Visiting Larder Lake
Our community has been gifted with a wealth of available recreational opportunities for people of all ages. The combined efforts of Larder Lake Parks & Recreation, local businesses and Mother Nature have ensured there are always things to do and see in the area.
Local amenities include:
- Waterfront park on the shore of beautiful Larder Lake with sandy beach and ample swimming area. Complete with washrooms and a pavilion.
- Larder Lake Marina adjacent to the Waterfront park with slips for 38 vessels.
- Raven Beach Campground Five playgrounds for children.
- Baseball diamond for the use of all residents.
- Larder Ski Hill - Chalet, T bar tow, three ski / snowboard runs, and half pipe.
- Some of the best hunting and fishing the area has to offer.
- 4-5 organized Fish Derbies/Tournaments, held on Larder Lake, annually.
If you love the great outdoors, there's no shortage of recreational activities to choose from in Larder Lake, any time of the year! Pick a season to find out more!
Winter in Larder Lake
With an average of 289 cm (9.25 feet) of snowfall per year, Larder Lake is the ideal getaway for the winter adventurer. Beat with winter "blah's" with some great winter activities: Snowmobiling, skiing, and ice fishing enthusiasts are certain to have a great time. We welcome you to stop and stay overnight at our local establishments and enjoy the comforting warmth of true Northern Ontario hospitality on a cold winter night.
Read on to find out more about winter in Larder Lake, Ontario...
Bring your snowmobile to Larder Lake and stay with us - we promise you won't be disappointed! The scenery is spectacular, and due to the tireless efforts of our local Golden Corridor Snowdrifters, our trail system is as smooth as our highways. The snowmobile trails in Larder Lake and area promise hours of enjoyment for the beginner and touring rider alike. As a part of the Trans Ontario Provincial (TOP) trail system, local trails are groomed regularly to ensure the smoothest possible riding conditions. We are within an easy one day ride to Timmins, North Bay, and a number of communities in the province of Quebec.
Ski enthusiasts have plenty of options in Larder Lake! For cross-country enthusiasts, there's nothing like a tranquil day in the spectacular scenery of Northern winter woods. For a fun family day of downhill skiing, snowboarding and sliding, there's the Larder Lake Ski Hill. For more information about skiing visit the Ski Club.
Winter anglers can experience some of the best ice fishing in the province! Local lakes offer the most popular varieties of game fish including Lake Trout, Pickerel (Walleye) and Northern Pike, but please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources, to ensure your favorite species is in season. There are also some great prizes to be won at our annual Winter Fish Derbies.
We'd love to have you visit Larder Lake and take part in any of these great winter activities. For more information, please contact us.
Spring in Larder Lake
The transition from winter to spring in Larder Lake offers a mixed bag of activities. At this time of year, some anglers continue to try their luck through the last of the ice on some lakes (including Larder Lake itself), while other spring fishermen seek out the first of the season's open waters where the ice has already melted. Skiing and snowmobiling enthusiasts can also catch the tail end of the winter snow... it tends to hang around a little longer here, than in Southern Ontario.
Later in the season, as spring leads into summer, don't miss the infamous Victoria Day long weekend in May. Also affectionately known as "May Run" or "May Two-Four" weekend, it closely follows the opening of walleye/pickerel fishing season, and marks the beginning of Raven Beach camping season. Friends and families flock to their camps and cottages to open them up for the coming summer, and to catch some of those delicious pickerel. The first weekend in June is the Annual Lions Club Fish Derby / Robert & Fred Jr. Sheldon Memorial Derby. Check the Events calendar for more information and for other special spring events in Larder Lake, or contact us.
Summer in Larder Lake
Larder Lake is a great place to spend a relaxing and enjoyable summer vacation. There are plenty of campgrounds in the area to choose from, where families can enjoy boating, water-skiing, swimming, fishing, or just plain "getting away from it all". Since 2005, Larder Lake has been on the Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Tournament series for Northeastern Ontario. The summer weather is nothing short of beautiful, varying from comfortably warm to sunny and hot, but always in the smog-free clean air of the North. On some clear summer nights, the Aurora Borealis, or "Northern Lights" create a spectacular light show. Nearby Raven Beach Campground is close enough to the amenities of town, yet close enough to Nature, to be an ideal summer vacation getaway.
Autum in Larder Lake
For late-season camping and fishing, Larder Lake is an excellent choice, but as Summer fades to Autumn, the Larder Lake area also becomes the domain of the hunter.
Our area forests are blessed with an abundance of wild game, from partridge and rabbit to bear, and of course, moose. There are numerous area hunting guides and outfitters available to help you have a successful hunt. Contact us for more information. You can also contact the Ministry of Natural Resources for information about hunting seasons and regulations.