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Mikisew Provincial Park

Camping, hiking ,fishing, swimming and more – adventure awaits!

Mikisew Provincial Park

Camping, hiking ,fishing, swimming and more - adventure awaits...

Hotels Story Panel

Once home to numerous hotels, South River catered to a large number of visitors at these now extinct locales for room and board.

Hotels Story Panel

Once home to numerous hotels, South River catered to a large number of visitors at these now extinct locales for room and board...

Old Nipissing Road

The Nipissing Road was once home to many settlements of hopeful pioneers, but is now guarded by their abandoned log cabins and weathered barns. The road runs through the centre of the Parry Sound District between highways 69 and 11. It winds along 70 km of gravel road, bush trail and paved highway (#510) from Rosseau on Hwy 141 to Nipissing on Hwy 534. The Nipissing Road is a ghost town trail with no facilities between Magnetawan and Nipissing. Although the road is gravel, its condition varies. Some sections are wide and well kept; others are little more than two ruts plunging into dark woods, much as the pioneers might remember it. A series of historic markers are located along the route.

Old Nipissing Road

The Nipissing Road was once home to many settlements of hopeful pioneers, but is now guarded by their abandoned log cabins and weathered ...

Seasonal Rhythms Spiral

The forest labyrinth at Stonemote Commons offers a unique nature connection experience.  Call ahead to arrange a visit.

Seasonal Rhythms Spiral

The forest labyrinth at Stonemote Commons offers a unique nature connection experience.  Call ahead to arrange a visit...

Eagle Lake Narrows Public Park

Public beach, fishing dock, playground, picnic tables and more.

Eagle Lake Narrows Public Park

Public beach, fishing dock, playground, picnic tables and more...

Blue Lake

A small lake to float your boat and cast a line.  Accessible drive up sandy shore.

Blue Lake

A small lake to float your boat and cast a line.  Accessible drive up sandy shore...

Stonemote Little Library

Keep a book. Borrow a book. Share a book. Leave a book. Leave comments for others on paper tucked inside the cover.  Get your Explore South River map while you are here.

Stonemote Little Library

Keep a book. Borrow a book. Share a book. Leave a book. Leave comments for others on paper tucked inside the cover.  Get your Explore South...

Old Muskoka Trail

Snowshoe or hike the Old Muskoka Trail following a 2 km part of the original Muskoka Road. This road was abandoned when other easier to travel roads were built in Machar Township. Gently rolling hills move from lowland, spruce forest at either end of the trail to deciduous forest at the central highlands. Hikers should allow 30 minutes to 1 hour for a one-way trip.

Old Muskoka Trail

Snowshoe or hike the Old Muskoka Trail following a 2 km part of the original Muskoka Road. This road was abandoned when other easier to ...

Playground

Playground near the skateboard park.

Playground

Playground near the skateboard park...

The Ammonite Spiral

Walk the stone spiral, anchored smack dab in the middle of the Artisan Village at Crystal Cave.

The Ammonite Spiral

Walk the stone spiral, anchored smack dab in the middle of the Artisan Village at Crystal Cave...

Old Dog Trail

The Old Dog Trail is a short hike through the lowland forest of Mikisew Provincial Park. Ash trees, red maple, and many wildflowers are abundant along the trail. The easy grade of this trail makes it suitable for people of all ages.

Old Dog Trail

The Old Dog Trail is a short hike through the lowland forest of Mikisew Provincial Park. Ash trees, red maple, and many wildflowers are ...

Lucy Emmott, Naturalist

Exploring the forest with Lucy is an eye-opening experience.  Connect with nature in ways you never imagined. Custom group experiences and scheduled forest forays.

Lucy Emmott, Naturalist

Exploring the forest with Lucy is an eye-opening experience.  Connect with nature in ways you never imagined. Custom group experiences and ...

South River Dam

One of South River’s hidden gems.  Sit by the rapids with a picnic lunch. Powerful flow during spring thaw.

The Grist Mill (pictured) and the trails around the rapids are on private property owned by the Whitehead family.  While visitors are welcome to visit the dam site and take pictures from the road, visitors are asked to respect private property and stay clear of the trails around the rapids.

South River Dam

One of South River's hidden gems.  Sit by the rapids with a picnic lunch, then wander the shoreline of the cascade. Powerful flow during ...

