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DESTINATIONS GUIDEBOOK | 2015/16

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DESTINATIONS

GUIDEBOOK

2015-2016

TABLE OF CONTENTS

MAP OF THE REGION

Inside front cover

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1

WELCOME

2

THROUGH THE LENS

4

OUR DOWNTOWNS

6

ON THE WATER

8

ARTS AND CULTURE

10

WELLNESS IN NATURE

12

CANADA’S MINERAL CAPITAL

14

TOURS AND TRAILS

16

CONNECTING WITH THE PAST

18

LET IT SNOW

20

REDISCOVER THE NIGHT

22

REGIONAL GUIDEBOOK

24

North Hastings

26

Highlands East

42

North Kawartha

48

Addington Highlands

52

Madawask Valley

56

South Algonquin

62

MARKETPLACE

66

The businesses and services

in our area welcome you.

Accommodations

77

Accommodations Map

80

Members Business Directory

(by category)

88

Members Business Directory

(alphabetical)

88

Community Listings

91

BANCROFT & DISTRICT

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

93

Destinations 2015-2016 is a publication of the

Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce.

© July, 2015

PUBLISHER: GregWebb, General Manager,

Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce

EDITOR & COPYWRITER: Michelle Annette Tremblay,

WordBird Media

DESIGNER: Dianne Eastman

PHOTO EDITOR: Amanda Brethour

EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS: Amanda Brethour,

Karley Irwin, Robbie Meek, Michelle Marano

PRODUCTION: Tanya Boock,

iBrandprint.com

CONTRIBUTORS: This publicationwas made possible

through the efforts of many people in the community

and we thank you. Hastings County, the Town of

Bancroft and our Advertisers provided financial

support.The following dignitaries took time to

submit a welcome letter: Daryl Kramp-MP, Warden

Rick Phillips County of Hastings, Todd Smith-MPP,

Bernice Jenkins-Mayor-Town of Bancroft, Vivian

Bloom-Mayor Municipality of Hastings Highlands,

Sharon Carson-Reeve Township of Limerick,

Bonnie Adams-Reeve Township of Carlo/Mayo,

GrahamBlair-Reeve Township of Wollaston, Wanda

Donaldson-Reeve Township of Tudor and Cashel.

Many talented photographers and artists

contributed their work: Aaron Berning, Amanda

Brethour, Anne Leblanc, Apsley Studio Tour, Bancroft

andAreaStudioTour,BancroftBusinessImprovement

Area, Chippawa Resort, Colleen Zetaruk, Corey

Lablans, Crowe Valley Conservation Area, Dave

Graves, David Deacon, DebMoxam, Dianne Eastman,

Don Wilson, Ed Lehming, Floyd Caverly, Friends

of Algonquin Park, Friends of Bon Echo Provincial

Park, Gail Burstyn, Gray Pattison, Greg Kuno, Greg

Webb, Harold Eastman, Joey Bruni, Joe Crowley, Jon

Gullet, Joyce Burkholder, June Wells, Karley Irwin,

Kawartha Lakes Cruises, Kevin Mills, Kyra Johnson,

Madawaska Kanu Centre, Madawaska Valley Studio

Tour, Mario Ladinz, Matt Eastman, Meryl Hodson Hall,

Michelle Annette Tremblay, MikeMilton, Municipality

of Carlow Mayo, North Hastings Heritage Museum,

Phil Whitehead, Ramona Tremblay, Sandra

Nicholson, Sean Buk, Tamara Anderson, The Trout,

Wendy White, Wikipedia archives.

Photos are submitted under the Creative

Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5

Canadalicense. Fulldetails:https://creativecommons.

org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/

To share your information or photo to be

considered for inclusion in next year’s Destinations,

please send it to

publications@bancroftdistrict.com

“While Paddling” by

Joyce Burkholder,

oil on panel, 2015

www.joyceburkholder.com

GETTING HERE

Toronto to Bancroft

244 km 2h 42m

Ottawa to Bancroft

221 km 2h 38m

Kingston to Bancroft

188 km 2h 9m

Peterborough to Bancroft

106 km 1h 18m

Belleville to Bancroft

112 km 1h 26m

Pembroke to Bancroft

151 km 1h 52m

GETTING AROUND

Bancroft to Maynooth

23.2km

22mins

Maynooth to Combermere

31.7km

30mins

Combermere to Barry’s Bay

17.5km

17mins

Barry’s Bay to Madawaska

28.6km

26mins

Madawaska to Maynooth

39.2km

48mins

Maynooth to Highland Grove 40.4km

52mins

Highland Grove to Paudash 32.7km

42mins

Paudash to Bancroft

20.9km

25mins

Paudash to Apsley

41.8km

45mins

Apsley to Ormsby

35.7km

44mins

Ormsby to L’Amable

18.9km

21mins

L’Amable to Bancroft

7.7km

8mins

Approximate time and distances.

From Google Maps.