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Marten River

Biking

Biking is allowed on park roads. A two km bike trail leads to a picnic site on the river.

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 young and defend their territories from rivals.

Boating

Power boats are allowed on Marten River and many of the nearby lakes.

Canoeing

Marten River itself provides lots of opportunities to explore, with numerous bays and long stretches of shoreline. As the 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.

Discovery Program

Join Discovery staff at an Exploration Station during the months of July & August. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Exploration Station), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature. Be sure to share your observations with park staff and to take the Discovery Ranger Pledge! For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.

Fishing

Marten River offers Northern Pike, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye and Lake Trout. Lake whitefish and Brook trout can also be found in nearby lakes.

Hiking

Transition Trail: 3 interconnected trails.

  • Transition Trail is 4.2 km and takes about 1hr 45 minutes to complete.
  • Old Growth Trail is 3.5 km and takes about 1hr 15 minutes to complete.
  • Pine Marten Trail is 0.8km and takes about 30 minutes to complete.
The trail takes you through a variety of forest types from mature pine stands to a Black Spruce bog.

Swimming

There are three natural sand beaches 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.