Pine + Birch Guidebook

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Pine + Birch Guidebook

Food scene

Amazing Local Food Options
CLOSED TILL APRIL 1ST. Northern Ontario's Best Pasta Restaurant.
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Danny's Justa Pasta
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CLOSED TILL APRIL 1ST. Northern Ontario's Best Pasta Restaurant.
Licenced family restaurant with million dollar patio view of beautiful Lake Bernard, best fish and chips in town, home cut fries, gluten free options.
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Bernards Bistro on the lake
93 Main St
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Licenced family restaurant with million dollar patio view of beautiful Lake Bernard, best fish and chips in town, home cut fries, gluten free options.
Great local butcher shop. Friendly, with a large selection of fresh meat products, and confectionary items from Germany.
Sundridge Meats & Delicatessen & Restaurant
91 Main St
Great local butcher shop. Friendly, with a large selection of fresh meat products, and confectionary items from Germany.
Great place to try out Algonquin Coffee and grab a freshly roasted bag for your trip.
Algonquin Coffee
100 Main Street
Great place to try out Algonquin Coffee and grab a freshly roasted bag for your trip.
Tanners INN and Dining
5017 Hwy 124

Alcoholic Beverages + Gift Shop

Explore Copperhead Distillery and their unique selection of craft spirits distilled in the Almaguin Highlands of Ontario, Canada. The Spirit of the North.
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Copperhead Distillery
68 Tower Rd
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Explore Copperhead Distillery and their unique selection of craft spirits distilled in the Almaguin Highlands of Ontario, Canada. The Spirit of the North.
Variety of alcoholic beverages available.
LCBO
47-53 Ontario St
Variety of alcoholic beverages available.

Local Favourites

Adorable Shops
The Crystal Cave is a Mineral, Gem and Fossil Exhibit, Crystal Shoppe, Gallery, Learning Centre.
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Crystal Cave
11077 Hwy 124
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The Crystal Cave is a Mineral, Gem and Fossil Exhibit, Crystal Shoppe, Gallery, Learning Centre.
Retail, giftware, home decor, apparel, essentials!
89 Main St
89 Main Street
Retail, giftware, home decor, apparel, essentials!
Here you’ll find the Almaguin Community Trails where you can snowshoe or cross country ski. The Almaguin Highlands Community Trails are located adjacent to Almaguin Highlands Secondary School at 21 Mountainview Road in our neighbouring Township of Strong and are open for everyone to use, please respect the environment while using the trails. To learn more on how and where to access the Almaguin Highlands Community Trails visit the Discovery Routes page.
Almaguin Highlands Secondary School
21 Mountain View Road
Here you’ll find the Almaguin Community Trails where you can snowshoe or cross country ski. The Almaguin Highlands Community Trails are located adjacent to Almaguin Highlands Secondary School at 21 Mountainview Road in our neighbouring Township of Strong and are open for everyone to use, please respect the environment while using the trails. To learn more on how and where to access the Almaguin Highlands Community Trails visit the Discovery Routes page.
The best bulk food store! From candy to baking supplies, and everything in between! We stop by with the kiddos and they enjoy picking out their own special treats and then head to the splash pad or park for some fun.
Village Bins The
91 Main Street
The best bulk food store! From candy to baking supplies, and everything in between! We stop by with the kiddos and they enjoy picking out their own special treats and then head to the splash pad or park for some fun.
Zak's ..a blend of natural foods and fine fashion. A surprising little store in the heart of cottage country. fabulous fashions, over 900 pairs of pants, grass roots heath shop and eclectic gifts for 33 years serving Almaguin.
Zak's
10 John St
Zak's ..a blend of natural foods and fine fashion. A surprising little store in the heart of cottage country. fabulous fashions, over 900 pairs of pants, grass roots heath shop and eclectic gifts for 33 years serving Almaguin.
Dining is available for hotel & outside guests. Reservations are required. Please call (705) 303-4329 or email the resort dine@northridgeinn.com to reserve your space. The Copper Fox Lounge offers a truly rustic Muskoka charm with French doors that open to our pool side courtyard as guests enjoy the vast Canadian sky. The lounge is very cozy and inviting with its stately stone fireplace centring the room. After a fun filled day of winter activities in the snow or relaxing by the pool, The Copper Fox Lounge at THE NORTHRIDGE is where you’ll want to be Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall. The Copper Fox Lounge is also available for private parties and functions. It’s perfect for small intimate gatherings, birthdays, holiday cocktails and engagement & divorce celebrations. Visit their website for more information and call ahead for off season availability.
The Northridge Inn & Resort
712 S Lake Bernard Rd
Dining is available for hotel & outside guests. Reservations are required. Please call (705) 303-4329 or email the resort dine@northridgeinn.com to reserve your space. The Copper Fox Lounge offers a truly rustic Muskoka charm with French doors that open to our pool side courtyard as guests enjoy the vast Canadian sky. The lounge is very cozy and inviting with its stately stone fireplace centring the room. After a fun filled day of winter activities in the snow or relaxing by the pool, The Copper Fox Lounge at THE NORTHRIDGE is where you’ll want to be Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall. The Copper Fox Lounge is also available for private parties and functions. It’s perfect for small intimate gatherings, birthdays, holiday cocktails and engagement & divorce celebrations. Visit their website for more information and call ahead for off season availability.

