Easy to get to by major highway, and with a cozy little campground to serve as a base, this area includes a huge expanse of protected lands and waters within the Provincial Park, the adjacent Windermere-Goldie Lake Conservation Reserves and the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve (the world’s largest). Our map is over 40% water! Well the maps actually plastic, but it shows a lot of water. : )
For canoe enthusiasts there are numerous smaller lakes, sheltered bays and several rivers to keep you occupied for months, while kayakers will especially appreciate the huge unbroken expanse and intricate shoreline of Windermere Lake as well as the short carries into adjacent lakes. This area also has the added bonus of being one of Ontario’s most fascinating geological treasures with eskers and other relics of the glacial age readily seen.
For an added treat, paddlers, including their canoe or kayak, can easily travel here and back by train from Sudbury (3x each week). It’s easy. You’ll get off and back on the train right at Windermere Lake (and on our map).