township municipality in Hastings County, Ontario, Canada

Maynooth is the principal community in Hastings Highlands township in eastern Ontario. The township has about 4,100 residents (2016).

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Maynooth, named for the eponymous town in Ireland, was long a way point for visitors en route to Algonquin Provincial Park. The Maynooth railway station, built in 1907 by the Central Ontario Railway, was acquired by Canadian Northern Railway which later became part of the Canadian National Railway. This section of railway was abandoned in 1984; there are proposals to re-purpose the historic station as an interpretive centre.

Get in

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Map of Maynooth

Maynooth is on Ontario Highway 62, north of Belleville, Madoc and Bancroft.

Maynooth is 30 minutes from the Highway 60 entrance to Algonquin Park.

Get around

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Maynooth is extremely small and everything there is within easy walking distance.

 
Cottages on Lake St. Peter

Maynooth is a good place to base visits to Algonquin Provincial Park with beautiful canoeing, kayaking, camping and hiking.

  • 1 Highland Wilderness Tours, 239 East Lake Rd, +1-613-338-2330, . Horse camps and trail riding, dog sledding, snowmobiling tours, and cabin rentals.
  • 2 Lake St. Peter Provincial Park, 356 Lake St. Peter Rd. Sandy beaches, hiking trails, and lake trout or bass fishing. Canoes and kayaks can be rented from the park office. Motorboats are permitted on the lake, and can be launched from the park. 64 large campsites for car or RV camping are available, with several sites along the lake shore. Staying here can also be an alternative to camping in Algonquin Park; the park's east gate on the Highway 60 corridor through the park is about 35 km (22 mi) away by car, and a valid camping permit allows day-use access when visitor capacity is available.    
  • Snowmobiling. The Maple Leaf Snow Skimmers Club's trail network spans over 280 km of picturesque trails from the hub at Lake St. Peter northwest to Whitney, north to Madawaska, east to Combermere, south to Bancroft, west to Martins Mill and southeast to Baptiste Lake. Permits are required.
  • 1 SunRun Cafe and Bakery, 33021 Hwy 62, +1 343-476-0220, . Th-Su 8AM-2PM. Breakfast, soup, salads, & sandwiches using many ingredients from their farm.
  • 2 Memories Bakery & Tea Room, 33057 Hwy 62, +1 613-412-9700. F 9AM-4PM, Sa 9AM-1PM. Sandwiches, soups, pies, and baked goods. Hearty home-style meals served on Wednesdays, by reservation only.
  • 3 Algonquin Gourmet Butter Tarts, +1 613-689-4049, . Jun-Sep: F-Su 10AM-4PM. The butter tart is a traditional Canadian treat, especially popular in Ontario's cottage country. Maynooth's bakers use a recipe that goes back three generations.

Drink

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The local hostel owners have set up a pub for guests and non-guests.

Sleep

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  • 1 The Arlington Hotel and Pub, 32990 Hwy 62 (at Old Hastings Rd/Hwy 127), +1 613 338-2080. Check-in: 3-11:30PM, check-out: 11AM. Hostel in century-old building. Hiking, mountain biking and canoeing trips to Algonquin Park. Free Wi-Fi. Dorms $40, private rooms $90-172.
  • 2 McAlpine House, 32 Maynooth Station Rd, +1 613-338-3331, . A year-round bed and breakfast in an 1873 historical home. Full guest kitchen, dining area, 4 bedrooms with satellite TV and Wi-Fi. Large shared washroom. With breakfast/without: single $80, double from $95.

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Routes through Maynooth
END at Junction  Barry's Bay  E   S  BancroftBelleville


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