Ridgewood Cottages - The great outdoors with the comforts of home

Welcome Centre, Temagami, ONTemagami, pronounced "te-mawg-a-mee", is a small municipality located 21 kilometres north of Ridgewood Cottages. The name comes from the Ojibway "Te-mee-ay-gaming" which translates as "deep water by the shore". According to the 2011 census, Temagami has a population of 820 but only 386 private dwellings are occupied by usual residents. This population swells in the summer with the return of temporary and foreign residents and with tourists, all who come from far and wide to explore the network of waterways, islands and trail systems around Temagami. The town has a welcome centre, fish hatchery, grocery and liquor stores, restaurants, a bank and ATM, as well as speciality shops.

Beaver Pond, Temagami, ONJust to the east of the town site is a vast conservation reserve which is home to some of the world's few remaining old growth stands of red and white pine. The trails in the White Bear Forest Conservation Reserve begin part way up Caribou Mountain by the beaver pond and trapper's cabin. Caribou Mountain is also home to the Lookout Tower, which, after a climb up 100 stairs, offers breathtaking views of Temagami and the surrounding area. On a clear day, Maple Mountain is also visible.

View from Lookout Tower, Temagami, ON

The White Bear Forest Canoe Loop, accessible from Pecore's Bay, offers a half-day canoe trip starting in the town of Temagami and circling around the White Bear Forest Conservation Reserve.

For more information about Temagami, visit the Chamber of Commerce website at: http://www.temagamiinformation.com/index.asp.

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