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Explore Bridgenorth & Ennismore

These sister communities are divided by a narrow section of Chemong Lake, but linked by the James A. Gifford Causeway. Most of the businesses are found on the south shore in Bridgenorth, but the village of Ennismore has its share of places to eat and stock up as well.

The large lake is the main attraction for this area. It hosts several fishing derbies during the warmer months as anglers cast for smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye, yellow perch, carp, muskellunge and panfish. It also serves as pathway between Pigeon and Buckhorn lakes on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Due to the large population of seasonal and year-round dwellers, the towns have a great range of restaurants, including fine dining at Chemong Lodge. This landmark business offers a great view of the lake as you enjoy your meal.

Ennismore has a proud Irish heritage so you will see many signs and street names that remind you of that fact. Check out the mortar-free stone arch along Robinson Road, as a tribute to Irish ancestors.

For a step back in time, drop into Sullivan’s General Store at Ennis and Tara roads. Run by the same family for 110 years, there you can grab a pint, some old-fashioned candy or memorabilia festooned with shamrocks.

Both towns are great places to stock up for essentials and treats if you don’t want to go all the way into the city. 

Treats & Eats

  • Jesse’s Tap & Grill
  • Sippin Dip Restaurant-Bakery
  •  Rallis Burger 
  • Pizza Villa & Pasta House
  • Honky Tonk Restaurant
  • Chemong Lodge
  • The Original Fat Greek
  • Subway
  • The Bridgenorth Deli

Things to do

  • Miller Creek Wildlife Area
  • Ennismore Waterfront Park

Where to Stay

  • Birch Point Bay B&B
  • Cadigan’s Camp & Cottages
  • Country Blessings B&B Retreat
  • Poplar Grove Camp
  • Lakefront Cottage & Resort
  • Skyline | A Parkbridge
  • Cottage & RV Resort