One of the best kept secrets may be the wonderful Forgotten Trails in the Almaguin Highlands. Whether you are looking to Hike, Bike, ATV or ride in a car there are segments of this trail for everyone. Algonquin Park like hiking trails with great fishing in Trout streams and many lakes with an abundance of Bass or Walleye fish. Family cyclists, avid cyclists and mountain bike enthusiasts will all find challenges with a trail linking Canada for coast to coast.
“This is a colour photograph of the Forgotten Trails map of the Almaguin Highlands. The map borders Trout Creek, South River and Sundridge in the east and Magnetawan and Commanda in the west. The map has a legend to the left of the photo. The map shows the route of the “Forgotten Trails Tour,” the “Old Nipissing Road Cycle Tour,” the “Scenic Lake Route” and the “Historic Rye Route.” Created by Christine Brooks, Artist ” http://images.ourontario.ca/almaguin/68642/data
Another great site with details on these trails is http://www.canadatrails.ca/tct/on/oldnipissingroad.html “The Nipissing Road is The Ontario Ghost Trail. The Nipissing Road was a colonization road created in 1850 to settle between Ottowa River and Georgian Bay. It was once home to many settlements of hopeful pioneers, now is guarded by their abandoned log cabins and weathered barns. The road runs through the centre of the Parry Sound District between highways 69 and 11. It can be reached on any cross highway including 141, 518, 520, 124, 522 and 534. It winds along 120 km of gravel road, bush trail and paved highway (#510) from Rosseau on Highway 141 to Nipissing on Hwy. 534. Parts of the road surface are now paved with tar and stone. This tour begins in Rousseau, but you can start it any place along the trail. ”
more information about sections, use and mapping of the forgotten Trails visit http://discoveryroutes.ca/south-river/
Living here in the Almaguin Highlands I try never to take for granted the nature out my back door. Here daily hiking, fishing, nature photography is enhoyed with little traveling and no need to search for a nature park with the “Algonquin Park Like Setting” all around you …think this lifestyle is for you? Please contact me and allow my expertise to guide you in purchasing a little piece of “Almaguin Highlands Heaven” for yourself.