A mere 90 kms north of North Bay is Lake Herridge Lodge, a fishing and hunting camp set in the scenic tranquility of the Temagami Wilderness Forest. Lake Herridge Lodge and the Temagami area is a four-season paradise, with endless choices from fishing, hunting, canoeing, hiking, photography, ATVing, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing or just simply relaxing at one of our lake side Cottages. Look no further than Lake Herridge Lodge for the perfect getaway.
Aside from the main lake, Herridge Lake, our fishing opportunities extend to 5 remote back lakes which offer a multitude of fishing options. Remote back lakes which can be reached by a short portage; each is equipped with boats and motors, so all you bring is your personal gear. Whichever fishing option you choose we're sure it will be a trip to remember. Out waters abound with Walleye (Yellow Pickerel), Lake Trout, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike and Perch. Herridge Lake offers Northern Pike, Walleye, Smallmouth Bass and Whitefish.
One of Temagami's fastest growing trails activities is snowmobiling. The exhilaration of exploring Temagami's winter play ground and an adventure to share with family or friends. Temagami is strategically located on the TOP (Trans-Ontario Provincial) trail system with links west to Sudbury, south to North Bay, and north to the Tri-Towns and the Province of Quebec. Temagami Trails, Near North Trail Association and the Tri Towns Assoc. groom trails, which are usually open from early January to late March. At Lake Herridge Lodge you can leave right from the door of your cottage each morning to a new destination. Please purchase your O.F.S.C. (Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs) permits locally to support trail development and maintenance. For more information, request a copy of the Near North Snowmobile Trails Map, which identifies trails, and accommodations, gas and service locations.
Canoe tripping in the Near North and Temagami area cannot be matched anywhere in Ontario. For over 6,000 years and still today the countless lakes, rivers and streams with portages bring paddlers from all corners of the earth. The rugged Temagami wilderness with it's beauty and tranquility, entice those paddlers to explore their diverse and unique landscapes. Camp sights can be found along the 2,400 kms of interconnecting canoe routes or paddle the day away and come back to Lake Herridge Lodge for your nights rest.
Hit the trail and leave the world of frenzy behind. With the endless number of trails running along miles of pipeline, down old logging roads and through the wilderness you will experience some of the most scenic, rugged and remote trails. Bring the family or spend time with a group of friends but at the end of the day back at Lake Herridge Lodge you will share a life time of memories.
We offer clean 1 to 4 bedroom lakefront cottages with 3 piece bathrooms, beautiful sand beach for swimming, paddle boat's, kayaks, a games room in the Lodge (big screen TV, pool table) and propane barbecues. The cottage is equipped with all bedding, pillows, linens, fridge, stove, dishes, pots and pans, cutlery, toaster and drip coffee maker & microwaves. 9 out of 10 of our cottages are water front cottages.
American plan and House keeping packages available .
Fish 6 different lakes were you can catch Walleye , bass and pike and enjoy a shore lunch prepared for you by one of guides .
HIKING, NATURE & PHOTOGRAPHY
Temagami and our vast area of Crown Land offers endless trails for hiking, observing nature and wildlife. Photography can attempt to capture the Near North and all it's beauty. Caribou Mountain has a lookout with a breathtaking view of the village and northeast arm of Lake Temagami. The 100' Temagami Fire Tower stands on the summit of the mountain 400' above the town and 1300' above sea level. It is the highest point on Yonge St. (Hwy 11). The cupola at the top commands an amazing 360° view in excess of 40 km.
Finlayson Point Provincial Park is located 1 km south of the town of Temagami, situated on Lake Temagami. A small museum features displays of historic logging artifacts, old tools, and locally found fossils and minerals.
The Ferguson Trail is located at the north end of Lake Temagami near Sandy Inlet and can also be accessed from the Red Squirrel Road or by water. This trail features a climb up Ferguson Mountain to a height 123 meters above Lake Temagami. Both Maple Mountain and the Ishpatina Ridge (Ontario's highest point) are visible from the summit. The trail system runs south to Kokoko Lake for those desiring an extended hike.
The White Bear Forest was declared a conservation reserve on July 4, 1997. Of the known remaining stands of old-growth white pine forest it is the sixth largest. One of the unique things about the White Bear Forest is that you don't need to hike into a remote area or be flown many miles to explore its depths. It is perhaps one of the most easily accessible of the remaining large stands of old-growth pine. It consists of 1242 hectares of old-growth forest with hiking trails that begin just east of Temagami.
Lakeland Airways-- Take in Temagami and it's endless beauty from a small air craft. Flights can be arranged with this local company in Temagami. It's breath taking!+ More