Facilities & Recreation
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, playground, volleyball/badminton court and horseshoe pits. 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. Come into the Drift Fence Gallery, which showcases wonderful framed prints of the wildlife and landscape in the Madawaska Highlands. We also feature works from other artisans in the area.
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
- Drift Fence Gallery
Other Activities Include:
- Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboat
- Motorboat rentals
- Sand Beach
- 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