Beaver Meadow Trail

The Beaver Meadow Trail is found directly across from the Park office, and loops around a beaver wetland complex that is slowly returning to forest. This trail is perfect for bird watching as it travels through a variety of settings – from wetland areas to lowland and upland forest.

Beaver Meadow Trail

The Beaver Meadow Trail is found directly across from the Park office, and loops around a beaver wetland complex that is slowly returning to...

Stewart Coughlin Riding Ranch

Pony rides and trail rides for all ages.

Stewart Coughlin Riding Ranch

Pony rides and trail rides for all ages...

Voyageur Quest and Algonquin Log Cabin

Explore on a guided canoe trip or lodge-based adventure

Voyageur Quest and Algonquin Log Cabin

Explore on a guided canoe trip or lodge-based adventure...

Bear Chair Little Library

Keep a book. Borrow a book. Share a book. Leave a book. Leave comments for others on paper tucked inside the cover.  Get your campfire kindling while you are here.

Bear Chair Little Library

Keep a book. Borrow a book. Share a book. Leave a book. Leave comments for others on paper tucked inside the cover.  Get your campfire ...

Comet Quartz Mineral Deposit

Explore this abandoned mineral quarry on a self-guided adventure.  Take Chemical Rd towards Algonquin Park and go 9.5 km north on Forestry (Project Dare) Rd., then 300 m east. Originally mined by Comet Quartz Co. in 1982-1983.

Comet Quartz Mineral Deposit

Explore this abandoned mineral quarry on a self-guided adventure.  Take Chemical Rd towards Algonquin Park and go 9.5 km north on Forestry...

Playground

Picnic area and playground near Highway 124.

Playground

Picnic area and playground near Highway 124...

Wendigo Lake

The most picturesque wetland in Almaguin.  Park across the road and wander the unmarked forest trails for a bit of adventure.

Wendigo Lake

The most picturesque wetland in Almaguin.  Park across the road and wander the unmarked forest trails for a bit of adventure...

Around Eagle Lake – Loop

The Around Eagle Lake Route is part of the Discovery Routes system and offers a 38.59 km ride; paved with one unpaved section. With many hardwood trees, this route provides the perfect backdrop of fall colours in September and early October. The route has a total ascent of 357.23 m and has a maximum elevation of 403.92 m.

Around Eagle Lake – Loop

The Around Eagle Lake Route is part of the Discovery Routes system and offers a 38.59 km ride; paved with one unpaved section. With many ...

Eagle Lake Estates Park

Public beach & boat launch

Eagle Lake Estates Park

Public beach & boat launch...

Joly Township Hardwoods Conservation Reserve

Enjoy a scenic backcountry adventure.  Watch for wildlife.

Joly Township Hardwoods Conservation Reserve

Enjoy a scenic backcountry adventure.  Watch for wildlife...

Fingerprints of J.R. Booth Story Panel

Learn about the history of logging in and around South River at this story panel at Bray Lake.

Fingerprints of J.R. Booth Story Panel

Learn about the history of logging in and around South River at this story panel at Bray Lake...

Laurier Tower Trail

Walk through the forest to an abandoned fire tower lookout for a view above the treetops. This trail wanders through a majestic hardwood forest and offers a breathtaking lookout over the Almaguin Highlands. The trail was originally constructed by the MNR to access the fire tower which was decommissioned in the early 1960’s when airplanes were put into use for fire spotting. The original foundation blocks and other remains can still be found. While the first km of the trail is gently graded, hikers should be prepared for a steep extended climb on the upper portion.

Laurier Tower Trail

Walk through the forest to an abandoned fire tower lookout for a view above the treetops. This trail wanders through a majestic hardwood ...

Machar Strong Boundary Road Wetland

A beautiful spot for birdwatchers & photographers

Machar Strong Boundary Road Wetland

A beautiful spot for birdwatchers & photographers...

Loxton Beaver Dam

Take the trail to the dam from either the start of Loxton Beaver trail or follow the trail across the road from Moose Mountain trail.

Loxton Beaver Dam

Take the trail to the dam from either the start of Loxton Beaver trail or follow the trail across the road from Moose Mountain trail...

Morris Lane Little Free Library

Keep a book. Borrow a book. Share a book. Leave a book. Leave comments for others on paper tucked inside the cover.

