Nipissing, Lake


Nip·is·sing, Lake

geographical name \ˈni-pə-siŋ\

Definition of NIPISSING, LAKE

lake Canada in SE Ontario NE of Georgian Bay area over 320 square miles (829 square kilometers)

Nipissing, Lake

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Lake, southeastern Ontario, Canada. Located midway between the Ottawa River and Georgian Bay, it is 50 mi (80 km) long and 30 mi (48 km) wide, with an area of 321 sq mi (832 sq km). A remnant of glacial Lake Algonquin, it contains many islands. The French River drains the lake as it flows west into Georgian Bay. It was discovered by Étienne Brûlé c. 1610 and was later a fur-trading route linking the Ottawa River with the upper Great Lakes.

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