With March continuing to be a little colder than normal the trails in the area have managed to stay open a few weeks later than usual. The new Limerick Township staging area (parking lot) at the old gravel pit site near the bridge on Limerick Lake Road is plowed and offers an excellent place to park and ride from. The new route of the 950 trail is causing some concern with vehicle traffic. Hopefully something better can be worked out for the 23-24 season.
Trudys appears to be closed for the long term. I have been told that it has been closed since mid-November. That will be inconvenient for this summer.
Attended the March Limerick Council meeting on Monday afternoon. Sure a big difference in the meetings this term of council. They are short, concise and stay on the agenda. There was once again a lot of discussion about the lack of a public boat launch on Steenburg Lake. A difficult issue for sure. No decisions were made. There was discussion of creating a more accurate voter list for the 2026 municipal election. Mayor Carson is continuing to attend Crowe Valley (CVCA) meetings and is hoping to join with other CVCA Board members to make the organization more efficient and responsive. There is not much happening with either Limerick Estates or Land Escapes right now. Both are working through required paperwork.
Internet service on the lake has been handed off to Northern Rural Net. There are a few alternatives. There is a company called MapleWiFi that is offering unlimited cellular data packages that can be turned on and off on a monthly basis. Nice for seasonal use. After a lot of "site searching" I had success in installing a Starlink dish. Got it to have 98% up time. Gives around 250Mbps down and 10Mbps up. It does need a tree free view to the north. The municipality installed Starlink at their office and they are loving it too.
The Limerick chain of lakes are in fisheries zone 15. Bass season is scheduled to open June 24, 2023, and closes on November 30. Lake trout season opened for ice fishing on January 1, 2023 and closes September 30. Limerick is a SINGLE line for ice fishing lake.