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A L M AG U I N H I G H L A N D S C H A M B E R .C O M

Issue | 2019/2020

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

C O M M U N I T Y G U I D E & D I R ECTO RY

Seek & HIDE Almaguin’s

Hidden Gems

In this Issue

Crystal Cave

A HIDDEN GEM IN SOUTH RIVER

Cottage Love Affair ELOPING TO THE HIGHLANDS

Hide and Seek

IN THE ALMAGUIN WILDERNESS

Sweet Spot

RETIRING IN THE HIGHLANDS

Community Garden CONNECT AND GROW

Finding Fun On Ice SKATING IN ALMAGUIN

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WELCOME TO THE

Ready or Not, Here We Come!

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lmaguin is a land where the stunning forests, fresh air off the lake and vast stretches of water glistening with the sun’s rays, stirs in many of us a deep desire

to stay just a little bit longer. Each season pouring out before us new scenes, sounds, smells and exciting opportunities to seek out new adventures or to saddle comfortably in traditions that provide great enrichment to our lives. Whether you are seeking a magical hiding place to get away for a few days, a new place to call home or new adventures right in your “backyard”, on behalf of the Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce, I sincerely welcome you and invite you to SEEK out your own unique Almaguin experience. I hope to see you out there. W I L L Y

H O L L E T T

PRESIDENT OF THE ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Our Board of Directors, left to right. Photography by Nghe Tran

T O N Y

Director

M A R T I N

D W A Y N E

W A N N E R

Director

A U S T I N

H O U S E

E M I L I O

F O F F A N O

Director

Secretary

L U K E

P R E S T O N

Vice-President

S A N D R A

W H I T E

K R I S T E N

W Y L E

Director

Tr e a s u r e r

J E N N I F E R

F A R Q U H A R

Director

D U L C I E

Director

W I L L Y

President

J O H N

P A S C O E H O L L E T T

L A N G F O R D

Director (NOT SHOWN IN PHOTO)


Our Mission

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To be the voice for a prosperous business community that fosters pride and collaboration within Almaguin Highlands and to encourage economic growth on behalf of its members and the communities it represents.

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A L M AG U I N H I G H L A N DS C H A M B E R .CO M

Issue | 2019/2020

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

C O M M U N I T Y G U I D E & D I R ECTO RY

Seek & HIDE Almaguin’s

Hidden Gems

In this Issue

Crystal Cave

A HIDDEN GEM IN SOUTH RIVER

Cottage Love Affair ELOPING TO THE HIGHLANDS

Hide and Seek

IN THE ALMAGUIN WILDERNESS

what’s

Sweet Spot

RETIRING IN THE HIGHLANDS

In Every Issue

Community Garden CONNECT AND GROW

Finding Fun On Ice SKATING IN ALMAGUIN

events • lifestyle • community • business • culture YO m U ee RSS !!

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ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF EXPLORERS’ EDGE

PHOTOGRAPHY KATE HOOD PHOTOGRAPHY • katehood.ca EXPLORERS’ EDGE • explorersedge.ca WENDY MacCRIMMON • wmacphotography.com NGHE TRAN ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT

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EMILIO FOFFANO, C0-CHAIR & EDITOR JENNIFER FARQUHAR, C0-CHAIR & EDITOR ROMANO MARCHI, LEAD AUTHOR & EDITOR DULCIE PASCOE, CONTRIBUTOR LUKE PRESTON, CONTRIBUTOR SANDRA WHITE, CONTRIBUTOR KRISTEN WYLE, CONTRIBUTOR TONY MARTIN, CONTRIBUTOR WILLY & AMY HOLLETT, CONTRIBUTORS NGHE & ROBBIE TRAN, CONTRIBUTORS AUTHORS: ROMANO MARCHI JOANNE COLLINS KATE HOOD JEAN MICHEL-DELVAUX JOHN LANGFORD WENDY MacCRIMMON KELLY HENDERSON

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SAVE THE DATES

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Parks & Trails

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Discovery Routes

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Then & Now

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Municipal Information

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OUR CONTRIBUTORS

Seasonal Events

BACKYARD ADVENTURES

LET’S GO EXPLORE

FEATURING G.F. PRESTON

LOCAL CONTACTS & SERVICES

Business Directory CONNECT WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES


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Issue | 2019/2020

Featured 8

Intro SEEK & HIDE

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Almaguin’s Hidden Gems

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Crystal Cave

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The Cottage Love Affair

WHERE THE LOCALS GO

A HIDDEN GEM IN SOUTH RIVER

ELOPING TO THE HIGHLANDS

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Hide & Seek

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A Retirement Sweet Spot

IN THE ALMAGUIN WILDERNESS

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Maple Ridge Whitetails

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Beaux Gastro Pub

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The Community Learning Garden

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Finding Fun On Ice

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Art from the Heart

DISCOVER A DEER FARM IN SUNDRIDGE

CULINARY BUZZ IN BURK’S FALLS

COME SEE WHAT’S GROWING IN ALMAGUIN

SKATING IN ALMAGUIN

INSIRIED BY THE BEAUTY OF THE REGION

RETIRING IN THE HIGHLANDS

A PUBLICATION OF

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

ALMAGUINHIGHLANDSCHAMBER.COM

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Photography courtesy of Explorers' Edge


ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

seek & hide in the Almaguin Highlands

Once again we are proud to present another edition of the Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce Community Guide and Directory. The dedicated volunteers who have been working on this publication for several years now have been joined by new faces, bringing fresh perspectives and ideas. We certainly need and appreciate this expanding collaboration and I hope others who read this will become inspired to join us for next year and contribute to the evolution of this publication and the Chamber itself. The magazine has become known as a trusted resource for looking up vital information about the region. Nowhere else will you find such a comprehensive listing of businesses, services and attractions. And every year we bring you interesting stories featuring people, places, businesses and activities of the Almaguin Highlands. This year, we’ve dug deep to uncover some hidden gems. While the Almaguin Highlands does not have the developed tourism infrastructure of some other popular areas, it is precisely this sense of discovering new things that is part of the region’s unique charm. Almaguin is a place to seek adventure and new experience, and hide from the crowds and fast pace found elsewhere. John Langford is back this year with Hide and Seek in the Almaguin Wilderness, offering a glimpse of adventures to be found on the South River and the water access to Algonquin Park. Well-known local artist Joanne Collins joins the writing team with several contributions: Art From the Heart in Almaguin, describes her own artistic interpretations of the area’s wildlife as well as discussing the thriving local art scene. Another contribution looks at retiring in Almaguin. Joanne then features two unique Almaguin businesses; one well established, G.F. Preston is our Then and Now feature this year, and one brand new, Beaux Gastro Pub is creating a culinary buzz in Burk’s Falls. Other unique points of interest are featured in this edition. Discover a whitetail deer farm you can visit in the area. And then there are the literal hidden gems of the Chrystal Cave. Find Fun On Ice and discover skating opportunities at arenas and outdoor rinks. Find love in the Highlands in our article about eloping in Almaguin. And finally, learn about a new project in Sundridge, the Community Learning Garden. This year, we reached out to locals and visitors through Facebook to share their hidden gems, some of which we have compiled here to inspire your next Almaguin adventure. We all loved to play hide ‘n seek when we were kids. We hope this magazine encourages you to continue that sense of fun, adventure and discovery as you seek and hide in the Almaguin Highlands.

Romano Marchi LEAD AUTHOR AND EDITOR

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P h o t o g r a p h y b y We n d y M a c C r i m m o n

Continue that sense of fun, adventure and discovery as you seek and hide in the Almaguin Highlands.

Photography by Nghe Tran


Almaguin’s

Hidden Gems

We asked our community “What is your hidden gem?”

Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce March 12 •

What is your hidden gem in the Almaguin Highlands?

Twila Armstrong So many hidden gems, where would you like me to start?

Melanie Brown We have

Brenda Ilchuk We enjoyed

a cottage here and enjoy

going to McLaren’s (on

the various beaches in the

Bunker Hill) to see maple

summer, screaming heads,

syrup being made &

love the Katrine Chip Truck

they took us for a sleigh

and in the winter Riverbowl

ride, years ago. Great

is affordable and warm

memories!

entertainment for the family.

Kate Wilson Copperhead!!

Lois Cookman Screaming Heads Burks Falls

Steve Hicks Forgotten Trails in behind South River

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“So many hidden gems, where would you like me to start?”

merce Photography courtesy of Explorers' Edge

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Jocelyn Modl Copeman Tree Farms has a 5km forest trail to explore and hike. The fall wagon rides are so so pretty. The trail is a hidden gem! It’s like a

Kate Wilson The ice caves!

Candy St.Onge Love High Rock.

Tim Lucier Ice caves!?

Of course Eagle Lake Golf And

Kate Wilson Just east of Kearney

River Bowl in Burks Falls

fairytale.

Knoepfli Falls

eaming Heads

ock

Crystal Caves

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Monique Mcisaac Michael’s On Main and Ha’s. Both have great food (as I am sure you know you already know).

Noella Bordeleau Almaquin Highlander brewery in Southriver

Mandy Hodgson Swiss house for sunday buffet. Danny’s Justa Pasta. These are my two favourite.

Jacqueline Jordan The little coffee shop (beside the License plate place) in Sundridge makes a really good London Fog

Jocelyn Modl Danny’s is the bomb!! Jamie Golden Mandy Hodgson mmmmm Danny’s!! Lorie Green Stiererhut ( schnitzel) house, and Bernard’s Bistro Jennifer Bennett The clubs with fresh cut fries at blueroof and the beef dip sandwich at Michael’s. Amanda Harris Caswells has great food in my opinion!!

Tim Hainsworth Thunder Bridge on South River and the bridge over the Mag near Pevensey are both great places to play ‘Pooh sticks. Tim Hainsworth And the secret beach at Lynch Lake... Donna Black Crystal Cave and Nature Natives Art Gallery

Allison Bennett Can’t miss Screaming Head

Margaret Cunningham Studio by the Lake featuring interpretations of our beautiful Almaguin landscape, original acrylics by Marg. Then stop at the Eagle Lake Country Store for ice cream & a swim.

Sharon Richardson The wraps & home made soups at Caswells! Fave hangout: Highrock Sundridge. Brook’s Falls in Emsdale

Brenda Ilchuk Yes definitely a swim at Eagle Lake & ice cream we used to live up on Simpson Hill, thanks for bringing back great memories!

Suzanne Learn https://algonquinstudio.ca/

Steve Hicks Forgotten Trails in behind South River.

Suzanne Learn Boards Honey Farm in Restoule Noella Bordeleau Love their honey!

Lois Cookman Waterfall in Amour township Brooks Falls! Burks Falls Art and Crafts Club Art Centre ....all local artisans on Young Ste in Burks Falls. Screaming Heads Burks Falls. Beach in Strong township on Lake Bernard

Kate Wilson The gorge

Jennifer Booth Soup at Sherri’s diner Connie Sinclair Michael’s On Main and Ha’s. Both have great food (as I am sure you know you already know).

Lois Cookman Ok I will stop ! Lol Leslie Taylor Inspire

Glenda Rhodes Tom Thomson

Vern Dawney Merrys Rock

park, Dam in South River, the

on Kents Mill Road. Its really

Forgotten Trail, Screaming

beautiful. You can see for

Heads, the Narrows beach and

miles....especially nice in the

Jennifer Farquhar Karen

gas station, Lake Bernard park

fall. I will send you some pics

McLaren me too!!!

beach, Round Lk access point

if I can find some.....I dont

to Algonquin Park

think a lot of people know

Karen McLaren Maybe a bit cliché, but this Sundridge gal loves High Rock!

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Myranda St Onge High rock (as it’s a beautiful spot all year long), Eagle lake golf and country club. The bins. The Swiss house. And Inspire is my fav store. Erin Millward Knoepfli Falls near Magnetawan off the 124 - it has an interesting history as the dam was built to raise the water level in Ahmic Lake to allow steam ships to enter the harbour during the exploration of that area. There’s also an abandoned concrete bridge over falls. Worth checking out and having a picnic! From what I remember there are oak trees and milk weed there too so it’s a fun spot to find acorn tops and pick milk weed! Angela Legere Forgotten trails (specifically loxton loop, Lynch lake, Highlander brewery, Copperhead distillery, Artist studio tour (make your own so many to choose from) including crystal caves!! Anthony Rizzo Brooks falls for a picnic...... the train trestle from J.R. Booth railway on the Seguin Trail... ghost town buildings...Along the Seguin Trail are abandoned hotels/general stores... seguin Falls has an original schoolhouse... all part of a bygone era... Sandra Scott Crystal Cave in South River and Circling Hawks in Burks Falls

Debbie Butson The Viaduct just north of South River! Debbie Butson Also, the X-Country ski trails behind Almaguin Highschool! Noella Bordeleau Tims wine in South River. Alquonguin fitness center in South River Brenda Detta So many things to do - lots of drives and trails to check out at www.discoveryroutes.ca (including all of the Forgotten Trails). Favourite stores include Northspring in Burks Falls and Stick and Stone Tack Shop & Feed outside of Sundridge, antiquing at Nostalgia Antiques in Kearney or The Treasure Mill in Powassan, Commanda General Store Museum and Commanda Country Gardens as well. Sunday breakfast buffet at Ahmic Lake Resort / The Swiss Country House Restaurant is to die for! So many other places to check out - these are just a few! Leanne Faulkner Ziraldo KEARNEY - Nostalgia (Antiques,Home Decor and More), Kearney O’neil’s Pub (great food/fish n chips), Rise n Grill (fantastic breakfast), Sunrise Heirloom Vegetables (organic home grown veggies) Kelly Anne Henderson The Burk’s Falls welcome centre and bakery as well as the heritage trail

“You can see for miles... I don’t think a lot of people know about it.”

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“You are exactly where you are supposed to be!”

Hidden Gem:

CRYSTAL CAVE W BY

Jean Michel-Delvaux

PHOTOGRAPHY

Crystal Cave

hen you step into Crystal Cave, the aura assails

His amazing photographs, specializing in wildlife and

you. It is a place of positivity and open creative minds.

natural scenes, are displayed in the shop’s gallery. Julia,

The owners want you to feel a sense of magic, of awe and

also a photographer, specializes in macrophotography of

belonging too. As Braelyn (co-owner) puts it, they want

her mineral specimens. Her images are printed on high

people to come and just go ….aahhh…release that breath

definition metal and can be found throughout the exhibit.

and just breathe.

A novel concept with unique photographic quality, her perspective is poetic.

You will wander the shelves in childlike curiosity - of course it helps that the team has put every effort into making this

James has spent much time in the area and has known Julia

a purely interactive experience!

and John since he was about five. In recent years, he and Braelyn would come up to escape the hustle and bustle

Crystal Cave is a collaboration between John and Julia,

of Toronto life for weekends until they made the move

who run the museum, and James and Braelyn who run

permanently to follow their dreams. Julia and John have

Crystal Cave Shoppe – more than a crystal shop, kind of a trading post of Divine Love.

lived and collected mineral and crystal specimens from

Chatting with these

around the world. They have been part of the Nipissing

collaborators, it becomes obvious that this is a passion

Mineral Society since early days. In fact, the museum

project. All so complimentary of each other’s contribution

was essentially started from the collection stored in their

and each having something unique to add. Braelyn has two

basement. What a perfect place to Hide and Seek!

fine arts degrees and makes gem inspired amulets. James

The collection is vast and varied.

is an accomplished artist with a degree in Photography.

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ll delicate specimens are in glass displays designed to

accentuate the individual beauty of each item, while Julia has left a good number in open space where she encourages patrons – specifically kids – to inspect and touch the exhibits. She has arranged all units according to the periodic table of elements with their chemical formulas. Added to this is a fossil and bone collection featuring a whale bone, shark teeth and a mermaids purse. The entire exhibit is broken down into categories where Julia’s vast knowledge and eagerness to share what she knows shines through. In fact, for those wanting to learn more, QR codes have been generated where one can scan the code with a smartphone and link to a voice recording of Julia explaining each exhibit. Here is the introductory QR code, the first of 64 throughout the museum. Give it a try here! (Apple phone users can simply use their built in cameras to scan, and android users can find a free QR reader in the app store or use this link: the-qrcodegenerator.com/scan) There are dozens of one to two minute clips scattered throughout the museum informing about Julia and John’s collection that

These just aInfew examples of with the took over 50 years to are amass. an effort to stay the diverse options availablethe team times and engage kids of the ride “centennial” generation, in the region. Tap into is in the processtoofyou bringing augmented reality to some of the your inner Rouleur take onphone and exhibits. See a woolly mammoth tooth and – point your two-wheeled in the it comes alive ona your screen. Andadventure the innovation does not end Almaguin Highlands. there. John loves to build and has renovated the outbuildings into artist workshops. The idea is to create an Artisan Village with micro tourism opportunities for local entrepreneurs in an open space where the visitor can watch a sculptor carve from stone, jewellery being made, or participate in drum circles and meditation. All of this with the enticing smell of local Algonquin Coffee toasting their organic beans on site. With a game centre featuring large cut stones for chess, checkers or tic-tic-toe, a mineral identification trail known as the “rock walk” and a classroom for use as a teaching facility. Leave your preconceptions at the door, give in to the wild abandonment of experiencing something uniquely different.

Seek... Learn... Become Inspired.


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When you step into Crystal Cave, the aura assails you. It is a place of positivity and open creative minds.

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Love Affair the cottage

BY

C

Kate Hood

PHOTOGRAPHY

Kate Hood

ottage country is rich with the history of families.

The lakes and rivers of Almaguin flow through our

From family and romantic love to the love we have for

collective family consciousness, between generations

our time at the cottage. It’s a beautiful gift.

and over decades, it’s something to marvel. Here are

My own story started here three generations ago when my paternal great grandfather built a cottage on the north shore of Lake Bernard. His relatives and all of their children continued to do the same. Each summer I spend my nights at the lake watching the sunset and appreciating the long stretch of sandy beach sprinkled with kayaks, canoes, sail boats, and family. My most vivid childhood memories are of the beach and I will forever be connected to this place.

the stories of two cottage love affairs - of how romantic love is found and a family can grow.

Patrick and Myranda

were teenagers when they

met at the only grocery store in town, where Myranda worked for the summer. It was there where Patrick’s dad Don orchestrated a meeting between the two future love birds. Don resorted to sending Patrick to do the shopping in hopes that the two would meet. Myranda and Patrick quickly fell head over heels. After

The relationship cottagers have to the area is very

a whirlwind summer romance spent snuggling beneath

much a love affair; from the joys of vacation to the

the stars, frequenting local parties, and swimming off

challenges of co-ownership. An ever constant longing

the dock, they made it official. It’s been seven years,

to get back up north, to feel again the sense of freedom

which they can hardly believe themselves. They’ve

that comes with hot summer nights and lazy mornings.

been on adventures, flourished through ups and

The delightful yet chaotic family ramblings on long

downs, bought their first home and puppy, and are

weekends.

now thrilled to be engaged.

