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Ontario hiking and backpacking trips.. challenging adventures..

Explore back country trails, unspoiled wilderness, pristine lakes, and wide open spaces during your hiking adventures in Ontario. Whether you want raw wilderness with no trails or established routes with developed campsites, experienced Ontario outfitters can guide you every step of the way. Explore the mountains or wilderness trails or hike the Canada trails renowned for the scenic beauty.

From day hiking to expedition-style trips you can discover Ontario like you've never seen it before..

You can learn more about Ontario hiking and back packing outfitters by clicking on the outfitter "name links" below for details and rates information.

The location of each outfitter is shown for your convenience.

Dwight - Lakelands


Algonquin Inn resort borders Algonquin Provincial Park with lakeside adult resort accommodation, luxury suites and rental housekeeping cottages. Situated on beautiful Oxtongue Lake , the Inn offers fabulous lakeshore views, high quality accommodations and a fine dining room. Canoes and kayaks are complimentary to our guests.

Hike in Algonquin Park, a photo paradise, world class bird watching. See moose, deer, and bear. The perfect location for romantic couples getaway vacations.


French River - Near North


BRYER LODGE is located on Wolseley Bay, one of the most sought after areas on the French River. Offering comfortable, fully furnished housekeeping cottages finished in pine and all with beautiful views of the French River, sure to make your vacation a memorable one!! Ontario's most sought after game fish are here: Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Large and Small mouth Bass.

If you're looking to get out and see some of the wildlife and wilderness, there are hundreds of acres of crown land surrounding us, Bring your ATV or your hiking boots and challenge the great outdoors.


Minden - Gateway Country


Buttermilk Falls Resort is a 4 season family resort located on a quiet bay on pristine Boshkung Lake, just north of Minden in the Haliburton Highlands with great year round fishing for lake trout, bass, and whitefish.

Our comfortable cottages are fully equipped and will each sleep eight people. We have a childrens playground, swimming raft with slide, shuffleboard, horseshoes, complimentary canoes, rowboats and paddle boat. We are within 20 minutes of 5 golf courses.


Carpenter Lake -Algoma

 

Carpenter Lake Cabins is a clean, quiet and comfortable place.  Here, you can relax, spend time with family and do outdoor things in the wilderness.  The area has a good beach where you can swim and has hiking trails that lead to scenic lookouts and along rivers to waterfalls.  There are boats on a dozen nearby lakes where you can fish for brook trout, lake trout, pike and bass.

Carpenter Lake Cabins is situated in the Algoma Highlands 90 kilometres east of Sault Ste Marie, Ontario and is accessible by road.   It offers spacious, quality housekeeping cabins with decks overlooking the lake.  Each cabin comes with a boat on Carpenter Lake and free use of boats on remote lakes.  We are open May into November and for the snowmobile enthusiast in February.   

There is a lot more to say about Carpenter Lake Cabins.  Please visit our website and find out more.


Beaver Valley - Collingwood - Lakelands


Cedars is a friendly, family oriented housekeeping cottage resort on the shores of Lake Eugenia. Fish for bass, perch, or trout.. The Beaver Valley is part of the Niagara Escarpment, is particularly picturesque and is designated by UNESCO as a World Biosphere. You have a choice of 2 bedroom cottages or modern 3 bedroom chalets, fully equipped, bedding provided. Shallow, sandy beach and outdoor heated swimming pool.

The world famous Niagara Escarpment is a wealth of hiking trails including the Bruce Trail. Rock climbing and exploring ancient caves is a popular summer time activity in The Kolapore Uplands Wilderness Area. It's a nature lovers delight.


Atikokan - Sunset Country


Crystal Beach ResortWe are a drive-in hunting, fishing , and outdoor recreation camp located in beautiful Northwest Ontario. Our lake, Crystal is a premier lake trout, smallmouth bass, and big northern pike lake. Excellent walleye lakes are just minutes away. Choose from over 20 nearby lakes to fish for a variety of species. Take a day trip into the world re-nowned Quetico Provincial Park which is just south of us. Some of our guests just enjoy hiking and exploring some of the many wilderness trails while wildlife watching. We have endless opportunities for the true outdoor enthusiast.


