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Nearby Food & Attractions

Foy Beach

 

Located across the lake from Mishewah, Foy Provincial Park offers backcountry hiking and a beautiful waterfront at Foy Beach.  Foy is a non-operating park and is gated.  Camping is not allowed, but backcountry hiking and shoreline activities such as swimming and picnicking are permitted.  You can park on the road and walk in, or take a boat from Mishewah to enjoy swimming and beautiful sunset views.  

Bonnechere River

 

Rent one of our canoes or kayaks and enjoy a leisurely paddle up the Bonnechere River.  Camper-favourite activities include picnics and jumping at the sand dunes, and you can paddle right into Algonquin Park if you are looking for a longer trip.

BeaverTails in Killaloe

 

Killaloe, just down the road, is the birthplace of the world-famous BeaverTailCreekside Grille, BeaverTails, and Scoops Ice Cream has delicious options for a hot meal and a sweet treat!  Open Wednesday through Sunday from 11am to 7pm, they also hold special events throughout the summer.

Wilno & Wilno Tavern

 

Wilno, Ontario is Canada’s first Polish settlement.  Wilno has a rich cultural history, and the Polish Kashub Heritage Museum & Skansen (Open Air Museum) are open daily from 11 to 5.  Wilno Tavern offers a variety of Polish and Canadian dishes.  The Polish food buffet on Saturdays and Sundays is an experience not to be missed!

Bonnechere Caves

 

Located in Eganville, the Bonnechere Caves are certainly worth a visit.  Knowledgeable tour guides will take you down beneath the earth, with info on local geology, fossils, and more.  There are also rapids, chute waterfalls and special events that include fossil hunts, and underground music & dining.

Pembroke

 

Only about 40 minutes from Mishewah, the city of Pembroke has all the modern amenities you need to stock up for a week of camp, including grocery stores and other shopping, laundry facilities and various restaurants.  You will also find interesting places to explore such as the Champlain Trail Museum, the Murray L. Moore Hydro Museum, and Waterfront Park. The Pembroke Farmer’s Market runs Wednesdays and Saturdays from 8:30 am to 1 pm, and Brum’s Dairy has you covered for all of your dairy needs.  Top your day off with a visit our friends at Farmstead Cheesehouse & Gelateria for locally sourced artisanal goods, and amazing in-house made gelato.

Algonquin Provincial Park

 

Algonquin Park is one of Canada’s treasures.  With its vast interior of maple hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes, there is so much to see and experience.  The interior of the park is only accessible by foot or canoe. You can visit Algonquin’s Visitor Centre, Logging Museum and Art Centre, participate in the public “Wolf Howls” on Thursdays in August, and keep your eyes peeled for moose, loons, deer, black bears, beavers, and many more local species.  

Barron Canyon

 

Located within Algonquin Park, Barron Canyon deserves its own mention with its spectacular 100 meter cliffsides.  You can hike around the rim of the canyon, and even canoe within the canyon itself!

The Ottawa River

 

Thrill-seekers will love the adventure of white water rafting on the Ottawa river.  There are several companies that offer fun for paddlers of various skill-levels on Canada’s most famous white water river!  More info available here.

Ottawa

 

While it is about two hours from Mishewah, there is so much to do and see in Ottawa that it is easily worth the drive.  Tour the Parliament Buildings, visit the Royal Canadian Mint, see Rideau Canal, peruse the Byward Market, and check out a plethora of museums, historic sites, and exciting festivals.  If you are feeling extra patriotic, check out our capitol’s massive Canada Day Celebrations on July 1st!

Our Favourite Local Eats

There are lots of great places to eat near Mishewah, but these are a few of our favourites.  Menus are often available at the camp office for your convenience.

Nona & Pappa Food Truck – Killaloe
Sandwiches, wraps, poutines, burgers, chicken, and more, served with a smile!

Creekside Grille, Scoops & BeaverTails – Killaloe
The birthplace of the legendary BeaverTail, you can also get Burgers, chicken, fries, poutines and more, as well as scooped Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream

Wilno Tavern – Wilno
Casual family dining in a historic Polish pub, Wilno Tavern Restaurant has been offering exceptional hospitality for over 100 years.  Featuring hearty Polish fare, celebrating the heritage of Wilno’s early pioneer families, as well as a traditional Canadian menu. The tavern is equally famous for vibrant entertainment – Tuesday Nite Blues Jam, as well as rock, country, jazz or folk bands on weekends.  The Polish Buffet on Saturday and Sunday (May to October) is an experience not to be missed!

The Granary Schnitzel Haus – Eganville
Specializing in schnitzel, the Granary also features signature dishes such as rouladen, saltimbocca and brawtwurst with sauerkraut, plus extensive lunch and dinner menus with something for everyone!

Farmstead Cheesehouse & Gelateria – Pembroke
A family business committed to connecting the good people of Renfrew County and its visitors to the source of great tasting local products, with an emphasis on authentic Italian Gelato produced on site with locally-sourced ingredients by an Italy-trained gelatiere, and top quality farmstead cheeses!

Sizzle Jack’s Smokehouse & Grill – Pembroke
A delicious lineup of smoked wings, brisket, ribs, pulled pork, chicken and sausage, complemented by tasty burgers, sandwiches, dawgs, tacos, poutines and more!  Delivering a unique dining experience with fresh, healthy ingredients and a subtle balance of flavours from across our great continent.

McGuire’s Doughnuts – Pembroke
From traditional to artisanal: all natural, handcrafted gourmet Doughnuts in the heart of the Valley. 

Brum’s Dairy – Pembroke
Serving Pembroke for over 100 years, Brum’s Dairy features grocery items like milk, cheese, butter, and lemonade, as well as a menu of scooped and soft-serve ice cream, ice-cream cakes, burgers, fries, chicken, fish and more.

The Shed – Petawawa
A little taste of Newfoundland!  Authentic Newfie Fries and poutines, along with the best Halifax Donairs this side of Halifax.

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