Fushimi Lake Provincial Park is located in the heart of Ontario’s boreal forest, near the town of Hearst, just north of Highway 11.
It’s a long way from some parts of Ontario, but it’s definitely worth a visit!
From a large lake full of fish to the big night skies full of stars and the staff’s faces with big smiles, this park is truly something you must experience!
Here are five reasons to visit Lake Fushimi:
1. It’s about that lake!
Not surprisingly, one of the main reasons to visit Lake Fushimi is its lake.
A popular spot for anglers, Lake Fushimi is known for its walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, and lake whitefish. After collecting them, the fish cleaning house located next to the pier makes cleaning easier.
Not interested in fishing?
Lake Fushimi is ideal for many other water activities.
Canoes, kayaks and SUPs can be rented. Explore the various bays and islands and relax in the Seven Sandy beaches!
2. Big inside
While Lake Fushimi may be smaller, its views will still take your breath away.
Lake Fushimi is located in the heart of the boreal forest, surrounded by a beautiful clean and clear lake.
A short hike along the Achilles Lake Trail will take you to a classic view of the boreal forest.
Enjoy your morning on the beach, looking out over the islands and listening to the sounds of the loons.
Even when the sun sets, the views are far from over – they have big, beautiful night skies!
Sit by the fire and enjoy the glow in the sky due to the infinite number of stars above you.
3. Camping in the countryside
Looking for a more secluded camping experience?
Lake Fushimi offers inland camping that is accessible by motorboat, canoe, and kayak!
Each campsite is located at different distances from the main campground access, perfect for people wanting to try the backcountry for the first time or seasoned pros!
Lake Fushimi’s inland sites offer unique environments: some inland campgrounds have beaches, while others are located along a rocky shoreline. Some even let you have an island to yourself!
4. Immerse yourself in the boreal forest
Lake Fushimi offers two different hiking trails.
Achilles Lake Trail It is a perfect option for those looking for a short walk, with only one kilometer round trip.
A short hike along the Achilles Lake Trail will take you to the lake itself and into the heart of the boreal forest.
The trail leads to a classic Canadian Shield bedrock outcrop overlooking Lake Achilles. This lake is not accessible to motorboats, making it a perfect place to spot wildlife, enjoy the tranquility of a lake surrounded by boreal forest, and admire the stunning sunset.
He fire tower trail It is recommended for more advanced hikers, as there are some challenging spots on the 7km round trip.
This walk highlights some of the history of Lake Fushimi and takes you to the old fire tower built in the 1930s for forest fire detection.
Along the walk you will pass the site of the old firefighter’s cabin where a “tower man” and his family would live. From the cabin site, you will walk the same path the ranger walked every day to his job at the top of the fire tower.
5. That “Fushimi atmosphere”
Last but not least, we recommend visiting Lake Fushimi for an “experience”.
Although it may seem obvious to highlight the beautiful campsite (the campsites are (very nice!) or the diverse wildlife that inhabits Lake Fushimi, the experience is something that many newcomers feel when visiting Lake Fushimi.
Whether you stay for a night or a week, Lake Fushimi tends to wow most visitors in the best way possible: from the quality of the park and its facilities, the majesty of the boreal forest, the big skies and the blue waters, to the friendliness of the staff. .
Once campers experience Lake Fushimi, they often find their way back!
Are you planning your visit?
The scenic Lake Fushimi Campground is home to 50 secluded sites, most with electricity. There is a comfort station within walking distance.
Your camping cabin offers stunning views of Lake Fushimi, with all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay.
Looking for a road trip? Lake Fushimi is one of eight stops on the boreal forest driving route.
Lake Fushimi is open until September 24. Their cabin is open until October 10.