Echo Lake - Algoma Country


Beautiful rental cottages on the shores of Echo Lake in Ontario, Canada. Located minutes northeast of Sault Ste. Marie, they are in the heart of wilderness while still being close to the comforts of civilization.

Adventure abounds at Echo Lake. Hundreds of miles of logging roads and trails offer new challenges while the hills and mountains present spectacular views for your enjoyment. Be sure to pack a compass, map and GPS, and don't forget the camera. Don't forget that September and October are great months to stay at the cabin or cottage. The fall tree colors are fantastic.


Lady Evelyn Lake - James Bay Frontier


Home to Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Speckled Trout & Smallmouth Bass, Lady Evelyn Lake offers some of Ontario's best fishing, With only 5 fully equipped lakeside housekeeping cottages, we have so much to offer everyone. Great fishing right out your front door, watersports, and fabulous hiking trails!

Your large screened in sunset room and extra large deck make your evenings even that much better. All decks are equipped with Gas BBQ, picnic tables and muskoka chairs. We offer a child's swimming pool, sandbox, club house, paddleboat, canoe, pool noodles, swimming dock and miles of sand beaches.
Our packages includes everything for a real northern holiday including your cottage, boat and motor, gas, life jackets and a map of the lake.


South River - Near North


Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Algonquin Park Region nestled deep within the Almaguin Highlands just north of Muskoka. The guest areas are a spacious 3500 square feet with spacious bedrooms, delicious home cooked breakfasts, private baths, 52 inch large screen TV, library, universal gym, cedar sauna, perennial gardens, internet, fireplace and wood stove.

Entwood is a base for the "Muskoka" experience, away from the crowds bordering Algonquin Provincial Park. At Entwood we can design a retreat or outdoor adventure vacation package specially for you including our spring weekend birding package or fishing, hiking, biking, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding, country roads, ...


Sioux Lookout - Sunset Country


Get away from it all and enjoy a Canadian wilderness experience at Fireside Lodge. Little Vermilion offers our guests some of the best muskie, northern pike, bass and whitefish fishing Canada has to offer; year after year. New modern log cabins and lodge rooms accommodate our guests and our menu will please every taste and appetite.

For those who find adventure in exploring the wilderness, nature opens it's doors to the natural beauty of the Canadian Shield. Right from the front door of FIRESIDE LODGE, you can experience the wildlife surroundings with its untouched splendor. Photographers will enjoy the natural surroundings and the wildlife that our area has to offer. For the exercise enthusiast, our two miles of quiet scenic road are excellent for jogging or hiking.



Peterborough - Getaway Country


Golden Beach is a family owned fishing resort located on the south side of beautiful Rice Lake. With one mile of spectacular shoreline, our recreation facilities are endless. Rice Lake fishing for Walleye, Bass, and Muskellunge. Bring the whole family or just get away for a fishing trip with your friends.
Two, three or four bedroom fully equipped self catering cottages. The licensed Boat House Café offers satellite TV, light lunches or full course dinners.

We have a large tenting area and trailer park, with full hook-ups, flush toilets, and shower facilities. We offer 16 miles of groomed hiking and mountain biking trails. Bring in your own bike or rent one of ours.


Gogama - James Bay Frontier


Welcome to Green Wilderness Lodge on beautiful Lake Mattagami. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you travel 40 miles of open waterways, which abound with Northern Pike, Walleye, Whitefish, Perch and Smallmouth Bass. Relax in our comfortable and clean housekeeping cottages or lounge in the main lodge where you can play cards, pool or just relax and meet some of the other guests.

Plentiful nature trails offer the opportunity to explore the diverse landscape and snap the perfect photograph of grouse, snowshoe rabbit, lynx, black bear, ducks, geese or moose. A daily fly-in fishing trip or a short sight-seeing tour by air may be arranged with prior notice.


