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Fire Tower Trail


Restoule straddles the narrows between two lakes south of Lake Nipissing. Hike or mountain-bike to high granite bluffs and a fire tower where you can see for miles. Watch for heron rookeries, birds of prey and populous white-tailed deer. Embark from here on a five-day canoe trip tracing Samuel de Champlain's original route. Towering bluffs of granite and bedrock and dark, glassy lakes fringed with red pines characterize the spectacular scenery at Restoule. Blanketing the forest floor and lining the paths and trails are delicate plants such as wild cucumber with its blond and wine coloured blossoms, or hobblebush with dramatic sprays of snow white blooms in May. Hemlock thrives in the park's swampy areas - a favoured habitat for the white tailed deer.

Restoule Provincial Park is one of the most remote and private provincial parks in Ontario. Its hemlock forests and wetlands are a haven for wildlife of all types, including white-tailed deer, great blue herons, ducks, warblers and loons. The waters that run through Restoule Provincial Park are as historically significant as they are beautiful; for example, the French River transported Samuel de Champlain on the original exploring expeditions into Canada. Solitude and calm are what you will find in this northern park, surrounded by nature, unspoiled and pure.



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