Located just off Highway 17 in the west end of town, Canada's only clock museum is focused on Canadian-made and Canadiana clocks from the early 1800's to the present time. Visitors receive a guided tour of more than four hundred examples, many of them in operation, plus period artifcats to enhance the experience of "going back in time".
This 4km walk is in the heart of Deep River, starting at the sandy Lamure Beach, then enters cedar bush. It follows the bank of the Ottawa River to Centennial Rock with great views of the uninhabited and hilly Quebec side of the river. The walk goes to the Deep River Marina before retracing its way back to Lamure Beach.
The Deep River Golf Club, located beside Highway 17, as you enter the Town of Deep River, was designed by world-renowned golf course architect Stanley Thompson. With its distinct looks and challenges, this nine-hole course never becomes tiring for the 300 members and green fee players.
The Silver Spoon Trails are located east of Deep River on either side of Balmer Bay Road just past the hospital. Members have access to the 30 km of trails, 20 km of which are groomed and track-set.
The Deep River River arena is located on McElligot Drive and is home to the Deep River Minor Hockey Association and the Deep River Skating Club. Several hockey tournaments and skating events are held throughout the season.
For more information call the Recreation Department at 613 584-2000 Ext.103
This 5km hiking trail up and down Mount Martin in Quebec, across from Deep River, offers fabulous birds-eye views over the Laurentian Hills, the Ottawa River and Valley. A canoe can be launched from Deep Rive to cross the Ottawa River to reach a beautiful sandy shore, in an uninhabited area, where the trail head is located. The steep rocky trail winds its way through the canopy of a mixed forest with large white pines to the top of Mount Martin, which is about 300 metres high.
Between the 1940's and the 1950's, the Yacht Club merged with the Tennis Club to form the Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club. Shortly after, beautiful shore-front property was obtained and a clubhouse was built next to the six tennis courts, with a large hall for dining, dancing, and other special events. The success of the club has led its sailors to win both national and international Y-flyer championships and today, the club continues to host regattas as well as tennis tournaments. In addition, parties, musical programs and community events makes the Deep River Yacht and Tennis Club a fun place to be throughout the spring, summer and fall.
There are many interlocking trail loops from 1km to 3.7 km long, in a forested location, skirting a bay with sandy beaches on the Ottawa River. Lookouts from high points or at the river's edge afford picturesque views across to the Laurentian Hills and to the mouth of the Dumoine River in Quebec. Day and campsite passes can be purchased at the park office (Tel: 613 586-2553 or 705 744-2276 ). Although the park's gate is closed for the winter, visitors may enter for hiking, snowshoeing and cross-county skiing.
The Barron Canyon Trail is a 1.5 km long interpretative trail that passes through pine forest to the rim of a 100 m deep canyon, which is one of the most spectacular sights in Algonquin Park. The canyon was formed 10,000 years ago as raging water from melting glaciers made its way to the Champlain Sea. Today, the Barron River, accompanied by canoes, gently courses through the impressive canyon.
This 2km look trail is situated in the northeast corner of Algonquin Park. It starts at an observation tower that overlooks the 4 km wide crater made by a meteor about 450 million years ago. The well maintained footpath descends the eroded rim of the crater and makes its way to Tecumseh Lake and back up to the crater edge. Numbered posts designate geological features of the meteorite's explosive impact.
HIgh Falls is a small waterchute, perfect for a picnic and a favourite spot in Algonquin Park for a swim to cool off in the heat of summer. This well marked trail through mixed forest, is a pleasant and direct walk to the falls. For a longer walking trip to High Falls, use the Eastern Pines Backpacking Trails that begin from Achray.