Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve
Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve is a beautiful place that holds a lot of history.
It was newly opened in the early 1900’s as a recreational resort, and at over 100 years old, she is still thriving and teeming with wildlife.
Limberlost comprises of 10,000 acres with 20 pristine lakes, over 70 km of woodland trails, and 12 cottages.
What I love most about my time in Canada are the gorgeous views while driving up north, especially in the fall. The majestic trees are changing colour, inukshuk rock stacks are found everywhere as if wishing you a good trip up north, and sometimes if you’re lucky, you will encounter a moose, black bear, or white tail deer foraging on the side of the road.
This time we were graced by the presence of a white tail deer.
Arriving at Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve at noon we were greeted by Nicholas Babiuk, general manager of Limberlost. Nicholas showed us to our cottage on Lake Solitaire and gave us a tour around the beautiful grounds.
Our two nights were spent in the Amron cottage. It sleeps six people and has a private beach overlooking Lake Solitaire-the largest lake at Limberlost.
Like all cottages at Limberlost, Amron was outfitted with 2 canoes and 2 kayaks.
Our home for the weekend was extremely spacious and sweetly decorated in country style. We made good use of our fireplace every evening while sipping on hot tea.
Our time was spent hiking trails, canoeing, stargazing, and being aware of the peaceful silence all around us.
The night sky was mesmerizing. Millions of stars twinkled above us as we pointed out constellations.
We sat by the water and watched maple leaves float by-a sign of winter soon to come.
A friendly chipmunk paid us a visit everyday, and in the distance Canadian geese were bathing and squawking their little hearts out. We watched the burnt orange sunset every evening while the soothing sound of the loon’s call beckoned out.
This is the quintessential Canadian experience. It is a must do whether you’re travelling through, or its your 100th time.
It never gets old.
All around the reserve there are gorgeous scenic outlooks where you can look out over hundreds of kilometres of forest. It is especially pretty during the fall when the trees turn gold and red.
During the winter months you can snowshoe the trails, and find stunning ice formations hugging the cliffs.
There is no wifi at Limberlost, but you should be able to find a much better connection to the still water, the call of the loons, the sounds of the forest, and if you’re lucky; the howls of 2 families of wolves living on the reserve.
This is what I love most about Canada. Sacred pristine nature. My church, and place of worship.
If you are not able stay the night or are just passing through, you can visit Limberlost for the day free of charge. Everyone is welcome to hike, swim, and picnic for the day.
*Our fantastic stay was courtesy of Limberlost Forest and Wildlife Reserve but these opinions are our own*