Algonquin Park Ontario's most famous wilderness park is located 20 minutes away. Visit the Logging Museum, Visitors Centre and The Art in the Park Art Gallery. For more information on special events, conducted walks and public wolf howls visit www.algonquinpark.com
Bancroft, the mineral capital of Canada. The Bancroft District Chamber of Commerce operates geologist-led mineral collecting field trips during July and August. Visit their website at www.commerce.bancroft.on.ca Rockhound Gemboree Canada's largest gem and mineral show takes place in Bancroft the 4 days prior to Civic Holiday Monday (first Monday in August). For more information visit http://www.bancroftontario.com/index.cfm?vNavID=2&vSubNavID=52
Maynooth Madness, Loggers Games & Mud Bog Saturday and Sunday of the Labour Day Weekend. Features an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, loggers parade, loggers games, country-mile run, rummage, bake & craft sale, arts & craft displays, bingo, beer garden and barn dance. Mud Bog on Sunday
Rally of the Tall Pines takes place in late November in Bancroft and is well known as one of the best run car rallies in North America. Visit their site at www.tallpinesrally.com
Frosty Frolics this winter event takes place in Bancroft on the third weekend of February. Catch the excitement of sleddog racing, horse-drawn sleigh rides, snowmobile poker runs and a craft show.
Studio Tours Bancroft and Area Autumn Studio Tour, late September. Madawaska Valley Autumn Studio Tour, early October.
Madawaska Kanu Centre enjoy a two-hour family float trip as you wind your way through 5 kilometres of beautiful scenery on the Madawaska River www.owl-mkc.ca/mkc
Highland Wildnerness Tours, Maynooth Winter, spring, summer & fall horseback riding, hay & sleigh rides, dogsledding and guided wilderness snowmobile tours. Visit them at www.ridethewilderness.com
Fall Colour Tours Known for its rolling hills and sparkling lakes, Hastings Highlands turns into a rainbow of autumn