Powassan – The Friendly Town

Powassan, Ontario, is also famous as “The Friendly Town”. Powassan is an Ojibway word meaning “bend in the river”. Settlers established this community well over a century ago, and it has prospered ever since. In 2001, the independent towns and townships of Powassan, Trout Creek, and South Himsworth amalgamated to form a brand new municipality.

A walk down Main Street, takes the visitor past a hardware store, a couple of hairdressers, two pharmacies, a service station, and a number of stores selling everything from sporting goods to furniture and an LCBO.

A farmers’ market is held weekly during the summer and fall, right beside the beer store, where visitors can purchase a wide variety of items including fresh garden produce, honey, home-baking, regional maple syrup, sausages, and many local crafts.

Powassan is located near Lake Nipissing as well as near a vast array of small lakes, which offer excellent fishing, boating, and beaches for swimming.
The surrounding area also offers many trails that are worth exploring. There is Knowlton Ridge, a multi-discipline equestrian facility on the north edge of town. Golfers have a choice of two wonderful golf courses and during the winter months, everyone can enjoy the cross-country ski trails, the Ontario Snowmobile Trail system, and ice fishing on nearby lakes.

Summers are Fun in Powassan

The sun is shining, the weather is warmer and that can only mean one thing: summer is finally here! Whether you’re around Powassan or back home, there are lots of things you can do to keep adventuring. Here are some ways to enjoy summer.

Wherever you are, be sure to follow local health and safety orders and guidelines in your community.

Hit the trails! Summer is the perfect time to explore your surroundings. Think about lakes or other areas in your town – Powassan and nearby Areas like North Bay etc you’ve been wanting to explore. Whether you’re going on a bike ride, a walk, or hitting your local trails, find ways to reconnect with nature.

Buy local at a farmer’s market! A farmer’s market can be your summer’s main attraction. Support your local community by buying fruits, veggies, and other food delicacies that are locally grown and taste delicious!

Attend local concerts and events in Powassan as summer is a great time to enjoy performances from musicians while dancing under the stars.

Activities in Powassan

1. Powassan Maple Syrup Festival

The Powassan Maple Syrup Festival is an outdoor, family-friendly event held every year on the 4th Saturday in April. The event offers participants the opportunity to come out of winter hibernation to enjoy many activities, events and sample wonderful maple treats.

2. Matthews Maple Syrup, Powassan

If you visit during summer, the canopies of the trees will offer serenity while during the blooming season, you will be bemused with the riot of colors.

3. Powassan Mountain Conservation Area

An adjoining trail system, ‘The Pines’, offers visitors low-impact recreational opportunities and spectacular scenic vistas from the top of Powassan Mountain. Recreational opportunities include; hiking, cycling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sightseeing. The Highland Trails wind through this area of rolling terrain, pines, and one beautiful mountain. The Pines lead up to Powassan Mountain, one of this town’s great natural attractions. A hike to the top of the mountain offers visitors a spectacular view of the surrounding highlands.

General reminders will help preserve the natural beauty of our Conservation Areas and trails.

General reminders will help preserve the natural beauty of our Conservation Areas and trails.

1. Owners must keep their pets on a leash at all times and “stoop and scoop”.
2. No motorized vehicles are permitted in Conservation Areas and on trails.
3. No hunting.
4. Possession and/or consumption of alcohol is not permitted.
5. Please do not damage or remove plants, picnic tables, or other area property.
6. Camping is not permitted in any of our conservation areas.
7. Campfires are not permitted in any of our conservation areas.
8. When in doubt concerning an activity, please ask our staff.
9. Alcoholic beverages and drugs, including cannabis, are not allowed in any of our conservation areas.
10. Smoking and vaping, not including cannabis or other drugs, is not allowed within 9 meters of buildings. We strongly encourage no smoking in our parks to limit the chances of fire. Help us keep the environment clean and respect fellow visitors.

4. Trout Creek Agriculture Fall Fair

It is hosted in Trout Creek Community Centre and comprises several Activities like Light Horse Show, Baby Show, Displays of Flowers, Vegetables, Baking, Homecrafts & Junior Exhibits, Kids Races & Games, Spaghetti Supper, Pancake Breakfast, Tradeshow, BBQ, mini horse show. It is one of The Best Little Fair North of Barrie!

5. Powassan Farmer’s Market

It is displayed at Main Street South, beside The Beer Store, Powassan in the month of May where local vendors offer early vegetables – lettuce, spinach, onions, radish, carrots, beets, Swiss chard, garlic tops, and many other fresh items.

Latest News of the Powassan Farmers Market

The Powassan Farmers’ Market is operating this year similar to how it served the public last year during COVID-19.

Joanne Long, the chair of the Powassan Farmers’ Market board, says the Main Street site only has food vendors and no crafters.

She’s hoping the crafters can make a return later in the year if COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed. The Powassan Farmers’ Market took a big hit last year with vendor participation but has recovered somewhat this year. The site has 11 stalls and Long adds there are occasions when tents are erected to accommodate more vendors. But COVID-19 knocked down the number of participants to only five last year. That number has increased to nine for 2021. Plastic dividers have been set up to separate the booths from each other to ensure social distancing. However, once the COVID-related hurdles are dealt with, visitors have the chance to buy locally grown and produced foods.

Vendors are from Powassan, Restoule, Loring, and Commanda, and their goods include early-season vegetables, plants to put in your vegetable gardens such as tomato and lettuce, some baked goods, and one vendor who sells various meats stored in a portable freezer on site. The entertainers perform under a tent on-site, which also is large enough to accommodate activities for children. South River and Sundridge don’t have a farmers’ market of their own, a number of residents from both villages show up at the Powassan Farmers’ Market, along with some people from North Bay. This is the 33rd year for the Powassan Farmers’ Market.

Summers are the best time to visit Powassan as it offers plenty of Recreational Services.

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