Golden Lake & Area

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Golden Lake & Area

Sightseeing

Tour caves and learn about the unique geological history of the area. Special events calendar: underground dining, fossil hunts, underground live entertainment and more. Picnic area, snacks and souvenirs.
38 locals recommend
Bonnechere Caves
1247 Fourth Chute Rd
38 locals recommend
Tour caves and learn about the unique geological history of the area. Special events calendar: underground dining, fossil hunts, underground live entertainment and more. Picnic area, snacks and souvenirs.
This is a driving tour of the Historic Opeongo Line (201 km). Follow the stone and split-rail fences as you drive along one of the original colonization roads established by the Canadian Government in the 1850s. Travel through the ghost town of Balaclava, take in the scenic views from Foymount (Ontario's Highest populated point). DOWNLOAD THE NARRATED AUDIO GUIDE to accompany you on your drive at www. OttawaValley.travel/uptheline
Opeongo Line
This is a driving tour of the Historic Opeongo Line (201 km). Follow the stone and split-rail fences as you drive along one of the original colonization roads established by the Canadian Government in the 1850s. Travel through the ghost town of Balaclava, take in the scenic views from Foymount (Ontario's Highest populated point). DOWNLOAD THE NARRATED AUDIO GUIDE to accompany you on your drive at www. OttawaValley.travel/uptheline

Parks & Nature

Visit the oldest provincial park in Ontario! Highly recommended is the Logging Museum and gift store on the East end of the park for a glimpse back in time to the creation of the park and the history of the Ottawa Valley's logging era. There is a short hike that has artefacts and displays including a logger's cabin to explore. A few minutes further up the road is a Visitor's Centre with a panoramic viewing deck, museum with interactive nature displays, gift shop, art gallery, and lunch bar. **Pets must be leashed at all times. Seasonal operation hours. Day passes for sale at the Gate entrance.
Algonquin Provincial Park - East Gate
Visit the oldest provincial park in Ontario! Highly recommended is the Logging Museum and gift store on the East end of the park for a glimpse back in time to the creation of the park and the history of the Ottawa Valley's logging era. There is a short hike that has artefacts and displays including a logger's cabin to explore. A few minutes further up the road is a Visitor's Centre with a panoramic viewing deck, museum with interactive nature displays, gift shop, art gallery, and lunch bar. **Pets must be leashed at all times. Seasonal operation hours. Day passes for sale at the Gate entrance.
Visit this close-by natural beauty! Take a swim at the sand beach or take a paddle up the Bonnechere River in a rented canoe, kayak or paddle-board. Other options: comfort station with showers, small park store. *Pets must be leashed and are not permitted on the beach. Day passes for sale at the Gate entrance.
11 locals recommend
Bonnechere Provincial Park
11 locals recommend
Visit this close-by natural beauty! Take a swim at the sand beach or take a paddle up the Bonnechere River in a rented canoe, kayak or paddle-board. Other options: comfort station with showers, small park store. *Pets must be leashed and are not permitted on the beach. Day passes for sale at the Gate entrance.
Please note that this is a day use area with no Park Pass required or Fees; however, pets are not permitted on the beach area. This beach is not beside the road, a short hike is required to reach the beach; parking is on the side of the road.
Foy's Beach
Please note that this is a day use area with no Park Pass required or Fees; however, pets are not permitted on the beach area. This beach is not beside the road, a short hike is required to reach the beach; parking is on the side of the road.