Sightseeing

Places to explore and get out side around Almaguin.
Be sure to visit High Rock Lookout Park as it's a great place to come for a picnic, to get a magnificient view of Lake Bernard or to go for a stroll through the bush. There are picnic tables in several locations throughout the park as well as in the shelter. You can view the lake from the lookout or take the path to the flat rock just above the water surface where you can swim or dive at your own risk.
High Rock Lookout Park
843 High Rock Drive
Be sure to visit High Rock Lookout Park as it's a great place to come for a picnic, to get a magnificient view of Lake Bernard or to go for a stroll through the bush. There are picnic tables in several locations throughout the park as well as in the shelter. You can view the lake from the lookout or take the path to the flat rock just above the water surface where you can swim or dive at your own risk.
Tom Thomson Park is located at the north end of Tom Thomson Lane. The design and layout of this park was inspired by the work of Tom Thomson. The park boasts beautiful gardens, walking path, staging area, boat launch and an 18 hole disc golf course. The beautiful backdrop of the South River and natural features of this park attract visitors for a leisurely stroll, round of disc golf and also for couples on their wedding day. Tom Thomson is a great place to take photos.
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Tom Thomson Park
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Tom Thomson Park is located at the north end of Tom Thomson Lane. The design and layout of this park was inspired by the work of Tom Thomson. The park boasts beautiful gardens, walking path, staging area, boat launch and an 18 hole disc golf course. The beautiful backdrop of the South River and natural features of this park attract visitors for a leisurely stroll, round of disc golf and also for couples on their wedding day. Tom Thomson is a great place to take photos.
Enjoy one of the three shallow sandy beaches, and paddling around the small islands on Eagle Lake. Great place for hiking in the Autumn, and snowshoeing in the Winter.
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Mikisew Provincial Park
301 Park Rd S
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Enjoy one of the three shallow sandy beaches, and paddling around the small islands on Eagle Lake. Great place for hiking in the Autumn, and snowshoeing in the Winter.
Forgotten Trails!! Beaver Loxton, Moose Mountain, one-a-day and Fire tower trail are perfect for snowshoeing and hiking and are all located off Chemical Road just outside of South River. https://southriverontario.com/recreational-visitors/forgotten-trails for a PDF MAP
Chemical Road
Forgotten Trails!! Beaver Loxton, Moose Mountain, one-a-day and Fire tower trail are perfect for snowshoeing and hiking and are all located off Chemical Road just outside of South River. https://southriverontario.com/recreational-visitors/forgotten-trails for a PDF MAP
Cross Country Skiing / Snowshoeing. Call ahead RSVP during Saturdays in January/February 705.492.4950
Copeman Tree Farms
66 Bloomfield Rd Hwy 124
Cross Country Skiing / Snowshoeing. Call ahead RSVP during Saturdays in January/February 705.492.4950
a hiking trail that offers exciting views as the rushing water cascades over twisting outcrops of bare granite.
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Brook's Falls
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a hiking trail that offers exciting views as the rushing water cascades over twisting outcrops of bare granite.
Check out the outdoor art exhibit that’s a must-see in the Almaguin Highlands north of Muskoka.
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Screaming Heads
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Check out the outdoor art exhibit that’s a must-see in the Almaguin Highlands north of Muskoka.
An adventure on foot can begin on the Heritage River Walk as it is centrally located within the Village and accessible from two access points. Begin your adventure either at the Welcome Centre entrance just at the Covered Heritage footbridge or at the Recreation Fields entrance to the rear of the ball diamonds. Choose from one of the numerous trails that wind their way through the natural bush lot.
Heritage River Walk
An adventure on foot can begin on the Heritage River Walk as it is centrally located within the Village and accessible from two access points. Begin your adventure either at the Welcome Centre entrance just at the Covered Heritage footbridge or at the Recreation Fields entrance to the rear of the ball diamonds. Choose from one of the numerous trails that wind their way through the natural bush lot.
Awesome spot to visit any time of year with breathtaking nature scenes straight out of a magazine right in front of your eyes. I highly recommend this spot to everyone. Great for wedding photos and family pics. 92 Mill Rd #24, South River, ON P0A 1X0
South River Cascade
92 Mill Rd
Awesome spot to visit any time of year with breathtaking nature scenes straight out of a magazine right in front of your eyes. I highly recommend this spot to everyone. Great for wedding photos and family pics. 92 Mill Rd #24, South River, ON P0A 1X0
A short drive brings you to Eagle Lake, a large island dotted lake in the Almaguin region. Eagle Lake Narrows Country Store rents motor boats, all kinds of watercraft including canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and all of the items you will need. Eagle Lake has a remarkable shoreline perfect for exploration. There is a beautiful sandy beach right out front, good for all your swimming and sand castle needs, and it’s great for star gazing as well. They are close to the public boat launch for those who enjoy water skiing and personal watercraft.
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Eagle Lake Narrows Country Store
2370 Eagle Lake Rd
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A short drive brings you to Eagle Lake, a large island dotted lake in the Almaguin region. Eagle Lake Narrows Country Store rents motor boats, all kinds of watercraft including canoes, kayaks, paddle boards and all of the items you will need. Eagle Lake has a remarkable shoreline perfect for exploration. There is a beautiful sandy beach right out front, good for all your swimming and sand castle needs, and it’s great for star gazing as well. They are close to the public boat launch for those who enjoy water skiing and personal watercraft.