Lake of the Woods / Rainy River - Sunset Country

Harris Hill
Come enjoy Harris Hill Resort and share our love of peace and quiet in this secluded lakeshore setting. Being on Lake of the Woods, we offer excellent fishing for Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Perch, Crappie, Muskie, and Sturgeon. Clean, modern housekeeping cabins on beautiful Lake of the Woods just 18 miles from the Baudette / Rainy River border. Our main lodge is open to our guests with meal plan available.

Exceptional hunting packages available for Whitetail Deer, Black Bear and also Ducks and Geese. Although we do not offer separate packages, Wolf and Grouse are often hunted here as well.

Killarney - Rainbow Country

Visit our Lodge in the heart of some of Canada's most spectacular wilderness. We offer rustic Canadian accommodation, outstanding home-style cuisine and an outdoor adventure program unlike any other including hiking, boat tours and watercolour painting instruction. Discover unique flora and fauna and dramatic vistas along the Georgian Bay shoreline.

Guided hiking trips in Killarney Park provide a spectacular view of the white quartzite ridges of the La Cloche Range and the pink granite shoreline of Georgian Bay. Let Killarney’s newest trail introduce you to the diversity of the Canadian Shield.

Gowganda - James Bay Frontier


Lookout Point Camp, a pristine gem in the north is situated on the northern tip of picturesque Gowganda Lake. We are proud to offer first-rate fishing opportunities. From fishing and hunting to hiking and canoeing, Lookout Point Camp is pleased to offer a vacation package that is sure to meet each and every one of your needs. Our rustic camp consists of four waterfront cabins, all overlooking the splendid views of Gowganda Lake. All amenities are provided.

For those looking for adventure, logging roads are abundant throughout our area, offering the cyclist or ATV enthusiast miles of trails that are ripe for exploring. Many of these paths lead to back lakes or rapids, allowing photographic opportunities that will amaze and delight you.


Minden - Getaway


The Loralea Country Inn Resort is your Four Season Cottage Resort in the Haliburton Highlands located on Halls Lake close to Minden, Haliburton and Dorset Ontario. Enjoy cottage country living at its best for your romantic getaways or family accommodations from studio cabins to 2 and 4 bedroom housekeeping cottages or rent the whole resort for your family reunion (32 people).

Halls Lake, one of the deepest, known for its lake trout (Haliburton Gold) and small mouth bass. Winter brings Ice Fishing.

Onsite activities for spring, summer and fall seasons, sandy beach for swimming, paddle boating, canoeing, volleyball, badminton, horseshoes, shuffleboard and tether ball. At nightfall relax in front of your own outdoor fireplace.

Offsite activities like ATVing, hiking, biking, day trips to Algonquin Park and Santa's Village, Halibutrton Forest and the Walk in the Clouds, sightseeing or visiting craft shops, golfing and much more.

Winter in the Highlands offers downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dogsledding and snowmobiling.

The resort is known for it quiet atmosphere and is pet friendly but there are rules for the safety and comfort of all.



Marten River - Near North

Marten River Lodge

Our waterway is over 24Km long and is a series of 4 lakes, full of structure to provide you with plenty of opportunities to catch Pickerel, Bass, Northern Pike or Lake Trout. Our remote back lakes are adventures in them selves- half the fun is getting there. They are remote, deep in the Northern bush and it takes an Argo to get you there! Each back Lake is designed to offer the opportunity to land a trophy fish amongst the many that you catch.

All of our options include the serenity and tranquility of beautiful Northern Ontario - full of old growth forest, teeming with wildlife as diverse as the bush they inhabit. Your adventure becomes an education! For those who want to see more of this magnificent land, we offer guided fully automatic 4wd ATV adventures where our experienced guides can show you the wilderness beyond the highway- to experience areas most people never see. Whether your interest is flora and fauna, or getting stuck in a beaver pond- we have an adventure for you!


Chapleau - Algoma

Moose Horn LogoMoose Horn Lodge is located on beautiful McLennan Lake in the wilderness region of Chapleau, Ontario. The famous Chapleau River and surrounding lakes produce some of the best walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass, perch, lake trout and brook trout fishing in Canada.

