Gaia-gourmet take-home meals, products & ecotourism experiences with Kara Mitchell.
Gaia-gourmet take-home meals, products & ecotourism experiences with Kara Mitchell...
Guided tours by ATV and snowmobile throughout the beautiful Highlands! Also offering winter rides, ice fishing, snowshoe rentals.
Guided tours by ATV and snowmobile throughout the beautiful Highlands...
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.
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.
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.
Community Hub featuring event space with commercial kitchen and ice arena as well as tennis/pickleball court and baseball diamonds. Home ...
Learn about now uninhabited areas that almost became the centre of South River area commerce. For the adventurous, take a hike or ride on the Old Nipissing Rd.
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.
Algonquin Park Canoe Trip Outfitter and Wilderness Centre
Algonquin Park Canoe Trip Outfitter and Wilderness Centre...
A little slice of heaven in town. Picnic, disc golf, dog walk and boat launch. The winter walking trail at TT Park is being extended in length this year . The park is also great for winter snowshoe hike or short run on skis. There is also a completely wired outdoor stage area for year round events.
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.
Pony rides and trail rides for all ages.
Pony rides and trail rides for all ages...
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.
Linda White invites you to discover this private and enchanting magical woods on scheduled forest walks.
Linda White invites you to discover this private and enchanting magical woods on scheduled forest walks...
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.
Visit Tom Thomson Park, original site of Standard Chemical Co. to learn why South River was once known as the Charcoal Capital of Canada.
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.
Journey down winding rivers, across lakes dotted with islands as you explore Algonquin Park sanctuary for wildlife on all-inclusive ...
Explore on a guided canoe trip or lodge-based adventure
Explore on a guided canoe trip or lodge-based adventure...
A private place to play, practice & learn golf 365 days a year.
A private place to play, practice & learn golf 365 days a year...
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.
This portage trail from Kawawaymog Lake managed by Forgotten Trails terminates at Mary-Jane Lake. Recently reflagged for year round single track hiking access, the two km trail rewards adventurers willing to walk in Tom Thomson’s` footsteps with quiet solitude in the forest.
There are wet boggy sections of trail in summer. Hiking boots suggested.
Camping, hiking ,fishing, swimming and more – adventure awaits!
Camping, hiking ,fishing, swimming and more - adventure awaits...
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.
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.
Something for everyone at the Country Store! Jill and Fred sell groceries, gas, equipment rentals & more
Something for everyone at the Country Store! Jill and Fred sell groceries, gas, equipment rentals & more...
Designed by Dušan Nedelko, the 18 hole championship disc golf course is in a beautiful lakefront setting and features the renowned hanging basket!
Club interests include: “Rockhounding”(prospecting and collecting),mineral and rock identification, learning about geology and mineralogy, making jewelry, buckles, decorative slabs, and other items.
The trail along Craig Creek (headwater of the South River) follows the river to towards Algonquin Park border and all the way to Craig Lake Dam. A good mountain bike or cross country ski trail (when Chemical Road is clear).
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.
“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.
The forest labyrinth at Stonemote Commons offers a unique nature connection experience. Call ahead to arrange a visit.
The forest labyrinth at Stonemote Commons offers a unique nature connection experience. Call ahead to arrange a visit...
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.
The South River Skating Club has been steadily growing over the past several years. Proud to have two amazing coaches working with our skaters each week. Offer several special events throughout the season, including our Hallowe’en Spooktacular Skate-a-thon, our Christmas Carnival, and our CanSkate Element Event.
A bustling centre for recreation and social gatherings of all ages. Beginner-friendly and competitive curling leagues.
A bustling centre for recreation and social gatherings of all ages. Beginner-friendly and competitive curling leagues...
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.
Exploring the forest with Lucy is an eye-opening experience. Connect with nature in ways you never imagined. Custom group experiences and ...
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.
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 ...
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.
This special 2.5 km loop trail is a forest path that includes a small waterfall, bridge, ropes for ascending/decending steep hills, rock faces, wetland, beaver dam, high viewpoints and so much more. Bring your camera. Located not far from Raylan’s Flow Mineral Deposit.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
Explore this mineral quarry on a self-guided adventure.
Raylan’s Flow is on crown land, however mineral collecting rights are granted by Raylan’s Creek Prospecting Co. 1894 owner Gerry Geddes (Mining Claim #554474).
Hobby Mineral Collecting for personal pleasure, recreation, or interest is welcome by Gerry provided visitors adhere to the Ontario mineral collecting guidelines:
+ Samples are collected for the collector’s personal collection, and the collector has no intention to sell the minerals collected.
+ Explorers are invited to 1 collecting visit per year.
+ Take only what you can easily carry in one trip.
+ Log your visit at Crystal Cave. COOL TIDBIT: When you spend time collecting here, your hours logged will form part of the official mining claim record.
+ Leave no trace. Help keep the site in as good or better condition than when you arrived.
Getting there: 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.
Originally built and maintained for winter use as a ski trail, the trail once hosted the South River Loppet. This route is now opened for the summer as a hiking trail as well. The majority of this 8.5 km trail is moderately difficult, there are areas that feature 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.
Mike McCann oversaw the establishment of this loop in the 1980’s with funding obtained by Project Dare.
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.
Learn about the Group of Seven artist who frequented South River because of its access to Algonquin Park – by water.
Panel is located at the village side of Tom Thomson Park.
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.
Get your ride on and come visit Zac Shillolo at the Crystal Cave artisan village! You'll find custom skateboards, longboards, merch, ...
A challenging, yet player friendly 12-hole golf course
A challenging, yet player friendly 12-hole golf course...
Launch into a backcountry adventure. Get outfitted at Voyageur Outfitting and get your camping permit at the Access Point.
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.
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.
Algonquin West ATV Club is a non-profit organization run by a group of volunteers who love the sport of ATVing and love the Almaguin and Muskoka Area. They are rapidly growing with over 350 kms of trails and over 200 members.
Their trails run from Huntsville to South River on the outskirts of Algonquin Park in and around the Town of Kearney. As an associate Club to Haliburton ATV Association (HATVA), it allows you to ride their trails, as well as Lake of Bays, North Hastings, Kawartha ATV Association and Quad Niagara Trails. This gives us over 3000 kms of mapped, insured and signed trails to Enjoy.
Algonquin West ATV Club is a non-profit organization run by a group of volunteers who love the sport of ATVing and love the Almaguin and ...