Lake Alexandra in Mittagong Township is a man made lake which started life as a dam supplying water for engines hauling coal to the Fitzroy iron mines almost 140 years ago. A park land reserve surrounds the lake and birdlife lives in profusion on the water and shores. Barbecue facilities and shelter sheds are available. The whole area has been revamped and renovated. Lake Alexandra has a fantastic picnic and children's play area. There is also, a Liberty swing for the disabled - key required for access. There is a lovely 800 metre walk/cycleway around the lake. Why not stop and feed the local ducks, geese and turtles.