Patrick and Myranda have come to cherish their time at the cottage so deeply they lovingly express to one another ‘I love you to the cottage and back.’


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Patrick proposed to Myranda at High Rock, overlooking

Aisha’s connection to this property began before she

Lake Bernard, with custom designed engagement ring

was born when her maternal great grandparents built

which captures the essence of what it means to be

in 1960. She spent summers there as a child and into

young and in love at the cottage. High Rock, which has

her adulthood took over ownership and opened its

a special place in many family stories, is also the place

doors to the next generation of babies. She and Rachid

where six years earlier they exchanged a promise ring

were already into their parenting years, with a busy

and a lifetime before that, here Myranda’s parents were

toddler and new baby, when they wed. Their elopement

married. The elements of this love story are as varied

embodied everything it means to have a cottage love

as the seasons in cottage country - from young summer

affair. She describes that day as ‘intimate and magical,

love to an adult partnership, from wild cottage beach

at a quiet little place we love’. What Aisha and Rachid

parties to sweeping expressions of love and support

knew for certain about their union, on this particular

from parents and family. Patrick and Myranda have

day, with these specific people, was how meaningful

come to cherish their time at the cottage so deeply

a ceremony and gathering they’d have. Aisha wore

they lovingly express to one another ‘I love you to the

her sister’s wedding dress, they requested no gifts,

cottage and back.’

speeches were not expected, and there would be no

Aisha and Rachid eloped in Almaguin at her family

first dance or cake cutting. Aisha and Rachid explain

cottage during the hot summer of 2017. Like many, their cottage is decades old. It’s dark, its rooms are small and cozy, and somehow the more family members you

this as a wedding day ‘without spectacle’. For them ‘us’ means family. With only 15 people in attendance their

elopement was a day about ‘Us’.

can fit into the living room the more welcoming the space becomes.

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The joys of cottage life are bountiful.


Patricia Reid

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Their elopement embodied everything it means to have a cottage love affair. She describes that day as ‘intimate and magical, at a quiet little place we love’.

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Whether your cottage love affair starts as a child with

Workshops

long days and a first taste of independence, or into

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adulthood with a romantic summer love story, the joys of cottage life are bountiful. Cottage country will always be host to intimate family gatherings and those wild

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romantic hearts, only a summer romance can harness. For more of Kate’s work, please visit KATE HOOD PHOTOGRAPHY • katehood.ca

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Strong Agricultural Society Weekly Yard Sale Date: Every Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Runs From: June 1, 2019 until Labour Day Weekend (except Canada Day weekend) Location: SSJ Arena, 114 Albert Street, Sundridge Details: Contact Harold O’Brien at (705) 384-0711

Spring Show & Shine

Date: June 1, 2019 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Location: SRM Arena, South River Details: Please contact Skye Buchannan (705) 386-8380

Fling Into Spring Dinner and Dance

Date: June 1, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. Location: SRM Arena, South River Details: Please contact Skye Buchannan (705) 386-8380

Canoe Race

Date: June 8, 2019 Location: Powassan Hydro Pond (end of Purdon Line)

Sportsplex Beerfest

Date: June 15, 2019 - 1 – 8 pm Location: Powassan Sportsplex

Annual Kearney Lion’s Lobsterfest

Date: June 22, 2019 Location: Kearney Community Centre For details and tickets please contact Kearney Lions at (705) 636-9799

Summer Events

Rockin the Ridge - Bikers Battling Cancer

Date: June 28 – June 30, 2019 Location: SSJ Arena & Agricultural Grounds Details: Live music, offsite camping, vendors and daily events. For information visit www.bikersbattlingcancer.ca

South River Lions Club Canada Day Celebrations at the South River Date: June 29, 2019 - 1:00 p.m. Location: Machar Arena at 1A Lincoln Avenue. Details: For more information visit the South River Village website closer to the date. Contact Ron Bennison (705) 386-2128

Sundridge – Strong Recreation Committee Canada Day Celebration Date: Saturday, June 29, 2019- 2:00 p.m. – dusk Location: Village of Sundridge Lion’s Park Details: Parade, Magic Show, Games, Lakeland “Touch-a-Truck”, BBQ, Fireworks. For more details contact the Sundridge Village Office at (705 )384-5316

Magnetawan Canada Day Celebrations Date: July 1, 2019 Location: Downtown Magnetawan Details: For details please contact (705) 387-3947

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Photography by Kate Hood


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Summer Events

Photography courtesy of Explorers’ Edge

Tom Bishop’s Wild Wild West Show

Canada Day in Powassan

Date: July 20, 2019 Location: Burk’s Falls Fair Grounds (220 Centre St, Burk’s Falls) Details: Come and experience an authentic wild wild west and ole time medicine show. Visit www.arbfas.com for more details and ticket information. Check out www.vaxxine.com/ wildwest/home.php to lean about the show!

Date: July 1, 2019 - 5pm to dusk Location: Glendale Park

Burk’s Falls Canada Day Celebrations

Date: July 1, 2019 Location: Stan Darling Park (Ontario St.), Burk’s Falls Details: Join the Village of Burk’s Falls in celebrating Canada Day. See www.burksfalls.net for times and details

Ahmic Lake Cottage Association Square Dances

Sprucedale Community Bike Ride

Date: July 4, 2019 Location: Registration will be at the Sprucedale Community Centre, 31 William Street, Sprucedale Details: Youth Focused cycling event in Sprucedale. Various ride lengths will be featured to suit riders of all ages and skill levels.

Creative Changes Art Show 2019

Date: July 5 - 7, 2019 Location: Kearney Community Centre – 8 Main St., Kearney Details: Showcasing the talents of the Almaguin Highlands, with unique works of arts and crafts. Join us Friday night for a Wine and Cheese social and preview of the show. Visit Saturday and Sunday for the show and sale. Call (705) 636-7752 for details.

Date: July 20 & 27 and August 3 & 10, 2019 Location: Magnetawan Community Center (4304 Hwy 520, Magnetawan)

Family Festival - Sprucedale

Date: July 27, 2019 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre (31 William St. Sprucedale) Details: Horseshoe Tournament, music, entertainment, BBQ, children’s activities, horse wagon rides

Kearney Regatta

Date: July 8, 2019 Location: Powassan Hydro Pond (end of Purdon Line)

Date: August 3 & 4 2019 Location: Main St, Kearney Details: Kearney Regatta has been a long-standing tradition for well over 65+ years. This year’s festival includes multiple events with notable activities such as: Saturday: Kids sports Sunday: Steel Drum Band, Dog Show, Parade, Water sports, Church dinner, Fireworks celebration, and more

Annual Spaghetti Dinner

Cecebe Waterways Regatta

Burk’s Falls & District Historical Society Heritage Day

Sundridge Sunflower Festival

Fishing Derby

Date: July 11, 2019 Location: SSJ Arena, Sundridge Details: Visit www.strongagriculturalsociety.com/events-andactivities.html

Date: July 13, 2019 11am to 3 pm Location: Watt Century Farmhouse – 827 Chetwynd Road, Burk’s Falls Details: Survivor’s Day – Free Family Event. There will be a firefighter challenge, Algonquin Regiment Obstacle Course and Weapons Display, Emergency Management Display, Barbeque, Trefoil Guild and more. Visit www.burksfallsdistricthistoricalsociety.com

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Date: August 3 - 4, 2019 Location: Centennial Park, Magnetawan Details: Enjoy a weekend of great family activities on the water. For full details and schedule please visit: www.cecebewaterways.ca Date: August 10, 2019, Opening Ceremonies 9:30 AM Location: Main St, Sundridge and Village of Sundridge Lion’s Park Details: Almaguin’s biggest summer festival – over 140 vendors, great street entertainment, children’s activities, and street dance. For more information, please visit www. sunflower-festival.com


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Trout Creek Agriculture Society Fall Fair

Extreme Bush Race 2019

Date: August 24 - 25, 2019 Location: Trout Creek Community Centre

Date: August 11, 2019 10:30-2:00pm Location: Copeman Tree Farm - 66 Bloomfield Rd, Sundridge Details: Run by the Almaguin Highlands Lions Club and all proceeds go back into the community. 5K obstacle mud run for adults. Tickets include a performance style t-shirt, victory beer and medal at the finish line. Push your limits and prove to yourself that you are stronger than you think. This race brings amateurs through trained athletes together in camaraderie as they conquer obstacles and cross the finish line. There will be Strongman Competitions, archery, axe throwing, slacklines, climbing walls, ropes, mud pits, water holes and more! Super discounted tickets start in November on Black Friday and early bird tickets are on sale after. For more information visit https://extremebushrace.wixsite.com/sundridge

Emsdale Agricultural Society Fair

Date: August 25, 2019 Location: Emsdale Community Park and Community Centre For event details please visit: www.emsdaleagriculturalsociety.com

Smoke ‘n Spurs Festival

Date: August 30 - 31, Sept 1, 2019 Location: 111 Purdon Line, Powassan

Powassan Agricultural Society Fall Fair Date: August 31 - September 1 Location: Powassan Agricultural Fairgrounds

Rough & Tumble

Date: August 11, 2019 at 12:30pm-2:00pm Location: Copeman Tree Farm - 66 Bloomfield Rd, Sundridge Details: Run by the Almaguin Highlands Lions Club and all the proceeds go back into the community. 1K and 2K obstacle mud runs for kids. It will build their confidence as they conquer obstacles that they thought they’d otherwise never do. It will empower them for future success in life. Early bird prices start in November on Black Friday. For more information visit https:// extremebushrace.wixsite.com/sundridge

BURK’S FALLS COUNTRY JAMBOREE

Lorussopalooza Music Festival

AUGUST 16, 17 AND 18, 2019 AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN BURK’S FALLS, ONTARIO

Date: August 16 - 17, 2019 Location: 747 Nipissing Road, Magnetawan Details: Lorussopalooza is Magnetawan’s music festival! t’s a weekend of great music, camping and BBQ in a perfect venue overlooking beautiful Ahmic Lake in Magnetawan. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Lorussopalooza/ for details.

Burks Falls Country Jamboree

Date: August 16 - 18, 2019 Location: Burk’s Falls Fairground (220 Centre St, Burks Falls) Details: A full weekend of country and bluegrass music For full line-up and details call Bob (705) 382-2384 or Peter (705) 789-0250

Merv Mulligan, Murray Williams Band, Sweetgrass, Cougrass, Acoustical Strings ,Scott Infanti and The Lost Channel Band, Mike Pollard, Big John , Ed Brown

Burk’s Falls & Area Community Yard Sale

Date: August 18th , 2019 Location: Multiple Locations Details: For a list of sale locations or to add a location call the Burk’s Falls Office at (705) 382 3138.

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Come and enjoy the best Country and Bluegrass music that Ontario has to offer. Vendors on site. Washrooms and showers available. Weekend Pass $90, includes rough camping. Friday $30., Saturday $45 ($30 after 6 pm)., Sunday $20. Kids under 16 “free” (accompanied by an adult). For further information contact Bob Gray at 705 571-2384 or Peter Hall at 705 380-0802.

Windsong Music Festival

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Date: August 23 - 24, 2019 Location: 509 Memorial Park Dr.E., Powassan

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Magnetawan Fall Fair

Date: August 30 - September 1, 2019 Location: Magnetawan Community Centre 4304 Hwy 520, Magnetawan Details: For full event details please call (705) 387-3947

Harvest Festival

Date: September 13 - 15, 2019 Location: 981 Midlothian Rd, Burk’s Falls Details: The Harvest Festival features a variety of world class performers over four stages. For complete details visit: http://harvestfestival.org

Almaguin Highlands Arts Council Artscape Show and Sale

137th Armour, Ryerson & Burk’s Falls Agricultural Society Fall Fair

Date: Sept 1 & 2, 2019 Location: Armour, Ryerson and Burk’s Falls Memorial Arena (220 Centre St, Burks Falls) Details: Enjoy many family friendly activities including the heavy horse show, horse pull, kids games, inflatables, local music and more! English and Western Light Horse Show is on September 3, 2017. http://www.arbfas.ca

South River Machar Agriculture Society Fall Fair at the South River Machar Date: September 6 & 7, 2019 Location: Arena at 1A Lincoln Avenue, South River. Details: For more information visit the Ontario Association of Agriculture Society Ontario Fairs website or the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ SouthRiverMacharAgriculturalSociety/

Date: TBD Location: TBD Details: A diverse and vibrant show of art made possible by the talented people in the Almaguin Highlands. For details and locations visit: www.almaguinhighlandsartscouncil.com

2019 Annual Fall Pumpkin Hunt

Date: September 21st, 28th and October 5th (Dates may change, please check website for up-to-date information) Location: Copeman Tree Farms, Bloomfield Rd, Sundridge Details: Hundreds of pumpkins are hidden throughout the fields of Copeman Tree Farms andkids get to pick a their perfect pumpkin to take home. There is pumpkin painting, food and drinks, wagon rides, cookie decorating, bird feeder making, a kids, maze, free raffle, win a big carving pumpkin. For tickets: www.FreshlyCutTrees.wix.com/ CopemanTreeFarms

Nipissing Kennel Club Annual Dog Show

Date: October 11 - 14, 2019 Location: Trout Creek Community Centre, Powassan

Farm-to-Table Dinner

Date: September 7 – 6 pm Location: 250 Clark Street, Powassan

Honey Fest

Date: October 19 – 9 am to noon Location: 250 Clark Street, Powassan

Strong Agricultural Fall Fair

Date: September 13-14, 2019 Location: 14 Albert St N, Sundridge, ON Details: For more information visit the Ontario Association of Agriculture Society Fairs website

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Armour, Ryerson and Burk’s Falls Agricultural Society Slo-Pitch Tournament Date: October 22, 2019 Location: Burk’s Falls Fairgrounds (220 Centre St, Burks Falls) Details: To register or find a team, call Dawn @ (705) 224 3657 http://www.arbfas.ca

Sprucedale Halloween Haunted Trail Date: Saturday October 26th, 2019 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre, 31 William Street, Sprucedale. Details: Candy, children’s games, spooky trail.

Magnetawan Lion’s Club Halloween Party Date: October 31, 2019 Location: Magnetawan Community Centre (4860 Hwy 520, Magnetawan) Details: Please call (705) 382-5895.

Annual Halloween Party – South River

Date: October 31, 2019 Location: South River/Machar Arena (1 Lincoln Ave, South River) Details: Come for some great children’s activities and treats. Hosted by the South River Machar Recreation Committee

Township of Perry Halloween Spooktacular Date: October 31, 2019 Location: Emsdale and Novar Community Centre ECC - 32 Joseph Street, Emsdale NCC - 25 Laurie Street, Novar

Sprucedale Seniors Friendship Club

Christmas Craft Sale Date: November 2, 2019 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre, 31 William Street, Sprucedale Contact Lynda @ (705) 685-7938

Catholic Womens League Christmas Bazaar Date: Nov 9, 2019 – 9 am – 1:30 pm Location: Trout Creek Community Centre, Powassan

Remembrance Day Services

Date: Monday, November 11, 2019 – 11:00 AM Location: Cenotaphs throughout Almaguin

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Christmas Market

Perry Farmers’ Market

Date: Nov 16, 2019 – 9 am to 3 pm Location: 250 Clark Street, Powassan

Location: 1695 Emsdale Road, Emsdale Day: Friday June 28 to Friday August 30 Time: 10am to 4pm

Trout Creek Lions Christmas Bazaar

Burk’s Falls Market

Date: Nov 23, 2019 – 9 am – 2 pm Location: Trout Creek Community Centre, Powassan

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

Dates: November 29, 2019 4pm - 8pm and November 30th, 2019 - 9am - 3pm Location: Burk’s Falls, Armour & Ryerson Memorial Arena (220 Centre St, Burk’s Falls) Details: Get your Christmas shopping done early and support local craftspeople and organizations. Call Wilma at (705) 382 2022 for more information and to register or visit http://www.arbfas.ca

Location: 220 Centre St, behind the Arena Tuesdays from 9AM -1PM Late June - Early September

Magnetawan Farmers Market

Location: 4397 HWY 520 (Magnetawan Community Centre / Lion’s Pavillion) Saturdays from 10AM - 1PM Mid May - Mid October

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Winter Events Sprucedale Christmas Social

Photography courtesy of Explorers’ Edge

Annual Christmas in the Village – South River

Date: December 13th, 2019 Location: South River/Machar Arena (1 Lincoln Ave, South River) Details: Hosted by the South River Machar Recreation Committee, Public skating, sleigh rides and other activities.

Sundridge – Strong Santa Claus Parade

Date: December 1, 2019 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre, 31 William Street, Sprucedale Details: Tree decorating, kid’s crafts, hot food and beverages, music, and Santa will be making an appearance

Date: Saturday December 14th, 2019 Location: Main St. Sundridge Details: Call the Sundridge Municipal Office @ (705) 384 5316 or find us on Facebook.

Sundridge – Strong Recreation Committee Tree Lighting

Burk’s Falls Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date: December 6, 2019 @ 6:00PM Location: Stan Darling Park, Ontario St, Burk’s Falls Details: Join us at Stan Darling Park for carols and more!

Date: Saturday December 14th, 2019 Location: SSJ Arena, 14 Albert Street, Sundridge Details: Lighting of the Christmas Tree, Wagon Rides, Visit Santa in the Heritage House, Entertainment, Refreshments. For details, call Sundridge Municipal Office @ (705) 384-5316

Burk’s Falls Christmas Parade

Date: December 7, 2019 Location: Ontario St, Burk’s Falls Details: For details visit www.facebook.com/cdobar or call (705) 382-3138

Powassan New Year’s Eve Celebration

Date: December 31, 2019 – 4:00 – 6:30 pm Location: Trout Creek Community Centre, Powassan

Christmas Begins in Kearney

Kearney Dogsled Races

Date: December 7, 2019 Location: Main St., Kearney Details: Activities inside the Kearney Community Centre followed by outdoor activities on Main St. - games, live entertainment, horse wagon rides, etc. The night concludes with the lighting of the official Christmas tree and fireworks. Visit https://townofkearney.ca

Date: February 8 - 9, 2020 Location: Main St., Kearney Details: Ontario’s largest dog sled races come to “Ontario’s biggest little town” on February 8 - 9, 2019. Join us for two days of winter fun just a couple of hours north of Toronto, in Kearney Ontario. www.kearneydogsledraces.ca

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Trout Creek Winter Carnival

Date: February 13 - 16, 2020 Location: Trout Creek Community Centre, Powassan

Sprucedale Winter Carnival

Date: February 15, 2020 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre 31 William St, Sprucedale Details: Pancake Breakfast, Parade, children and adult games. For details contact (705) 685-7901.

