Local Area Attractions
Marmora Iron Mine
One mile west of the campground, turn left off Hwy #7- an open pit iron ore mine, measuring nearly 700 feet deep, was mined up until 1978. The surface dimensions measure more than 1500 by 2800 feet. Now filling with pure spring water, the effect is spectacular. A look-out point off the roadway affords a perfect view and a chance to collect iron ore samples.
Lang Pioneer Village (Peterborough)
Just about an hour drive from our Campground you can visit the Lang Pioneer Village.
Lang Pioneer Village Museum was established by the County of Peterborough in 1967 to celebrate and preserve the rural history of the area. Each year, thousands of visitors from around the world take a trip back in time to discover how the pioneers lived.
Nestled along the banks of the historic Indian River, Lang Pioneer Village Museum features over twenty-five restored and furnished buildings constructed between 1825 and 1899. Many of the buildings were donated by townships within the County of Peterborough and moved to their present site when the Museum was founded.
O'Hara's Mill Pioneer Village
Follow Hwy #7 east from camp to Jarvis Rd., then north and follow the signs. This beautiful conservation area sits on 35 acres of land, and houses an old Muley type sawmill, believed to be the only one of this type still in existence in Ontario. In addition, see a pioneer home, school house, museum and farm machinery. The OHara Mill Homestead is open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week, from May to October. There are no admission fees except for Heritage Day event. Guided Tours are available: Saturday & Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m during May and June and from Labour Day to Thanksgiving Weekend, and, Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m during July and August. Most buildings are accessible to everyone including the handicapped. New Visitors Center, completed in late 2009, provides fully modern washroom facilities during the hours that the site is staffed. Rudimentary washroom facilities are available at all times.
Horsin Around Riding Ranch- located 9 km west of the campground, south on Tiffen Road. Guided rides, both English & Western. Rides are available by reservation only. Call (613) 849-2332 (leave your name, phone # and detailed message if you get answering machine) to make a reservation.
Hastings Heritage Trail
Just a short ride from our campground, this attraction is an abandoned railway line, from Trenton to Algonquin Park, with many trails leading off to cover Hastings County and beyond. Just south of Marmora, the trail intersects the Trans Canada Trail, from Rice Lake to Perth. These trails can be used for hiking, biking, ATVs, horseback riding and more.
Trail pass can be purchased in our store.
Indian River Reptile Zoo
Just 20 min. from the campground on Hwy #7 between Norwood & Peterborough. Over 200 animals on display, including alligators, crocodiles, pythons and many varieties of snakes. Hands on presentations and educational videos. Open daily 10am-5pm. Phone: 705-639-1443
Callaghan's Rapids Conservation Area
Callaghan's Rapids are small, but the waterfall is very wide plunge waterfall. There are at least two "Falls" of no more than one meter in height, each spanning the entire width of the river, which here is about 40 to 60 m across. When river flows are low enough (probably much of the year), you can walk out and explore the river bed. The upper "falls" is interesting in that it is formed on a wedge-shaped outcrop of limestone which appears to be beveled down to a sharp edge, right at the crest of the falls.
Directions: Follow Highway #7 east from Havelock or west from Marmora. Watch for Tiffen Road, which is the second concession road west of the town of Marmora. Turn onto Tiffen Road and follow to the end at Callaghan Rapids Road. Turn left and follow to the end. This road leads to a passive conservation area, bordering the Crowe River. Park your car and walk down one of a few paths at the end of the lot to the river. You will probably need to turn right and walk downstream along the river for a few hundred meters to see the falls.
Petroglyphs Provincial Park
Deep within a forest northeast of Peterborough is the largest known concentration of Aboriginal rock carvings in Canada. Carved into the white marble rock face hundreds of years ago, the 900 petroglyphs depict turtles, snakes, birds, humans and other images. Hiking trails meander through surrounding forests, wetlands and rocky ridges. Explore The Learning Place interpretive centre. This day use park is open 10 am- 5 pm daily from the Second Friday in May to Thanksgiving. Visitors arriving at the park after 3:30 pm will not have time to see the petroglyphs due to the distance between the front gate and petroglyph site. For more information: Petroglyphs Provincial Park 2249 Northey's Bay Road Woodview, Ontario K0L 3E0 (705) 877-2552
Madoc- Located in West Highland, approximately 7 miles east on Hwy 7. This is a 12-hole course. 1-613-473-3880. Oak Hills is 5 minutes south of Stirling on Hwy 33. There are two 18-hole courses, open 7 days a week. 613-395-2611. Oakland Greens is located in Norwood, 20 miles west. This is an 18-hole course open 7 days a week. 1-705-696-2915. Pine Ridge Golf & Country Club is located in Campbellford. It is an 18-hole, par 71 course. 1-800-465-3040. Salt Creek Golf Links is located in Warkworth. It is an 18-hole, par 65 1-866-924-1521.
Algonquin Park is Ontario's largest provincial park. There are lots of nature trails, a logging museum, wildlife, hiking and canoeing opportunities. It is 1.5 hours north of the campground.
Fishing can be done right here in our mini lake. It is spring fed, over 10' deep, and connected to the Moira River system via Lily Creek, behind the lake. Moira River - just 3 min. by car from the park on the Old Marmora Road Crowe Lake in Marmora (5km west) you can fish and/or launch a boat above or below the dam. Muskie (above), bass, pike (below). Moira Lake in Madoc (8 km east) you can fish and/or launch a boat south of town in the Moira Lake. Pike and bass. Fishing license and bait can be obtained at Leo's Sport Shop in Marmora & Chris' Bait Shop, Hwy 7 2 km west of the campground.
There are beaches located in downtown Marmora. Experience the gentle flow of river bathing, with sandy beach. Nearby playground, tennis courts, and baseball diamond where many tournaments are held. Also, walk up the river to see artifacts from the original iron works, and the new hydro project and dam. Paved boat launches are located behind the tennis courts and north of the dam. Crowe Lake beach can be used at Booster Park, west of the river, turn south on Booster Park road.