9 Things To Do in Greenstone, Ontario

If you're looking for an ideal place to unwind in the outdoors, this is a municipality with a whole lot going on.

Whether you're a nature lover, sportsperson, or just looking for a good time, Greenstone is one place that's full of outdoor fun and adventure opportunities that set it apart. Winter, spring, summer or fall, there is no shortage of things to do, see and enjoy in Greenstone, Ontario. Check out this list of experiences that are prime for any outdoor fun agenda. 

1. Fish or Hunt in Greenstone

a woman in camouflage hunting gear poses with her bow and a bear she shot, in a green forest in front of a pink sunset. A red sign above reads 'Andomoozwe Outfitters and Lodge'.
Greenstone, Ontario offers spectacular hunting and fishing opportunities. 

With over 30 outfitters/resorts in Greenstone, fishing and hunting are an absolute must when visiting the region. Fully equipped with boats, rods, tackle, guides and a vast knowledge of the surrounding lakes and area, let one of Greenstone’s resort operators give you the ultimate experience. If you're visiting in the winter, Greenstone is blessed with world-class ice fishing.  For a complete list of Outfitters in Greenstone visit the Greenstone website. 

2. Charter Boats on Lake Nipigon

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Experience Lake Nipigon with Night Hawk Charters or Onaman River Resort and Charters.

Known as the 6th Great Lake, Lake Nipigon is home to 46 different species of fish. Greenstone's Night Hawk Charters or Onaman River Resort and Charters will take you on a trip of a lifetime with friends and family. If you are seeking that trophy fish Brook Trout, where your arms get tired, and your back begins to hurt but the adrenaline and fight are what you’re after, then this adventure is what you need!  

3. The Pijitawabik Palisades (Ice/Rock Climbing and Hiking)

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The Pijitawabik Palisades is a climbing adventure that's a must-try!

Pijitawabik Palisades is world-renowned as one of the top three ice-climbing destinations in North America. With 110 waterfalls ranging to over 130 feet high and freezing up to 33 feet thick, the Pijitawabik Palisades boasts the greatest concentration of climbable ice east of the Rockies. These 500-foot cliffs draw ice and rock climbers from all over the world to test this imposing precipice. For more information visit the Greenstone website.

4. The Kenogamisis Golf Course

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The Kenogamisis golf course is open to the public and caters to golfers of all skill levels.

The Kenogamisis Golf Club is unique as it is the only 18-hole golf course between Thunder Bay and New Liskeard along Highway 11. Located in Geraldton, this golf course features a rare blend of 18 holes situated along the scenic shores of Kenogamisis Lake. The Front Nine (Thompson Course) was built in 1938, while the additional Back Nine (Furber Course) was added in 2000.

5. Canoeing/Kayaking in Greenstone

No better way to enjoy a beautiful blue day. // Paddling in Greenstone.

Grab your paddle and enjoy the pristine waters of Greenstone. The ultimate northern adventure in the rugged beauty of the boreal wilderness awaits you! Filled with crystal blue lakes, bubbling brooks, and rushing rivers, Greenstone is a waterway oasis of discovery! Our many lakes, rivers, and canoe routes provide you with the option to experience the peace and quiet of a flat water river, or test your skills on a white water expedition. For more information visit the Greenstone website.

6. Pow Wows Around Greenstone

Take the opportunity to attend a pow wow in the Greenstone area.

The Greenstone region is home to several Indigenous communities—Aroland, Ginoogaming, Long Lake 58, Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (Sand Point), Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (Rocky Bay), and Animbiigoo Zaagi’igan Anishinaabek (Lake Nipigon). Cultural events such as pow wows are becoming larger every year as they allow the First Nations communities to share their culture with the rest of the world. For a complete list of events in Greenstone click here.

7. Greenstone Snowmobiling

300km of groomed trails and endless backcountry opportunities make snowmobiling Greenstone something that's not to be missed.

With endless feet of snow and hundreds of kilometres of pristine wilderness trails, the Greenstone Snowmobiling Club brings the combined trails and resources of the Geraldton Snow Club and Longlac Snowmobiling Club together. All are located directly off the TransCanada highway in Northwestern Ontario. 

8. Enjoy Cross-Country Skiing in Greenstone

a cross-country skiier smiles at the camera as he skis down a snowy forest trail on a cloudy day.
Greenstone is unique as it offers 2 cross-country ski clubs within a 30 km distance.

Cross-country skiing in Greenstone is a leisurely activity the whole family can enjoy. With groomed trails for both classic and skate skiing, locals and tourists alike are taking advantage of endless kilometres of skiing trails in Greenstone's backyard. Don’t let the cold keep you indoors; ski rentals and daily passes can be purchased in Geraldton and Longlac. For more information visit the Greenstone website.

9. Greenstone's Fantastic Fishing Derbies

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Greenstone's fishing derbies are a fun way to get out and enjoy a summer's day.

A number of fishing derbies take place in Greenstone during the summer months: the Kenogamisis Fish and Game Conservation’s Geraldton Walleye Classic Tournament, the Nakina Fish and Game Live Release Bass Tournament, and the Longlac Walleye Masters to name a few. Each of them is unique, and some have been around for over 50 years. For more information on the fishing derbies in Greenstone, click here.

About Brent Henley

Brent is the Tourism Coordinator for the Municipality of Greenstone

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