Today is a day to reflect on the experiences of Moosonee and historic Moose Factory Island and to explore Greenwater Provincial Park, one of Northern Ontario's outstanding wilderness parks featuring unique geological formations including a series of kettle lakes, formed by the retreat of ice age glaciers.
A local guide will interpret the flora and fauna and the significance of the geology of Northern Ontario which is a feature of the park. There are many fur bearing animals to observe here-- beaver, muskrat, otter, marten, fox, ermine, mink, fisher and chipmunk.
There are also majestic moose and black bears to be seen in the region and the opportunities to sight these abound both in the park and in the journey along Highway 11 towards Hearst.
Following the park tour, guests will travel to the lumber town of Smooth Rock Falls, where they will break for lunch at a restaurant before touring the Smooth Rock Falls museum to learn about the settlement of the region and life in the lumber camps of Northern Ontario.
After lunch, travel to Hearst which is the northern terminus for the Algoma Central Railroad. The Companion Motel is located 100 yards from the Algoma Central Railroad where you will board the train tomorrow. It has a full service restaurant and is located in the center of this northern trading town.