Recreation, Facilities and Trail Conditions
Recreation & Facilities at The White Pines
We have Algonquin Park to the west of us, the largest Provincial Park in Canada. There is Ottawa, Canada’s Capital to the east of us. This is a dynamic city with so much to do including a casino, live theatre, and a sports arena that is home to the Ottawa Senators hockey team. We are next to the Centennial Lake Nature Reserve.
There is a myriad of opportunities to enjoy depending on your wishes. Right on site we offer water sports, a beautiful sand beach, volleyball/badminton court and horseshoe pits. We have purchased a new (to us) large interactive commercial playground that was delivered in 2019, and will be installed in the spring of 2020. This is sure to delight the kids with 5 slides, towers, zip line and a climbing wall. There are canoes, kayaks and a paddleboat to explore the lake, which are complimentary with cottage rentals. Paddle out to see one of the many pairs of loons.
Our hiking trails are unsurpassed in beauty and diversity, covering totally unspoiled country. In the winter, these trails are groomed for x-country skiing and snowshoeing. Why not go for a leisurely walk along the network of trails and discover the beauty of The White Pines for yourself.
There are golf courses within a short drive including the championship Calabogie Highlands golf course, churches, shopping, dining, and so much more. For an exciting excursion, there is canoeing down the Madawaska River, a day trip that we highly recommend. The Ottawa River, known as Canada’s Whitewater Rafting Capital, is only an hour away, with numerous outfitters to get you out on the raging river.
While we are nestled in a mature pine forest, there are many deciduous trees for a stunning show in the fall. The lake and surrounding wilderness comprise our greatest asset. There are thousands of acres to explore on foot, skis, bike, ATV, snowmobile, snowshoes or boat.
The White Pines is a licensed Marina and Seaplane base that sells fuel for both boats and float planes. The canoes, kayaks and paddleboat are free use with the cottage rentals. We also have motor boat rentals. We have 14′ and 16′ aluminum boats with 15hp motors. We supply all safety equipment and necessary paperwork (for those of you who do not have a boating card) to get you out on the lake to explore the fishing and wildlife opportunities.
The amenities on our site include:
- WiFi available
- Marina with gas for boats and planes
- Firewood for sale, and delivered right to your fire pit
- Sandy Beach
- Boat launch
- Year round rentals
- Docking facilities for all sizes of boats and planes
- Credit & Debit cards accepted (MC and VISA)
- Trailer Campsites
- Ice and bait sales
- Fire pits at each cottage
- Picnic tables and deck chairs at each cottage
- Gas BBQ’s available to rent
Other Activities Include:
- Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboat
- Motorboat rentals
- Sand Beach
- Playground (new 2020)
- Volleyball/badminton court, horseshoe pits
- Swim rope
- Nature trails and wilderness walks
- Snowshoeing, x-country skiing
- Ice fishing with insulated hut
- White water river rafting
- Hiking, biking
- Cafe’s and fine dining
- Calabogie Motor Sport Track
- Theme parks- Logos Land and Storyland
- Snowmobiling (OFSC trails)
- Horseback riding
- Rock climbing
- Tobogganing, tubing
- Downhill skiing
- Chair lift rides
- Artisans, and shopping
- Dog sledding
- Logging road trails for your atv
Trail and Lake Conditions
February 12th 2020
The trails are in the best shape that they have been in all season. Fresh snow that is lightly packed with the groomer. I am off for a snowshoe now!