Arts & Culture

Learn about Samuel de Champlain's history in Renfrew County. Tour the museum and pioneer village including a Victorian home, general store, school house and more. Special historical theme exhibits.
Champlain Trail Museum
1032 Pembroke St E
Learn about Samuel de Champlain's history in Renfrew County. Tour the museum and pioneer village including a Victorian home, general store, school house and more. Special historical theme exhibits.
View cultural artefacts such as ceremonial, hunting and trapping, canoe and water transportation, military paraphernalia, stone tools, archival photos, art work and more. Gift shop showcases arts and crafts of community members. Open seasonally. www.thealgonquinway.ca
The Algonquin Way Cultural Centre
1674 Mishomis Inamo
View cultural artefacts such as ceremonial, hunting and trapping, canoe and water transportation, military paraphernalia, stone tools, archival photos, art work and more. Gift shop showcases arts and crafts of community members. Open seasonally. www.thealgonquinway.ca
In 1859 Polish immigrants arrived to this area from the Kashubian region of Poland; the museum and park Showcases several log buildings and cultural displays, letting you wander through and explore days gone by. Admission by donation, seasonal operation hours. www.wilno.org/museum.html
6 locals recommend
Polish Kashub Heritage Museum & Skansen
1112 Wilno Road North
6 locals recommend
In 1859 Polish immigrants arrived to this area from the Kashubian region of Poland; the museum and park Showcases several log buildings and cultural displays, letting you wander through and explore days gone by. Admission by donation, seasonal operation hours. www.wilno.org/museum.html
At "CHIKO TRAILS" this experienced bushman will take you through winter trails in remote regions of the Ottawa Valley telling you true-life bush stories! For more than 3 decades our neighbour and friend Gord McMillan has made his living in the Ottawa Valley bush and come to know deeply the life ways of the animals, birds, trees, plants and waters. Enjoy a working trapline tour on snowshoes(required/rentable from us), chance a look at Golden and Bald Eagles from his viewing blind, and have a campfire lunch! **Call Gord for rates and bookings 613-625-2711.
McMillan Road
At "CHIKO TRAILS" this experienced bushman will take you through winter trails in remote regions of the Ottawa Valley telling you true-life bush stories! For more than 3 decades our neighbour and friend Gord McMillan has made his living in the Ottawa Valley bush and come to know deeply the life ways of the animals, birds, trees, plants and waters. Enjoy a working trapline tour on snowshoes(required/rentable from us), chance a look at Golden and Bald Eagles from his viewing blind, and have a campfire lunch! **Call Gord for rates and bookings 613-625-2711.

Food Scene

Our "Whitetail" hiking trail leads to this local favourite known for its stunning lake-view dining room and delicious dinner specials. The Sands also has a bar/sports lounge and occasional live weekend music if you are looking for entertainment. Their weekend brunch buffet and on site Spa are other popular choices. *You will find a map of our hiking trails in your cabin or we can shuttle you for a small fee if you would rather take a forest bike tour:) Seasonal operation hours.
8 locals recommend
Sands on Golden Lake
13163 Ontario 60
8 locals recommend
Our "Whitetail" hiking trail leads to this local favourite known for its stunning lake-view dining room and delicious dinner specials. The Sands also has a bar/sports lounge and occasional live weekend music if you are looking for entertainment. Their weekend brunch buffet and on site Spa are other popular choices. *You will find a map of our hiking trails in your cabin or we can shuttle you for a small fee if you would rather take a forest bike tour:) Seasonal operation hours.
Very friendly staff welcome and serve you from a large menu selection, or help yourself to the popular weekend buffet with a good selection of fresh dishes and deserts. Dine in or take out back to the cabin for a fancy picnic. Seasonal operation hours.
Golden Lake Chinese Restaurant
13278 ON-60
Very friendly staff welcome and serve you from a large menu selection, or help yourself to the popular weekend buffet with a good selection of fresh dishes and deserts. Dine in or take out back to the cabin for a fancy picnic. Seasonal operation hours.
Visit Wilno, Canada's first Polish Settlement! This historic pub features hearty Polish fare, celebrating the heritage of Wilno's early pioneer families, as well as a traditional Canadian menu. The tavern is equally famous for vibrant entertainment – Tuesday Nite Blues Jam, as well as rock, country, jazz or folk bands on weekends.
36 locals recommend
Wilno Tavern Restaurant
17589 ON-60
36 locals recommend
Visit Wilno, Canada's first Polish Settlement! This historic pub features hearty Polish fare, celebrating the heritage of Wilno's early pioneer families, as well as a traditional Canadian menu. The tavern is equally famous for vibrant entertainment – Tuesday Nite Blues Jam, as well as rock, country, jazz or folk bands on weekends.
A "must" stop for guests looking for a bit of everything with a true Ottawa Valley flare: gifts, bedding, toys, souvenirs, jewellery and more. Browse the store while you wait for a delicious meal from their gourmet food truck that offers the usual fare with a Valley twist and fresh ingredients. Weekend truck specials are a local favourite! Other food options include fresh sandwiches and salads made ready to go inside the store cooler or homemade frozen meals to take to the cabin. Popular also are their homemade tarts, coffee and ice cream. Your cabin has a full menu for you to check out, as well as a take-out phone number.
10 locals recommend
The Cottage Cup
3 Kokomis Rd
10 locals recommend
A "must" stop for guests looking for a bit of everything with a true Ottawa Valley flare: gifts, bedding, toys, souvenirs, jewellery and more. Browse the store while you wait for a delicious meal from their gourmet food truck that offers the usual fare with a Valley twist and fresh ingredients. Weekend truck specials are a local favourite! Other food options include fresh sandwiches and salads made ready to go inside the store cooler or homemade frozen meals to take to the cabin. Popular also are their homemade tarts, coffee and ice cream. Your cabin has a full menu for you to check out, as well as a take-out phone number.