Our log style fully equipped cottages are comfortable and our deluxe units are top shelf. Relax at the main lodge. Kids can fish from the shore, swim, hike or use our play-center. We offer bear viewing in their natural habitat and a good chance of seeing moose, lynx, bald eagles, osprey and wolves.

Port Loring- Near North


Northern Lights ResortNorthern Lights Resort, near Port Loring Ontario, offers a true Northern Vacation like no other.  Located on Little Long Lake, part of the Pickerel River System with 40+ miles of waterway to fish & explore on 10 lakes & 2 rivers all accessible from our dock.  In the heart of Ontario's Near North vacation land; this picturesque resort is perfect for both family vacations & sportsman fishing for Bass, Pickerel (Walleye), Whitefish, Northern Pike & a variety of pan fish.

Fully-equipped housekeeping cottages each with a view of the lake on a private deck within steps of our sandy beach & crystal clear water, extra-clean with all the comforts needed to enjoy your vacation. Boat & motor rentals, peddle boats, canoes & kayaks are free during peak season. For something extra-special, treat yourself to our on-site Spa services.  We also offer 1, 2 & 3 day canoeing trips & shuttle service along the Wolf & Pickerel river routes.

Come & enjoy the tranquil shores & bask in the sunrise, capture the stars & maybe even catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights.


Sundridge - Near North

Welcome!...come experience the renaissance of this lakeside retreat on the shores of Lake Bernard, just north of Muskoka, Ontario. Each of the four seasons here inspires a unique quality for the discerning guest and the perfect balance of serenity, activity, arts and history.
Choice of a Modified American Plan Lodge Room accommodation or 4 Lakeside Chalets.


Hiking / Backpacking - We have some short trails right on site, we are quite close to four provincial parks for longer trails, and we also have an outfitter that works with us for hiking/canoe packages into Algonquin Park.

Mountain Lake - Getaway Country


Ogopogo Resort is a 4 season family resort on crystal clear Mountain Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. Mountain Lake is a designated Trout lake. It is pristine and affords excellent fishing both summer and winter for walleye, bass, and lake trout.

Our fully equipped housekeeping cottages are architecturally designed, new or completely rebuilt.
There are X-country skiing and snowmobile trails right at your doorstep. Direct access trails for hiking , bird watching and wildlife observation.


Gogama - James Bay Frontier


Shooting Star
Shooting Star camp in the Heart of Gogama’s remote Spanish River region features exceptional archery & rifle hunts, custom Eco -Adventure trips & excellent wilderness fishing. Convenient train-in service, allows access without the expense & hassle of fly-in or drive-in.

Moose & black bear hunts, “deep in the bush” guarantee the ideal setting to make your hunts a success! With 25+ years of experience, we strive to meet your outdoor needs, whether it’s a D.I.Y. or fully guided hunt, our remoteness & hunting methods continue to give hunters great memories & quality trophies.  Relax & enjoy our Eco-trips with canoeing/kayaking, mountain biking, wild-life photography, hiking, bird watching & fishing.  Offering walleye, northern, smallmouth & deep water lakers.

Providing a traditional outdoor experience, clean comfortable, fully-equipped cabins, beautiful scenery & adventure at your doorstep.  Pristine wilderness & remoteness of the region provide & sustain exceptional experiences & success to make your outdoor wishes come true!


Parry Sound - Rainbow Country


At Sunny Point Resort, Cottages & Inn you will discover 'Privacy and Luxury in the Wilderness'. We've seen to that by providing a private road to your cottage, complete with your own private dock. Sunny Point is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway or honeymoon vacation.
Accommodation: Executive Accomodations, Deluxe Suites and Cottages.

At Sunny Point Resort there are activities for all seasons. From the beach - to the maindock - diving tower, motorboats, fishing, hiking, and biking in summer, to enjoying the fall colours, and snowmobiling fun.


French River - Rainbow Country

A natural waterside paradise The Lodge at Pine Cove is a rustically elegant 6000 sq. ft secluded lodge on the banks of the famed French River, a vast water system of lakes, rapids, bays and wilderness within a Provincial Park. Beautifully designed very private waterside cottages with romantic views. Offers Canoe / Kayaking outfitting and guide service.

