Hosiery Lake History


Location: Havelock and Sherborne Townships

Officially Named: by Canadian Board of Geographic Names, June 6, 1957

Also Known As: Stocking Lake (MNR archives)

The above information came from: Discovering the (Hi)story of Haliburton Through Its Lakes' Names by Elinor Whidden, a student report prepared for Trent University - Bioregionalism Course, 1998. From the U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research Collection.

Hoisery Lake is connected to Powderhorn Lake from the north. How did these lakes get their unusual names?

There are many lakes in Haliburton whose physical shape have dictated their names. Powderhorn Lake does resemble a powderhorn, but Hoisery Lake???