Drag At The Mag - Snowmobile Drag Racing Date: February 15 - 17, 2020 Location: Victory Air Field, Magnetawan Details: Amateur and Pro snow drag races, helicopter rides, vendors and more. Visit www.victoryairfield.ca for more information.

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Township of Perry Family Skate Event Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 - 3pm - 6pm Location: Novar Community Park 54 McCrandle Street, Novar

South River Lions Winterfest

Date: February 22, 2020 Location: South River/Machar Arena (1 Lincoln Ave, South River) Details: Pancake breakfast and family dance. For details call Jamie @ (705) 386 2177

Katrine Winter Carnival

Date: Feb. 29-March 1, 2020 Location: Katrine Community Centre (6 Browns Dr. Katrine) Details: Featuring Bowling at Riverbowl, family dance, kids activities, outdoor games, live entertainment and more. Visit the Katrine Community Centre Facebook page for all dates and details

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2020 Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Date: April 11th and 12th, gates open at 12:00pm Location: Copeman Tree Farms, Bloomfield Rd Sundridge Details: *Tickets go on sale in January and sell out fast! 10,000 Easter eggs filled with chocolate, candy, and toys! Find a golden egg and win a big prize basket. A kids maze, train rides, egg decorating, cookie decorating, free raffle, food and drinks included, goodie bag for the kids, special character guests and more! For tickets: www.FreshlyCutTrees.wixsite.com/CopemanTreeFarms

Township of Perry Spring Ball Hockey

Date: Registration April 13, 2020 May 4, 2019 First Game Location: Novar Community Park 54 McCrandle Street Program Runs from May 4, 2019 to June 28, 2020

Sprucedale Easter Party

Date: Saturday April 14, 2020 Location: Sprucedale Community Centre (31 William St, Sprucedale) Details: Join us for an Easter celebration

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival Date: April 25, 2020 – 9 am- 4 pm

Shooters Rendezvous 26th Annual Gun Show and Exhibition

Spring Events Local Food Fest

Date: April 4, 2020 Location: 250 Clark, Powassan

2020 Glow Easter Egg Hunt for Teenagers

Date: TBD - April Location: Copeman Tree Farms, Bloomfield Rd Sundridge WED NOON-6 NOON-6 Details: This is the first annual glow inFRIthe dark Easter egg SAT 9-12 hunt for ages 13-17yrs. We have very special Easter eggs that light up and they will be filled with all the good stuff! Tickets will include a hot dog and drink, and there will be awesome prizes to win in the free raffle! Keep an eye on our Facebook page or website for tickets and more information: www.FreshlyCutTrees.wixsite.com/CopemanTreeFarms

Date: April 25, 2020 (Date subject to change) Location: SSJ Arena, 14 Albert St. Sundridge Details: Challenge your PAL. Bring your license and come out to buy. Over 100 vendors. Air gun and Archery ranges on site. For details visit: http://www.eaglelakegunclub.ca/

Township of Perry Community Clean up Day Date: Saturday, May 4, 2020 Location: Meet at Municipal Building 9am 1695 Emsdale Road Clean up Novar and Emsdale. Ends at 11am

Kearney Lions Blackfly Sale

Date: May 16th, 2020 Location: Kearney Legion - 58 Park St Details: Contact (705) 636-7752 for details

10th Annual A.R.B.F. Agricultural Society Ball Hockey Tournament

Date: May 25th, 2020 Location: Burk’s Falls, Armour and Ryerson Memorial Arena (220 Centre St, Burks Falls) Details: To register your team call Dawn at (705) 224-3657. For details see: www.arbfas.ca

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T

he stress of a busy week evaporates as we push off and let the

current take us down the river. Large white pines tower over the steep banks. Soft light filters through the long branches, a layer of mist comes off the water, an osprey shrieks in the distance. Blair and I paddle past a few beautiful dark pools, ideal hideouts for the speckled trout we hope to catch on this day trip down the South River. Before we can get a cast out, the river speeds up and we are around the bend, revealing a large sweeper cutting off most of the river. A few strong draws, some coordinated paddle strokes, and we are around the tree. The fun has just begun. I love this river and am grateful it has been left wild; unspoiled but for three bridges between its source in Algonquin Park and the village that bears the same name. Each time I paddle this river, there is something different. Today it is sweepers, left from the high water and floods from the ice out. A black bear trio, mom and her two cubs, we spot not far from where we are picked up on our shuttle back to the outfitter. A previous visit included landing a

beautiful trout. And

last summer a massive Bull Moose stared us down as we glided by a few metres away. The South River is one of the few water routes of Routes and

the Discovery

Forgotten Trail network. Most of the Forgotten Trails

are for hiking, skiing and snowshoeing. Our guests love to ski and snowshoe the Tower Trail. The approach down Tower Rd. is fairly

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flat, perfect for a fast-paced ski. Half way, the trail heads straight

Further east in Algonquin, a rock cairn commemorating Wattie

up through a beautiful pine forest. We switch to snowshoes to

and another ranger Frank Robichaud can be found at the end of

get up the steep bits to the top and take in the wonderful views

the portage from the Amable du Fond River into North Tea Lake.

in all four directions. The Tower trail is named after the Old Fire

This makes for a scenic day trip by canoe from Algonquin Park

Lookout Tower, where rangers would scout the region for smoke.

access #1 at Kawawaymog Lake. For those with a bigger appetite

Algonquin Park hired rangers starting in 1893 when the park first

for wilderness, Algonquin Park’s west side, with access points 1,

opened, to look for and apprehend poachers, maintain portages

2, 3 and 4, can all be described as “forgotten” and or “hidden”.

and campsites and to look out for fires.

Located far from any highway, Algonquin Park’s west side offers

Almaquin resident Tom Wattie was the ranger for Algonquin’s North West area. Wattie, from South River, had a camp on a small island on Kawawaymog Lake and paddled to and from Algonquin by canoe. One of his old portage trails has been restored to a beautiful hike. The “Wet Lake Portage” trail head can be found on the east side of Kawawaymog Lake. Look for the Tom Wattie signpost dated 1921. A scenic 1.5 km hike winds up and through a lush Hemlock forest. Wattie’s colleague and fellow park ranger was Tom Thomson, arguably Canada’s most famous painter. Thomson painted “Mud Bay” and “The Tent” on Kawawaymog Lake while visiting his friend Wattie at his island camp. This island is now called the Algonquin Island Retreat and is available to rent to couples and artisans. Like

real adventure for anyone seeking a memorable wilderness experience.

You can book the Algonquin Island Retreat by contacting Voyageur Quest at info@voyageurquest.com or (800) 794 – 9660 To access Algonquin Park’s west side and access # 1, head east from South River on Ottawa St and follow the road for 25 minutes to Algonquin access #1. Grab a coffee or craft beer at the Broken Paddle Patio, rent a canoe, kayak or SUP from Voyageur Outfitting, and explore Kawawaymog Lake.

Blair and I, Thomson loved to canoe the South River. Thomson would take this route past the bridges we see today - all the way

&inSEEK the Almaguin Wilderness to town to replenish supplies and visit Wattie’s family.

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look back now at countless mornings spent

dining out, and theatre are your main interests,

rushing out the door and facing the challenge of

you would ask why anyone in their right mind

trying to make other people happy whilst dreaming

would want to retire in a sleepy little hamlet like

of retirement when I could spend my days making

Magnetawan. But if you love nature, walking, and

myself happy. For years, while wending my weary

a slow pace in a low stress atmosphere, you will

way through each work week, I imagined a future

read the following and be looking for a real estate

in which I had all the time in the world to play

agent.

with my creative interests guilt-free and take long leisurely walks without feeling the need to return home to a stack of tiresome tasks. So I planned, I saved, I invested and I worked. Ironically, when the time came to hand in my resignation, instead of the joyous anticipation I expected, I was terrified. What would I realistically do with all that time on my hands? How would I fill my days with meaning and purpose? How could I still feel like a vital member of society in touch with reality if I played artist in my studio all day? My final months of work were spent fearing those long days now filling my future horizon. As it has turned out, I had nothing to fear for I have the good fortune to live in Magnetawan, one of the smallest villages in the Almaguin region with a population of just over 1000 residents. If you are waiting for the punch-line, there isn’t one. My first piece of advice for people contemplating retirement is to find the right place to live. How to choose the right place depends on what you like doing. In a city, the list of places to go, people to see, and things to do is boundless. If shopping,

I have been retired for almost a year now. My mornings are spent doing chores and painting in my studio, but after lunch my personal trainer looks at me with those big puppy dog eyes and nudges his leash to tell me it’s time for our long leisurely walk through the picture postcard Village of Magnetawan. In winter, we are fortunate to have a trail to follow through a sugar bush behind our house where we get glimpses of deer, squirrels, partridge, and even some wild turkeys who live there, but in spring, summer and fall we walk to town. Around every corner I see a painting, a photograph, a Group of Seven masterpiece, for the clear, clean air seems infused with artistic inspiration. I was not surprised to learn that in 1932, A.J. Casson painted the Anglican Church in the center of the village and that several famous paintings from the Group were created in the area. It is not hard to understand what kept bringing these talented artists back to the Almaguin Highlands.

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Here and there the village has signposts outlining the rich history of my little community. Its unique geography on a navigable waterway made it an ideal location for an early settlement and a trail head for what is now known as Ontario’s Ghost Road (Google the ‘Old Nipissing Road’).

The mighty Magnetawan River meanders

through the town making it difficult for me to choose a walking route that does not give me a camera-worthy view of this historic waterway so crucial to the early economy of the area. I love to visit the lock, crossing over the dam separating the two popular lakes, Cecebe and Ahmic, and follow the path that winds through the woods on an island created by the river to end up at a picturesque set of rapids. The Village of Magnetawan puts forth every effort to keep countless visitors returning to enjoy its natural treasures by providing several watercraft launches, numerous free dock slips, and even offers complimentary bicycles for them to use while exploring all of its sublime secrets. I love to walk through the immaculately groomed park that offers a beautiful sandy beach swimming area, a playground, a toilet and change rooms, a large gazebo, several fishing spots, picnic areas and even an outdoor workout gym. Every day I am thankful to be living in this idyllic place. I have truly found my perfect sweet spot in which to retire, and I hope when that day comes, you will find yours.

“Every day I am thankful to be living in this idyllic place. I have truly found my perfect sweet spot in which to retire.”


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aple Ridge Whitetails is a family owned and

health at our home. These lanky babies end up being

operated whitetail deer farm nestled on a hardwood

best friends with our dog Remington. They snuggle

ridge in Sundridge, Ontario. The farm started as a

up and sleep with our boys, and follow us around the

dream of raising the largest, healthiest white tail deer

house like puppies. Caring for them is no small task

in Ontario. Since a child growing up in the area, Chris

as they need to be fed every four hours or so and are

Bogart has always had a strong love for the outdoors,

constantly monitored in the beginning. These bottle

hunting and fishing. He feels he has always been

fed deer will never leave our farm as we have grown

drawn to whitetail deer and has a strong love for the

to love them. With a treat or two such as an apple

animal. After many visits to different deer farms all

slice they will come right to us for a snuggle and a few

across North America and studying different genetic

kisses. Our son Sawyer has an extra special bond with

traits, the dream of becoming a deer farmer became

our girl Harmony (as seen here in the photo).

a reality here in Sundridge roughly 5 years ago. There has been a huge amount of growth since day one as a small hobby farm. It all began with one deer pen and four does; it has now become a growing business and operation.

Chris says “It’s been rewarding yet challenging due to government regulations around raising whitetail deer. We are regulated under the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and we are also on a chronic wasting disease monitoring program.   Every deer is

What’s been one of the most rewarding aspects of

tested on the farm every 5 years for certain diseases

deer farming is having the opportunity to nurse and

that might be common across North America.”

bottle feed some of the less fortunate fawns back to


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he goal on the farm is to breed high quality stock for other deer

farmers across North America, along with producing high quality farm raised venison. There are roughly 40 deer currently at the farm, with new fawns on their way in the late spring. All of the breeding is done via artificial insemination with deer ranging from Texas to Ontario. Maple Ridge Whitetails gives the public the opportunity to learn about and observe one of the most beautiful North American animals.  Chris is now offering deer farm visits and tours, by appointment only, on weekends to get up close and personal with the deer and to learn more about them.   We are now working together with a local packager to offer a variety of types of venison products, available by calling or via a farm tour. The best time to visit is between July and August when the bucks are beginning to show their antler growth, and it’s also a good time to observe the new fawns on the farm.

“There’s no greater reward than watching and caring for these amazing animals.”

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Their hearts have been captured by the people they have met here and they are committed to contributing to the prosperity they envision for the village they have adopted.

BEAUX Gastro Pub Embracing the Past With an Eye On the Future

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BEAUX Gastro Pub


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he Village of Burk’s Falls, once a vital link to the north, has seen many

developments since its incorporation in 1890. Although the village’s original hotel was lost in the Great Fire of 1908, the beautiful historic hotel that was immediately rebuilt in brick and mortar has dominated the main street for over 100 years. The building that has survived many changes, witnessed two world wars, and has watched over the village’s economic ebbs and flows for decades has now become a powerful symbol of renewal and innovation. When Luca Ballard and Brock Stacey purchased the Old Landmark Pub, they saw a bright future in the Almaguin Highlands; combining their talents and resources to make their dream a reality in what they consider to be “the heart of Ontario.” This hotel was once a vital meeting place with a fine dining restaurant on the main floor, a pub on the lower level, and 30 guest rooms on the upper floors. Brock and Luca have taken bold steps forward to restore it to former glory. The new Beaux Gastro Pub is open and booking talented musicians to entertain, while presenting a gourmet pub style menu to satisfy the palate of those who are attracted to the same warm, cozy atmosphere patrons have enjoyed for over a century. With a culinary arts degree from Toronto, Luca Ballard has a vision of taking the concept of a farm-to-table menu to a whole new level. His goal as a chef is to develop “an Ontario cuisine. I want to identify and create a menu with goods that are grown and harvested in the area.” This spring, for example, Luca created a mouth-watering entrée from locally picked ramps, a.k.a. wild leeks. Having once worked under Claudio Aprile, a judge on Master Chef Canada, Luca is passionate about creating each satisfyingly tasty dish as not only a work of art, but as an experience. He is a hunter, gatherer, and talented chef who brings his gifts together and puts them on a plate for all to enjoy. There has already been such a great response to the pub that there have been lineups at the door. “Friday and Saturday night reservations are a must!”


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rock Stacey, an entrepreneur with a contagious creative

energy, sees the “building as a canvas, not just a structure but

ongoing development project, the upper levels will someday host a trendy boutique hotel.

rather a place where we can bring our dreams to life, and because

The summer ahead looks very exciting for

it is so large we can bring all of them to life.”

Luca and Brock as they move steadily forward

His business acumen supports Luca’s passion for design as they plan to build an additional dining venue where “the look and flow of the restaurant will be created from only those things natural to Ontario.” The culinary vision

He is a hunter, gatherer, and talented chef who brings his gifts together and puts them on a plate for all to enjoy.

with their strategic plan. The historic hotel’s large parking lot at the centre of beautiful Burk’s Falls is going to come alive every Saturday morning with a new brand of local marketplace. When I asked them to describe

that Luca has for this up-scale dining venue will be a menu comprised of foods that can only be harvested from our province and he has already connected with organic meat and vegetable farmers. Luca will be providing a taste of upcoming offerings at the dinner parties he will host and as special menu items at Beaux Gastro Pub. For now, this dynamic duo is developing the large main level as an event space where they can host special dinners or weddings. Because of its size, they would also like to see this space used by entrepreneurs who may want to open a hair salon, gallery, bakery or photography studio; people who share the view that Burk’s Falls is on the rise as a rural Ontario Village destination. In another phase of the

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what they hope the market will look like, their excitement about this part of their big picture project was palpable. One look in their eyes and you could see what makes these young men so special. They want this market not only to be a place where locals can sell their homegrown flowers, crafts, and vegetables affordably, these two dedicated entrepreneurs would like to see it breathe music, life, and laughter into the downtown core of historic Burk’s Falls. Although Brock and Luca were not born in the Almaguin region, their hearts have been captured by the people they have met here and they are committed to contributing to the prosperity they envision for the village they have adopted.


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Algonquin Provincial Park

Checkerboard Park

(Back Country) Location 1: Rain Lake Access Point (#4) Rain Lake Rd, Kearney Permits & Maps @ Kearney Community Centre. Location 2: Kawawaymog (Round) Lake, Chemical Rd, South River. Access Point Office on site for Permits. Algonquin, the first provincial park in Ontario, protects a variety of natural, cultural, and recreational features. As one of the largest provincial parks, Algonquin is diverse and offers something for nearly everyone. The Almaguin Highlands offers access to the ‘back country’ of Algonquin Park. These access points cater to the more experienced outdoor adventurists. For park conditions, maps and other information, please visit www.algonquinpark.on.ca/visit/camping/

Location: Lakeshore Dr/Pevensy Rd, Sundridge Checkerboard Park is a great spot to start your day on Lake Bernard whether you’re swimming, windsurfing or just relaxing! Complete with a sandy beach, picnic areas and washrooms.

Big Doe Lake Public Beach and Park

Doe Lake Municipal Park (Armour)

Location: 1686 Peggs Mountain Rd, Ryerson Township Situated on the North-West Shore of Big Doe Lake. Complete with picnic area, bathroom stalls and gravel boat launch.

Location: 1014 Ferguson Rd, Katrine Have a perfect family day on Doe Lake! Complete with a paved boat launch, public beach, washroom building equipped with a wheelchair ramp, beach volleyball area, basketball pad and net, swings, and playground equipment.

Brook’s Falls Park Location: 690 Deer Lake Rd, Emsdale Brook’s Falls is a great place to escape into nature. Sit and relax by the falls, tour the grounds and don’t forget to bring your picnic lunch! Brook’s Falls is an area favourite for visitors and sure to give a great outdoors experience for all ages!

Burk’s Falls Community Park & Playground Location: Houston St. (Behind Health Centre), Burk’s Falls A great spot for the kids to have fun complete with a playground, shaded picnic area, portable bathroom and badminton net.

Burk’s Falls Skateboard Park Location: Burk’s Falls Fairgrounds 220 Centre St, Burk’s Falls Offering a variety of features for BMX and skateboarding on a paved surface. Please note that all safety equipment must be worn as this is an unsupervised area.

