Local Attractions

Canoeing at Maeck LakeThe town of South River is just 30 minutes north of Huntsville and 30 minutes south of North Bay. Maeck Lake is situated approximately 30 km from South River. The town of South River is situated between two provincial parks. South River is the canoe entrance for Algonquin Park in the east and Mikisew Provincial Park is to the west. The town of South River was once traversed by Tom Thompson of the Group of Seven. 

Hockey Opportunity camp at South RiverFifteen minutes from both the cottage and South River lies the Hockey Opportunity Camp which draws young players internationally for an annual summer training camp.

Snow machine routes run throughout the region. There is direct access to one route from the entranceway of the cottage. Snow tubing and downhill skiing are offered at Jack Pine hill in North Bay.  There is a bowling alley and small movie theatre in Burk’s Falls. Dino’s Justa Pasta, south of Sundridge is a must stop restaurant, popular among residents and travellers across the region.

Golfing may be enjoyed at the Eagle Lake golf course just 15 minutes from the cottage. Eagle Lake Country store offers sundry supplies, ice cream, video rentals, newspapers, maps and information. There is a shallow, sandy beach and children’s play area at Eagle Lake. Boats may be launched or rented there as well. The store also provides a propane gas tank exchange.

The Nipissing Trails may be hiked or biked and run south from North Bay within 10 minutes of Great Whispering Pine. Horseback riding isSnow Tubing at Rock Ridge in Huntsville located off Riding Ranch Road, 20 minutes from the cottage.

There is an information centre, Post Office, Pharmacy, Grocery Store, LCBO, Beer Store, library (with internet acGolfing At Eagle Lake Golf Coursecess), gas station, fitness centre, massage and medical centre in South River. Hospitals are located in North Bay and Huntsville.

Highway 11 is now a 4 lane highway from Barrie to North Bay.

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