chintz draperies, china and silver cutlery.
Farm workers arrived at noon to be served their lunches in the summer kitchen, although in a less formal setting. Interactio
With the building of the commercial wharfs at the MacDonald property, import and export from West Point flourished.
The MacDonald family bred and trained horses that were exported to the United States as trotters.
from the Hyatt Mullins Collection
The MacDonald Home 1970's and as it stands now in 2021.
Agriculture flourished on the Point, with dairy and beef herds occupying substantial acreage.
The raising of beef cattle by the MacDonald descendants continued under the watchful eye of the late Keith MacDonald. (d. 2021)
from the Hyatt Mullin Collection