|Kearney Ontario From the Dog Sled Derby in the Winter to the Regatta in the Summer, this tourist haven is just full of things to do.
This "Biggest Little Town" is known around the world for the ‘Kearney Winter Fest Dog Sled Derby’ in February and the famous ‘Kearney Regatta’, in August. The town is also a convenient jumping- off point for visitors to Algonquin Park, with three easy access points via nearby Rain Lake, Tim Lake and the Magnetawan River system.
Local outfitters can supply all that any hiker or camper may need in the park. Visitors to the area can enjoy camping and fishing at the many local resorts, cottages and campgrounds.
The surrounding townships of Proudfoot and Bethune, are home to more than 20 lakes, inhabited by every kind of fish from a variety of trout and bass to whitefish and pickerel.
If swimming, boating or canoeing is more your style, there are a wealth of sandy beaches, white water rapids or placid lakes.
Thinking about coming back in the winter? There is Winter fun with dogsled races, ice fishing and cross country skiing. With access to the
system, snow mobile enthusiasts have a wide variety of trails in the Almaguin Highlands, to tempt them and many of the local resorts to cater to them.
The Town of Kearney is also known as the home of the late Ralph Bice, the legendary outdoorsman, who is known for guiding, trapping, and later for being a newspaper columnist, who wrote about the great outdoors of the area.
Among many points of interest for visitors, are the restored Pioneer Log Church in Sand Lake, which was built in 1884 and historic St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Church.
The Sand Lake region is a favorite destination for many because of its many beautiful beaches. As a major tourist destination, Kearney offers the usual amenities such as resorts, cottages, lodges, bed and breakfasts, stores services and fuel.