Announcement | June 25, 2020
The wait is finally over for all the young and young at heart kids out there who have been patiently waiting for some Paudash Lake Marina ice-cream & candy!
The store will open Friday June 26th. Please note that this year the marina hours for July and August will be
9:00am – 7:00pm with the general store being closed on Wednesdays with the exception of Canada Day
(Wednesday July 1st)
As this is a new style of summer for us, please keep in mind that we will be making decisions and changes as we go along. With the Government officials asking cottagers and visitors to bring all that they need and to stay at the cottage, we honestly don’t know how to plan for our season let alone stock merchandise accordingly. Having said this, we hope that when you do visit us, we will have just what you were looking for!
Here is what you need to know when visiting the general store
- We will be limiting the number of customers at a time in the store to FOUR. With a limit in place, we ask that perhaps the most “responsible” person in your group be in charge of coming into the store and getting what is needed.
- When entering the store, a staff member will let you know if we are at our customer limit. If we are at the limit, you will be asked to kindly wait outside until a customer exits.
- Sanitizer will be placed at the entrance to the store. Please use the sanitizer or wash your hands (every time please) before entering the store.
- Please wear a mask or face covering if you feel that you will not be able to maintain a distance of 2 Great Danes between yourself and others. Monty & Miss Dakota are available if you need a visual aid.
- There will not be loose 1¢, 5¢, or 25¢ candy available to place in your bags this season … don’t panic, we will be selling bulk packages of your favorite gummies that you can hide … I mean keep at the cottage.
- Sorry folks, but the game room will be off limits this season in order to keep the customer traffic within the store moving.
- You will notice that our tables and chairs on the deck have been removed to help limit the possibility of congestion while waiting to enter the store. As much as we would like you to stick around and chat, please be courteous of others and keep the flow moving by heading back to your boat to social distance on the water.
For those of you that will be coming for the 1st fuel fill up, this is what has been happening and what we need you to do
- We are limiting the number of boats on the gas dock for fuel to TWO.
- If there are already two boats fueling, please wait your turn away from the gas dock leaving room for the other boat(s) to leave.
- Please tie up with the fuel cap on the dock side … again; you know who you are that don’t do this and we will continue to remind you until you get it!
- Please remove your fuel cap carefully without dropping it into the lake. If you have portable tanks, please place them on the dock for fueling.
- All customers will be asked to leave the boat and go a safe distance from the fuel attendant while fueling.
- Replace your fuel cap before leaving.
We appreciate that there have been a lot of rules to follow everywhere we go and sometimes it’s frustrating. Let us all try to be a little more understanding, patient, respectful and kind to each other. After all, we are at Paudash Lake and what better place is there to be right now?
We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable summer in cottage country!
Tyleen & Rod
COVID-19 Announcement | May 14, 2020
Two more sleeps!!
Effective Saturday May 16th marinas will finally be able to support recreational boating.
The most exciting part is that you will be able to pick up your boat and take it away on the water!
We have a few guidelines we would like everyone to follow while on the property. One would think this should be fairly easy seeing as though we have had several months of practice.
- Please keep 2 Great Dane lengths from other customers and staff.
- One vehicle at a time using the launch.
- One family at a time on the docks while loading and unloading.
- When coming for fuel, please tie up with the fuel cap on the dock side . . . you know who you are that rarely does this!
- We are limiting the number of boats on the gas dock for fuel to two (2).
- Please remove your fuel cap.
- Customers will be asked to go a safe distance from the fuel attendant while fueling.
- If we holler at you to back away or wait your turn it’s out of kindness – just like we would talk to family!
More distancing guidelines will be outlined once the store opens on Friday June 26th in time for the July long-weekend.
We will do our best to keep everyone moving safely while on the property, but please come with the mindset that things may take longer than usual.
Now that we have been given the Government go-ahead, please don’t expect that you will get your boat immediately. We will be working hard to get you back on the water, but as per usual, we continue to ask for a least 2 weeks notice in order to accommodate the volume of requests.
Let’s continue to stay cautious and safe so we can all enjoy the summer season.
Did we mention the black flies have arrived?
Tyleen & Rod
COVID-19 Announcement | May 12, 2020
The wait is almost over. We have good news for some but not for all.
The Ontario Government has given marinas the go-ahead to release boats for WATER ACCESS ONLY customers.
At this point the marina is still closed to all other public and we are currently unable to support recreational boating. What this means, is that customers who do not require their boat to access their property are unable to remove them from our docks. We are also unable to pump gas or allow the use of our boat launch.
The general store will remain closed until Friday June 26th so please bring all items necessary to get you through your stay.
For our dockage customers, we ask that while on the property you practice social distancing techniques by allowing one family at a time on the docks while loading and unloading.
With the restrictions imposed on us at the start of the season, we are currently a minimum of three weeks behind schedule. We ask that you please be patient and remember to give at least two weeks notice in order to have your boat removed from storage.