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Doe Lake Park (McMurrich/Monteith) Location: On Birch Crt off Almaguin Dr, Sprucedale This location offer all of the amenities needed for a great day on the lake. Go for a swim on the sandy beach, or have a picnic. Washrooms are available on site. Launch your boat at the nearby boat launch located at 157 Almaguin Drive.

Emsdale Community Park Location: 29 Joseph St, Emsdale The Emsdale Community Park offers a playground area, baseball diamond and ice rink. Located beside the public library and community centre, the park is a great choice for a relaxing day outside.

High Rock Lookout Park & Trails Location: 843 High Rock Rd, Sundridge Be sure to visit High Rock Lookout Park for one of the most spectacular overviews of Lake Bernard; tour the adjacent walking trail to enjoy the lake and grounds. Also features a covered picnic area, open picnic areas and benches.

Kearney Ball Diamond Location: 53 Park Rd, Kearney Amenities: Baseball Diamond and parking area Description: Baseball diamond and additional parking for Snowmobiles/ATVs in season.


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Rainy Lake Beach and Park Location: 636 Old Rainy Lake Rd, Burk’s Falls A great location for a day in the sun on Rainy (Bartlett) Lake. Offers a picnic area, washroom and beach. Sand and gravel boat launch available with free parking.

Magnetawan Public Beach and Park

Richard Thomas Memorial Park

Location: HWY 520, Magnetawan Dock your boat at the Magnetawan Government docks or drive to this beautiful beach on the shore of Lake Cecebe. Offers a playground and public washrooms. Also features a paved boat launch at the docks and access to Ahmic Lake via the Magnetawan Locks.

Location: Pickerel & Jack Lake Rd., Burk’s Falls Formerly known as Thompson Rapids. Relax and cool off in the Magnetawan River. Offers great scenery, swimming and picnic areas.

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Mikisew Provincial Park

Location: 7 Glendale Heights Dr, Powassan Perfect place to play a game of soccer, or host a family event in the community centre hall available for rental. Contact the Municipal office for more information.

Location: 301 Park Rd South, South River Mikisew is the perfect family camping destination. The park offers private sunny campsites in two campgrounds, near the shores of Eagle Lake. Tent, trailer and RV campsites are available with or without electricity, on a good variety of campsites, in both campgrounds. The Park is open from May to September annually. For a list of all amenities, please visit www.ontarioparks.com/park/mikisew or call 705-386-7762.

Sundridge Lion’s Park and Splash Pad Location: 91 Water St, Sundridge On-site is a playground, washroom, large pavilion, boat launch, docks and parking. The newly installed splash pad was installed in memory of Stacey Stillar (Sullivan). Enjoy a day on Lake Bernard with all the amenities you need in downtown Sundridge!

Novar Community Park Location: 54 McCrandle St, Novar Visit our brand new children’s playground! While the kids are playing, take a walk around the community gardens. Also features an ice rink in the winter.

Stan Darling Memorial Park Location: Yonge and Ontario St, Burk’s Falls Also known as the Village Green, Stan Darling Park is a great spot to relax and take in some of our history. Enjoy the shade in the covered picnic area, learn about local celebrity Pete the Bear and remember our Veterans at the captured WW1 machine gun.

Pickerel Lake Park Location: 180 Kent Rd, Armour Township Offers public access to Pickerel Lake via a natural, sand and gravel boat launch and beach. Picnic area and public washroom are on site. Pickerel Lake Park is perfect for a day trip and picnic away from the crowds.

Powassan Lions Park Location: Behind the Powassan Sportsplex 433 Main St, Powassan This park is a perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon. Offers beautiful flower gardens created by the Powassan Horticultural Society. Benches and gazebo available.

Powassan Memorial Park Location: Corner of Main St. & Memorial Park Dr., East Need a place to have a friendly gathering? We have beautiful flower gardens created by the Horticultural Society. On the warm days there are shady areas with benches for you to relax. Planning to have some entertainment at the gathering? Well, why not reserve the gazebo for free! It comes with lighting and hydro. Please contact the Municipal Office for booking information.

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Burk’s Falls Heritage River Walk

Forgotten Trails

Location: Burk’s Falls Information Center Ryerson Cres. Burk’s Falls The Heritage River Walk stretches from the footbridge below the dam to the racetrack at the arena grounds. With the Magnetawan River on one side, and lush forest on the other, it is the perfect place for walking, picnicking, and sightseeing.

Location: Multiple Locations The Forgotten Trails Association creates, maintains and promotes safe and ecologically sustainable trails of natural or historical significance in the South River area. These fourseason back-country trails are managed for the purpose of nonmotorized recreational trail activities. The trails are managed by volunteers and promoted through local resource-based ecotourism initiatives. Visit www.discoveryroutes.ca for complete trail listing and trail head locations. You can find the Forgotten Trails Association on Facebook.

Ebertson School Trail Location: 3033 Hwy 518 E or 674 Stoneway Rd, Kearney Amenities: Multi-use trail Description: Rocky trail following abandon sideroad, offering a glimpse into the past

Highland Trails: The Pines Location: End of Catherine Ave, Powassan The Pines, including some of the favourite trails in this area, lead up to Powassan Mountain, one of this town’s great natural attractions. A hike to the top of the mountain offers visitors a spectacular view of the surrounding highlands.  A trip along the many back country roads in this area will lead you to discover antique treasures, artists, and craft studios.

Lake Bernard Trail Locations: Lakeshore Dr, South Bernard Lake Rd, High Rock Dr, Sundridge Experience natural beauty on the Lake Bernard Trail. This biking trail is comprised of rural road sections and offers a moderate to challenging ride. Some sections are paved where others are gravel.

Magnetawan Municipal Trails Location: Biddy St (at the Locks), Magnetawan There are so many sights to see on this short, 3km hiking trail. View sections of Ahmic Lake and Lake Cecebe as they are connected by the Mighty Magnetawan River. The trails connect the Magnetawan Community Park, Village Locks and Historic Downtown Magnetawan.

Park to Park Trail Location: Access off of 1695 Emsdale Rd, Emsdale The Park to Park Trail stretches from Algonquin Provincial Park to Killbear Provincial Park. This trail system has a total distance of over 230km and welcomes both motorized and nonmotorized travel. This trail is a four season trail offering access to snowmobiles in the winter.

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The Pines Trail Location: 62 Big Bend Ave, Powassan Formerly known as the Highland Trail, The Pines is a series of interlocking loops, spanning 4.26km in the Town of Powassan. Starting to the side of the Eastholme Retirement home, the trail winds through a red pine forest that was planted in the 1930s. Interpretative stations are located at various points along the trail which detail the ecology and history of the area. Maintained by the Municipality of Powassan, The Pines is owned by a cooperative of private landowners.

Seguin Recreational Trail (Trans Canada) Location: Perry Township, McMurrich/Monteith Township Enjoy walking/hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling. Motorized vehicles are permitted on the trail. Visit www.tctrail.ca to map your route!

Sprucedale Recreational Trail Location: 31 William St, Sprucedale The trail is approximately 2km and begins on a boardwalk that stretches across a solitary beaver pond and then proceeds into a forest where you will come across broad maples and high ridges. You may encounter deer, moose or beaver and all around you, there will be signs of their activity.

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The Learning Community Garden The Near North Enviro-Education Centre introduces

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or those of us who garden, it is difficult to explain to the

uninitiated the pleasure we derive from our efforts. Some of us

Come and discover what’s growing in our community.

garden to grow food, or to create beautiful landscapes, or to enjoy the outdoors. But for all of us, the process of planting seeds and nurturing them to maturity connects us with the rhythms of nature in a way nothing else can. And being in the garden, though often its very physical work, is one of the most relaxing things you can do. In the summer months the taste of fresh picked produce, from our garden or a neighbor’s garden, or from a farmers’ market or roadside stall, is a celebration of the season. It causes us to think about and connect with where our food comes from in a way that has been lost in the age of industrialized agriculture. When we buy locally produced food, we are supporting the local economy and community. The fact that it has not been shipped over hundreds of miles means that we are eating food at the peak of its nutritional value. It has not required the excess of fossil fuels for transportation, refrigeration, fertilizer and pest control that is necessary in industrial agriculture. People who grow their own food tend to also buy local, because once you have a taste for the good stuff, you seek it out.


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eople who share this passion for locally produced food and

On the last weekend of March, an event was held at the Near

gardening in the community of Sundridge and the surrounding

North Enviro-Education Centre to launch the Community

area have come together to create the NNEEC Community

Learning Garden. It featured an organic seed exchange and

Learning Garden. With a focus on producing vegetables

garden show, workshops on seed starting and compost tea

and herbs using environmentally sustainable and accessible

making and a locavore lunch. The success and great community

methods, this project will contribute to an awareness of the

response to this event showed the interest there is in gardening

importance and benefits of locally produced food, including

and local food. By the time you read this, our project will be

health, economic and environmental. Featuring raised beds of

well underway on the corner of Park Street and Market Street

various sizes and examples of growing methods suitable for our

in Sundridge. Come by and see what’s growing, and what a

area, the garden’s purpose is to educate, inspire and connect.

community working together can accomplish. In the summer

This project has been made possible in part by funding from

months, NNEEC will have a market stall at the Centre which

the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

will feature produce from the garden and from other local

A lot of work has been done over the winter months by a

producers.

dedicated group of volunteers to initiate this project. During

And as NNEEC is focused on education and sustainability,

the March Break, our first Enviro-Activity Day was held for kids,

we’re also interested in how agriculture is evolving in the 21st

inspiring the next generation of gardeners. Participants learned

Century. There are fascinating advancements being made in

about seed starting and growing sprouts indoors. Some of

controlled environment agriculture, growing indoors using

the seeds started that day are destined for the Community

LED lights. Part of the Community Learning Garden project

Learning Garden. They put on snow-shoes and helped us to

features a vertical farming aquaponics demonstration located

map out the garden. We created a delicious lunch featuring

at the Near North Enviro-Education Centre. Aquaponics is the

local produce. The enthusiasm of the kids, local volunteers and

harmonious relationship between aquaculture (raising fish)

educators will ensure that this kind of fun, hands-on learning

and hydroponics (soil-less growing of plants).

opportunity will continue as part of the Community Learning Garden project.

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...the idea is for people to come together to teach and learn, inspire and be inspired, connect and grow. From a child planting a seed for the first time and contemplating the potential contained in that tiny spec, to cutting edge technology of modern agriculture and the potential that has to invigorate local and sustainable food, there is so much to appreciate at the Community Learning Garden, and so many ways to get involved. Whether you’re an experienced or novice gardener, the idea is for people to come together to teach and learn, inspire and be inspired, connect and grow. Come and discover what’s growing in our community.

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The Pines - 4 km (hike, snowshoe)

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Access: Chemical Road, Laurier Township A comfortable walking trail which terminates at the picturesque One-A-Day Lake.

Access: Catherine Avenue (Behind Eastholme), Powassan The trail is a series of loops that wind through a red pine plantation to the top of the Powassan Mountain offering a spectacular view of the surrounding highlands. Trails # 2 through 8 are developed and maintained by the Forgotten Trails Association. The association promotes safe and ecologically sustainable trails of natural or historical significance in the South River area. The four-season backcountry trails are managed by volunteers for the purpose of non-motorized recreational trail activities.

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Tom Thomson Portage Trail - 2 km to Mary Jane

Moose Mountain Trail - 2 km loop (hike, snowshoe)

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Laurier Fire Tower Trail - 2 km (hike, snowshoe)

moderately challenging climb.

Loxton Beaver Trail - 8.5 km loop (hike, snowshoe, mountain bike) Access: Chemical Road, Laurier Township This rugged back-country trail passes through stands of hardwood, a pine plantation and wetland areas.

Lake (hike) Access: Chemical Road, Laurier Township This trail is part of the historic portage route used by Tom Thomson, Group of Seven Painter to access South River from his beloved Algonquin Park.

Access: Unnamed Forest Access Road,Laurier Township The trail wanders through a majestic hardwood forest and offers a breathtaking lookout over the Almaguin Highlands.

Access: Unnamed Forest Access Road, Laurier Township This beautiful trail offers hikers several beautiful views along the way. While it isn’t really a ‘mountain’ in the true sense of the word, hikers should be prepared for a

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One-A-Day Trail - 1 km (hike, mountain bike)

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Muskoka Trail - 2 km (hike, snowshoe) Access: Old Muskoka Road, South River The Muskoka Trail follows along part of the original Muskoka Road abandoned when other roads, which were easier to travel, were built in Machar Township.

Recreational Trails

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Old Nipissing Road - 90 km (hike, mountain bike, horse, ATV) Access: Various (Seguin Falls to Commanda) This historic colonization road nicknamed ‘Ontario’s Ghost Road’ is part of the Trans Canada Trail. While the north end and mid-section around the community of Magnetawan continue to be used and maintained as a travelled road, the north end of the road is slowly being reclaimed by nature.

Corneila Levering Braodmeadows Trail

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Magnetawan Municipal Trail - 1.2 km loop (hike, snowshoe) Access: 4195 Highway 520, Magnetawan The footpath crosses the provincial lift locks over the Magnetawan River and leads to a small island chain that stretches across the water.

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Heritage River Walk - 1.4 km (hike)

Almaguin Community Ski & Hiking Trails

(hike, ski) Access: Behind Almaguin High School, 21 Mountain View Road, South River These trails are open to the public for hiking yearround and groomed by volunteers for cross-country skiing in the winter.

10 Nesbitt Trail - 2.5 km (hike, snowshoe)

Whitestone Lake Recreational Trail - 2.9 km

(hike, mountain bike, snowshoe) Access: North Meadow Cove Road, Dunchurch The trail weaves through a diverse mixed forest with towering hemlock and oak trees.

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- 3 km loop (hike, ski, snowshoe) Access: Golf Course Road, Magnetawan This trail is located at the Ahmic Lake Golf Course and Broadmeadows Wildlife Area.

Access: 170 Ryerson Cres, Burk’s Falls With the Magnetawan River on one side and forest on the other, the trail is the perfect place for walking, picnicking and sightseeing.

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Access: Clear Lake Road, Ardbeg The landscape around the trail is characteristic of Georgian Bay ecology with expansive bedrock ridges and significant wildlife habitat features.

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Ebertson School/Bare Rock/Stone Fence Trail - 6.3 km (hike, ATV, snowmobile, mountain bike) Access: Multiple access points including Highway 518, Stoeger’s Road, Kearney This series of interconnected trails offers glimpses of a farming community circa 1890 as you pass through a variety of woodland terrain.


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16 White’s Farm Trails - 1 km (hiking, biking) Access: 190 Main Street, Kearney Easy, meandering trails through former farm fields. Stream/wetland area, benches to rest on, gravel surface trail. Includes access to Animosh Trail and Horseshoe Trail (via Patton’s Rd.)

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Horseshoe Trail - 0.6 km (hike, mountain bike, snowshoe, dog sled) Access: Patton Road, Kearney This Trail was created by the Kearney Dog Sled Committee. The moderate trail climbs up and along a ridge above Sucker Creek.

18 Sprucedale Recreational Trail - 2 km (hike, ski,

snowshoe) Access: 31 William Street, Sprucedale The trail begins on a boardwalk that stretches across a solitary beaver pond and then proceeds into a forest where you will come across broad maples and high ridges.

19 Seguin Trail/Park-To-Park Trail - 60 km (hike,

bike, snowmobile, ATV, mountain bike) Access: Various (Emsdale to Parry Sound) The Seguin Trail is managed by the Park-to-Park Association with sections designated as part of the Trans Canada Trail. This former rail corridor is popular

year-round with all types of trail users.

Explore By Bike! From excellent trails and mountain biking to fantastic road riding, cyclists in the region will enjoy the spectacularly scenic landscapes through lush forests with frequent glimpses of picturesque lakes and meandering rivers. There are numerous cycling routes in Almaguin area suitable for both road and mountain bikes. Information regarding several of the Almaguin routes can be found at https://www.ontariobybike.ca/great-places-to-cycle/muskoka-parry-sound-algonquin/parry-sound under Magnetawan Area – Road Routes.

Other Popular Cycling Routes in Almaguin 1

Powassan Cycle Route

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Lake Bernard Cycle Route 25 km

Ahmic Lake Cycle Route 42 km

Photography courtesy of Explorers' Edge

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Canoe & Kayak Routes

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The South River - Trout Creek to Powassan - With only two short portages around hydro dams, this route offers a comfortable day’s paddle.

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The South River - Algonquin Park to South River – One of Ontario’s lost canoe routes, the River Run offers a scenic day paddle.

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Magnetawan River - Burk’s Falls to Ahmic Harbour – The mighty Magnetawan River flows 175 km from Magnetawan Lake inside Algonquin Park to the community of Britt on Byng Inlet. Much of the river is navigable by canoe.

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On Ice Skating in the Almaguin Highlands

Vet bills BY

Kelly Henderson

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n a landscape covered by snow and ice for much of the year, it’s only natural that communities make the most of winter and

participate in various on-ice activities. Growing up in South River, I spent most of my week nights at one of the many rinks in the area (Trout Creek, South River, Sundridge, and Burk’s Falls) figure skating, competing, coaching and later on playing hockey. The scent of freshly cleaned rubber mats at the rink will forever stir memories for me. Currently, South River and Burk’s Falls offer figure skating programs from October to March. There are a variety of sessions for different ages that the clubs offer and shows where the athletes preform for the community throughout the winter months. A weekend favourite is public skating. Each town offers different dates and time slots to choose from. I remember frequently calling friends, inviting them to come and meet for a game of tag on the ice and enjoying this winter activity to the fullest followed by some hot chocolate at the rink and a visit to the gum ball machine. Magnetawan and Sprucedale feature outdoor rinks that are available for use as well. Skating outdoors is a different experience, feeling the fresh air on your face and filling your lungs. Private rentals at any of the ice rinks is great fun: play a game of hockey with some family or friends, or even an activity for a family reunion or party. Come to think of it, what a great work party or team bonding event a trip to the rink would make!

“There’s nothing more small town Canadian than getting out to the local rink to cheer on the team.”

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ALMAGUIN HIGHLANDS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

This past winter a dream was made a reality for locals

Hockey has become popular for the whole family in our

and visitors far and wide to enjoy and get outdoors,

communities. Whether it’s playing at any age, volunteering

as many volunteers in the community came together

to time keep or going to watch one of the minor hockey

to build a 400 metre ice skating trail at Tom Thomson

games, everyone can get involved in this sport in one way

park in South River called the Ice Ribbon. The entire

or another as a family. In recent years, the addition of the

experience is family friendly with lots of space for parking,

Almaguin Spartans Junior team, with their home rink in

benches provided for lacing up, a bonfire pit to warm up

South River, has brought great competitive Junior Hockey

afterwards and a skating trail with beautiful scenery to

to the area which the community has really rallied behind.

make memories on. What a wonderful community we

There’s nothing more small town Canadian than getting

have that people would come together in extremely cold weather to create something special for others to enjoy. One morning, I ventured out with my mom and one year old son, a sleigh in tow, to enjoy the warm sun and the

out to the local rink to cheer on the team.

