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$6,950,000 CAD

Discover these magical 363 acres of land with over 7,000 ft of frontage on Canal Lake located just northwest of the Hamlet of Kirkland. Accessed via municipally maintained roads Lift Lock Road West and Deer Run Lane, the subject lands provide a tranquil retreat in a convenient location. Canal Lake is the perfect destination for boating enthusiasts, offering access to the Kawartha Lakes section of the Trent-Severn Waterway. Explore the area’s natural wonders, including Lake Simcoe, just 7 km west of the lake, and pass through the famous Kirkfield Lock, the second-highest hydraulic lift lock in the world. With a lift of 15 m (49 ft), the Kirkfield Lock is situated at the highest point along the Waterway, boasting breathtaking views at 840.5 ft above sea level. The O'Byrne Ranch holds historical significance as the childhood home of Patrick Burns, a prominent Canadian businessman. Born in 1856 to Irish immigrants, Burns later established the P. Burns and Company, which became a major meatpacking and livestock company in Canada. Burns played a crucial role in the development of the Canadian West and was one of the Big Four cattle kings who initiated the Calgary Stampede. Burns' entrepreneurial skills, business acumen, and philanthropy earned him a notable position in Canadian history. He served in the Canadian Senate and made significant contributions to the country until his death in 1937. Although none of the original buildings remain on the ranch, the descendants of the O'Byrne family still own the property, which is primarily utilized for cattle grazing and light recreational activities. The legacy of Patrick Burns as a visionary entrepreneur and generous humanitarian endures in the annals of Canadian history.

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363 Acres