If you have already put your boat request in but your plans have since changed and you can’t make it, please let us know so we can focus our attention on other customers. You can give us a call at (613) 339-2600 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate everyone’s understanding and are extremely thankful for the support and kindness we have received from our truly remarkable friends!
Tyleen & Rod
COVID-19 Announcement | May 1, 2020
The dark cloud that has been hanging around for quite some time is getting a little smaller.
Today, the Ontario Government made an announcement offering a glimmer of hope for marina owners and those anxiously awaiting the start of boating season.
Effective Monday May 4th Paudash Lake Marina will finally be permitted to launch boats, BUT we will still be closed to the public and all boats must remain moored to our docks until further restrictions are lifted. This is the beginning of great news for us as well as boat owners.
If you have already contacted us requesting your boat, we have you on the calendar! Please know, that we value each and every one of our storage customers’ and ask for your patience and understanding during this extremely busy time.
We realize that for many, the winter has been exceptionally long and stressful and you want nothing more than to get back to the cottage to relax and start boating. With time, we will make that happen.
Currently our main priority will be getting our water access customers’ into the water as it is their sole means of accessing their property once the Government gives the go-ahead. For those of you that are not water access please bear with us. The entire team at PLM will be working tirelessly over the next several weeks and months to get you safely onto the water.
We are so very close to enjoying all things summer. Tyleen & Rod
COVID-19 Announcement | April 28, 2020
The ice went out from the marina on April 14th two weeks ago today. During a “normal spring” our docks would already have the majority of our water access boats happily tied to them. This year we haven’t been delayed by the often unpredictable Mother Nature, but by something seemingly worse, COVID-19.
As we touch base for a second time, we hope that each of you and those close to you are safe and keeping well during these stressful and uncertain times.
We had hoped that our next communication would come with more information and clarity. Unfortunately the update we received yesterday by the Ontario Government didn’t provide the outcome that we were so looking forward to hearing. Hopefully the days ahead will present further details with better news.
It seems very likely that Paudash Lake Marina will remain closed into the month of May. With this in mind, we have decided that the general store aka candy & ice-cream store, will not be opening for the May long-weekend. Our hope is that the store will open in time for the July long-weekend, but we will be limiting the number of customers inside at any given time to respect social distancing.
We know the season is still early for a lot of cottagers. Many of you don’t request your boat(s) from storage until mid to late June while others can’t get back to the lake soon enough!
We can appreciate the financial uncertainty that many are facing and would like to reiterate what was mentioned in our spring newsletter which was sent out to our storage & dockage customers. The customary summer storage fee for boats that are left in storage for the 2020 summer season will be waived. Customers that decide to leave their boat(s) in storage will also notice a reduction on the 2020/21 winter storage rates.
To help us get an idea of what our season is going to look like, please drop us an email email@example.com or give us a call at (613) 339-2600. Let us know how you’re doing and what your plans are for the summer.
Rod & I can’t stress enough how much we value and appreciate all your support. To us, you are not just cottagers, boaters, renters or locals, many of you are friends. Friends that we look forward to seeing each and every year. Friends that we enjoy catching up with while pumping gas or scooping ice-cream and friends that at some point, have managed to provide us with entertainment that we continue to laugh about while you’re away!
As a small family run seasonal business, we want you to know that we will remain here to serve you well after we get through the challenges and changes caused by COVID-19.
We want you and your families here with us at the lake just as much as you want to be here. In the meantime, be safe, be well and enjoy what you have right now.
Sit tight, the black flies are coming!
Tyleen & Rod
COVID-19 Announcement | April 10, 2020
With our business season set to begin the end of April and the May long-weekend at the forefront of everyone's minds, this is a message Rod and I were certainly hoping to avoid.
On April 3, 2020 the Government of Ontario issued an updated list of essential businesses that can remain open. With these new restrictions, marinas that are not necessary to enable individuals to access their primary place of residence are deemed non-essential.
What that means for us at Paudash Lake Marina is that we will remain closed until the Government gives the go-ahead to reopen.
Our business may be closed, but we will still be checking email firstname.lastname@example.org and voice messages (613) 339-2600 (please don’t text the landline!!)
We look forward to getting everyone back on the water when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, stay healthy and stay home to help flatten the curve. We are all in this together.
We would like to sincerely thank each and every one of you who has supported us and continues to do so. Without you, we truly wouldn’t be here. THANK YOU!
Located on a quiet bay where Upper and Lower Paudash Lake meet; Paudash Lake Marina has been a family owned and operated business since 1972. Bill & Joan Ackerman built and operated the marina from 1972-1992 when it was then purchased by Des & Laraine Noblett who continued to successfully run it from 1992-2009. Current owners Tyleen & Rod Copland assumed ownership in 2009 after the retirement of Tyleen’s parents.
Proud Winner of the 2011
Service Excellence Award
for North Hastings
If you're looking for getaway accommodations, Paudash Lake Marina has two cozy, clean cabins for rent.