The Magnetawan Area offers a variety of thing to see and do. Explore and you will be delighted!
Almaguin Highlands Region in Ontario is a vast area that covers approximately 8000 square kms (3000 square miles) and stretches northward from the district of Muskoka to the Lake Nippissing Area.
In the East, the Highlands border on Algonquin Park, Ontario's largest and oldest Provincial Park, with an area that is larger than some small European Countries.
To the West lies the rugged shoreline of the Georgian Bay Biosphere along with its 'Thousand Islands', and the thriving town of Parry Sound.
The Almaguin Highlands Region is made up of 18 distinctive Municipalities that encompass many small towns, villages and hamlets. From Novar to Callander, from Port Loring to Kearney, this region of Northern Ontario presents to the visitor, the majestic landscape of the Canadian Shield, enhanced by the history and the charm of its many rural communities. With its wide open spaces of mixed woodlands, rolling hills and rocky crags, with hundreds of unspoiled lakes and rivers, the Almaguin Highlands is a paradise for hunters and fishers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds.
Magnetawan is located at the junction of a historic road and water way, the Nipissing Development Road, the first road to "The North" and the Magnetawan River. The Nipissing Road is now part of the Trans Canada Trail (Ontario's Ghost Road). Many trails in the area have been developed to allow the visitor to see our historic past and enjoy the beauty of this unique area. The Magnetawan area has become an un-crowded, outdoor haven for those who like to breathe.
The Park-To-Park Trail is a regional initiative to create an east-west link through Parry Sound/Muskoka Districts and Haliburton County. Connecting Killbear Provincial Park to Algonquin Provincial Park, this 230 kilometre length of trail is a destination for all trail enthusiasts. Click on logo for more information.
Cycle the Magnetawan Area via Road or Mountain Bike
McKellar via Ardbeg Route - 95 KM
Starting from Chikopi Road head west on to Hwy 124 (paved shoulder) to Dunchurch 11 km. Turn right onto Hwy 520 north towards Ardbeg 21 km. Then turn left onto Bunny Trail and back to Hwy 124, 23 km. Left onto Hwy 124, 10 km (no paved shoulder) to McKellar. Continue on Hwy 124 from McKellar via Dunchurch back to Chikopi Road, 30 km (paved shoulder).
Ahmic Lake Route - 40.2 KM
Start from Chikopi Road and head into Magnetawan. Head south on Old Nipissing Road, part of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) 16.2 km. Turn right on to Ahmic Lake Road, after 18 km you will reach Ahmic Harbour. Then head east 6 km on Hwy 124 back to Chikopi Road. Be careful this route has some rough areas to be repaired.
Lake Cecebe/Midlothian Route - 56.4 KM
Start from Chikopi Road and head into Magnetawan. Head south on Old Nipissing Road, part of the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) 15.6 km. Turn left (at the Cornball Store) onto Midlothian Road (part Gravel Road). Stop at the Screaming Heads for a visit. Continue on Midlothian Road 10km and turn left on to Hwy 520 west 22.6 km and turn right at the four way STOP in Magnetawan. Stay on Hwy 520 to Hwy 124 go west to Chikopi Road 8.2 km.
Highway #124 McKellar to South River Route - 100km
Paved shoulders make this route scenic and safe! Stop in to Magnetawan for refreshments on your trip and check out the sights around town including 4 waterfalls and a hand-operated lift locks.
This route is 100 km round trip and a nice challenge to the bike enthusiasts!
The Cornelia Levering Broadmeadows Trail
(Golf Course Trail) Length: 4km/2.5 mi
From the Village of Magnetawan, take Golf Course Road from Bay Street keeping the Magnetawan River to your left. As you crest the last hill, the Broadmeadows trail-head sign is on your left in a small parking area. The Trail circumnavigates the Broadmeadows Wildlife Area and Ahmic Lake Golf Club. It is a closed loop that traverses areas of different forest stands and ecosystems including hardwood maple, pockets of white and red pine, and a small tamarack plantation.
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