We manage a 189 acre property with approx. 6 Km of trails with a variety of flat to hilly trails. We have 15 acres that is hayed once a year. We have a rail trail running past the property but it is not suitable for biking, just ATV or walking. Currently no nearby livestock, so none of those smells. We are 5 minutes from a township beach at Wasi Lake, 20 minutes from Lake Nosbonsing and 45 minutes from North Bay, On. We find, deer, moose, bear and canine tracks on a regular basis. We have just finished, if ones ever finished, building our retirement home and hope to offer an alternate site in the future for those who don't have solar or a Generator.
We are not smokers but respect that others do. We just ask that you smoke in the camping area and not on the trails. Butts go into the fire pit or your ash tray. There are lots of things for dogs to chase, so if you are unable to control them, leash them please. Practice bear wise camping, while we have never had an issue, they show up on security cameras every week. Cellular service is marginal in the area. Generators are welcome but if we have other guests booked, we may ask that you use an Inverter generator. We have well water at the house available if needed and water cans to transport it.
We are located approx. 20 Km from Hwy 11 at Powassan, On. The most direct route from Hwy 11 is to take Chiswick Line (just off the south end of Main St. Powassan, 100 ft from the Hwy.). Approx 15 of the 20 KM in on well traveled gravel roads. Our driveway is 1300 ft, single lane, with small hills and turns so steer wide on the turns. The driveway is gated but the gate will be open for guests. We have had many family members enjoy our property with trailers up to 30 ft.
Your tow vehicle can stay with your trailer.
We are retired and may hit the road at any time but feel free to give us a shout and see if we can accommodate you.
You will see many Amish homes and local vegetable stands. I see our place more as spot to unwind but will update local attractions later.
To start off this property is so far out that the Cell reception is as weak as my own Hosting location, which I thought was not possible, but there is some service if you look for a hill to stand on. The host is a very nice gentleman and basically told us to pick any spot we like. After walking around for quite some time we settled on a parking spot. There is no power but it sounds like there could be some time down the road. There are lots of solar panels to the cabins for the Host, and you will be truly living off the grid in this location. There is a large fire pit that we were told we could use and it even was tarped in case it rained. Some tree trunk chairs and benches to sit on if you didn't bring your own. This property is so quiet that you will think you have left planet earth and went to silent heaven.
Since we didn't have hydro we ran the generator, which killed our quiet time a little, but the Host also has an insolated box to put the generator into, so it's like less than 1/2 the noise, so sweat bonus. We only ran the generator until the trailer was nice and cool then we turned it off and went to bed. It was sweet dreams all night.
I really want to go back someday to explore this property a lot more.
Thanks to our kind Host for the great conversation and the very level spot to park. I didn't even need to unhook the truck to level the trailer. Work and time saved!!
The only downside is that the bugs are big and they come in black clouds, so if you are thinking you can handle the OutBack, this is your place!!! P.s.if it's been raining you may want a 4X4, there is lots of sand but seemed solid under that. Put the vehicle into 4x4 before entering the laneway for sure.
I broke down the day that I was meant to stay here and they went out of their way to come pick me up, tow me to their place, and help transfer me to a different trailer to leave. Their campsite is also lovely with plenty of space to park and nice trails to walk through. Good place to stay at, great people to stay with.
A very secluded spot reached about 16km on a firm, dirt road. This family compound is nestled in the woods. Our Host had prepared a spacious, flat location to park. They were kind enough to invite us join them around the fire pit in the evening and got to know some very interesting people. We would be happy to stay again.
Chisholm Trails host a property with beautiful acreage, trails, and privacy. Very accommodating, generous, and a pleasure to meet. Would love to visit them again next time I'm in the area.
My wife and I would like to thank our hosts for such a memorable experience, from the minute our host met us at the beginning of the trail in to the campfire that was already going for us upon arrival to this truly picturesque boondocking site.We had a terrific evening talking with our hosts by the campfire which is the things memories are made of.Again from the Clarks,a very big thank you for a truly wonderful experience on our adventure around Ontario.
Our second stay using BW took us to an amazing spot in “True” wilderness, A short drive off Hwy 11 south of North Bay took us to a spot that is simply pristine/quiet and very welcoming. Our hosts met us at the gate and ensured we got in and parked then left us to our trailer. We welcomed them back later for a social around a relaxing fire. Very easy couple to visit with and a wealth of local knowledge. It is a spot we WANT to return to again. Thank You so much for the hospitality.