“The entire experience is family friendly... with beautiful scenery to make memories on.”

Almaguin is also home to the Ice Devils for both house league and Rep players (boys and girls), as well as the Gazelles, a league offering hockey to young girls which has become very popular in

freshly cleaned trail, to find the rink’s zamboni working

recent years. You can see the love for hockey that runs

hard to prepare for any visitors that might come by on the

through waters up here by the number of opportunities

weekend for a skate. This effort to build the rink was not

there are for all ages to play. There are also opportunities

a one-time thing. The trail needs volunteers to maintain

for men and women to play pick up hockey in Almaguin

it and tend to it to keep it in good skating condition. That

which is a great way to stay active in the winter months.

means snow ploughing, heating water for flooding and distributing the water evenly across the trail. There is nothing better than gliding across freshly cleaned ice. This year the zamboni consisted of a volunteer’s truck, trailer and watering tank. Who knows, maybe in the coming years there could be a real zamboni! What a great community effort to make something so unique.

Our community is made up of some absolutely wonderful people who run these organizations that give adults and children the opportunity to be physically active in the winter months. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to participate in figure skating and hockey in a small community and learn from wonderful coaches and volunteers and you can get involved too!

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“It could be the beauty of these surroundings that draws artists here or perhaps they are inspired to become artists once they have made Almaguin their home. “

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Joanne Collins


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ALMAGUIN HIGHLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

o one should be surprised at the number of artists

The cheeky chipmunks, graceful deer, lumbering bears that

populating the Almaguin Highlands, capturing its natural

I paint today are the same ones I saw through my childish eyes

beauty with brush and canvas. Each season in our region

during those formative years while vacationing at the cottage.

offers a fresh perspective: from the vibrant colours of new

Using my artistic license, I consciously beautify my creatures

life bursting forth in springtime to the vivid red, orange, and

so that they appear as I saw them when I was a little girl; I call

yellow leaves transforming the landscape in fall. From the

my stylistic approach ‘Romantic Realism’.

golden fields and rich greens of summer to the purest white of our snow blankets in winter. It could be the beauty of these surroundings that draws artists here or perhaps they are inspired to become artists once they have made Almaguin their home. This is a secret only they can reveal. For me, it began when I was a child. I was a very fortunate Toronto kid whose parents bought a cottage when I was four. Mom and Dad gave me many reasons to appreciate my childhood, but nothing they did for me made a more lasting impression than introducing me to the wild and wonderful world of the Almaguin Highlands. To me, the luscious landscape provided the perfect background for the fascination I had with the wildlife wandering the woods.

I have been drawing and painting wildlife for years, and at one time created a popular pen and ink collection to help fund my schooling. While pursuing my career as a teacher, however, I found little time to continue my artistic passion. Nine years ago, as my retirement years loomed before me, I realized the time to pick up my brushes again had come. Inspired by ends of the reclaimed century-old granary boards I saw my furniture building husband casting into the kindling box, I reclaimed them again and they became a canvas for many of my wildlife paintings. Living in Magnetawan, on the outskirts of town, I see many of the beautiful creatures I paint crossing the yard from my studio window. To see more of my work, please check out my webpage: joannecollins.net


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Artist’s mural a feature at Danny’s Justa Pasta.

s a member of the Almaguin Highlands Art Council,

Perhaps the number of artists who live in the Almaguin area is

I have lots of opportunities to show my work alongside

simply explained by our breathtaking surroundings that in all

many other artists who make this scenic region their home.

four seasons cannot fail to motivate us to be creative. Maybe

Artscape, an annual show and sale where as many as 50 local

the serenity of nature that we live amongst permeates our

artists and artisans come together to display their work in the

souls and expresses itself through our willing hands. It may be

fall of each year, is one example. I am always amazed at the

the spirits of the Group of Seven, who traversed this region

professional quality of work exhibited, but what is also striking

and documented their impression of it, have now become our

is the variety of interpretations and stylistic approaches

muses and empower us to carry on their work. Whatever it is

individual artists use to portray life in the Almaguin Highlands.

that inspires our local artists, our affordable offerings provide an opportunity to bring a piece of this peacefully picturesque

Besides the Artscape Show and Sale, there are many

area to your home or cottage to remind you that there is a

opportunities to see the beautiful work of our local artists and

place that can calm your soul, heal your heart, and where you

artisans. Each year, the Sundridge Sunflower Festival brings

can escape your troubles…you call it the Almaguin Highlands;

thousands of people flocking to the heart of Almaguin where

we call it home.

they can purchase art, crafts, and products from hundreds of vendors. The Windows to the North Gallery situated on the shores of Whalley Lake near Magnetawan is a local gallery showcasing some of the work of our talented artists and craftspeople. Many artists work from their homes and have studios you can visit, which are listed in the Directory section of this magazine. My art can also be viewed at Artisans of Muskoka in Huntsville and at the Arts Centre in downtown Burks Falls.

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Burk’s Falls and District Historical Society A STEP BACK IN TIME ...

Whether you are from the local area or just passing through, our historic sites are deep with heritage and culture.

Visit both of our centres and learn about our history. The heritage sites are an excellent source of information and an essential piece of the historical puzzle. The learning opportunities that those who visit will experience are valuable and enjoyable no matter who you are or where you are from.

WISEMAN’S CORNER SCHOOLHOUSE HERITAGE CENTRE 112 Midlothian Road, Burk’s Falls, ON

At the Wiseman’s Corner Schoolhouse discover how the pioneers who first settled in the area went to school in 1892. For over 45 years, this schoolhouse served the educational needs of the children in the area. This one-room schoolhouse represents the true setting of a 19th Century classroom. Discover, learn and educate at the Wiseman’s Corner Schoolhouse.

WATT CENTURY FARM HOUSE HERITAGE CENTRE 827 Chetwynd Road, Burk’s Falls, ON

Visit the Watt Century Farm House and take a step back in time. In 1892, following his marriage to Mary Watt (Marshall) and the birth of their seven children, John Russell Watt settled on the land of the Watt Century Farm House. In 1902, he built his family house, a facility that now cherishes treasures from throughout the region. Filled with local stories and historical artifacts, the Watt Century Farm House is rich with history.

Please contact us or refer to our website for current hours. Admission: A suggested donation of $2 /person or $10/family

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G.F. PRE Then & Now BY

Joanne Collins

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G.F. Preston

A third generation, proudly owned and operated family business serving the community they love for more than six decades

Visitors to our beautiful Almaguin Highlands region often

To avoid conflict with an existing business in the south,

wonder how the ‘locals’ survive financially in the north

the dealership was incorporated under a new name and

if they are not a part of the tourism industry. Although

G. F. Preston Sales and Service was established. Initially,

tourism is a vital staple, small businesses, often family

farm equipment and bulldozers were brought in, but since

owned and operated are our bread and butter and there

farming in the area was limited, Preston’s wisely became

is no better example of this than G. F. Preston Sales and

more focused on the construction industry. Along with

Service Ltd.

bulldozers, Grant began to carry backhoes and other

Sixty-one years ago, a Case Construction representative stopped in at the local barber shop in Sundridge looking for information on someone who might be interested in carrying the Case Equipment line. He was told that Grant Preston had equipment and owned a local repair shop, so the Case representative decided to stop in and pitch the line to him. Grant saw this as a great opportunity for the area and for his career and decided to become a dealer.

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ground moving equipment. With his keen business sense and a finger on the pulse of community needs, Grant saw that forestry was a thriving industry in the area and therefore decided to take on the Tree Farmer line specializing in skidders. It was not long before Preston grasped the opportunity to grow his small business even further with the addition of Kubota machinery which the dealership carried for many years.


This small business success story is one of many in the Almaguin Highlands. People of the Near North are hardworking and have strong family support systems. Grant and his wife, Edith, began with a small building which housed the office, a parts department, and a repair shop. Grant and Edith sold parts, and Grant did machinery repairs. As the business grew, the need for parts outgrew its space and this department took over the repair shop. Administration

ESTON offices were needed as well as a new shop for repairs due to the increasing size of equipment.

Grant and Edith hired mechanics and parts representatives in response to the community’s demand. Intent on covering

all of his customers’ needs, Grant developed a used parts section that became highly successful and existed for many years. All five of Grant and Edith’s children were involved in the business at one point in time serving in various roles. Their eldest son, Don, decided to take over the business when Grant fell ill with Parkinson’s and was no longer able to be at the dealership on a day-to-day basis. Edith eventually retired as she was Grant’s primary caregiver throughout his illness. Following in the family tradition, Don’s wife, Midori, began working for the business in the accounting department and the couple continued to run the dealership throughout the 90’s and 2000’s. Inheriting his father’s business acumen and vision, Don continued to expand.

In the mid 90’s, a Daewoo (now

Doosan) representative was looking for a dealer to carry their heavy construction equipment. The dealership decided to grasp this opportunity as the Case Construction product was primarily a utility line and consisted of light equipment; the two different lines complimented each other quite well.

Everyone loves a success story, and Grant Preston’s dream of a successful family business delivers!


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veryone loves a success story, and Grant Preston’s dream of a successful family business delivers! Fast forwarding to the mid twenty-first century, the Preston family legacy carries on through Don and Midori’s two sons, Luke and Chad. Today, Luke assumes the position of General Manager with the company and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business while his brother, Chad, assumes the position of Service Manager, responsible for all service work performed at the dealership as well as off-site service and repairs. Don and Midori continue to be involved in the day-to-day operations of the business; however, retirement for them has become more of a reality as the two sons take over the business. G.F. Preston Sales and Service Ltd, is a third generation, proudly owned and operated family business serving the community they love for more than 6 decades in Sunny Sundridge, one of the many beautiful villages nestled in the Almaguin Highlands. For more information, please visit https://gfpreston.com

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Perry Township Including Villages of Novar & Emsdale Office: 1695 Emsdale Rd. P.O. Box 70 Emsdale, ON P0A 1J0 (705) 636-5941 Open Monday to Friday www.townshipofperry.ca EMSDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 32 Joseph St., Emsdale, ON P0A 1J0 (705) 636-5941 NOVAR COMMUNITY CENTRE: 25 Laurie St., Emsdale, ON P0A 1R0 (705) 788-7422

LIBRARY: 25 Joseph St., Emsdale, ON P0A 1J0 (705) 636-5454 RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION: 775 HWY 592N, (705) 636-0588 Summer Hours: 8AM to 4PM Closed Wed & Thurs Winter Hours: 8AM to 4PM, Monday 8AM to 12PM, Closed Wed & Thurs PUBLIC WORKS: (705) 636-5941

Town of Kearney Office: 8 Main St. P.O. Box 38, Kearney, ON P0A 1M0 (705) 636-7752 Open Monday to Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM https://townofkearney.ca KEARNEY COMMUNITY CENTRE: 8 Main St., Kearney, ON P0A 1MO (705) 636-7752 LIBRARY: 8 Main St., Kearney, ON P0A 1M0 (705) 636-5849

RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION: 149 King William St., Kearney (705) 636-0588 Open 9:30AM to 1:30PM Closed Wed & Thurs SAND LAKE TRANSFER STATION: Open 2 PM to 5 PM – Summer Open 2 PM to 4 PM - Winter Closed Wednesday & Thursday PUBLIC WORKS: (705) 636-7029

McMurrich/Monteith Including Village of Sprucedale Office: Township of McMurrich/Monteith 31 William St. P.O. Box 70 Sprucedale, ON P0A 1Y0 (705) 685-7901 Open Monday to Friday 9AM to 4:30PM www.mcmurrichmonteith.com SPRUCEDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 31 William St., Sprucedale (705) 685-7707

LIBRARY: Burk’s Falls and District Public Library 39 Copeland St. Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3327 RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION: 2161 HWY 518W Summer Hours: 9AM to 5PM Closed Wed & Thurs ROADS DEPARTMENT: (705) 685-7609

ArmourTownship Including Village of Katrine Office: 56 Ontario St., P.O. Box 533 Burk’s Falls, ON P0A 1C0 (705) 382-3332 Open Monday to Friday 9AM to 4:30PM www.armourtownship.ca KATRINE COMMUNITY CENTRE: 6 Brown’s Dr., Katrine, ON P0A 1L0 (705) 382-5019 Armour, Ryerson & Burk’s Falls MEMORIAL ARENA: 220 Centre St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3811

LIBRARY: Burk’s Falls and District Public Library 39 Copeland St. Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3327 RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION: 141 Chetwynd Rd. Burk’s Falls, ON - (705) 382-3332 Summer Hours: 10AM to 5PM Winter Hours: 11AM to 5PM Transfer Station closed Tues & Wed ROADS DEPARTMENT: (705) 382-5982

LIBRARY: Burk’s Falls and District Public 39 Copeland St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3327

Office: 28 Midlothian Rd Burk’s Falls, ON P0A 1C0 (705) 382-3232 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM – 4:00PM www.ryersontownship.ca

RECYCLING & LAND FILL SITE: 141 Chetwynd Rd. Burk’s Falls, ON - (705) 382-3332 Summer Hours: 10AM to 5PM Winter Hours: 11AM to 5PM Transfer Station closed Tues & Wed

Armour, Ryerson & Burk’s Falls MEMORIAL ARENA: 220 Centre St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3811

PUBLIC WORKS SUPERVISOR: (705) 382-3822

Village of Burk’s Falls Office: 172 Ontario St., P.O. Box 160 Burk’s Falls, ON P0A 1C0 (705) 382-3138 Open Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM www.burksfalls.net Armour, Ryerson & Burk’s Falls MEMORIAL ARENA: 220 Centre St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-3811

RECYCLING & TRANSFER STATION: Burk’s Falls offers curb-side pickup within the village limits. Contact the village office for details. 141 Chetwynd Rd. Burk’s Falls, ON (705) 382-3332 Summer Hours: 10AM to 5PM Winter Hours: 11AM to 5PM Transfer Station closed Tues & Wed PUBLIC WORKS: Contact main office (705)382-3138

LIBRARY: Burk’s Falls and District Public 39 Copeland St., Burk’s Falls SERVICE ONTARIO: (705) 382-3327 303 Ontario St., Burk’s Falls (705) 382-9711

Municipality of Magnetawan Office: 4304 HWY 520 P.O. Box 70 Magnetawan, ON P0A 1P0 (705) 387-3947 Open Monday to Friday 9:00AM - 4:30PM www.magnetawan.com MAGNETAWAN COMMUNITY CENTRE: 4034 HWY 520, Magnetawan (705) 387-3947

RECYCLING AND LAND FILL SITE: Locations: Chapman Site: 259 Rocky Rd, Magnetawan Croft Site: 218 25th&26th Side Rd, Magnetawan For Hours, Please Call: (705) 387-3947 or visit: www.magnetawan.com PUBLIC WORKS SUPERINTENDENT: (705) 387-3980

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LIBRARY: Magnetawan Public Library 4034 Hwy 520 (705) 387-4411

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Municipality of Whitestone Office: 21 Church St. Dunchurch, ON P0A1G0 (705) 389-2466 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM www.whitestone.ca DUNCHURCH COMMUNITY CENTRE: 2216 Hwy 124, Dunchurch (705) 389-2466 LIBRARY: Whitestone-Hagerman Memorial Public Library 2206 Hwy 124, Dunchurch (705) 389-3311

RECYCLING AND LAND FILL: York Street Landfill Site: 52 York St. Dunchurch Auld’s Road Landfill Site: 5 Auld’s Rd. RR 2, Dunchurch Phone: (705) 389-2466 Summer Hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday: 9:00AM to 6:00PM Sunday: 10:00AM to 7:00PM WORKING ROADS & FACILITIES: (705) 389-2466

StrongTownship Office: 28 Municipal Lane P.O. Box 1120 Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0 (705) 384-5819 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM www.strongtownship.com SUNDRIDGE, STRONG, JOLY ARENA: 14 Albert St., Sundridge (705) 384-5571 LIBRARY: Sundridge-Strong Union Pubic Library 110 Main St., Sundridge (705) 384-7311

RECYCLING AND LANDFILL: Site 1: 483 Forest Lake Road Phone: (705) 384-9898 Summer Hours: 9:00AM to 5:30PM Closed Wednesday & Thursday Site 2: 950 Muskoka Road Phone: (705) 384-5690 Summer Hours : Friday - Tuesday 1:00PM to 5:00PM Closed Wednesday & Thursday MUNICIPAL GARAGE: (705) 384-5819 Ext. 203

Machar Township Office: 73 Municipal Rd. N South River, ON P0A1X0 (705) 386-7741 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM www.machartownship.net SOUTH RIVER-MACHAR ARENA & COMMUNITY CENTRE: 1 Lincoln Ave, South River (705) 386-2622

RECYCLING AND LAND FILL SITE: 111 Municipal Rd. North, South River Phone: (705) 386-0001 Open Tuesday to Sunday 9:30AM – 4:30PM ROADS DEPARTMENT: (705) 386-2837

019 LIBRARY: South River-Machar Union Public Library 63 Marie St., South River (705) 386-0222

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Village of Sundridge Office: 110 Main St Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0 (705) 384-5316 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 4:00PM www.sundridge.ca SUNDRIDGE, STRONG, JOLY ARENA: 14 Albert St., Sundridge - (705) 384-5571

RECYCLING AND LAND FILL SITE: 483 Forest Lake Road Phone: (705) 384-9898 Summer Hours: 9:00AM to 5:30PM Closed Wednesday & Thursday

LIBRARY: Sundridge-Strong Union Pubic Library 110 Main St., Sundridge (705) 384-7311

SERVICE ONTARIO: 2A Ontario St., Sundridge (705) 384-7022

Village Superintendent and Roads: (705) 384-7227

Joly Township Office: 871 Forest Lake Rd. P.O. Box 519, Sundridge, ON P0A 1Z0 (705) 384-5428 Open Tuesday to Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM www.townshipofjoly.com SUNDRIDGE, STRONG, JOLY ARENA: 14 Albert St., Sundridge (705) 384-5571 ROADS DEPARTMENT: Contact main office (705) 384-5428

LIBRARY: Sundridge - Strong Union Pubic Library 110 Main St., Sundridge (705) 384-7311 RECYLCING AND LAND FILL SITE: 483 Forest Lake Road Phone: (705) 384-9898 Summer Hours: 9:00AM to 5:30PM Closed Wednesday & Thursday

