Discover Barry’s Bay in the spectacular Madawaska Valley. Barry’s Bay is a crossroads of Polish and Irish cultures on Kamaniskeg Lake. A major town on Highway 60 linking to the Ottawa Valley. At the 3-way stop where County Road 62 ends at Highway 60.
Close to Algonquin Park
Algonquin Park is to the west and north east and the towns of Wilno, and Combermere, are nearby. Highway 60 is reached from Ottawa via Renfrew or Pembroke from the east or Huntsville to the west.
Fall Colour Routes
Barry’s Bay can be a final destination or a starting point for a beautiful autumn trip to see the fall colours (colors). Heading east on Higway 60, or west on Highway 60 See our suggested fall colour routes that include Barry’s Bay, Ontario. For latest fall colour (color) changes please see Fall Colour Changes Eastern Ontario.
Accommodations in the Barry’s Bay Area
Camping and RV Resorts
Attractions in the Barry’s Bay Area
- Avro Arrow Park Dedication
- Avro Arrow Tourist Site (Zurakowski Park)
- Barry’s Bay Farmers’ Market
- Combermere Farmers’ Market
Barry’s Bay is steeped in outdoor recreation experience with hiking trails, water trails and golf courses. The Madawaska River flows from the Algonquin area south east to meet the Ottawa River creating many large lakes including Kamaniskeg Lake with beaches right in Barry’s Bay.
Culture and History
Steeped in logging and mining the Madawaska Valley reflects early Canadian culture. Vistors can still see the active Murray Bros. Mill and lumber yard along Highway 60 near the town of Barry’s Bay The nearby town of Wilno exhibits Polish Kasube Culture and Canada’s ethnic diversity. Early Irish and Polish settlers maintain a mixed cultural co-operation in this unique Ottawa Valley Community.
Barry’s Bay Area Tourism Information
Family Fun Getaways Barry’s Bay & Area
Romantic Getaways Barry’s Bay & Area
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