Wollaston Township is a small rural community that in 2016, had a permanent population of 670. Of the total 791 dwellings, 312 were occupied by permanent residents and 479 by seasonal residents. (Statistics Canada, Census Profile 2016).
(44°51′43″N 77°50′11″W) is the main community in Wollaston Township and is located approximately 230 km north-east of Toronto, Ontario. While referred to as the Hamlet of Coe Hill, it is not truly a hamlet (in the strictest meaning of the word) as there is a church located within the village; the Coe Hill Gospel Church.
The local post office serves residents with lock boxes and four rural routes, two of which are for a neighbouring village, Gilmour, located in Tudor and Cashel Township.
Hastings County Road 620 is the major highway which runs through the community, connecting it to Highway 28 to the west and Highway 62 to the east.
There are many lakes within Wollaston township including: King Lake, Bear Lake, and Snow Lake. However, the largest lake in the township lies just adjacent to Coe Hill, aptly named Wollaston Lake.
Wollaston Lake is the largest lake in the Township at approximately 6.5 kilometres long and covering 360 hectares. It is also a shallow lake with a maximum depth of 31.1 meters and a mean depth of 9.4 meters.
The principal fish species in the lake are largemouth and smallmouth bass, northern pike, lake trout, and walleye. Other nuisance species include rock bass and northern sunfish.
The lake is serviced by two campgrounds:
In addition, there is a public boat launch, and a public beach that is maintained by the Township.
The Township is located just over one-hour travel time to Peterborough and one and a half hours to Belleville.
The Town of Bancroft, the main service centre for the region, is only 20 minutes away.