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WILDLIFE LOVERS will certainly have the opportunity to witness the beauty of over 60 species of birds including Kingfishers, Great blue herons and the common loon as well as other birds that can be found nesting on the land. The hills also bring out the porcupines (The name Madawaska comes from the Maliseet word meaning “land of porcupines”), white-tailed deer, moose and wild turkeys. Seeing these majestic creatures roam effortlessly on these hills they call home, are a sight to capture from memory to photos.

 

ENJOY A HIKE up the mountain where you can capture the beauty of the trees which includes Birch, Poplar, hard and soft maple, Red oak, White ash, White spruce, White cedar, Eastern hemlock and White pines. Sit and meditate at Weasel Lookout after you have hiked up or simply take in the beauty of the valley and the setting sun.

Early morning (Summer and Winter) and evening outings (Summer) are the best times for the Hills wildlife viewing and birding, and the more you explore the more you are likely to see their magic.

FORAGING -You can also reserve time during your stay to meet with Expert Foragers. Learn about the medicinal plants, wildflowers, trees and mushrooms and take the opportunity to explore the diverse ecosystem on foot while walking through the wildflower meadow in the early summer. We can also prepare your foraged food for dinner or teas for you to sip by the fireplace from your discoveries on the guided foraging tour. Join us in March and you will have the opportunity to taste our sweet tapped Birch water - Enjoy the essence of the Birch water which purifies and promotes a healthy and vibrant you. Learn how simple it is to boost your immune system, keep yourself strong, happy and in tune with life all around you.

STARGAZING -You can either stargaze right from your warm bed while staying in the Soleil or Lune room as well as the reading nook on our queen size sofa bed on the upper level.  Or step outside under the stars in peace, quiet, and solitude and take in the night sky’s energy.

 

Artists, Photographers and Wildlife Enthusiasts

will absolutely love capturing these moments through their lenses or on canvas.

Events

 

Entertain your close friends and family while hosting memorable events.


There are limitless opportunities for breathtaking ceremonies, intimate brunches and festive receptions. Perfect for your Elopement or Micro-Weddings.

Family Events

Corporate Retreats & Incentives

Elevate your next corporate retreat! Create a cohesive flowing team. Infuse the healing energy from the land and experience a naturalist class through a guided tour or reward your tribe with a breathwork class. Challenge each other to hike up the hills where you can then sit together at Weasel look out and experience the magical views of the valley. Our tours have an organic flow that guides you through the perfect day.

 

 

Family reunions, milestones or family vacations.

Snowshoe with your loved ones and explore the property in the winter or have some good old family tobogganing fun on the hills. Enjoy a board game or a friendly game of pool. Cozy up in either living rooms with the fireplace and watch your favorite movie together. 

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Activities in town

Our central location allows you to explore the nearby towns of Barry’s Bay, Bancroft, Combermere, Maynooth, Killaloe and Pembroke.

We are surrounded by Bonnechere Provincial, Carson Lake Provincial , Lake St. Peter, Algonquin Park. Opeongo Heritage Trail,

In the Madawaska valley there are 170 Hiking Trails - Madawaska Valley trails

Enjoy the local restaurants, shops, lakes, waterfalls and historic sites.

 

Explore

Algonquin Provincial Park is one of the oldest and largest established public parks in Canada. Visit Barron Canyon and area trails just under an hour away by car to the east. While to the west, a short 35 minute drive brings you to the East Gate and famous Highway 60 Corridor route. Along the corridor visitors can enjoy the abundance of trails and even spend an afternoon at the Algonquin's Visitor Centre complete with exhibits on local wildlife and more.

The Bonnechere Caves; you will feel like you are in Costa Rica here! One of Attractions Canada’s Provincial Gold Medal Winners. Learn about the fossils of 500-million-year-old coral and sea creatures. Each fall, this underground world is transformed into the largest bat roost in the Ottawa Valley. You can also view Fourth Chute, which is one of five spectacular waterfalls on the Bonnechere River. Found about an hour away, the caves and chute are located 8 km east of the town of Eganville along Fourth Chute Road. Watch for the blue and white tourism directional signs along Highways 60 or 41.

 

Crooked Slide Park

Swim or take photographs at the park. The park is located east of Combermere on the Old Barry's Bay Road approximately 3 km from Highway 62.

This breathtaking site in the Combermere area, is a restored chute that was used in the logging industry in the 1800s. The two hundred foot chute and boardwalk, and the adjoining control dam rest on Byers Creek was originally used to safely route logs from Brudenell, Wilno and Barry's Bay into the Madawaska River for their trip down to Ottawa and then eventually transported to Europe.

Madawaska River

The Madawaska River; one of the best places in North America to learn whitewater skills or enjoy the popular Madawaska Family Float Trips. An estimated 15,000 canoeists and kayakers paddle the Madawaska River each year. Information on canoeing or kayaking in the area, contact either the Madawaska Kanu Centre for family rafting trips and whitewater kayaking or Algonquin Bound.

Wilno

The hillside hamlet is Canada's oldest Polish settlement - a village that is found 10 km east of Barry's Bay. Established in 1864, the community blossomed when the railroad was built through the Wilno Pass in 1865. Wilno Lookout offers one of the most captivating views in the valley from Shrine Hill. Visit the Canadian Kashub Festival at the start of May each year as well as Polish Day.

Madonna House

Madonna House is a Catholic Christian community of lay men, women, and priests and has established missionary field houses worldwide.

Daily tours are offered at the Madonna House Training Center in Combermere. The tour includes a visit to the Island Chapel, the grounds of Madonna House and Our Lady of Combermere.

Al Capone’s Secret Hideout in Quadeville

Check out Scarface’s secret hideout! In 1926, at the age of 27 years old, Capone went into hiding for three months after a rival mobster was killed and police were on the lookout for him. It is rumoured that this is when Capone traveled to Canada and used his hideout in Quadeville, a small town near Foymount, to lay low until the heat was off of him once again.

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