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#WhyTheNorth? Sensational Springs

The beauty of the North is its glorious changes of seasons. Wildlife and locals alike relish the rejuvenating spring after the long winters. Crisp, sunny mornings, merrily melting snow, and the fresh smell of everything green entices everyone to hang up those winter coats and rush outdoors for a new season brimming with potential.

Discover new paths on verdant, sun-dappled hikes.

Smoothly paddle across a serene, glass-like lake in the early morning or challenge roaring waterfalls in an exciting afternoon.

Embrace freedom as you trek across town or over the countryside on your bike.

And family fun is all right here with cultural festivals, fab food, and unique events.

Why the North in Spring? Because it’s simply sensational!

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PATHS TO HAPPINESS

Get back to nature with the countless outdoor trails that crisscross the region. These unforgettable treks are never disappointing, with their stunning views, and unique northern features.

Greet sunrises and sunsets on picturesque lookouts, walk among majestic stands of silver maples, spot bright wildflowers, and funky fungi—and be sure to nab some share-worthy photos along the way! #whythenorth #temiskamingshores

Are you wanting a nature getaway? Or are you up for an epic challenge? What if you’re looking to retrace historic routes?

Nastawgan Trails can advise you how to adventure safely and show you the ropes. As they will tell you, ‘Nastawgan’ is the Ojibwa word for traditional travel routes developed by the Anishinawbeg/ First Nations people thousands of years ago. Follow in their footsteps.

A trip north is not complete until you’ve visited our famous “Devil’s Rock” Trail. Two paths (one easy, the other a little more challenging, but very scenic) lead you to a big reward: sheer cliff faces and a breathtaking 180-degree vista of Lake Temiskaming. You will be standing atop a fault cliff dated back 2.2 billion years, with a face of 600 feet, rising 300 feet above water level.

Named Mani-doo Aja-bikong by the Manitou First Nations, it was a sacred site where offerings were made. The rock is marked with the scars of mining tunnels from the silver rush era. Come to the peak to see if you can spot its hidden secret. Some say, when viewed from the right angle, the face of the Devil can be seen in the cliffs!

Take the STATO Trail for a fun and outdoorsy way to get around Temiskaming Shores, with its 20+ kilometers of surfaced and non-motorized bike and foot paths, as well as sturdy and scenic waterfront boardwalks. No fighting with traffic, smog, and high-rises; come north and enjoy the health benefits of walking, strolling, cycling, jogging, roller-blading (and if you want, dancing or skipping) while along the fresh outdoors of the STATO trail.

Trace along gorgeous views of Lake Temiskaming, and conveniently connect with the close-by centers of Haileybury, New Liskeard, and Dymond. STATO gives easy access for all skill levels and abilities to our bustling downtowns, parks, beaches, schools, libraries, and shops.

 

FESTIVALS APLENTY

Searching for a holiday get-together or a fun time with family and friends? We bring the celebrations of northern culture, cuisine, and cheer—anytime of the year.

April: The Festival des Folies Franco-Fun features activities and ‘follies’ – theatrical revues – promoting local artists, and Francophone culture and pride, while having a blast. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the ‘joie de vivre’ !

May: Calling all aspiring poets and painters! The Spring Pulse Poetry Festival is Northern Ontario’s largest poetry/arts festival, held over several days in late May. Come join us celebrating our tri-cultural community, as we bring together past and present creativity through poetry, music, and art. Got something awesome to share about your northern experience? (Get those submissions in before contest deadlines!)

TAKE IN THE CULTURE

You cannot really know a place until you have seen its art; immerse yourself in the rich experience and discover a beating heart of Temiskaming Shores. Since 1980, the Temiskaming Art Gallery (TAG) has been promoting and showcasing visual arts in north-eastern Ontario. TAG has exhibited the talent of local artists and brought national and international exhibitions to the region. With free admission and rave reviews, the TAG is well worth many visits.

SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS

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Picture: Lois Weston-Bernstein

YEAR-ROUND EVENTS

Don’t miss the many fantastic events happening right now.

See our calendar and plan for any time, any season! Take part in the celebration.

The Lake Temiskaming Tour is a unique cross-border tourism initiative between Quebec and Ontario. With a focus on promoting sites, attractions, events, and local food all around Lake Temiskaming, this tourism circuit is a trip without boundaries, showcasing the region’s Francophone, Anglophone, and Algonquin cultures.

Discover our unique vacation experiences, conveniently grouped by theme and destination. Whether you are a motorcycling enthusiast, a nature buff, a lover of gourmet food, or a culture fanatic, you will be charmed by what you will find on the Lake Temiskaming Tour! For more information visit laketemiskamingtour.com

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