The lodge provides a retreat for the canoeist, kayaker, artist, fisherman, hiker, historian, executive retreat or simply just an individual seeking peace and tranquility. The chef and his team produce culinary delights and for special functions the dining area can accommodate 120+ persons with ease.


Sioux Narrows - Sunset Country

On Lake of the Woods at Sioux Narrows, Ontario, is a wilderness vacation paradise with cottages, houseboat rentals and campground facilities. Fish for walleye, northern pike, bass, muskie, lake trout, and crappie in a fisherman's paradise. Guides are available.

Five-star quality accommodations in our cozy two, three, and five bedroom cottages
ideally suited for the serious fisherman as well as for a family vacation with a secluded sand beach, pedal boats, canoes, a playground and a hiking trail. Nearby is golf , gift shops and great dining establishments.


Vermilion Bay - Sunset Country


Vermilion Bay Lodge
Vermilion Bay Lodge on Eagle Lake in N.W. Ontario, a fabulous Canadian destination for Walleye, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass & Trophy Musky, offers personal service with 30+ years experience serving fishermen & families. Modern, fully-equipped, housekeeping lodge & cabins feature lake views from screened-in porches & open decks with easy access to docks & sandy beach.  Access by drive-in & we offer fly-in day trips.

Guided & self-guided day-trips can be as unique & adventurous as you are, customized for the wilderness seeker & fishermen alike.  Try a “Backwoods Adventure” taking you into the spectacular Canadian Shield.  Explore lakes & streams or hike a scenic portage trail into a crystal clear wilderness lake to view high rock cliffs & ancient Aboriginal pictographs. “Fish, Relax & Unwind” in the heart of Sunset Country, where sheltered waters, rugged forest & miles of wilderness shoreline make Vermilion Bay Lodge the ideal location for your next Canadian fishing trip.


Lavigne - Near North


Take a hike with us. West Nipissing Resort asks how far do you want to hike? What do you want to see? What terrain do you want to cover? Chances are West Nipissing Resort can provide all of the solutions for your questions and more.

Hiking through our 160 acre playground or 1000's of acres of crown land and parks will provide you with a northern hiking experience like no other. Just be good at direction or running your GPS because... well you know! West Nipissing Resort putting the hike in hiking.


Sioux Narrows - Sunset Country


White Pine Lodge
Catering to fishermen, hunters, families & nature lovers has been our specialty since 1950! White Pine Lodge, nestled in Sunset Country on Lake of the Woods, is a drive-in resort that offers housekeeping & all-inclusive American Plan packages. Experience some of the best opportunities to catch Walleye, Muskie, Northern Pike, Lake Trout, Crappie & Bass or hunt trophy Whitetail Deer, Black Bear & Waterfowl. Take a day trip & fly-out to a remote lake from our docks. We are an Ecotourism haven with wildlife viewing & photography, nature trails, swimming & paddling.

Clean, cozy & comfortable - our fully-equipped, modernized cabins offer all the amenities of home including satellite TV & wireless Internet. Enjoy screened in porches with scenic lake views. Our popular American Plan is perfect if you prefer not to cook during your well deserved vacation. Ask about our weekly fish fry & pet policy. With guides, rentals, package-deals, on-site bait & tackle, we make your vacation dreams come true.


Haliburton -Haliburton Highlands


Willow Creek Cottages
Willow Beach Cottages, located on the North Shore of Lake Kashagawigamog, in the beautiful Haliburton Highlands is a collection of 12 upscale cottages complete with woodburning fireplaces. The resort is pet friendly from the last week in August until the end of June each year. So come on up to our place and enjoy time with your best friend! 

The property boasts a sandy beach, horseshoe pit, beach volleyball, badminton, basketball, hot tub, sauna, rec hall with ping pong and billiards, and there are cross country ski trails adjacent to the property. Click on the name of the resort above to be directed to our website for more information. Many packages available to meet the needs of anyone whether it is for family fun, a romantic getaway or some outdoor adventure!

 

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