Morris Lane Little Free Library

Keep a book. Borrow a book. Share a book. Leave a book. Leave comments for others on paper tucked inside the cover...

South River Beach

Small beach for launching your canoe or stand up paddleboard and enjoying the South River.

South River Beach

Small beach for launching your canoe or stand up paddleboard and enjoying the South River...

Tennis & Pickleball Court

Take your rackets and balls and adjust the net to meet your needs.

Tennis & Pickleball Court

Take your rackets and balls and adjust the net to meet your needs...

Chemical Road Causeway

Photographer’s paradise at sunset and sunrise.  Catch migratory birds in your lens in fall and spring. Sit and listen to spring peepers in May.

Chemical Road Causeway

Photographer’s paradise at sunset and sunrise.  Catch migratory birds in your lens in fall and spring. Sit and listen to spring ...

“Chemical (Rail)Road” Story Panel

Many folks wonder why the Chemical Road name has stuck so firmly to this beautiful stretch of road noted as a premier fall colours drive.  Learn more.

“Chemical (Rail)Road” Story Panel

Many folks wonder why the Chemical Road name has stuck so firmly to this beautiful stretch of road noted as a premier fall colours drive.  ...

Happy Landing Story Panel

Local lore of the legendary Happy Landing truck stop is featured at South River Brewery.

Happy Landing Story Panel

Local lore of the legendary Happy Landing truck stop is featured at South River Brewery...

“Charcoal Town” Story Panel

Visit Tom Thomson Park, original site of Standard Chemical Co. to learn why South River was once known as the Charcoal Capital of Canada.

“Charcoal Town” Story Panel

Visit Tom Thomson Park, original site of Standard Chemical Co. to learn why South River was once known as the Charcoal Capital of Canada...

Maple Canyon Trail

This trail passes through a forest dominated by maple of varying species, as indicated by the trail’s name. This trail is highlighted by the rock outcrops and changing forest found throughout. There are two trailside rocky outcrops with excellent examples of quartz intrusion and rock tripe. By examining these amazing rocks, visitors can discovery Mikisew’s geological past.

Maple Canyon Trail

This trail passes through a forest dominated by maple of varying species, as indicated by the trail’s name. This trail is highlighted by ...

Moose Mountain Trail

Hikers should be prepared for a moderate climb. Once at the top visitors will be greeted with a beautiful view of Loxton Lake.

Moose Mountain Trail

Hikers should be prepared for a moderate climb. Once at the top visitors will be greeted with a beautiful view of Loxton Lake...

South River Station

Historical Train Station is under restoration and is used for special events.

South River Station

Historical Train Station is under restoration and is used for special events...

Chemical Road to Algonquin Park

One of the best fall foliage drives in Ontario. Be on the lookout for all kinds of wildlife including foxes, pheasants, moose, deer, wolf/coyote, snapping turtles and even the occasional bear.

Chemical Road to Algonquin Park

One of the best fall foliage drives in Ontario. Be on the lookout for all kinds of wildlife including foxes, pheasants, moose, deer, wolf/...

Tom Thomson Trail

This portage, from Kawawaymog Lake managed by Forgotten Trails terminates at Mary-Jane Lake. The trail is still being “re-discovered”. Basic orienteering skills and staunch determination are prerequisites for those hardy souls willing to walk in Tom Thomson’s` footsteps.

Tom Thomson Trail

This portage, from Kawawaymog Lake managed by Forgotten Trails terminates at Mary-Jane Lake. The trail is still being “re-discovered”. ...

Nipissing Rock and Mineral Club

Club interests include: “Rockhounding”(prospecting and collecting),mineral and rock identification, learning about geology and mineralogy, making jewelry, buckles, decorative slabs, and other items.

Nipissing Rock and Mineral Club

Club interests include: “Rockhounding”(prospecting and collecting),mineral and rock identification, learning about geology and ...

South River-Machar Community Centre

Community Hub featuring event space with commercial kitchen and ice arena as well as tennis/pickleball court and baseball diamonds.  Home to Almaguin Spartans Junior Hockey team.

South River-Machar Community Centre

Community Hub featuring event space with commercial kitchen and ice arena as well as tennis/pickleball court and baseball diamonds.  Home ...

