It can be reached on any cross highway including 141, 518, 520, 124, 522 and 534.
It winds along 120 km of gravel road, bush trail and paved highway (#510) from Rosseau on Highway 141 to Nipissing on Hwy. Parts of the road surface are now paved with tar and stone.
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Magnetawan, halfway along the route, has gas stations, shops, restaurants, and accommodations, but after that there is nothing until you reach Nipissing. Some stretches are wide and well kept; others are little more than two ruts plunging into dark woods, much as the pioneers might remember it. If you are an artist or photographer, the empty cabins and log barns offer unusual and rugged images.
(which it is)We have snowmobiled there many times and used the church's open door to warm up on cold days. Tracy M., Windsor, Ontario.(Thank you to: Karen patient of Township of Seguin for correcting my notes) One of the first buildings you will see in Orrville is Campbell's blacksmith shop.
But with the forests laid waste and the fertile Canadian prairies ready for settlement, the Nipissing Road was doomed almost from the start. Behind them they left overgrown bush farms and vacant villages.
Only four settlements prospered, and today they are still regional centres: Rosseau and Nipissing, the centres of modest farm and tourist economies; Magnetawan, located between Ahmic & Cecebe lakes and part of a long- forgotten east west waterway; and Commanda, which has one of Ontario's most unusual general stores.
This tour begins in Rosseau, but you can start it any place along the trail.
A ghost town trail has no facilities, so fill your lunch bag and gas tank in Rosseau, especially if you plan a leisurely drive.