Dimestore Fishermen visit Northern Ontario

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Greenstone – April 22, 2011 - Discover Greenstone, tagged the Spirit of the North, a land of pristine Greenstone Dimestore Fishermanlakes, rushing rivers and the beautiful boreal forest. Greenstone is an outdoor lover’s delight with scenic parks, a first class 18-hole golf course, miles of hiking trails, canoe routes and snowmobile trails.

Greenstone is just  a short couple hours drive north of Thunder Bay on Highway 11

Last year Greenstone was the focus of the Dimestore Fishermen Show. The Dimestore Fishermen is a uniquely Canadian outdoor program that focuses on the cultural, historical and recreational aspects of the Canadian communities and watershed.

The video provides a moderated tour of the region highlighting Greenstone’s regional attractions while encouraging visitors to plan a world class fishing trip and that Greenstone is a place to visit.

This past summer Greenstone had the privilege to spend a week with the Dimestore Fishermen and his crew as they experienced life in Northern Ontario. They spend some time at Lukinto Lake Lodge, east of Longlac where the owner and his son took them out to Kawakanika Lake where they hammered the pickerel. The owners of Lukinto Lake Lodge provided them with a steak dinner after a day on the water. They also spent some time up in Nakina, fishing for Smallmouth Bass at Cordingley Lake. While in Nakina they had a nice home cooked meal at the Country Kitchen.

While they were in Geraldton they checked out the Discover Geraldton Interpretive Centre. They also shot a round of golf at the Kenogamisis Golf Club. They enjoyed a steak dinner at Chill on the Corner. In Beardmore, they spent some time filming footage of the World’s Largest Snowman which has a fishing rod in the summer and a curling broom in the winter. Two of Greenstone’s favorite past times. They also got to experience the beautiful scenery of Lake Nipigon as they were at Highhill Harbour and Poplar Lodge Campground. While in Longlac, they made their way to the Riverview Lakeside. Situated along the shores of Long Lake, many locals find their way there in the summer as there is a boat launch, a picnic area, a campground and a hiking trail. The Riverview Lakeside is also home to the Longlac Summerfest. A summer event, held every 3rd weekend in July. Summerfest has a baseball tournament, a fish fry and a beef on the bun, a parade, a classic car show and shine and much more. While in Longlac they enjoy a PizzaPop from the Pizzeria, a pizza lover’s dream as they stuff toppings in a dough and bake or fry it to perfection.

 If you would like more information on fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, dinning, whatever it may be check out Greenstone’s website at www.greenstone.ca You can also contact the Tourism Coordinator at 1-807-853-0009 for more information.

Do you enjoy nature, the outdoors and everything that has to do with a small town mentality; well Greenstone is the place for you! Adventure seekers, Greenstone provides many outdoor activities (summer & winter) that will keep you active and busy during your time here. Drive, fly or take the train, there’s a way for you to get here.

Here are a few of Greenstone’s treasures:

Greenstone has many treasures starting with Lake Nipigon. Lake Nipigon known as the 6th great lake is home to many different fish species i.e. Pickerel, Trout, pike and Perch. Every third weekend in July, The Lake Nipigon Trout Hunt is held in Beardmore on Lake Nipigon. Situated out at Highhill Harbour and Poplar Lodge, bring your family to the beautiful campground which has full service sites and washrooms. There’s also a beautiful hiking trail surrounded by giant, tasty blueberries.

Another one of Greenstone’s treasures is the Kenogamisis Golf Club. The 18 hole course designed by Stanley Thompson and Les Furber is a prestige course situated off Highway 11 in Geraldton. With bunkers, water hazards, and surrounded by the Kenogamisis Lake, the Kenogamisis Golf course provides a phenomenal view while keeping it challenging during your round of golf. With tournaments every weekend,

Another treasure is the Pijitawabik Palisades just off highway 11 near Orient Bay. With great scenery, it’s a hiker’s challenge, taking you up to over 500 feet. In the winter, Beardmore has one of the best Ice Climbing structures in Canada, ranging over 130 feet high and 33 feet thick, it’s one of best Ice Climbing structures east of the Rockies.

Greenstone is home to some of the best fishing in Northern Ontario. Perfectly nestled in the Boreal Wilderness, surrounded by lakes and river, Greenstone provides anglers with the opportunity to catch any type specie they desire. The Kenogamisis Walleye Classic, The Annual Nakina Bass Derby, The Lake Nipigon Trout Hunt and the Caramat Fish Derby are just a few of the fish derby’s in Greenstone. Outfitters and resorts provide, boat and motor rentals, week and weekend packages and also guided tours. In land and fly-in fishing and hunting packages are also provided by many outfitters in Greenstone.

To learn more go to www.greenstone.ca 

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