Eagle Lake North Loop – Cycling Route

The Eagle Lake North Route is part of the Discovery Routes system and offers a 33.17 km ride; paved with one unpaved section. This is a shorter version of the Around Eagle Lake Loop which takes you between the two halves of Eagle Lake. With many hardwood trees, this route provides the perfect backdrop of fall colours in September and early October.

Eagle Lake North Loop – Cycling Route

The Eagle Lake North Route is part of the Discovery Routes system and offers a 33.17 km ride; paved with one unpaved section. This is a ...

Bray Lake Park

Public beach & boat launch – head out for a swim or tour around the lake by SUP or canoe!

Bray Lake Park

Public beach & boat launch - head out for a swim or tour around the lake by SUP or canoe...

Tom Thomson Park

A little slice of heaven in town.  Picnic, disc golf, dog walk and boat launch.

Tom Thomson Park

A little slice of heaven in town.  Picnic, disc golf, dog walk and boat launch...

Eagle Crest Family Camp Day Pass

ONLY Summer 2021 at HOC, take your clan for lakefront fun, games and instruction including the use of all camp recreation amenities. Evening programs too! Minimum 2-night stay available from July 1st till August 15th! Enjoy 2 sandy beaches, one designated swimming zone, and over 80 acres of forested land.

Eagle Crest Family Camp Day Pass

ONLY Summer 2021 at HOC, take your clan for lakefront fun, games and instruction including the use of all camp recreation amenities. Evening...

Algonquin Disc Golf

Designed by Dušan Nedelko, the 18 hole championship disc golf course is in a beautiful lakefront setting and features the renowned hanging basket!

Algonquin Disc Golf

Designed by Dušan Nedelko, the 18 hole championship disc golf course is in a beautiful lakefront setting and features the renowned hanging ...

Eagle Lake Narrows Store

Something for everyone at the Country Store! Jill and Fred sell groceries, gas, equipment rentals & more

Eagle Lake Narrows Store

Something for everyone at the Country Store! Jill and Fred sell groceries, gas, equipment rentals & more...

Driftwood Paddle Algonquin

Journey down winding rivers, across lakes dotted with islands as you explore Algonquin Park sanctuary for wildlife on all-inclusive adventures with the Kelly brothers.

Driftwood Paddle Algonquin

Journey down winding rivers, across lakes dotted with islands as you explore Algonquin Park sanctuary for wildlife on all-inclusive ...

Almaguin Highlands Community Trails

Network of community-developed groomed cross country ski and snow shoeing trails in the forest behind Almaguin Secondary School.

A disc golf course is also located at the Almaguin High School and in winter a skating rink has been developed on the school track behind the building.

Almaguin Highlands Community Trails

Network of community-developed groomed cross country ski and snow shoeing trails in the forest behind Almaguin Secondary School...

Loxton Beaver Trail

Originally built and maintained for winter use as a ski trail, this route is now opened for the summer as a hiking trail. The majority of this 8.5 km trail is moderately difficult, there are areas that features challenging climbs and descents. The trail meanders through a mixed coniferous and deciduous forest. This route will take hikers past Loxton Lake and Beaver Lake, both of which are visible from the trail, and through various terrain including bogs, fens, and marshlands. At one point, the path emerges at the Loxton Dam, which is a soothing spot to take a break, and dangle hot, tired feet in cool water before continuing on your exploration.

Loxton Beaver Trail

Originally built and maintained for winter use as a ski trail, this route is now opened for the summer as a hiking trail. The majority of ...

Voyageur Outfitting & Algonquin Wilderness Centre

Algonquin Park Canoe Trip Outfitter and Wilderness Centre

Voyageur Outfitting & Algonquin Wilderness Centre

Algonquin Park Canoe Trip Outfitter and Wilderness Centre...

Lynch Lake Beach

A quiet place to float your boat

Lynch Lake Beach

A quiet place to float your boat...

Sandhill Road Causeway

A beautiful spot for birdwatchers & photographers

Sandhill Road Causeway

A beautiful spot for birdwatchers & photographers...

Serenity Woods

Linda White invites you to discover this private and enchanting magical woods on scheduled forest walks.

Serenity Woods

Linda White invites you to discover this private and enchanting magical woods on scheduled forest walks...

