The Towns and Cities of Northern Ontario
Temagami - in Ontario's Near North
Experience 3,000 miles of shoreline harbouring over 1,200 islands surrounded by majestic pines in the land the Objibway call �Deep Water by the Shore�. Temagami is not only a stop on a trip, it is an adventure. Whatever your �back to nature� tastes run to, the Temagami region will be able to satisfy them.
For accommodations, the choices vary from sleeping under the stars to full service hotel/motel resorts. Most establishments are open year round. There are many campgrounds in the area with Finlayson Point Provincial Park being the only campground right on Lake Temagami. This particular campsite offers 114 sites, comfort station, children�s playground, beaches, boat launching and dockage. A private campground just north of Temagami provides a wide range of facilities while several lodges along Hwy 11 also offer campsites. In addition to the family campgrounds, the region boasts a wide range of Youth Camps one of which is Camp Keewaydin that recently celebrated its centenary.
As in many of the northern communities, fishing is one of the main attractions. Temagami�s lakes offer lake trout, walleye, smallmouth bass, pike, whitefish and splake. If you�re quiet enough, you might spy a blue heron while mists hover over the water in the early morning or hear the cry of the loon that draws you deeper into the beauty of nature.
For the hiking enthusiasts, White Bear Forest is a popular area. One of the highlights of this trail is the new viewing platform erected on Caribou Mountain. Close by, the Ministry of Natural Resources uses part of the area for their �Project Peregrine�, a government attempt to re-introduce the endangered Peregrine Falcon to nesting sites in Ontario.
The Temagami region also offers over 8,000 square kilometers of interconnecting canoe routes. The unique and varied features of the area have been recognized in the establishment of several waterways and wilderness provincial parks including the Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Wilderness Park that contains scenic look-outs at Maple Mountain and Ontario�s highest point, the Ishpanita Ridge at 693 meters.
Of course, Temagami is also a popular spot in the winter. The town is located on the TOP (Trans Ontario Provincial) trail system with links to Sudbury, North Bay and the Province of Quebec.
If your winter activities run to a more rugged adventure, there are many outfitters that offer dog sledding. Day trips, weekend excursions and week long adventures may be booked. Experienced guides are available to ensure that your adventure is a memorable one.
Temagami stands by their motto: �Drink the water and you will return