Entertainment & Activities

A family friendly water park with kiddie splash pad and slides as well as 3 larger pool slides. There is a snack bar on site or pack a picnic for the beach with shallow swimming perfect for young children. Zip Linning accross a lake or golfing are other activity options (additional cost).
9 locals recommend
Logos Land Water Park
15906 Trans-Canada Hwy
9 locals recommend
A family friendly water park with kiddie splash pad and slides as well as 3 larger pool slides. There is a snack bar on site or pack a picnic for the beach with shallow swimming perfect for young children. Zip Linning accross a lake or golfing are other activity options (additional cost).
The Homestead at Wolf Ridge is the newest 18-hole golf course in the Upper Ottawa Valley. Located on 220 acres of rolling farmland. Features licensed club house with patio and light meals. Lessons available.
Homestead At Wolf Ridge Golf Course and Driving Range
The Homestead at Wolf Ridge is the newest 18-hole golf course in the Upper Ottawa Valley. Located on 220 acres of rolling farmland. Features licensed club house with patio and light meals. Lessons available.
Skylight Drive-In
199 Forest Lea Rd
Visit Eastern Ontario's largest blueberry farm where you can pick your own blueberries, pumpkins and Christmas trees! Many popular seasonal events and activities including a corn maze and haunted house. Other features include a bake and gift shop with ice cream, and a children's play park with farm animals. A local favourite.
7 locals recommend
Hugli's Blueberry Ranch, Gift Store & Play Park
2139 Greenwood Rd
7 locals recommend
Visit Eastern Ontario's largest blueberry farm where you can pick your own blueberries, pumpkins and Christmas trees! Many popular seasonal events and activities including a corn maze and haunted house. Other features include a bake and gift shop with ice cream, and a children's play park with farm animals. A local favourite.
Take the road less traveled. Get away from the daily grind and visit places most people will never have the opportunity to see. After a comprehensive safety orientation, your guide will escort you deep into the beautiful Madawaska Valley in and around Barry's Bay Ontario. As the tour unfolds you will encounter, peaceful secluded forests, muddy water crossings, climb to the top of the Canadian shield, experience breathtaking views, and visit some of the most stunning & remote lakes in the area (Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a swim). Your tour will make regular stops to enjoy the scenery, take pictures, or have a snack and some refreshments. Weekday specials available.
6 locals recommend
Valley Adventure Tours
717 Tamarack Rd
6 locals recommend
Take the road less traveled. Get away from the daily grind and visit places most people will never have the opportunity to see. After a comprehensive safety orientation, your guide will escort you deep into the beautiful Madawaska Valley in and around Barry's Bay Ontario. As the tour unfolds you will encounter, peaceful secluded forests, muddy water crossings, climb to the top of the Canadian shield, experience breathtaking views, and visit some of the most stunning & remote lakes in the area (Bring your bathing suit and enjoy a swim). Your tour will make regular stops to enjoy the scenery, take pictures, or have a snack and some refreshments. Weekday specials available.
A rest area on Hwy 60 in Deacon with picnic tables, toilets and a small sandy beach with sandy bottom swimming. This is the only publicly accessible swimming area on Golden Lake. 5 min drive from our main entrance.
Deacon
A rest area on Hwy 60 in Deacon with picnic tables, toilets and a small sandy beach with sandy bottom swimming. This is the only publicly accessible swimming area on Golden Lake. 5 min drive from our main entrance.

