Finlayson Point

Biking

Campers enjoy cycling on park roads.

Birding

Finlayson Point Provincial Park and the surrounding landscape provide many different habitats for birds. Warblers, flycatchers, hawks, owls and ducks nest in the surrounding forests each year. Watch and listen for them as they look for food, feed their chicks and defend their territories from rivals.

Boating

Power boats are allowed on Lake Temagami and many of the nearby lakes.

Canoeing

Launch your canoe and paddle on one of Ontario’s finest lakes - Lake Temagami. If the wide Northeast Arm is too windy, there are hundreds of small lakes easily accessible from Highway 11 or one of the many gravel roads in the area. Most of the lakes in the Temagami region, and there are more than 2,000 of them, are interconnected by portages, creating a 2,400 km network of routes.

Fishing

As it is such a large lake, with many diverse aquatic habitats, Lake Temagami is a popular angling spot for a wide variety of sport fish including Lake Trout, Lake Whitefish, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and Yellow Perch.

Hiking

The trails of the Caribou Mountain/White Bear Forest Conservation Reserve offer the hiker, canoeist and the adventurer the opportunity to travel through a portion of Ontario’s forest that over time has changed very little.

Old Fire Ranger Trail: Accessed from the fire tower, this advanced trail was used by the fire rangers to get from the Caribou Lake portage to the fire tower. The trail is approximately 400 m and takes about 15 minutes to walk.

Red Fox Trail: This challenging trail which varies from an intermediate to an advanced level is approximately 6.5 km in length and can be hiked in about three hours.

Beaver Trail: This intermediate trail passes through rocky terrain and steep hills. This 3 km trail that takes you through the heart of the “old growth” forest can be hiked in one and a half hours.

Otter Trail: This intermediate trail offers a great look at the old growth while walking along the shores of Pecours Bay and Cassels Lake. This 4.5 km hike will take approximately two hours.

White Bear Trail: Ranked as beginner, this trail offers quick access to a large stand of old growth pine a short distance from the fire tower. The trail is 3 km in length and takes about two hours to hike.

Peregrine Trail: This intermediate trail travels along the shores of Cassels Lake and back through the heart of the forest. This hike is about 5 km in length and takes about two and a half hours to walk.

Caribou Trail: This family trail can be traveled by people of all ages. This 2.5 km hike travels along the shores of both Caribou and Pingue Lakes and will take approximately one hour to walk.

Swimming

There are two natural sand beaches recommended for swimming. Both of 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.