Come to Timmins to witness the beauty of our northern trail system. But what is better than the fresh air, lost in nature? Walking with an alpaca by your side that is! At Dream Acres Alpacas they have a lovely farm full of their beloved alpaca herd. Alpacas are largely beloved herd animals with a loving temperament. Join Joanne for a lovely walk through her trail system, listening to the history of her farm and alpacas. They are very sociable and all have different personalities which lead to wonderful photo opportunities.

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The north has been an area of mystery and intrigue to many outside the region. Despite the harsh weather and rugged landscapes, relationships formed and communities thrived. The story of our region is one of perseverance, discovery, and opportunity experienced by many different groups of people over thousands of years.
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 First Nation groups prospered by maintaining an economy and community who traded, travelled, farmed, and hunted. When the fur trade began here, settlement patterns changed and the north began to transform. At the turn of the 20th century, Timmins was recognized on a global scale as a mining marvel. Once news broke in 1909 that gold was found, people from across the world came to make their fortune or set up businesses to profit from the excitement. It is our exchanges with the land and people that has shaped the region as we see it today.In Timmins we have some opportunities to share our story. First stop to the Timmins Museum: NEC to explore the permanent exhibit “Where We Stand: Stories of the Land”. Once you have brushed up on your mining history, enjoy a self-guided heritage tour “All that glitters is gold”. This eight stop tour showcases the details to our rich gold mining history. Finally, take a walk to the lookout of an active gold mine. Newmont has created a beautiful scenic lookout for all to enjoy the open-pit mining process.


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The stark beauty of High Falls on the Grassy River will take your breath away. This pristine area appeals too many in search of natural beauty, amazing sights and sounds, or to connect with ancient history. The Grassy River has a long and colourful connection to the First Nations

 and the fur trade days. Today this area provides exceptional recreational opportunities for bird watchers, photographers, paddlers, youth expeditions, Glamping ( travel), hiking, fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. There is presently a historical move to re-establish an ancient portage that will connect the Arctic with the Atlantic watershed. The Little Hawk Portage has been revived and will be maintained for all paddlers to enjoy and re-live the travels of our forefathers and our First Nation friends. Pictograph paintings can be seen on a cliff face in the Mattagami and Matachewan tribal territory, west of Temagami. First discovered in the late 1950’s by archaeologists, these paintings are believed to be hundreds of years old. Pictographs can be seen at many locations along the Grassy River System. High Falls, a series of rapids and waterfalls with a total drop of 40 metres, can be accessed by

 hiking, biking, cross-country skiing or snowshoeing along a 12 km trail that begins at Dalton Road just before the descent into the Grassy River Valley. Canoeists and Kayakers can often be seen paddling to High Falls. The trail located on the east side of the river is often used by ATV’s in the summer and snowmobiles in the winter. An alternate method of seeing High Falls is by the Musgrove Road providing access to the west side of the river. So pack a lunch and enjoy the sights and sounds of this stunning trail.