Summer Paradise! Carnarvon Edition

06 Jul

Upon looking at the list of things available to do in the Carnarvon area I’m really impressed at what this small area has to offer.  Although we’ve recently lost one gas station the 4 corners at Carnarvon still have the following…

  • a Jug City convenience store  which has a large variety of foods and other items
  • LCBO outlet
  • Carnarvon Bowl and Billiard – appropriately named and fairly self explanatory 🙂
  • Carnarvon Family Golf – which features the following activities/amenities: 
    • 18 Hole Mini Putt
    • 300 yard Driving Range (grass and mats)
    • 9 Hole Par 3 Golf Course
    • Private and Semi Private Lessons
    • Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced clinics
    • Half Day Junior Mini Camp
    • Practice putting green
    • Club Rentals
    • Batting Cages
    • Free Jumping Castle
    • Birthday Parties
    • Gift Certificates Available
  • Haliburton County Farmers Market – Fridays throughout the summer: 1-5pm in Carnarvon From June 15th until August 31st – located at “That Place in Carnarvon” Restaurant – Hwy 35 & 118, Carnarvon Ontario

And in the surrounding area of Algonquin Highlands the following are available also…

  • Stanhope Museum – also known as the Stanhope Heritage Discovery Museum – that sounds like something worth checking out!
  • Stanhope also boasts its own Airport for small private planes
  • The Stanhope Firefighters Community Centre in Stanhope has also offered family movie nights in the past for an outdoor movie experience that is fun for the whole family.  Check out the link for scheduled events coming soon.
  • Either up or down Highway 35 you will find a public beach and often nearby public boat launches; 12 Mile Lake beach to the south or Halls Lake to the north (The Elvin John Park) which features summer swimming lessons.  Check the link for public boat launches, public beaches and play equipment.
  • Also in and around this area are numerous hiking trails for you to enjoy.  Some are to a specific destination such as the Log Chute Trail on Hawk Lake and others are strictly for the scenery and adventure.
  • Hawk Lake Log Chute:  Rebuilt in early 2005, this chute was originally built in the late 1860s and is the last one of its kind in the province. The chute is 220’ long and 13’ across at its widest point and when the winter melt waters cascade down it’s length you can hardly hear yourself think. The park, interpretive pavilion, picnic area and trail make a wonderful – and very educational,  stopping point. Plan to spend some time here with your camera or your easel.

When in the area be sure to check out some of these great locations!



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