Killarney Jewel of the North
Killarney Provincial Park, the jewel of Ontario's wilderness parks, is accessible via Hwy 637, Hwy 6 at Charlton Lake near Willisville or Lake Panache via Road 10. The stunning La Cloche Mountains contain lakes that are famous for their azure colour and clarity. Some are so lucid that their bottoms can be seen many fathoms below. Hiking trails provide access to interior lakes and ethereal, quartz ridges with panoramic vistas from the Silhouette Trail and Silver Peak, the highest point in the park. Backcountry campsites are limited and must be reserved in advance. Paddlers entering the park can obtain rental canoes, kayaks and camping gear from outfitters along Hwy 637. George Lake Campground, at the park headquarters, has drive-in sites, washrooms, a visitor centre and interpretive programs at an amphitheatre.
The picturesque village of Killarney boasts a harbour, stores, accommodations, restaurants, medical centre and airstrip. Sumptuous, fresh fish dinners are a specialty since they are locally caught on a daily basis. A chip stand serves alfresco lunches on the waterfront. The Municipal Beach is located on Perry Ave. The right fork of Airport Rd leads to the East Lighthouse. Killarney Centennial Museum & Old Killarney Jail House exhibit the village's history from July 1 to Labour Day, Friday to Tuesday 10 am-12 pm and 1 -5 pm.