Located across the lake from Mishewah, Foy Provincial Park offers a beautiful waterfront at Foy Beach. Foy is a non-operating park and is gated, and camping is not allowed, but backcountry hiking and shoreline activities such as swimming and picnicking are permitted. You can park on the road and walk in, or take a boat from Mishewah to enjoy swimming and beautiful sunset views.
Rent one of our canoes or kayaks and enjoy a leisurely paddle up the Bonnechere River. You can picnic or go for a dip at the sand dunes, and enjoy a visit to a perennial camper favourite, the jumping tree.
Killaloe, just down the road, is the birthplace of the world-famous BeaverTail! Creekside Grille, Scoops, and BeaverTails has delicious options for a hot meal or a sweet treat! Open from 11am to 7pm every day, they also hold special events throughout the summer.
Wilno, Ontario is Canada’s first Polish settlement. Wilno has a rich cultural history, and the Polish Kashub Heritage Museum & Skansen (Open Air Museum) are open daily from 11 to 5. Wilno Tavern offers a variety of Polish and Canadian dishes. The Polish food buffet on Saturdays and Sundays is an experience not to be missed!
Located in Eganville, the Bonnechere Caves are certainly worth a visit. Knowledgeable tour guides will take you down beneath the earth, with info on local geology, fossils, and more. There are also rapids, chute waterfalls and special events that include fossil hunts, and underground music & dining.
Only about 40 minutes from Mishewah, Pembroke has all the modern amenities you need to stock up for a week of camp, including grocery stores and other shopping, laundry facilities, and various restaurants. You will also find interesting places to explore such as the Champlain Trail Museum, the Murray L. Moore Hydro Museum, and Waterfront Park. The Pembroke Farmer’s Market runs Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:30 am to 1 pm, and our friends at Brum’s Dairy are always serving up delicious ice cream to top off your day.
Algonquin Park is one of Canada’s treasures. With its vast interior of maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes, there is so much to see and experience. The interior of the park is only accessible by foot or canoe. You can visit Algonquin’s Visitor Centre, Logging Museum and Art Centre, participate in the public “Wolf Howls” on Thursdays in August, and keep your eyes peeled for moose, loons, deer, black bears, beavers, and many more local species.
Located within Algonquin Park, Barron Canyon deserves its own mention with its spectacular 100 meter cliffsides. You can hike around the rim of the canyon, and even canoe within the canyon itself!
Thrill-seekers will love the adventure of white water rafting on the Ottawa river. There are several companies that offer fun for paddlers of various skill-levels on Canada’s most famous white water river! More info available here.
While it is about two hours from Mishewah, there is so much to do and see in Ottawa that it is easily worth the drive. Tour the Parliament Buildings, visit the Royal Canadian Mint, see Rideau Canal, peruse the Byward Market, and check out a plethora of museums, historic sites, and exciting festivals. If you are feeling extra patriotic, check out our capitol’s massive Canada Day Celebrations on July 1st!
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