Today’s post comes from Jess Knowlton, Assistant Discovery Leader at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park.
People travel far and wide to paddle the historic Mattawa River.
For the full experience, most people take 2-5 days to paddle the full the 64 km from North Bay to Mattawa, which can be quite challenging, even with proper research and preparation.
If you want to enjoy this beautiful river but don’t have the time to commit to a multi-day canoe trip, don’t want to portage, or are looking for a nice and easy day trip, you’ve come to the right place!
Here are four of the most popular and breathtaking day trips along the Mattawa River:
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Today’s post comes from Assistant Discovery Leader Mat St-Jules of Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park.
As your paddle meets the water, look up to the towering cliffs. Pass marshes teeming with activity. Touch trees that set roots hundreds of years ago.
With such incomparable beauty, it’s hard to imagine that Mattawa River Provincial Park is located within a few hours of our province’s largest cities.
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Today’s post comes from Mat St-Jules, a park interpreter at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park.
The sights of the Mattawa River keep drawing me back.
I find incredible beauty in a scraggly cedar clinging to sheer rock or in the gleaming coat of a river otter standing on a sandbar. But, of course, these marvels don’t stand on their own.
Below the wildlife and past the trees is the foundation of this land: the geology it all rests on.
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Today’s post comes from year-round multispecies angler and writer Ashley Rae of SheLovesToFish.com.
Fishing on a new body of water is always exciting and presents a challenge, too.
Fishing a new lake means learning the lay of the land without having go-to areas or fishing hotspots from past adventures to rely on.
This is precisely why I love traveling so much and visiting various parks in our beautiful province. It’s an opportunity to dissect new waters and create memories.
Any day on the water is a day well spent, but landing a memorable catch on a brand new body of water certainly adds a satisfying element to the experience.
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Northeastern Ontario: Undeniably Big, Unbelievably Close.
We couldn’t agree more! If you’re chasing a BIG fishing experience, this is the post for you.
Northeastern Ontario Tourism asked their readers to vote for their top fishing destinations and the votes are in!
Join us in counting down the top 5 BIG fishing holes of Northeastern Ontario:
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