Welcome to the fifth edition of the Cottage Country Ontario Backroad Mapbook!
Combining the Cottage Country and Eastern Ontario Mapbooks, this edition now covers most of southern Ontario, from the Muskoka and Kawartha areas to the quieter cottage region and the always popular Algonquin Park – there is no shortage of incredible destinations to be found within the newest edition of our Cottage Country Ontario Backroad Mapbook. Known as the heart of Ontario’s outdoors, Cottage Country is home to thousands of scenic lakes and valleys, making it one of the most popular outdoor destinations in North America. Algonquin Park, in particular, is the world’s most popular canoeing destination and people come from all over the world to dip a paddle into its magical waters. With so many visitors coming to explore Cottage Country, it can be difficult to find a place to get away from it all. However, the latest edition of our Cottage Country Ontario Backroad Mapbook makes it easy, with industry leading topographic maps, detailed trip planning resources and meticulously researched adventure listings. With our Mapbook in hand, along with a sense of adventure and the proper supplies, there are no limits to your Cottage Country adventure!
Featuring sixty seven updated and thirty nine new maps, complete with labeled recreation sites, amenities, highways, backcountry roads, oil and gas sites, trails and other points-of-interest, this durable, heavy-duty Mapbook represents the leading industry standard for cartographic sophistication, unparalleled even by government sources. New to this edition, the maps now include detailed Crown land areas.
In addition to our maps, we list Cottage Country and Eastern Ontario accommodations, services, tours and amenities, including information on the top outfitters in Cottage Country and Eastern Ontario. We also list where to find hunting and sportfishing equipment.
New to this edition, we have divided the index into Map and Adventure sections to make it even easier to use. You’ll find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, plus important numbers, distance charts and an advertiser list for easy referencing.
Whether travelling along one of the main or secondary highways that run through Cottage Country and Eastern Ontario, or along one of the many bush and backroads, there are plenty of spots that warrant a stop in this part of Ontario. In the latest edition of our Cottage Country Ontario Backroad Mapbook you can find close to 70 detailed listings for backroad attractions around the Ottawa Valley, Kawartha Lakes, Muskoka and many other regions.
From the nutrient rich lowlands east of the Frontenac Axis to the thousands of lakes of Algonquin Provincial Park and all of the waterbodies in between, Cottage Country offers unbeatable fishing for trout, splake, walleye, muskellunge, bass, pike and more. Whether stream fishing or lake fishing, we’ve got you covered with 800 detailed listings for angling around Bancroft, Cornwall, French River, Minden, Parry Sound, Peterborough and beyond. New to this edition, we now include Stocked Lake Charts for the area.
For hunters, the diverse landscape of Cottage Country offers plenty of opportunity for big and small game as well as fowl. Whether trophy hunting or sustenance hunting, there are healthy populations of moose, deer, fox, hare, goose, duck, turkey and others, as well as one of the world’s highest populations of black bear. In our Cottage Country Ontario Mapbook you will find descriptions and tips for all of the area’s major species, as well as an expanded list of WMUs (Wildlife Management Units) for the National Capital Region, Kawartha Lakes, Muskoka and more.
Cottage Country is a world-class canoeing and kayaking hotspot and features some of the best lake paddling and river paddling you can find anywhere. Algonquin Park, in particular, has countless options for short and long distance paddles. However, great paddling can be found throughout the region, from French River to North Bay to Trenton and beyond. In the latest edition of our Cottage Country Ontario Mapbook, you will find 130 detailed lake and river paddling routes, complete with put-ins, take-outs, difficulty and more.
Protecting some of the most spectacular areas in the province, Cottage Country’s extensive park system offers the best of Ontario camping, paddling, hiking, biking and more. From Algonquin Provincial Park and Georgian Bay National Park in the western section of this book to Frontenac Provincial Park and Bon Echo Provincial Park in the eastern section, this is where you will find the best of Cottage Country and Eastern Ontario’s outdoor recreation. In the latest edition of our Cottage Country Mapbook, you will find over 220 detailed listings for park adventures in the area.
From well-marked and maintained trails to faint footpaths and bushwhacks, Cottage Country and Eastern Ontario enjoy a constantly growing network of trails that lead to some of the most spectacular scenery you will find anywhere in the country. Well established trail networks can be found around Barry’s Bay, Haliburton, Perth, Petawawa and just about everywhere else in the area. The latest edition of our Cottage Country Ontario Mapbook contains 200 detailed trail listings for hiking, biking, winter use and more, as well as over 100 designated ATV and Snowmobile trails.
The further north you move from Toronto, the more wild the landscape becomes, and the more animals you can find in their natural habitat. Moose, deer, wolves and black bear are common sights, as are smaller mammals such as otters and beavers. The abundant wetlands are a haven for resident and migratory birds as well – be sure to bring your binoculars when visiting Cottage Country and Eastern Ontario! With close to 80 detailed listings for where to spot wildlife, from the Ferguson Forest to Wellers Bay National Wildlife Area, you will have no problem spotting some of Ontario’s most fascinating residents.
We are always looking for ways to improve our products. Whether it is map updates, new trails, or road closures, we welcome any new information and feedback.
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