The Mattawa River flows through the Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park, a wide and deep watercourse bordered by steep cliffs crowned with weathered old-growth pine. This River has been an important travel route for almost 10,000 years, as we can see from the archaeological sites above Lake Nipissing and around the river channel. If you want to experience what life was like as a canoeing voyageur during the time of the fur trade, the Park offers tours for everyone in the family! To experience the surrounding landscape on foot, there are numerous well-marked trails travelling throughout the park. The Wabashkiki Trail passes an emerald green marsh with a lookout where you might spot some of the park's 200 bird species. For views of the sweeping panoramas of the Mattawa valley, try the Red Pine Trail with its two spectacular viewpoints. This park has everything you could ask for, from the beautiful rugged landscape, to exciting trails with unmatched views, sandy beaches on quiet calms lakes, and fascinating historic paddling tours. No wonder it becomes the favourite Ontario park for many travellers, who continue to return each summer. You can also enjoy winter activities in this park. Please contact the park for more details.