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Sturgeon Falls - in Ontario's Near North

Located where the Sturgeon River runs into Lake Nipissing, Sturgeon Falls is a pleasant little bilingual community on Hwy. 17, between Sudbury and North Bay. Like so many northern Ontario communities, this one also had its start with the logging industry.

The site that The Musée Sturgeon River House Museum was built on was originally an actual Hudson ’s Bay post and the museum features a rebuilt fur trading post and pioneer village. The museum is also preserving the area’s history dating back to the mid 1800s.

With the Sturgeon River , Lake Nipissing and the French River at its doorstep, this little community offers the outdoorsman a fishing holiday to remember. While walleye is the main attraction, pike, muskie, whitefish, perch and different varieties of bass are all becoming popular catches. Once at dangerously low numbers, a conservation plan was put into effect to help increase the walleye population. Obviously, this strategy has been and continues to be successful as the Ministry of Natural Resources released the findings of a survey that revealed a 75% increase in walleye catch.

The Sturgeon Falls area is a great place to stay. It has all the amenities an angler might need, from accommodations to shopping malls, to tackle, bait, and beer stores.

At the museum site, the visitor can enjoy a low impact, walking nature trail. The 1.6 km path highlights a beaver lodge, a bird watching platform, wildflowers and wetlands.

For a “reel” good time, attendance at the Sturgeon Falls Annual Step Dance and Fiddle Festival is a must. This August event attracts participants and music lovers from all over the area.

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