Louck Lake Wetland Conservation Reserve

Launch your canoe, kayak or SUP and explore this wetland from the water. Adventurous road in!

Louck Lake Wetland Conservation Reserve

Launch your canoe, kayak or SUP and explore this wetland from the water. Adventurous road in...

Outdoor Adventures ATV

Guided tours by ATV and snowmobile throughout the beautiful Highlands!

Outdoor Adventures ATV

Guided tours by ATV and snowmobile throughout the beautiful Highlands...

Point Trail

This beautiful and short trail is found on a small piece of land that juts out into Eagle Lake. This gateway within the park is a perfect place to enjoy a nice picnic, or read a good book by the water.

Point Trail

This beautiful and short trail is found on a small piece of land that juts out into Eagle Lake. This gateway within the park is a perfect ...

One-a-Day Trail

The One-a-Day Trail is a comfortable, short walking trail, which can also accommodate cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime. The trail terminates at the picturesque One-a-Day Lake, a perfect spot to dip your feet in and relax.

One-a-Day Trail

The One-a-Day Trail is a comfortable, short walking trail, which can also accommodate cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the wintertime...

South River Curling Club

A bustling centre for recreation and social gatherings of all ages.  Beginner-friendly and competitive curling leagues.

South River Curling Club

A bustling centre for recreation and social gatherings of all ages.  Beginner-friendly and competitive curling leagues...

Arctic Quartz Deposit

Explore the forest on this north trending bush trail 16.5 km from South River along Chemical road.  Traverse north for 400m along the ATV trail and search out the mineral deposit trench 15m east of the trail.

Arctic Quartz Deposit

Explore the forest on this north trending bush trail 16.5 km from South River along Chemical road.  Traverse north for 400m along the ATV ...

Wild Gatherings

Gaia-gourmet take-home meals, products & ecotourism experiences with Kara Mitchell.

Wild Gatherings

Gaia-gourmet take-home meals, products & ecotourism experiences with Kara Mitchell...

Zim’s Skateboards

Get your ride on and come visit Zac Shillolo at the Crystal Cave artisan village! You’ll find custom skateboards, longboards, merch, stickers, and art! Zac also provides lessons for beginners.

Zim’s Skateboards

Get your ride on and come visit Zac Shillolo at the Crystal Cave artisan village! You'll find custom skateboards, longboards, merch, ...

Eagle Lake Golf Course

A challenging, yet player friendly 12-hole golf course

Eagle Lake Golf Course

A challenging, yet player friendly 12-hole golf course...

Train Station Story Panel

Learn about the historical significance of the train to South River’s establishment as a centre of commerce in Almaguin.

Train Station Story Panel

Learn about the historical significance of the train to South River’s establishment as a centre of commerce in Almaguin...

South River Skate Park

Grab your wheels and your helmet and kick flip your way around our new skate park.

South River Skate Park

Grab your wheels and your helmet and kick flip your way around our new skate park...

Algonquin Park Access Point #1 – Kawawaymog (Round) Lake

Launch into a backcountry adventure.  Get outfitted at Voyageur Outfitting and get your camping permit at the Access Point.

Algonquin Park Access Point #1 – Kawawaymog (Round) Lake

Launch into a backcountry adventure.  Get outfitted at Voyageur Outfitting and get your camping permit at the Access Point...

South River Run

“One of Ontario’s lost canoe routes”, the 33 km River Run is an entry level scenic full day paddle best explored in early May with spring run-off making for an easy 7-8 hour day on the water.  The route is navigable from both directions, though the River flows from Algonquin Park towards South River.

South River Run

“One of Ontario’s lost canoe routes”, the 33 km River Run is an entry level scenic full day paddle best explored in early May with ...

South River Indoor Golfers Club

A private place to play, practice & learn golf 365 days a year.

South River Indoor Golfers Club

A private place to play, practice & learn golf 365 days a year...

Lakeside Trail

This trail is found along the shore of Eagle Lake, and boasts a beaver meadow and fantastic lakeside views close to the park’s campgrounds. Bird watching is common on this trail, and visitors have been known to catch sight of a Great Blue Heron and Wood duck in the beaver meadow.

Lakeside Trail

This trail is found along the shore of Eagle Lake, and boasts a beaver meadow and fantastic lakeside views close to the park’s campgrounds...

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