Around and About . . .
Whether at Madawaska cottages or exploring the surrounding area, you will always find something of interest. We are close to Algonquin and within Madawaska provincial Park as well as a number of interesting shops and galleries in the town of Renfrew and Pembroke and near the Town of Eganville with Calabogie Village-ski resort and golf course only 45 Min away.
- Algonquin Provincial Park http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/
- Link to Eganville http://ontarioshighlands.ca/discover/towns/eganville/
- Calabogie race track http://www.calabogiemotorsports.com
- Golf http://calabogiehighlandsgolfresort.com/
- Calabogie ski resort http://www.calabogie.com
- Discover Calabogie http://ontarioshighlands.ca/discover/towns/calabogie/
- Ontario highlands link: https://comewander.ca/wanderer/discover
- Bird watchers, check this link: http://www.ottawavalley.travel/naturalist-guide/download
- For cycling check this link: https://www.ontariobybike.ca/great-places-to-cycle/ontario-highlands/ottawa-valley-renfrew-county
- ATV trails http://www.renfrewcountyatv.ca/
- Griffith Uplands Trail https://alavigne.net/Outdoors/ImageGallery/2012/09-09-GriffithUplands/
Fish Species: Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Walleye
Take Note: In the late 19th century, the river was used to transport lumber from the forested areas
The historic Madawaska River flows close to Algonquin Bound's doorstep. Flowing west to east from the scenic Algonquin Highlands, the river is well known for its whitewater paddling. Fishing enthusiasts will be happy to know that the calm sections also boats some quality fishing opportunities. Good numbers of bass can be found throughout the river and regularly get reports of lunker sized smallmouth. Also found in the river are northern pike and the walleye, Muskie or pickerel.
The Madawaska River is 230 km (143 mi) long and drains an area of 8,470 km2 (3,270 sq mi). Its name comes from an Algonquian band of the region known as "Matouweskarini", meaning "people of the shallows".
In the late 19th century, the river was used to transport lumber from the forested areas surrounding the river. Beginning in the 1960s, the river was used to generate hydroelectric power. Undammed sections of the river are also used for canoeing, kayaking and recreational fishing.
The current level for the river can be found through the Environment Canada Real-Time Hydrometric Data site.