Surrounding Activities & Area Info
Port Loring & Area
The Loring Restoule Vacationland truly is your four season trails destination. We have canoe routes, the historic Pickerel River, interpretive trails, ATV, hiking and cycling routes, driving tours, snowmobile trails and excellent cross-country skiing.
Two dozen portages link more than 30 lakes and rivers in the Loring Restoule Vacationland, providing dozens of potential routes that you can plan for yourself. Plan on a single day of canoeing to explore one of our many lakes, or a more extended journey of several days involving many lakes.
Camping sites are available along the routes, as well as at Restoule Provincial Park and at many private parks in the area. Bring along your fishing rod and take advantage of our clean lakes and rivers. We have bass, pike and walleye and there's lots of wildlife too. Don't forget your camera.
Whether you travel by boat or canoe, navigating along the 70 km. of the historic Pickerel River is a nature lover's delight. Follow the route of the steamer Kawigamog which carried lumber and supplies between the railhead at Lost Channel and the Port-of-Loring (now Port Loring). At its peak in the 1920's, the population of Lost Channel was more than 1,000. You can also check out the remnants of an old bridge at Fleming's Landing. The Bridge was part of the original Salinas colonization road and was set ablaze by sparks from the passing Kawigamog's smoke stack. The Pickerel River is historically significant because it was used to drive logs to the many mills that once dotted its shores.
ATV, Hiking & Cycling
Old logging roads and colonization roads, some from before the turn of the century, form the basis of our ATV, hiking and cycling opportunities. The trails of the Loring Deer Yard Interpretive Trail also link with the Trans Canada Trail and trails in surrounding areas.
Drive along Highway 522 during late March or early April and see dozens of deer feeding in the fields along the roadway, preparing for the journey to their summer ranges. From May until Thanksgiving, follow Highways 654, 524 and 522 to visit the artisans and crafts people on the "Country Roads Studio Tour". This same route also forms a portion of the "Lake Nipissing Circle Tour". Plan to visit at any time of the year, but September is a real treat when our trees are in their full autumn splendor.
Our self guided interpretive trails will help you to get back in touch with the natural world. At Restoule Provincial Park, the River Trail, which follows along the Restoule River, is a great way to see some of the park's natural features. The Tower Trail begins at the site of an old homestead. From there it takes you through the forest to the fire tower and a panoramic view of Stormy Lake. Loring Deer Yard Trail is a 3 km trail that is a wonderful hike through our forests also a viewing station is on site. Enjoy nature on this very beautiful trail. Also a new hiking trail to the area is which leads around a beautiful small lake a treat for sure
Restoule Provincial Park
Come to this quiet, out of the way park amid scenes of northern beauty and historical significance. Remote and secluded, Restoule Provincial Park supplies plenty of outdoor recreation options, especially fishing,swimming and motor boating on the two lakes. Take long walks through the woods to a spectacular look out, or canoe along the extensive waterways to link up with the historic French River where Samuel de Champlain explored. Unspoiled northern beauty and a feeling of solitude make Restoule Proviancial Park an ideal day adventure.
We have a few in the area closest to the Resort is Jake's that is open from 7:30am to 3:00pm daily a restaurant that entertains you for sure.
1/2 mile away is Roxie's open various hours be sure to try one of their pizza's a crowd pleaser for sure .
On a beautiful day make sure you boat down the Pickeral River to the end where you will find Lost Channel Inn they offer a fantastic Sunday Brunch.
Wanting a specialty coffee stop in at Port Shores.
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