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HIKING and CYCLING on FORGOTTEN TRAILS

Nestled between the fun loving Muskokas in the south and remote wilderness of the north, the Almaguin Highlands have long remained a mystery to the rest of Ontario. What many people are not aware of however, is that the highlands are overflowing with natural wonders and historical lore from which a legacy of forgotten trails has emerged. These are a network of of trails which trace the footsteps of the first inhabitants of the area. This includes the paths of the Huron, Ojibwa and Algonquin Aboriginal Tribes.

HORSE BACK RIDING


Stewart Coughlin Riding Ranch has become a deeply entrenched tradition of the South River area having been in business since 1960. The trail horses are the finest Arabians in the area and the trails are expertly groomed and maintained. This establishment is open year round and in the winter offers sleigh rides!

The prices are reasonable and the staff very personable.

 

FISHING

The fishing on Eagle Lake is very good with bass and perch easily caught from the dock. Large specimen Rainbow Trout and Largemouth Bass can be caught near and around the many rock outcroppings and islands which are plentiful in the lake. Nearby are many rivers and creeks, to mention a few; Commanda Creek, Magnetawan River and The South River. Also nearby are many other lakes to explore and fish including Bray lake, Deer Lake, Deete Lake, Horn Lake and Lake Bernard in Sundridge.

 

 

HUNTING

Fall is hunting time. Dig out the hiking boots, dust off the blaze-orange vest, get that "I'm going hunting attitude," and head for "PANGLOSS"!
Partridge and Duck seasons are in early fall. Deer and Moose Hunting Season come a little later, late in September and early in November.

Deer hunting, like fishing, is not taken lightly in this neck of the woods. Imagine this -- it is 7:00 am, crisp, maybe even cold. You can see your breath in the air. The smell of wood smoke stings your nostrils. You have your gun in your hand and your ammo in your pocket as you set out in the early morning fog to your "watch" somewhere out in the 1,000's of acres of crown land nearby.

Yes this is it! The waiting is over. You are at "PANGLOSS" and it's the first day of the hunt! What could be better?

 

 

 

SNOWMOBILING

Snowmobiling is a favorite past time of the locals in this area as it is with many residents in the north. As a result there are literally 1000's of groomed and marked trails not to mention the open frozen lakes. "PANGLOSS" makes the perfect weekend get away retreat for those who enjoy the riding the trails by day and sitting by cozy warm fire sipping hot toddies in the evening. Weekend rates are very reasonable. Just ask!

 

 

 

 

DOG SLEDDING

Now here is a novel way of spending a day or more doing something that most people will never get to do!

MUSH A TEAM OF HUSKIES on a guided wilderness adventure along the secluded trails and camps of Algonquin Park. No experience is necessary! CHOCPAW EXPIDITIONS offer complete outfitting, thorough instruction in dog sledding and winter camping and guided expeditions for groups of 2 or more people from mid-December through mid-April.

http://www.venturenorth.com/chocpaw/

e-mail: chocpaw@onlink.net

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