Ooty Lake about 1km distance there is an artificial lake with a charming look, which was formed in 1824 by Mr. John Sullivan, the then Collector of Coimbatore. In recent years the Lake and the Boat House has become the hub of entertainment for the visitors. At the Boat House end there is children’s park with a toytrain.
In the adjacent site there is a Deer Park. A Mini Garden is at the bus stand end and a well laid footpath circles the entire lake. Just outside the Boat house local ponies are available for Jolly rides at a charge.
For the curious, this lake was artificially formed by Johm Sullivan, the founder of Ooty, in 1823-25 by damming the mountain streams flowing down Ooty valley. The lake which breached thrice, completely emptying itself, originally extended upto the present day market and ferries were used to get across one side to the other. The lake gradually shrunks in size giving place to the present racecourse, the bus stand Mini Garden and some part from the Mini Garden end