Voyageur Provincial Park is a public recreational area near the city of Hawkesbury, Ontario, in Canada. It's a semi-cultivated park located along the Ottawa River, which divides the provinces of Ontario and Quebec; as a result, the park is reasonably level and doesn't pose a challenge to anyone who wants to enjoy walking along the riverbank or inside the park. From Hawkesbury, you can use your rental RV to follow a road that parallels the Ottawa River into the park, enjoying the scenery before turning south.
Book a camper rental near Voyageur Provincial Park, and you'll be an hour's drive from the city of Montreal, which is definitely worth visiting; you may want to make your excursion to Montreal a day trip and go by bus, as parking a motorhome rental in the city could prove to be complicated. Another short drive in your Hawkesbury campervan rental will take you into the state of Vermont while heading west from the park will take you to the city of Ottawa, Canada's national capital city.
Voyageur Provincial Park is a popular destination due to the large variety of activities you can enjoy. It has a few boat launches where you can put your craft into the water and a concession area where you can rent canoes, kayaks, and paddleboards. There's a park store where you can purchase groceries or complete meals, depending on your needs; the store also carries supplies like sunscreen and insect repellant.
The park has a day-use area with two beaches where you can swim, picnic tables for you to enjoy your lunch, and even barbecues in case you want to prepare your meal on-site. Fishing is allowed in the park, and you can fish from the river or the riverbank year-round; summer fish stocks are bass, pike, perch, and walleye, while catfish and bullhead are more common during the off-season. Two trails provide an opportunity to go hiking; both are easy to moderately difficult and not too long and can be completed in under an hour.
There aren't any designated biking trails within the park, but there are several paved roads to make bicycling an enjoyable activity. In the summer, kids can join an environmental education program with hands-on activities, opportunities to ask questions and share insights, and even earn a Discover Ranger Button to show their friends back home.
Camping at Voyageur Provincial Park
Search for an RV in Prescott and Russell United Counties, and you can find a rig that is ideal for your Ontario adventure. Voyageur Provincial Park has three separate campgrounds in order to better provide for RV camping needs. One of the campgrounds is pet free (if you have a pet with you, you'll need to book a space at one of the other two campgrounds) and another campground is a radio-free area so you can enjoy the quiet of nature without having any distractions. All of the campgrounds have water taps, comfort stations, and laundry facilities, and some of them have electricity.
One of the campgrounds has its own beach and boat ramp, while the other two areas share a beach between them. There is an area that is suitable for group camping in case you're coming with a large RV camping crew. You can inquire about these sites when making your reservation.
Exploring the Area
When you rent a travel trailer rental near Voyageur Provincial Park, you should take advantage of the opportunity to explore the history and culture of the area. Hawkesbury's history goes back more than 200 years to the construction of the first sawmill in the area and it has a number of authentic landmarks such as the oldest jail in Ontario (and second oldest in Canada), a moose statue just outside the town limits that represents the village L'orignal (the name is French for “moose”) and Parc de la Confederation (Confederation Park in English), a tiny island near the Quebec border.
Of course, if you really enjoy learning about the past, you should spend some time in Montreal; this city's history goes back even further than the beginning of what is now Canada, to a time when there were two Canadas (Upper Canada and Lower Canada) and even earlier than that (France built a fort named Ville-Marie in 1642). There is a long list of landmarks to see and experience when you visit with the Hawkesbury camper rental, such as the Notre Dame Basilica, a stunning Catholic church built in 1656 and Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount-Royal.
Voyageur Provincial Park, ON is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.
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