Local Area Attractions Near Sturgeon Falls KOA Holiday
West Nipissing / Sturgeon Falls has four seasons of vacationing fun, and a multitude of other reasons for the traveler to point their compass to this area of Ontario. Are you looking for a destination? West Nipissing sparkles as the shining example of what a vacation in the Near North should be. Is there something we don’t have? Beginning with easy access to wilderness locations and ending with all the expected comforts of well maintained accommodations, West Nipissing / Sturgeon Falls also has the welcoming spirit of an area steeped in the traditions and culture of Northern Ontario. The West Nipissing municipalities and townships extend that warm northern hospitality to you and your family. You see, in West Nipissing we have a long history of contact with people from all over the world, people who come back year after year, some for over three generations, because West Nipissing is what Home should be like!
Sturgeon River House Museum
The Museum hosts a variety of events throughout the year with activities planned for all of Mother Nature's four seasons. Whether you are a winter enthusiast or you prefer the soft breeze of a beautiful summer's day, you will certainly enjoy your time spent at the museum.
Their events are without a doubt a great way to spend a day exploring new grounds and learning new facts on local history and that of the Hudson Bay Company.
Laurentide Golf Club
Originally designed by former hockey star and Member of Parliament, Moe Mantha, Sr. this 18 hole golf course is located in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, right along the Sturgeon River. Since 1965 Laurentide Golf Club has been known for it's immaculate bentgrass greens and generous, rolling fairways of bluegrass. The beautiful Northern Ontario scenery is accompanied by a welcoming staff and dining lounge managed by Kae Mantha.
Duchesnay Falls Nature Trails
Duchesnay Falls is located just west of North Bay along Hwy 17 on Duchesnay Creek. Like many of the waterfalls on the Canadian Shield, this is a long cascade consisting of many drops and several twists and turns. The two largest drops are each around 15 feet high. In high water the falls forms two main channels, but when I visited the east channel was dry. You can explore every inch of this waterfall by walking and climbing along the rocks. There are no fences.
To reach the falls from North Bay head west on Hwy 17 for a couple of kilometers. There is a small road side park on the north side of the road. This is located just east of where Hwy 17 and 17B meet. The road size park has a paved parking lot. Well defined trails lead to the falls. There is even a stairway to take you to the top if you do not feel like clambering on the rocks.
Dionne Quints Museum
Enter into the world of the Great Depression and find out how the birth of these five little girls changes the lives of people from around the world. The Dionne Quints Museum features original artifacts, pictures and memorabilia to help tell this fascinating story.
Lake Nipissing has a surface area of 873.3 square kilometres (337.2 sq mi), a mean elevation of 196 metres (643 ft) above sea level, and is located between the Ottawa River and Georgian Bay. Excluding the Great Lakes, Lake Nipissing is the fifth-largest lake in Ontario.
The lake contains over 40 different species of fish. Most anglers target walleye, smallmouth bass, muskie, and northern pike. For various reasons, largely social, numerous stocking associations are engaged in attempts to manage the lake's walleye population.
Local Area Recreation Near Sturgeon Falls KOA Holiday
If your looking to go for an ATV ride or join in a local poker run Sturgeon Falls KOA is the place to be. West Nipissing is between North Bay and Sudbury Ontario on the North shore of Lake Nipissing. The West Nipissing ATV Club organization has many events throughout the spring, summer and fall. There are rides organized for the Family as well as poker runs and longer runs of 100 kms long up to Mattawa or Powassan.
Leisure Farms - Fresh Produce
Take a quck boat ride from the Sturgeon Falls KOA across to Leisure Farms. When in season you can pick or buy strawberries, raspberries, corn, fresh vegetables, or pumpkins. Leisure Farms also offers daily, fresh baked pastries such as homemade fruit pies, breads and award winning jams and jellies. September 21st, 2013 is the Pumpkin Patch Festivities!
744 Quesnel Rd
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B2W3
In-door Pool - Sturgeon Falls Community Centre
Although the Sturgeon Falls KOA has great swimming in the Sturgeon River with a water slide, some people enjoy the in-door pool experience. Just 5 minutes from our KOA is the Community Complex which has a 25 meter indoor swimming pool, with 5 lanes, Wading pool, Whirlpool, Sauna, Aerobic Floor, Change Room Facilities, Water Slide, Elevator, Physically Challenged Changing Facilities, & Spin Studio. $3.50 per child and $4.50 per adult.
219 O'Hara St.
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B 1A2
Sturgeon River House Museum and Play House
The Sturgeon River House Museum, located on the west bank of the Sturgeon River just down from the Sturgeon Falls KOA. It was established in order to promote, conserve and enhance the culture and particularly the heritage of the population of the Municipality of West Nipissing. The Museum boast four (4) kms of low impact walking trails though provincially significant wetlands. Enjoy an interpretative trek to the natural cranberry bogs and to the waterfowl lookout overlooking beautiful Lake Nipissing. Enjoy a family picnic outdoors under a party tent or in our picnic area fronting the beautiful Sturgeon River. You will find a workable Blacksmith Shop known as La Forge Charles, the Duquette Icehouse where blocks of ice are stored throughout the year and the Maison Major, our old pioneer style home. An open-air stage is available for outdoor concerts or plays.
250 Fort Road
Sturgeon Falls, ON P2B2N7