Village of South River Office: 63 Marie St. South River, ON P0A 1X0 (705) 386-2573 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM – 4:30PM www.southriverontario.com SOUTH RIVER-MACHAR ARENA & COMMUNITY CENTRE: 1 Lincoln Ave, South River (705) 386-2622

LIBRARY: South River-Machar Union Public Library 63 Marie St., South River (705) 386-0222 RECYLCING AND LAND FILL: Curb side garbage pickup is available in South River. Please contact the municipal office at (705) 386-2573 for more information. ROADS DEPARTMENT: (705) 386-0245

Municipality of Powassan Includes the former Town of Trout Creek and Township of South Himsworth Office: 250 Clark Street, Box 250 Powassan, ON P0H 1Z0 (705) 724-2813 Open Monday to Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM www.powassan.net POWASSAN SPORTSPLEX: 433 Main St., Powassan (705) 724-2537   TROUT CREEK COMMUNITY CENTRE: 181 Main St W, Trout Creek (705) 723 5372

LIBRARY: Powassan and District Union Public Library 324 Clark St., Powassan (705) 724-3618 RECYCLING AND LAND FILL SITE: 40 Proudfoot Rd. - (705) 491-0146 Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday: 8:00AM—12:00PM PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT: 750 Main Street (705) 724-3532 SERVICE ONTARIO: 518 Main St., Powassan 800-267-8097


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Magnetawan

387

Burk’s Falls 382

Novar

636

Callander

Powassan

724

Dunchurch 389

South River

386

Emsdale

636

Sprucedale

685

Katrine

382

Sundridge

384

Kearney

636

Trout Creek

723

752 752

Eide’s Residential Lodge Evergreen Eco Family Resort Fern Glenn Inn

Absolute Peace & Quiet Lakefront Cottages A Touch Of Grace B&B

705-774-4386 705-783-8261

Ainslie Development Corporation

1-855-246-7543

Algonquin Hemlock Point Algonquin Motel Algonquin Woods Cottage Resort Allen’s Landing Cottages Balsam Valley Resort Bayview Rest Cottages Bennett’s Beehive Cottages

705-636-5541 705-386-2641 705-636-5612 705-784-9922 705-788-5939 705-382-0310 705-636-7766

Ahmic Lake Resort 705-387-3853 www.ahmiclakeresort.com Almaguin Campground www.almaguincampground.ca

705-382-3802

Bear Lake Resort www.bearlakeresort.ca

416-936-4156

Belrose Bed & Breakfast Birch Crest Resort Birchwood Camp Black’s Guest House Booker’s Clear Lake Cottages Briminard Bay B & B Buck Lake Campground Camp Ak-O-Mak Camp Katrindo Camp Kahquah Camp Klahanie Caswell Resort Clear Lake Farm Bed & Bale Clearview Cottages Copeman Cottage Rentals Cutter’s Cove Cottages

705-384-7504 705-382-3136 705-382-5733 705-386-8390 705-636-5354 705-384-2092 289-808-5571 705-387-3810 705-382-2155 705-387-3923 705-387-3342 705-384-7600 705-387-4464 705-636-1216 705-384-5506 705-636-5070

Dayspring Cottages www.dayspring.ca

705-382-3427

Doe Lake Campground Rizzort www.doelake.on.ca

705-382-2740

Deer Lake Lodge Deer Lake Retreat

705-492-2565 705-636-7580

DoeView Cottages 705-382-2557 Duckrock Resort 705-389-3322 Duin’s Pineridge Resort 705-382-2027 Eastholme Home for the Aged 705-724-2005 Echo Beach Cottage Resort 705-387-3866 Edgewater Park Lodge 705-636-5683

www.edgewaterparklodge.com

Glen Bernard Camp www.gbcamp.com

705-384-7062

Granite Ridge Campground www.graniteridge.com

705-636-1474

The Northridge Inn & Resort www.northridgeinn.com

705-384-2252

Glenwood Cottages

Accommodations, Camps and Camping

705-724-2748 705-389-1561 705-636-1391

Haven Springs Cabins & Cottages Hockey Opportunity Camp Knoepfli Inn Lake Bernard Park Lake’s End Campground Lakeside Cottage Resort Lawton’s Cove Lighthouse Landing Cottages and Camping Lillie Kup Trailer & Tent Campground Lorimer Lake Resort Lynwood Resort Maijac Cottages and Marine Manor Park Cottages Maple Brae Cottages Mapleton Retirement Village Mary’s Hideaway Mikisew Provincial Park Northern Edge Algonquin Northern Retreats Northern Wilderness Outfitters Painter’s Landing Resort Penbrook Resort Pickerel Lake Cottage Resort Princess Motel Pyle’s Bed & Breakfast Quiet Bay Log Motel and Bed and Breakfast Rainbow Bay Resort Riverlake Cottages & Campground Robertson House B&B Rockwynn Lodge Russell Mews Apartments Sandhurst Resort Sand Lake Cottages and Inn Shady Nook Cottages Siesta Cabins Silversands Family Resort Somerville Place B&B Southwind Retirement Home Spirit Point Wilderness Academy and Camp Spiritbear Guide Service Stayput Companion Care Stillwater Cottages Stovers Hidden Retreat Tanners Inn & Dining The Lighthouse Cottages and Camping

The Ridge B&B The Village Bed & Breakfast Thunder Valley Wilderness T.J.’s Motel

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705-389-2238

647-779-3565 705-386-7702 705-387-3396 705-384-5455 705-387-1280 705-382-2964 705-382-2550 705-387-4626 705-382-3410 705-346-4006 705-382-6118 705-349-3993 705-387-3778 705-636-5390 705-386-2933 705-386-8407 705-386-7762 888-383-8320 705-636-9505 705-825-0466 705-636-1200 705-382-5975 705-384-5543 705-723-5230 705 384-0176 705-387-0115 705-492-9770 705-389-2408 705-724-6498 705-387-0181 705-380-1191 705-636-7705 705-636-5047 705-384-7011 705-384-0925 705-636-5380 705-636-7545 705-386-0846 705-471-3470 705-493-4868 705-845-6461 705-784-9922 705-386-0307 705-387-4725 705-685-1176

705-384-5844 705-530-1501 705-386-0002 705-723-5000


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Voyageur Quest www.voyageurquest.com Wah-Wash-Kesh Lodge Warblers Roost West Bear Lake Resort Westfalenhaus B & B Whitestone Lake Resort Winning Techniques Camp Wolfs Den Outfitting Woodland Echoes Resort Ye Old Cutter Camp

416-486-3605 705-746-7977 705-978-4231 416-936-4156 705-724-2314 705-389-2770 705-636-5957 705-635-9336 705-387-3361 705-382-9252

Arts, Entertainment and Events Algonquin Sewing Design Studio

Almaguin Highlands Arts Council www.almaguinhighlandsartscouncil.com

705-384-2226

705-384-0590

At Wits End Glass

705-776-9553

Burk’s Falls and District Museum Canvas Back Creations Country Style Picture Framing Etching Muskoka Expressive Arts for Wellness Family Tree Photography and Vintage Event Rentals Fibre Chick Arts and Crafts Supply Store

705-382-3934 705-636-9407 705-386-2938 705-349-3824 705-477-5495 705-349-1123 705-724-9657

Burk’s Falls Arts & Crafts Club 705-388-1773 www.facebook.com/BurksFallsArtAndCraftsClub

River Run Productions www.riverrunproductions.ca

705-382-2384

Incandescence Glass Studio www.legereglass.com

705-349-3397

Haviland Studio & Gallery

In the Leaves Studio by Ann Swallow Jacqui’s Jewels Jill Boschulte Art Studio/Gallery Karen Robinson Gallery khi Photography King’s Framing and Art Gallery Knapton Studios Lakeside Acres Soap Studio Lin-Cole Clay Art New Adventures in Sound Art Northern Crafter’s Collective - South River Northern Crafter’s Collective - Arnstein Northern Edge Signs & Creations Petra’s Pottery Rustic Blessings Screaming Heads – Midlothian Castle & Gallery Southern Exposure Woodworks St.Denis Guitars Studio by the Lake Original Art (July to Oct) Sunflower Artisan Gallery - Sundridge The Back Woods Quilter The Nature Natives Art Gallery Vanessa Miller Artistry West Edge Guitars Whisper Cottage Studio/Gallery Windows to the North Gallery With Nature’s Help

705-382-1185

705-384-1892 647-981-3655 705-384-9737 705-636-7950 705-493-7350 705-752-4211 705-389-3120 705-494-5550 705-387-3609 705-386-0880 705-386-9343 705-757-3956 705-636-5188 705-382-2289 705-386-2214 705-382-6413 705-386-2705 705-704-9140 705-386-2279 705-358-8284 705-382-5579 705-242-1237 705-223-9307 705-636-3343 705-384-7100 705-387-3085 705-685-9971

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wMac Photography Wood Art Signs Woodland Studio Woody Green - Woodworking

705-498-7571 705-382-6242 705-386-2371 705-384-5476

Automotive, Marine and Small Engines Ahmic Marine (Marina) Almaguin Custom Canvas Another Place Enterprises Archie’s Auto Wreckers Bedard’s Towing Bert Hill Repairs Black’s Motor Sales Boothill Towing

Bray Motors Limited www.braymotors.com Cottage Country Towing & Recovery Crosswell Marine Danny’s XTR & Service Centre Dean’s Auto Care (Magnetawan) Dean’s Auto Care (Sundridge) D&L Snyder Enterprises Dunchurch Marina Eagle Lake Marine East End Auto and Small Engine Repair Fetterley’s Garage/Gas & Convenience Garland’s Service Centre Giesler Automotive Giesler Boat Shop Giesler Marine Gilroy’s Tire Sales and Service

Griffith Bros. Service Centre South River Sundridge www.griffithbros.ca

Groulx Equipment Hayes Service Centre Highland Recreation and Performance Hilton’s Service Centre Integrity Services and Repair J & J Farm Equipment Repair Inc. Jeff ’s General Automotive Katrine Marine Leigh’s Service Lowes Custom Coatings

Mac Lang Sales and Service www.maclang.ca

Mason Restorations Mel’s Auto Sales & Service Muskoka Auto Parts Paul’s Auto Service, NAPA Auto Pro Phil’s Diesel Repair Phillip’s Country Service Pinehill Auto Wreckers Port Carmen Marina Powassan Auto Service R & F Repairs Plus R.C. Weidmark Services

705-387-3490 705-387-0202 705-382-3949 705-384-7200 705-386-0759 705-386-8120 705-384-5338 705-636-5000

705-384-5333

705-636-5095 705-387-0267 705-384-5870 705-387-2277 705-384-2277 705-685-1357 705-389-9900 705-386-2207 705-384-7200 705-636-5375 705-724-2531 705-724-1515 705-724-2648 705-724-2100 705-636-7012

705-386-2272 705-384-2272 705-752-2229 705-382-3316 705-384-9468 705-724-6046 705-384-7469 705-724-6565 705-724-5064 705-382-3806 705-636-5933 705-571-2652

705-384-5352

705-382-0914 705-382-2945 705-384-5345 705-382-0499 705-382-2224 705-724-1018 705-636-7278 705-387-4200 705-724-3111 705-636-7733 705-387-4593


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Rickwards Polaris & Small Motors www.rickwards.com Stewarts Recreation Sundridge Car Wash Sundridge Motor Sales Terry’s Garage Trout Creek Tire True North Machine Ltd. Wayne Downing Auto Repair Whitestone Marina

705-636-1596 705-382-3331 705-787-8392 705-384-5306 705-980-0446 705-471-1114 705-685-1498 705-636-7832 705-387-1593

Construction, Contractors and Trades ACL Electrical Services Adams Bros. Construction A.M.J Prince Contracting Agroff Electric Ahmic Maintenance Alex Preston Sand & Gravel Algonquin Garage Doors Allen Skinner - General Contractor

Muskoka Sprayfoam Insulation www.cann-dows.com

Anderson Windows Aultman Custom Homes Aultman’s Home Heating Average Jill’s Painting Baker Heavy Equipment Services Don Barr Roofing Steel & Spirit Steel Sales Ben’s Plumbing & Heating Ben’s Carpentry Benny the Bugman - General Handyman Big Doe Enterprises Blair Flowers Construction Bob Sohm Construction

705-389-1995 705-746-2962 705-571-0429 705-492-7790 705-387-4214 705-384-7037 705-386-7815 705-387-3895

705-641-1391

705-384-5341 705-724-6669 705-724-2589 705-636-7272 705-636-7498 705-723-8080 705-223-4328 705-724-1554 705-499-6447 705-382-3099 705-386-2933 705-386-0531

Boden Electrical Services www.bodensolar.com

705-783-3625

Brown’s Quarry www.brownsquarry.ca

705-499-6277

Bonazza Dry Ice Blasting Boothby Excavation Inc. Brad Gilson Du-All Contracting BRS Electric Ltd Boyes, Ted and Sons Construction Boyes Electric BrenMar Enterprises Ltd. Brian Byers Construction Brian Piper Heating

Burnie’s Heating & Air Conditioning Burke’s Plumbing C.A. Boyes & Sons Ltd C.E. Bennett Limited Cann-Dow’s Ltd Carr Aggregates CJ Construction Cedar Croft Maintenance Ciggies Custom Woodworking Clare Piper Enterprises - Freight/HVAC Supply

705-380-4935 705-783-5934 705-386-2317 705-389-2288 705-382-2920 705-382-2030 705-384-7680 705-724-3560 705-724-5921

705-724-1118 705-380-0917 705-384-0409 705-744-0763 705-641-1391 705-387-1987 705-498-7170 705-387-3027 705-723-2343 705-724-5588

ClayMar Electric www.ClayMarElectric.ca

705-380-1233

Cottage Classic Docks www.cottageclassicdocks.ca

705-636-0042

CMI Electric and Heating

Country Style Picture Framing Crossman Construction Crozier Crete Crozier’s Welding & Manufacturing Cushman’s Stone and Gravel DB WETT Inspections Dawn to Dusk Enterpriser Deker Electric Don’s Handyman Dr. Foam Duchesne Electric Dudley’s Installation Ltd. Eagle Lake Heating & A/C E.J. Williams Surveying Ltd. South River Burk’s Falls Emlaw Construction Emsteel Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Enable Contracting

705-382-0000

705-386-2938 705-389-3430 705-382-5000 705-724-2698 705-789-7830 705-386-2997 705-636-0945 705-387-0515 705-387-1982 705-386-8804 705-492-5044 705-752-3158 705-380-1789 705-386-2291 705-382-2368 705-389-3407 705-389-2352 647-640-9699

Essential Exteriors www.essentialexteriors.ca

705-497-1834

G.F. Preston Sales & Service www.gfpreston.com

705-384-5368

Just A Hanging www.justahanging.ca

705-349-1293

Evan Hughes Excavating - Septics/Sand & Gravel First Choice Landscaping Fowler Construction Gary Groome Backhoeing Genco Mechanical

Glenn Love Electrical Gord’s Excavating G. Redmond Construction & Forestry G. R. Tilson Construction G Toogood Enterprises Grounds Cottage Maintenance Handyman Inc. Heart of Stone Landscaping and Masonry Heatmor Outdoor Wood Burning Furnaces Hewitt Electric Hill Valley Equipment Sales & Rental Homestead Sawmill IDV Custom Homes Ivan Farrow Sand & Gravel Jamesway Custom Homes and Renovation Jays Home Improvement JDK Electric J&S Construction Joseph’s Tile & Flooring

Ken Ferris Plumbing & Heating Klink Enterprises Kowal Contracting Lakeside Painting and Wood Finishing Larry Geisler Carpentry

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705-724-5602 705-387-1850 705-645-2214 705-636-7764 705-788-0580

705-636-1375 705-636-7671 705-386-7715 705-387-3394 705-723-1099 705-387-3692 705-774-2643 705-382-6377 705-471 7430 705-571-1036 705-636-0927 705-384-2224 705-387-1692 705-386-0272 705-387-1800 705-382-9704 705-386-7344 705-387-4205 705-387-1111

705-386-0739 705-382-3241 705-389-1609 705-380-3694 705-724-2416


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Larry’s Econo Sandblasting L. Carr Construction L.E. Todd – Sand & Gravel Leaver Construction Lyall Brayden Painting & Decorating MTY Electric Ltd. M Willis Construction MacFarlane Construction Macfie Contracting Maple Hill Construction Marshall Electric & Plumbing Marshall Lumber & Mill Company Marshall Well Drilling McLaren Brothers Construction McQuillin Maintenance Michael Moore Contracting Ltd. Miller General Contracting MINIX Excavating Mosmann Carpentry Mullen Heating & Cooling Mulligan Excavating and Construction Muskoka WoodChuck Renovations MV Construction Near North Burner Service Near North Cabins Near North Custom Concrete Near North Log Homes Neil Brown Well Drilling Nick Loney Construction/ Dr. Eavestrough Nick’s Odd Jobs Northern Comfort Modular Homes Original Heat & Gas Parker Electric & Pole Line Parry Sound Ready Mix Paul’s Home Renovations Paul Sowrey Plumbing & Heating Peever Masonry / Muskoka Stoneworks Peter Diernegger Contracting Phoenix Building Components Pioneer Nook Woodworking Piper’s Technical Drafting Services Pullman Excavating and Brushcutting Purdon’s Heating & Electrical Rainbow Concrete R. D. Contracting Ransome Well Drilling Ray Coughlin Construction

Reuten Construction www.reutenconstruction.ca

Richards Contracting Rick Ferrante & Sons Contracting Rick’s Property Maintenance & Landscaping

RLS Controls www.rlscontrols.ca

Rob Gilson Backhoeing Rod Blakelock Renovations Ron Reynolds Excavating Royal Flush Plumbing Royston Restorations

705-387-3824 705-389-2005 705-636-5592 705-389-2687 705-386-0714 705-724-6404 705-386-0310 705-386-2538 705-389-3771 705-724-5842 705-636-5357 705-636-5971 705-636-7774 705-384-5572 705-571-1022 705-382-2069 705-773-8766 705-788-4165 705-636-5762 705-746-0861 705-685-7736 705-783-5969 705-389-9678 705-387-3479 705-386-8848 705-387-0957 705-303-8844 705-636-0922 705-499-3601 705-783-5638 855-708-4663 705-382-0007 705-382-2798 705-382-6295 705-636-0555 705-636-7416 705-382-3522 705-636-5317 705-386-0008 705-724-9654 705-724-6265 705-382-9998 705-724-3113 705-386-0641 705-773-8579 705-382-9355 705-386-0030

