Located roughly two hours past North Bay, the community is composed of the three former municipalities of Haileybury, New Liskeard and Dymond, which amalgamated in 2004. Each offering their own unique benefits and charm, New Liskeard is a quaint little town that attracts thousands of riders every long weekend in July for the annual Biker’s Reunion. Consider it the Port Dover of the north.
Frustrated by the sheer amount of people and traffic obstructing my last few outings in the city, I decided to head north after hearing from several former bikers that the area had a great deal to offer. Turns out, they didn’t steer me wrong. The Lake Temiskaming Loop, as it is known, offers a self-guided motorcycle tour that is home to three cultures, two provinces and one lake.
This region is truly a reflection of the biker lifestyle – freedom and exploration on and off the bike. It’s a place of those winding paved curves we all search for – the “twisties" that weave through the forests and around lakes.
Lake Temiskaming is a large freshwater lake on the provincial border between Ontario and Quebec, which forms part of the Ottawa River. Located within the Gateway to Ontario’s Wilderness Region, the lake features 30 different species of fish making it a haven for outdoorsmen.