Golfing

The Ridge Golf Club
Eagle Lake Golf & Country Club
2035 Eagle Lake Rd

Beaches

Local Beaches Located around Lake Bernard
The Township of Strong has a number of beach access points for the public to enjoy: Checkerboard Beach Located at the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Pevensey Road on Sunny Beach Road. This beach is a great place to start your day whether it be you’re swimming, windsurfing or relaxing. This location has small sandy beach and washroom on site. Union Street Beach located at the end of Union Street, off of Main Street and Forest Lake Road. This smaller beach is a great place to cool down on hot summer days. This location has a sandy beach and washrooms on site. South Lake Bernard Beach Located across from Lake Bernard Trailer Park on South Lake Bernard Road. This sandy beach is great for the kids. There is boat access, washrooms and playground equipment available. Sunnyridge Beach Located at the corner of Albert and High Rock Drive, on Sunny Ridge Road. This quiet sandy beach is a great place to relax during the summer months, with a washroom on site. Pool Lake Boat Ramp can be accessed by South Lake Bernard Road and is a popular spot for fishing.
Lake Bernard
The Township of Strong has a number of beach access points for the public to enjoy: Checkerboard Beach Located at the corner of Lakeshore Drive and Pevensey Road on Sunny Beach Road. This beach is a great place to start your day whether it be you’re swimming, windsurfing or relaxing. This location has small sandy beach and washroom on site. Union Street Beach located at the end of Union Street, off of Main Street and Forest Lake Road. This smaller beach is a great place to cool down on hot summer days. This location has a sandy beach and washrooms on site. South Lake Bernard Beach Located across from Lake Bernard Trailer Park on South Lake Bernard Road. This sandy beach is great for the kids. There is boat access, washrooms and playground equipment available. Sunnyridge Beach Located at the corner of Albert and High Rock Drive, on Sunny Ridge Road. This quiet sandy beach is a great place to relax during the summer months, with a washroom on site. Pool Lake Boat Ramp can be accessed by South Lake Bernard Road and is a popular spot for fishing.
Spectacular Lion's Park. Complete with a playground, sandy beach, boat launch, pavilion, gazebo, and splash pad, there are also public washrooms maintained by the local Lion's Club.
Sundridge Lions Club
91 Water Street
Spectacular Lion's Park. Complete with a playground, sandy beach, boat launch, pavilion, gazebo, and splash pad, there are also public washrooms maintained by the local Lion's Club.
Off the beaten path hidden gem! With public restroom, bonfire area, shallow beach and picnic shelter this secluded lake of Lynch Lake is the perfect place for a peaceful canoe or kayak adventure.
Lynch Lake
Off the beaten path hidden gem! With public restroom, bonfire area, shallow beach and picnic shelter this secluded lake of Lynch Lake is the perfect place for a peaceful canoe or kayak adventure.
There is a beautiful sandy beach right out front.
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Eagle Lake Narrows Country Store
2370 Eagle Lake Rd
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There is a beautiful sandy beach right out front.

Winter Spots

Great trails to enjoy snowshoeing or cross country skiing. The Almaguin Highlands Community Trails are located adjacent to Almaguin Highlands Secondary School at 21 Mountainview Road in our neighbouring Township of Strong and are open for everyone to use, please respect the environment while using the trails. To learn more on how and where to access the Almaguin Highlands Community Trails visit the Discovery Routes page.
Almaguin Highlands Secondary School
21 Mountain View Road
Great trails to enjoy snowshoeing or cross country skiing. The Almaguin Highlands Community Trails are located adjacent to Almaguin Highlands Secondary School at 21 Mountainview Road in our neighbouring Township of Strong and are open for everyone to use, please respect the environment while using the trails. To learn more on how and where to access the Almaguin Highlands Community Trails visit the Discovery Routes page.
Snowshoeing tours and rentals, kayaking, winter RV camping, guided atv tours. Packages! Check out their website.
Outdooradventuresatv
642A Airport Road
Snowshoeing tours and rentals, kayaking, winter RV camping, guided atv tours. Packages! Check out their website.
Usually offering public skating during the winter season. Check out their Facebook page for up to date information.
S S J Arena
14 Albert Street North
Usually offering public skating during the winter season. Check out their Facebook page for up to date information.
Offers public skating during the winter months. Check their Facebook page for more up to date information. Use of the outdoor rink is weather dependent.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 394
2130 Balsam Road
Offers public skating during the winter months. Check their Facebook page for more up to date information. Use of the outdoor rink is weather dependent.
Wasi Cross Country Ski Club
907 Lake Nosbonsing Rd