705-477-5597

705-636-1905 705-636-7885 705-389-2322

705-384-0011

705-382-3113 705-386-0074 705-636-5763 705-387-4500 705-382-0924

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Rye Quarry & Stone Safe & Sound Locksmithing Solid Rock Masonry and Landscaping Stevenson Excavating and Haulage

Stinson Electrical www.stinsonelectrical.com

Stone Carpenter The Creative Termites The Stone Centre Tim Machesney Drywalling Tim Stiles General Construction Toolbox Tim Torella Plumbing & Heating Trout Creek Log Homes Trout Creek Planing Mill True North Machine Ltd Vic’s Welding and Fabrication W. Ed. Brumpton Construction W. John Fraser Lumber W.S. Conrad Construction West Edge Building Co. Whiteline Trucking. Whitestone Works Whitmell Sand & Gravel Wood Products Inc. Yoder Brothers Construction

705-386-2225 705-389-2908 705-789-3339 705-382-2080

705-789-8082

705-380-0161 705-789-9797 705-386-2919 705-382-3229 705-389-1726 705-845-6460 705-636-1830 705-493-5503 705-723-5281 705-685-1498 705-636-0700 705-389-3075 705-387-4235 705-723-5314 705-571-1713 705-389-2447 705-774-0565 705-382-3133 705-386-2371 705-724-9398

Employment and Education Agilec Employment Services www.agilec.ca Almaguin Adult Learning Centre www.almaguinadultlearning.org

Almaguin Highlands Secondary School

Employment North www.employmentnorth.com

705-382-6100 705-386-0764

705-472-5563

705-384-1110

Evergreen Heights Educational Centre Fairview Early Learning & Children’s Centre Land Of Lakes Public School Magnetawan Central Public School Mapleridge School South River Public School St. Gregory’s School Sundridge Centennial Public School

705-636-5955 705-724-5462 705-382-2924 705-387-3939 705-472-5751 705-475-2325 705-724-3482 705-472-5101

Near North Enviro-Education Centre www.nneec.ca

705-316-0010

Food and Beverage Algonquin Fine Foods Antonio’s Grill Aurora Pizza Baked Doe Pizzaria Bean There Café Bella Hill Maple Syrup

B E A U X Gastro Pub www.beauxgastro.com

Bernard’s Bistro

705-382-0707 705-386-2002 705-571-3356 705-382-2397 705-386-2326 705-724-3647

705-723-2661

705-707-3030


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Blue Roof Restaurant Burks Falls Welcome Centre Barista and Bakery Calhoun’s Country Café China Garden

705-384-7300 289-338-4705 705-382-2555 705-724-6868

Copperhead Distillery www.copperhead-distillery.com

705-909-0743

Corner Wines www.facebook.com/cornerwinesinsouthriver

705-386-9463

Cornball Store

705-387-0653

Curb Your Appetite 705-739-7703 Danny’s Justa Pasta 705-384-5542 Double Decker 705-384-5977 Dragon Café 705-389-1944 Dream Cuisine 705-984-3400 Echoes Restaurant 705-724-1433 Edgewater Park Lodge 705-636-5683

www.edgewaterparklodge.com

Grumpy Veteran Gypsy Whole Foods - Organic vegetables, spices

705-636-7594 705-382-3561

Ha’s Restaurant www.hasrestaurant.ca

705-384-7540

Highlander Brew Co. www.highlanderbrewco.com

705-792-0808

Hawk & Fox

Kearney O’Neils Pub Kearney Trailside Cookhouse Kudo’s Restaurant & Bar LCBO Burk’s Falls Callander Dunchurch Kearney Magnetawan Novar Powassan South River Sundridge Logans Landing Restaurant Loggers Station House Long’s Maple Syrup. Magnetawan Grill & Grocery McManus General Store and Restaurant Memere’s Bakery

Michael’s on Main www.michaelsonmain-sundridge.com Midlothian Valley Farm New Adventures In Sound Art Café Novar Subway Quiet Bay Cafe Red Brick Café & Gift House Rise n Grill Cafe Sherri’s Diner & Catering South River Chip Stand Steirerhut Restaurant Sub Bros. Subway - Burk’s Falls Suds On Main Spicoli’s Pizza and Pasta Sprucedale Hotel

705-724-5767

705-783-2445 705-636-1970 705-724-1400 705-382-2928 705-752-3511 705-389-3023 705-636-5931 705-387-3761 705-789-1777 705-724-2914 705-386-2541 705-384-7000 705-389-9595 705-389-1966 705-723-5664 705-387-0001 705-685-7959 705-358-2967

705-384-5447

705-382-3561 705-386-0880 705-789-1445 705-387-3402 705-384-2739 705-636-9470 705-386-2490 705-386-9343 705-384-1417 705-203-0583 705-382-1001 705-636-1626 705-349-0997 705-685-1260

Swisscan Dee Factory Tanners Inn & Dining The Swiss Country House Restaurant The Veggie Stand T.J.’s Restaurant Tim Horton’s Village Cafe Yetti’s Pizza Wong’s Delight Chinese

705-724-5000 705-387-4725 705-387-9292 705-783-1577 705-723-5000 705-382-5151 705-530-1501 705-382-9384 705-386-7733

Government Almaguin Community Economic 705-571-1564 Development Organization (ACED) www.burksfalls.net/economic-development.htm and www.centralalmaguin.net/caeda Almaguin Highlands Information Centre

705-636-0003

Armour Township Office www.armourtownship.ca

705-382-3332

Burk’s Falls and District Public Library www.burksfallslibrary.com Burk’s Falls & District Historical Society www.burksfallsdistricthistoricalsociety.com

705-382-3327

Burk’s Falls Village Office www.burksfalls.net

705-382-3138

Armour Township Roads Armour, Ryerson, Burk’s Falls Fire Chief Burk’s Falls and District Fire Prevention Burk’s Falls and District Health Centre

Burk’s Falls, Armour and Ryerson Memorial Arena

Burk’s Falls Welcome Centre By-Law Enforcement Officer-Perry, Kearney, Burk’s Falls, Strong, Sundridge By-Law Enforcement Officer - Sprucedale, McMurrich/Monteith By-Law Enforcement Officer – Whitestone, Dunchurch Callander Municipal Office

705-382-5982 705-382-4010 705-382-2611 705-382-2900

705-571-3308 705-382-3811

289-338-4705 705-382-0503 705-783-6588 705-389-2466 705-752-1410

Joly Township Office www.townshipofjolly.com

705-384-5428

Chisholm Township www.chisholm.ca

705-724-3526

Kearney Township Office www.townofkearney.ca Machar Township Office www.machartownship.net Magnetawan Town Office www.magnetawan.com

705-636-7752

McMurrich/Monteith Town Office www.mcmurrichmonteith.com

705-685-7901

Emsdale Fire Station 101 Emsdale Library

Kearney Fire Department Kearney Public Library

Magnetawan Public Library Magnetawan Fire Department

Novar Fire Station 201

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705-636-5311 705-636-5454

705-636-7402 705-636-5849

705-386-7741 705-387-3947 705-387-4411 705-387-0148

705-789-8088


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Ontario Provincial Police Burk's Falls Powassan Perry Township Library

705-382-2015 705-724-2016 705-636-5454

Perry Township Office www.townshipofperry.ca

705-636-5941

Powassan & District Union Public Library www.powassanlibrary.com Powassan Municipal Office www.powassan.net

705-724-3618

Ryerson Township Office www.ryerson.ca

705-382-3232

Perry Transfer Station

Powassan Fire Station 1 Powassan Fire Station 2 Powassan Sportsplex

Ryerson Public Works South River, Machar Community Centre & Arena South River, Machar Union Public Library

705-636-0588

705-724-2813 705-724-3522 705-723-5253 705-724-2537

705-382-3822 705-386-2622 705-386-0222

South River Village Office www.southriverontario.com

705-386-2573

Strong Township Office www.strongtownship.com Sundridge Village Office www.sundridge.ca

705-384-5819

Whitestone Municipal Office www.whitestone.ca

705-389-2466

South River Visitor Centre

Sundridge, Strong Fire Dept. Sundridge, Strong, Joly Arena Hall & Ball field Sundridge, Strong Union Public Library Trout Creek Arena Whitestone Library

Whitestone Township Fire Chief

705-386-0005

705-384-5316 705-384-7378 705-384-5571 705-384-7311 705-723-5372 705-389-3311

705-389-2466

Industry and Agriculture Adema Wood & Snowplowing Almaguin Forest Products Appliteck Inc. Arbortech Tree Service Beaver Creek Farm

Brown’s Quarry www.brownsquarry.ca

Chemex Canada Clapperton & Sons Sawmills Copeman Tree Farms Cottrell Forest Products Darren Young Firewood & Logging Debanna Farms Feed and Variety Store Directpower Generators Eastside Arborists Ferriers Maplebee Farms Gilmar Acres (Maple Syrup) Golden Treasure Maple Syrup Products Grandpa’s Farm Groulx Equipment Gypsy Whole Food Warehouse

705-386-1917 705-386-1750 705-724-6400 705-724-3640 705-636-7155

705-499-6277

705-349-1123 705-386-0246 705-384-5506 705-384-7272 705-723-1684 705-224-8019 705-636-1313 705-840-8733 705-571-7082 705-724-3791 705-493-2674 705-636-7052 705-752-2229 705-382-3561

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Hammond Family Ranch www.hammondfamilyranch.com

705-382-3398

Lofthouse Manufacturing www.lofthouse.ca

705-382-3637

Near North Industrial Solutions www.nearnorthindustrial.ca

705-384-1389

Tim Bryson Forestry Services

705-384-2224

Waveform Plastics www.waveformplastics.com

705-386-0000

Iron Wheel Farms & Apiary K & S Family Farms Krause Farms Food & Feed

Long's Maple Syrup Farms Matthew's Maple Syrup McLarens Maple Syrup and Sawmill Midlothian Valley Farms Organic Vegetables Miller Tree Services

Northern Enable Northern Stable Supply Company OHM Ontario Hemp Materials Over the River Orchards Powassan Farmer’s Market Quality Hardwood Ltd. R.C. Weidmark Services R&R Logging & Construction Roots and Roost Farm South River Planing Mills Springhill Farms Sprucedale Quality Meats Sugarstone Farm (Maple Syrup) Sunrise Heirloom Vegetables Sunshine Herbal Farm Swift Canoe & Kayak The Bear Chair Company Thompson’s Machine Shop Trout Creek Feed Store Troyer's Maple Sugar Bush Wand Family Farm

Webster Stone Ltd Wood Products Industries Wrights Tractor & Equipment

705-349-0999 705-825-1576 705-724-2500

705-723-5664 705-724-3427 705-386-2214 705-382-3561 705-783-0353

705-386-2000 705-723-1234 647-232-9204 705-492-7977 705-845-8305 705-724-2424 705-387-4953 705-384-7776 705-845-1132 705-386-7442 705-723-1782 705-685-7747 705-723-2329 705-636-7528 705-723-5222 705-386-1881 705-386-0757 705-382-3221

705-723-5912 705-724-2438 705-724-2645

705-492-5244 705-386-2371 705-724-6644

Medical, Health and Personal Care Almaguin Chiropractic Centre Almaguin Highlands Health Care Centre

Arnica IDA Medical Pharmacy www.facebook.com/AnicaIDA

Burk’s Falls Family Health Team Clement’s IDA Cottage Pain Clinic Country Haven Acres Drs. Dan & Tracy Stager Optometrists Dr. Ford Chiropractic Dr. Robert Weaver DDS Dr. Scott Houghton

705-382-0640 705-382-2900

705-382-2111 705-382-4020 705-724-3523 705-571-6881 705-636-0008 705-386-2925 705-384-0877 705-386-2318 705-724-5511


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Dr. Terry Starr Dentistry 705-384-5456 Eastholme Home for the Aged 705-724-2005 Eide’s Residential Lodge 705-724-2748 Emotional Healing Services by Beverley A Dymond CBCP 705-387-1717 Gorham Denture Clinic 705-384-1765 Heidi Scott, RMT 705-386-7127 Glenn Pharmacy 705-724-2741

Guardian Pharmacy Sundridge South River Harena Maris Health Products www.harenamaris.com Heather Carins-Hodgson - Yoga Health Coach

705-384-5335 705-386-0636 416-848-1139 705-382-0959

Josie’s Private Home Care 705-685-1329 K’Tigaaning Midwives 705-476-2229 Krep’s Chiropractic Sundridge 705-384-7123 Powassan 705-724-5800 Magnetawan Homecare Inc. - E. Skater, RPN 705-783-2061 Maple Hill Health & Fitness 705-491-5105 Martel & Mitchell Physiotherapy 705-724-9851 Massage Muskoka 705-380-0115 Muskoka Hills Retirement Villa 705-645-6364 Powassan Dental Centre 705-724-2900 Powassan & Area Family Health Team 705-724-1020 South River Medical Centre 705-386-0512

Non Profit / Community Organizations Algonquin Royal Canadian Army Cadets 3313 All Heart Pet Rescue Almaguin Animal Shelter Almaguin Choral Society Almaguin District Snowmobile Club

Almaguin Highlands Arts Council www.almaguinhighlandsartscouncil.com

705-382-1881 705-724-2630 705-386-0020 705-384-7546 705-636-5556

705-384-0590

Almaguin Highlands Community Living (Hillcrest) 705-384-5384 (Glendale) 705-724-9444 Almaguin Quilting Guild 705-498-5351 Armour, Ryerson and Burk’s Falls Agricultural Society 705-382-2202 Burk’s Falls Brownies 705-380-4955 Burk’s Falls District Food Bank 705-382-3989 Burk’s Falls and District Historical Society 705-382-3934 Burk’s Falls Girl Guides 705-380-4955 Burk’s Falls Lions Club 705-382-2418 Burk’s Falls Rec Committee 705-382-3138 Burk’s Falls Royal Canadian Legion Branch 405 705-382-3137 Burk’s Falls Scouting 705-382-5634 Christian Horizons 705-386-2625 Dunchurch Royal Canadian Legion Branch 394 705-389-3130 Eagle Lake Gun Club 705-636-7935 East Parry Sound Community Support Program 705-724-6028 East Parry Sound Literary Coun. 705-386-0764 Emsdale Agricultural Society 705-636-5659 Emsdale Lions Club 705-636-9739 Emsdale Pioneer Museum 705-224-9567

Emsdale Scotia and Area Womens Institute

705-783-6505

Explorer’s Edge (RTO 12) www.explorersedge.ca

705-646-0490

Innovation Initiatives Ontario North (Iion) www.iion.ca

705-474-7600 x566

Parry Sound Muskoka Community Network www.pmcn.ca

705-646-7722

The Labour Market Group www.thelabourmarketgroup.ca

705-474-0812

Friends of the Library Sundridge Golden Sunshine Club

Kearney Lions Club Kearney Royal Canadian Legion Branch 276 Kearney Senior Citizens Club Magnetawan Agricultural Society Magnetawan Friendship Club Magnetawan Lions Club Magnetawan Ridgerunners Snowmobile Club Meals on Wheels Burks Falls and Emsdale Meals on Wheels Sundridge and Area Near North Snowdrifters New Adventures in Sound Art Park to Park Trails Association

Powassan & District Food Bank Powassan Agricultural Society Powassan and Area Figure Skating Club Powassan Girl Guides Powassan Meals on Wheels Powassan Drop In Centre Powassan Lions Club Powassan Royal Canadian Legion Branch 453 Sundridge Royal Canadian Legion Branch 467 South Almaguin Habitat for Humanity Project South Himsworth Park South River Lions Club South River Friendly Circle South River Legion Branch 390 South River Food Bank South Shore Restoule Snowmobile Club Sprucedale Horticultural Society Strong Agricultural Society Sundridge Brownies Sundridge Food Bank Sundridge Girl Guides Sundridge Horticultural Society Sundridge Lions Club Sundridge Pathfinders Sundridge Rec Committee

Trout Creek Agricultural Society Trout Creek Community Centre Trout Creek Friendship Club Trout Creek Lions Club Young at Heart Seniors Club

705-384-1632 705-724-3613

705-636-9799 705-636-5889 705-636-7752 705-387-3893 705-387-4855 705-783-0759 705-387-4228 888-521-0000 705-724-6028 705-384-7491 705-386-0880 705-746-7663

705-724-1769 705-492-2811 705-724-6982 705-723-5051 705-724-6028 705-724-3651 705-724-3104 705-724-2235 705-384-5655 705-636-1679 705-724-3104 705-386-2656 705-386-0322 705-386-2906 705-386-2615 705-724-5678 705-636-7718 705-384-7110 705-384-5368 705-384-7017 705-384-7847 705-386-7150 705-384-0791 705-384-7847 705-384-5346

705-723-5811 705-492-5416 705-723-5372 705-723-5793 705-382-2526

Places of Worship Almaguin Evangelical Missionary Church Anglican Parish Of The Good Shepherd Bethel Pentacostal Church

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705-386-0651 705-636-7038 705-384-7706


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Birchdale Community Church Burk’s Falls Baptist Church Burk’s Falls United Church Chapman Valley Gospel Hall Chetwynd Community Church Church of Christ (South River) Church of Christ (Sundridge) Church of the Holy Spirit Faith Chapel Gospel Mission Church Grace Anglican Church Grace Pentacostal Church Higher Heights Christian Fellowship Kingdom Hall Knox Presbyterian Church

Legacy Life Centre www.legacylifecentre.com

Powassan United Church Powassan Wesleyan Church South River Chalmers United Church St. Andrews Presbyterian Church St. Augustine's Catholic Church St. George Anglican St. Joseph Roman Catholic St. Mary’s Anglican Church St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Sundridge Knox Presbyterian Church Trinity United Trout Creek Baptist Church Trout Creek United Church Zion United Church

705-636-0140 705-382-1988 705-382-3325 705-387-3232 705-382-5463 705-386-2551 705-384-5214 705-636-5334 705-685-7114 705-384-7323 705-386-2919 705-724-1720 705-386-1999 705-724-3193 705-387-4882

705-382-0755

705-724-2815 705-724-3818 705-386-2308 705-382-2032 705-384-2224 705-387-3704 705-724-2118 705-724-2789 705-636-5334 705-723-5352 705-384-7452 705-382-0044 705-326-4576 705-723-5564 705-384-5220

Real Estate Century 21 Blue Sky Region Realty (Powassan)

705-724-1100

Century 21 Blue Sky Region Realty (Sundridge) 705-384-4500 www.century21.ca Chestnut Park Real Estate – Dawn Mashinter 705-571-2534 www.dawnmashinter.com Chestnut Park Real Estate – Sandy Tyers 705-788-4492 www.sandytyers.com Coldwell Banker Thompson Real Estate, Brokerage www.coldwellbankerrealestate.ca Burk’s Falls 705-382-2323 South River 705-386-2342 Sundridge 705-384-5437 Coldwell Banker Thompson Real Estate, 705-471-6659 Brokerage - Jim Stephenson, Sales Rep. www.jimstephenson.ca Hyatt Real Estate Realty Executives Local Hummingbird Inc., Brokerage

705-724-1775 705-724-3939

Realty Executives Local Almaguin Highlands Inc. 705-788-4171 Brokerage - Louisa Moffit - Broker of Record www.almaguinrealestateteam.com Re/Max Legend Real Estate Inc., Brokerage 705-495-4555 www.remax.com Re/Max Parry Sound/Muskoka Magnetawan Branch

705-387-9700

Re/Max Real Estate Brokerage Inc. Brokerage - Powassan Royal LePage – Lakes of Muskoka Realty

Royal LePage – Emilio Foffano www.emiliosellsmuskoka.com Royal LePage – Judy Ransome judyandbrenda@royallepage.ca Royal Lepage Powassan

Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Realty, Brokerage - Sundridge www.thealmaguinteam.ca

Retail Sales and Service

705-788-6553 705-783-5871 705-724-1780

705-384-2220

Acme Pet Foods & Supplies www.acmepetfoods.ca

705-384-5555

Algonquin Fine Foods www.facebook.com/algonquinfinefoods/

705-387-1414

Canoe Algonquin www.canoealgonquin.com

705-636-5956

Affordable Portable Storage Algonquin Basecamp

Algonquin Garage Doors Almaguin Donation Store Almaguin Natural Therapies Anderson Do It Centre Anderson Windows Antique Radio & TV Shop B&G Variety Bay City Ice Co. Berriedale Schoolhouse Antiques Best Pierogi Bizzy B’zz Bookbin Blacks Guest House Brushey's Nokian Footwear/Service Ontario Burk’s Falls Radio and TV

705-382-0045 705-783-2005

705-386-7815 249-700-4225 705-636-7056 705-384-5321 705-384-5341 705-723-5333 705-636-5511 705-724-2220 705-382-1181 705-739-7703 705-636-9025 705-386-8390 705-724-5493 705-382-2726

Canvas Back Creations

705-636-9407

Chiswick Woods Circling Hawks Centre Clearrex Windows & Doors Manufacturing Inc.