Local Craft Breweries

Lakeside Brew Pub and Brewery serving their own craft Whitewater Beer varieties including "Farmer's Daughter", "Whistling Paddler", "Astrolabe", or seasonal flavors: "Watermelon Blonde", "Headin' For The Rhubarb", "Tripple Eh" and more! whitewaterbeer.ca for menu, events, tours, hours and store info. Pub open Spring-Fall. Cobden
18 locals recommend
Whitewater Brewing Company - Lakeside
78 Hwy 17
18 locals recommend
Lakeside Brew Pub and Brewery serving their own craft Whitewater Beer varieties including "Farmer's Daughter", "Whistling Paddler", "Astrolabe", or seasonal flavors: "Watermelon Blonde", "Headin' For The Rhubarb", "Tripple Eh" and more! whitewaterbeer.ca for menu, events, tours, hours and store info. Pub open Spring-Fall. Cobden
Serving their own craft beer in the "Mineral Capital of Canada" using water that "comes from deep within the Canadian Shield, bubbling up through the cracks in ancient granite, naturally adding minerals which gives the beer a unique taste found nowhere else in the world." Try beers like their "Black Quartz", "Iron Man", "Prospector's Ale", "High Falls" and more! bancroftbrew.ca for pub menu and brewery hours, beer flavors & shop.
20 locals recommend
Bancroft Brew Pub
4 Bridge St W
20 locals recommend
Serving their own craft beer in the "Mineral Capital of Canada" using water that "comes from deep within the Canadian Shield, bubbling up through the cracks in ancient granite, naturally adding minerals which gives the beer a unique taste found nowhere else in the world." Try beers like their "Black Quartz", "Iron Man", "Prospector's Ale", "High Falls" and more! bancroftbrew.ca for pub menu and brewery hours, beer flavors & shop.
"Hand-hewn ales and lagers crafted in the Ottawa Valley." Try logging themed beer Varieties: "Timber Crib Pale Ale", "Big Pine IPA", "Deacon Seat Hefeweizen", "Pembroke Pills" or other specials brewed with maple sap like "Spile Driver" or "Stump" www.squaretimber.com for beers, shop, blog and hours. Woito Station Rd. Pembroke
Square Timber Brewing Company
800 Woito Station Road
"Hand-hewn ales and lagers crafted in the Ottawa Valley." Try logging themed beer Varieties: "Timber Crib Pale Ale", "Big Pine IPA", "Deacon Seat Hefeweizen", "Pembroke Pills" or other specials brewed with maple sap like "Spile Driver" or "Stump" www.squaretimber.com for beers, shop, blog and hours. Woito Station Rd. Pembroke

Local Distilleries

Local spirits made with locally grown ingredients. "Hearts of the Valley in every sip." Vodka, Whiskey and Rhisky (50/50 Rum-Whiskey) okenny.ca for full O'Kenny Irish history, orders, shop and hours. Pembroke
O’Kenny Craft Spirits
2 International Drive
Local spirits made with locally grown ingredients. "Hearts of the Valley in every sip." Vodka, Whiskey and Rhisky (50/50 Rum-Whiskey) okenny.ca for full O'Kenny Irish history, orders, shop and hours. Pembroke