While god-fearing Egyptians were commissioning wondrous pyramids, this region of majestic old-growth pines and hushed lakes was a thriving network of trading routes. Evidence of these ancient trails exists today as hidden archaeological sites strewn throughout the region's provincial parks. Temagami's reputation for canoe and portage experiences of the untrameled Canadian wilderness has attracted adventurers such as British TV personality Ray Mears.
Check out Obabika River Park, or the vast Lady Evelyn Smoothwater Provincial Park, which has Ontario's highest point, Ishpatina Ridge (693m). There are no facilities, and campsites can only be reached by canoe. The easily accessible White Bear Forest has a soaring fire tower at Caribou Mountain offering a bird's-eye view of the stocky trunks below. Pick up the White Bear Forest Old Growth Trails map from Temagami Information Center for details of the 1km to 5km walks.