705-724-1594 705-382-2771 705-382-9090

Capstone Market and Petro Canada -Burk's Falls 705-382-0359 www.facebook.com/capstoneburksfalls

Collins ValuMart (Burk’s Falls) www.valumart.ca Copperhead Distillery www.copperhead-distillery.com Cottage Kitsch

705-382-3134 705-909-0743

705-636-9530

Corner Wines www.facebook.com/cornerwinesinsouthriver

705-386-9463

Crystal Cave - Museum, Gallery, Learning Centre and Crystal Shoppe www.crystalcavecanada.com

705-386-7774

De Peuters Decorating Centre www.floorsfirst.com/depeuterdecorating/

705-384-5828

Cox’s General Store Cozy Pup Creations

Culligan Springs Ltd. Deer Lake Trout Farm and Archery

Down Memory Lane

98

705-498-9157 705-382-5555

705-384-1126 705-783-9891

705-636-7777 705-382-2219

705-384-7947


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Eagle Lake Narrows Store Eclectic Cottage Fincham’s Harness and Feed Foodland Novar

705-386-0056 705-384-1478 705-382-2544 705-789-1777

Foodland Sundridge www.ontario.foodland.ca/stores/sundridge/

705-384-5378

Garden Market by Sandhill Nursery www.gardenmarketburksfalls.com

705-382-2442

Gomoll Timber Mart Happy Tummy Gluten Free/Vegan Bakery Heather’s Garden and Home

705-724-2023 705-384-7320 705-477-1492

Freestyle Flooring

Highlander Brew Co. www.highlanderbrewco.com Hillside Country Store Home Hardware Building Centre Burk’s Falls Magnetawan Home Hardware – Burk’s Falls Home Hardware Building Centre - Powassan (2 locations) Horse Tales N Trails Hubbert’s Maple Products

Incandescence Glass Studio www.legereglass.com

Inspire Décor & Gifts Jessies Kwik Way (South River) Katrine General Store Kearney General Store

Kidds Home Hardware Building Centre Sundridge www.kiddshomehardware.com

Kimtreelane Soap Co. Kirk’s Convenience & Gas Kwik Way (Burk’s Falls) Kwik Way (Powassan)

Magnetawan Bait and Tackle www.magbait.com

Maple Island General Store McManus General Store Miniature Memories Morning Dove Monuments Muskoka Sewing Services Muskoka Trailer Sales

Near North Industrial Solutions

705-783-9935

705-792-0808

705-386-2214 705-382-3027 705-387-3988 705-382-3225 705-724-2810 249-995-0061 705-384-7847

705-349-3397

705-801-5346 705-386-0606 705-382-2397 705-636-7999

705-384-5365 705-783-0548 705-685-7851 705-382-2887 705-724-3207

705-387-3361

705-774-0915 705-685-7959 705-386-0175 705-636-0373 705-636-5074 705-783-4164

705-384-1389

NONSynth.com 705-571-1909 Northern Meat Packers 705-723-5573 Northern Supply Co. 705-723-1234 Nostalgia Antiques 705-733-7923 Oakridge Grooming Kennel 705-724-5656 Oley’s-armoury, auctions, operations-snow removal 705-724-6539 Opspeculate Aerial Photography/Music Studio 705-384-0339 Original Heat and Gas 705-382-0007 Oshell’s Valu-mart (Powassan) 705-724-2917 Passion Plants 705-386-7991 Pawsitively Paws 705-358-8806 P.C.I. Office Interiors 705-721-0776 People’s Value Store 705-386-0706 Phoenix Building Components 705-386-0007

Powassan Flowers Rev. John Hayes ~ Weddings-Baptisms-Funerals R&H Distributing -Snowshoes & Outdoor Supplies Rustic Behaviour Hillside Country Store Sat Ent Systems Scarlett’s Maple Syrup Scotia Self Storage Sharwood Transportations Slick Depictions

705-724-2334 705-477-5225 705-685-7728 705-387-9966 705-386-2214 705-724-3895 705-386-7788 705-636-0042 705-685-7242 705-571-3213

South River Freshmart

705-386-0045

Stevann’s - The Shop Crosstown

705-724-2564

Sprucedale Quality Meats Spruce Up Hair Care

Stick & Stone Tack Shop & Feed Stovers Hidden Retreat Stoney Lake Variety Summer’s Attic Sundridge Meats and Deli (Sebastian’s) Sundridge Storage Units Sunrise Heirloom Vegetables Swift Canoe & Kayak Store Taylor Sales and Service The Bear Chair Co. The Beer Store South River Powassan The Cutter’s Edge The Flower Garden Burk’s Falls The Flower Garden Sundridge The Variegated Devas Nursery The Village Bins Thorpe Upholstery Trader Ted’s Trout Creek General Store Tucks Bait & Tackle U-Haul - Emsdale Variegated Devas Wooden Roo

705-685-7747 705-685-1277

705-492-0174 705-386-0307 705-384-5253 705-387-1452 705-384-7431 705-384-2036 705-636-7528 705-386-0440 705-787-8982 705-386-0757 705-386-2322 705-724-3311 705-382-2026 705-382-1006 705-384-7337 705-787-5812 705-384-7025 705-724-6150 705-774-6450 705-723-1050 705-384-9845 705-636-0840 705-787-5812 705-382-3812

Zak’s 705-384-0884 www.zakssundridge.ca Zehr’s Bakery

705-724-1554

Services – Financial Assante Capital Wealth Management Investors Group Financial Service Inc. - Linda Daniels Investors Group Financial Service Inc. - Natalie Gallagher James Zantingh Mortgage Professional

705-724-2400 705-472-4731 416-414-1079 705-783-8067

Mortgage Architects – Alex Passas

416-889-1241

Jennifer Farquhar - Life Long Planning Group www.lifelongplanninggroup.com Kawartha Credit Union Burk’s Falls Emsdale Magnetawan South River www.kawarthacu.com 99

705-494-0765

705-382-2364 705-636-7834 705-387-3763 705-386-0088


BUSINESS DIRECTORY RBC Royal Bank - Sundridge www.rbc.com Rocco Mortelliti Financial Services Scotia Bank - Powassan

705-384-5311 800-565-7269 705-724-2942

Services – General and Professional A & J Storage A Miron Topsoil LTD ABKS Accounting & Tax Services Affordable Portable Storage Ahmic Living Ahmic Maintenance & Storage Aldridge Forestry Alex Preston Sand & Gravel Algonquin Storage All Heart Pet Rescue All Occasions DJ Service Almaguin Advertising Almaguin Animal Shelter Almaguin K9 Cottages and Boarding Resort Almaguin Building Movers Almaguin Business Consulting Services (ABCS) Almaguin Custom Canvas Almaguin Highlands Ontario Inc.

705-636-5698 705-783-3493 705-382-9777 705-382-0045 705-783-5454 705-387-4214 705-788-5944 705-384-7037 705-990-0151 705-724-2630 705-386-2237 705-783-1561 705-386-0020 705-380-5040 705-636-5008 705-636-7056 705-387-0202 705-571-6881

Almaguin News (Metroland Media) www.almaguinnews.com

705-382-9996

Bin Boss - Rental Disposal Bins www.binboss.ca

705-382-2000

Almaguin Tree Service Almaguin Web Services Almarah Technical Services AM Paul Funeral Home Antique & Estate Appraisals (Brenda Scott) Armour Bathtub Refinishing & Repairs Art Bakker Mobile Barge & Septic A Wise Tutor Beaver Creek Farms Bell Transportation Benny the Bugman - Cleaning & General Handyman Bill Booth Serviceworks

Bonazza Extinguishers Brad Gilson Excavating, Dumptrucks and Logging Bren-Mar Enterprises Ltd Burk’s Falls Laundromat (7am-9pm) Muskoka Ready Mix - Burk's Falls Canada Post Astorville Burk’s Falls Callander Emsdale Kearney Magnetawan Novar Powassan South River Sundridge Trout Creek Canadian Firearms Institute Carr Aggregates

705-386-2177 705-571-6881 705-492-8328 705-724-2024 866-677-7665 705-382-3313 705-387-0615 705-380-4299 705-636-7155 705-389-2303 705-499-6447 705-384-0833

705-349-3473 705-499-0316 705-384-7680 705-783-6999 705-382-6295 705-752-4462 705-382-3901 705-752-1380 866-607-6301 705-636-5422 705-387-3756 866-607-6301 705-724-2934 705-386-2927 705-384-7753 705-723-5261 705-384-5692 705-387-1987

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CHM Ceremonies, Wedding Officiant Christian Horizons Claridge Lawn and Grounds Keeping Cottage Country Furniture & Interiors Country Style Picture Framing Cowboy Ferrier Service - Scott Cozy Pup Creations Dave Hall Excavating Dean's Auto Care

705-499-5543 705-386-2625 705-493-2848 705-389-3335 705-386-2938 705-636-1927 705-783-9891 705-787-5246 705-387-2277

De Peuters Decorating Centre www.floorsfirst.com/depeuterdecorating/

705-384-5828

Green Moose Media www.greenmoosemedia.com

705-571-4488

DeRose Vet Clinic Cambrian Insurance Brokers Ltd. Designs for Living Dog On The Run Doggie Paws Spa Donna Smith Accounting Rick Vincor Septic Eden Kennels Etching Muskoka Family Tree Photography & Vintage Event Rentals Gary Groome Backhoeing Get Stuffed Upholstery

705-382-2981 705-384-7001 705-380-6875 705-349-3644 705-382-3082 705-382-2418 705-386-2201 705-723-1604 705-349-3824 705-349-1123 705-636-7764 705-746-0144

Greg Boothby Earth Moving GT Auto Detailing and RV Moving Gun Guys Frank Cressey Signs Hardy Niemi Law Heaven Scent Grooming Highland Communications Highland’s Early Leaning & Childcare Centre Homestead Sawmill Ian R. McNeil Income Tax Returns & Training In Love with Weddings Floral Design Innovative Graphic Solutions Integrity Services and Repair Iprotecu Security & Surveillance J C L Design JMI Design Studio John Johnson Law Kate Hood Photography Kerosene Connection khi Photography King’s Framing and Art Gallery Lake Bernard Bicycle Repair Leggett Propane Lisa Geisler Design Lowes Custom Coatings Marshall Lumber Mill Marshall Pump Marv’s Handyman Service

705-382-9430 705-349-1328 705-384-9492 705-724-2117 705-384-5770 705-358-6238 705-477-5202 705-636-0202 705-384-2224 705-386-7032 705-724-6192 705-571-3043 705-384-7469 705-999-1436 705-636-7319 705-724-6408 1-866-598-2558 705-493-7350 705-636-9530 705-493-7350 705-752-4211 705-978-3208 705-382-0122 705-724-2442 705-571-2652 705-636-5971 705-685-7449 705-386-8594

M&G D/C Motor Repairs Mid-North Appraisals

705-845-0361 705-724-6348

Meridian Fuels www.meridianfuels.ca Northern Airport Passenger Service www.northernairport.com

705-272-5215

800-461-4219


BUSINESS DIRECTORY Northern Auction Sales Northern Cottage Care

705-384-5944 705-636-7117

Northern Disposal and Sanitation www.northerndisposal.ca

705-382-0991

North-Tel Communications www.north-tel.ca

705-707-3031

Northern Nerds Computer Services

Oldham Law Firm Olympic Printing Opatovsky Funeral Services (Moore Chapel) Sundridge Opspeculate Music Studio Pam Kelly Photography Penney & Company Peacock’s Signs and Designs Piper’s Technical Services Pinetree Private Investigations Preston Sand and Gravel Pullman Excavating & Brush Cutting Raney Funeral Chapel Rick's Handyman Plumbing Services Rick Vaillancourt Septic Service Rob Gilson Backhoeing Robert J. Van der Wijst Law Office Burk’s Falls Powassan Rock Bottom Enterprises & Docks

Rockwynn Web Design www.rockwynnwebdesign.ca Royal Flush Plumbing Sandra Burke Bookkeeping Scott Dingman Septic Service Service Ontario (Licencing and Vehicles) Burk’s Falls Sundridge Powassan Serviceworks Web Design Shoreline Office Services Silver Screen Printing

Silver Screen Printing www.silverscreenprint.ca

Simply Timeless Images South River Sharpening Sowery Plumbing & Heating Sprucedale Wood and Gas

Stan Darling Insurance Burk’s Falls Sundridge www.standarlinginsurance.com Storage North Main Street, Sundridge

Signcraft www.signcraftcanada.com

Spoiled Rotten Dog Grooming St. Denis Guitars Sundridge Laundromat

Sundridge South River Airpark www.sunairpark.com Sundridge Veterinary Services

705-990-6373

705-382-3730 705-685-7796 705-382-3222 705-384-5802 705-384-0339 705-471-9014 705-494-7142 705-382-9251 705-471-2465 705-386-7706 705-386-8077 705-382-9998 705-386-2624 705-358-6474 705-386-2201 705-386-0074 705-382-2746 705-724-3520 705-788-6120

705-384-2644

705-387-4500 705-386-7984 705-787-5548 705-382-9711 705-384-7022 705-724-5493 705-384-0833 705-724-6847 705-845-5223

705-845-5223 705-724-6847 705-825-1812 705-636-7416 705-685-9910

705-382-2902 705-384-5361 705-492-8353

705-384-7550 705-386-7387 705-788-4592 705-384-7648

705-386-2710

705-384-7366

Tina’s Income Tax & Bookkeeping Services

705-384-2441

W.A Johnston Insurance www.wajohnstoninsurance.com

705-386-2645

The Stone Centre Inc. (Marie Jeffery Rep) The Tree Guy Trig Brendstrup Piano Technician U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer Verzijlenberg Veterinary

Waynes Diving and Recovery West Edge Guitars Wimberway Kennels K9 Control Powassan, Chisholm and Callander Wendigo Lake Expeditions wMac Photography Whispering Pines Funeral Home and Crematorium Whitmell Sand and Gravel Wilson Transportation Bus Lines Wood Art Signs

Women’s Own Resource Centre www.womensownresource.org

Zipz Taxi & Delivery Services (7am-11pm)

705-386-2919 705-382-9841 705-384-7824 705-387-3226 705-384-0400

705-636-7832 705-636-3343 705-724-2676 705-386-2376 705-498-7571 705-724-9734 705-382-3133 705-384-0707 705-382-6242

705-386-9672

705-571-9479

Services – Personal A Flair For Hair Absolutely You Hair Salon Ashton Aesthetics Barb's Hairstyling Bernice’s Unisex Hairstyling Country Haven Acres Debbie’s Hair Design Eagles Ridge Day Spa Lang's Barbering & Hairstyling

L’egance Day Spa Lydia's Creative Hair Designs Magic Scissors Madame T’s Beauty Bar Pam Tremblay-Hayes - Massage-Reflexology Patricia’s Esthetics & Day Spa Powassan Hair Styling Rodan + Fields - June Emerson Rodan + Fields - Kimberlee Hall Spruce-Up Hair Care Styles To Go -In Home Visits Unique Hair Trends and Esthetics Village Hair - Impressions by Ellie - Yolande's Hairstyling Village Locks Hairstyling and Barbering White Birch Hair Salon Wildflower Hair Design

705-789-6257 705-386-7295 705-783-9722 705-636-5461 705-723-1058 705-636-9875 705-382-3110 519-925-2820 705-384-7785

705-349-3338

705-724-3201 705-386-0411 705-492-3724 705-477-5495 705-571-5543 705-724-3301 705-380-6973 705-229-8030 705-685-1277 705-636-1259 705-384-1499 705-783-8378 705-349-2887 705-387-3777 705-349-8919 705-384-9289

Sports, Recreation and Fitness Algonquin Fitness & Wellness

Algonquin West ATV Club www.algonquinwestatv.com

Almaguin Highlands Golf and Country Club Almaguin Spartans Hockey Club

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705-386-7127

705-999-7262

705-349-8337 705-384-9364


BUSINESS DIRECTORY

Ahmic Lake Golf Club Beaver Creek Farms & Dogsledding Cindy Leggett – Fitness Essentials Clear Springs Golf Course Eagle Lake Golf Course High Hurdles Hockey Opportunity Camp Fish Tales Guide and Charters

Hammond Family Ranch www.hammondfamilyranch.com

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Trout Creek Community Centre Young at Heart Seniors Club

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2019 Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce Community Guide & Directory  

2019 Almaguin Highlands Chamber of Commerce Community Guide & Directory