THINGS TO SEE

The Temagami Region
 
Fire Tower
 
The 100' high Temagami Fire Tower stands on the summit of Caribou Mountain, 400' above the town and 1300' above sea level. It is just one kilometer from Ontario's historic Yonge Street (Highway 11 ) and is the highest lookout point along this route.
 
Hiking
 
Take only pictures, leave only footprints: don't bring any plants, animals or other natural objects with you. Park regulations prohibit this. For more information on Leave No Trace practices, visit www.leavenotrace.ca.
 
Transition Trail: Marten River’s Transition Trail offers a moderate hike that is five kilometers long and will take approximately two hours to complete. The trail takes you through a variety of forest types from mature pine stands to a Black Spruce bog.  Show me a map of Transition Trail
 
Camping
 

Marten River Provincial Park

Located 45 km south of Temagami. Marten River ON P0H 1T0 

705-892-2200

(192 campsites, electric hookups, playground, group camping, beaches and more.)

 
Canoeing
 
Marten River itself provides lots of opportunities to explore, with numerous bays and long stretches of shoreline. As Marten River Provincial Park is the southern gateway to the Temagami region, there are many canoeing opportunities close by. Nearby, Kenny Forest Provincial Park has a number of large, interconnected lakes to paddle, and for whitewater enthusiasts, the Temagami River is a great canoe or whitewater kayak route, either for the day or overnight.
 
Many more canoe route options can be found in the Temagami region. The area includes a number of other provincial parks, and with adjacent Crown land includes 2400 km of interconnected waterways. Canoe route maps of the many routes are available for purchase.
 
Swimming
 
There are three natural sand beaches at the Marten River Provincial Park recommended for swimming. These beaches are marked with buoys and have gradual drop-offs. Please note: there are no lifeguards posted at the beaches and pets are not permitted. Other privaye resorts and campgrounds have sandy beaches.
 
Boating
 
Power boats are allowed on Marten River and many of the nearby lakes.  Boaters should also be aware of boat and pleasure craft licensing requirements in Canada. Check out the Transport Canada and the Service Canada websites for more details.
 
Fishing
 
Marten River offers Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and Yellow Perch. Lake Trout, Lake whitefish and Brook trout can also be found in nearby lakes.  Ontario Fishing regulations, Read more...
 
Biking
 
Biking is allowed on provincial park roads.
 
Natural Heritage Education
 
Marten River offers a variety of interpretive programs for all ages. Park naturalists lead hikes, give evening programs and campfires, as well as telling visitors about the days of horse logging at the Winter Camp, a replica 19th-century logging camp that brings a bygone era to life. An award-winning film, “The Winter Camp”, was shot here years ago, depicting the hard work and dangers faced by the men who lived and worked in the frozen Canadian forests each winter. It is regularly shown in the Museum Theatre during summer months.
 
Birding
 
Marten River and the surrounding landscape provide many different habitats for birds. Warblers, flycatchers, hawks owls and ducks nest here each year. Watch and listen for them as they look for food, feed their chicks and defend their territories from rivals.
 
Snow Mobiling
 
Temagami Old Growth Forest
The Old Growth Forest can be accessed from the following points:
 
*White Bear Trail
 
*Rabbit Lake Rd.
 
*Lowell Lake Rd.
 
*Highway #11 at Marten River North of Rock Pine Motel.