is the southernmost bay
of Lake Simcoe
. It is about 60 kilometres north of Toronto
. The bay has some of the best fishing areas in North America
, especially for yellow perch
. The town of Keswick
is the largest area that the bay has access to. Many marinas
and motel accommodations are available.
Cook's Bay was named by John Graves Simcoe, the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, for James Cook, who had served as Master aboard the HMS Pembroke in 1759 under the command of Captain John Simcoe, the Lieutenant-Governor's father.