Gateway to Huronia, The

During the 17th century, the shore of Matchedash Bay marked the terminus of the historic canoe route connecting New France with Huronia. Missionaries, soldiers, explorers, and fur traders ascended the Ottawa and Mattawa Rivers, crossed Lake Nipissing, descended the French River, and entered Huronia via Matchedash Bay.


Overlooking the bay and the Martyrs' Shrine, Highway 12, east of Midland

Region: Central Ontario

County/District: County of Simcoe

Municipality: Town of Midland