| The Powassan "Mountain" provides hikers with a rare panoramic view of the rift valley,
the South Bay of Lake Nipissing and the Cross Point, where the French River begins.
Welcome to Powassan Ontario, "The Friendly Town". An Ojibway word meaning "bend in the river". Settlers established this community
well over a century ago, and it has prospered ever since. In 2001, the independent towns and township of Powassan, Trout Creek and South Himsworth, amalgamated to form a brand new municipality.
A walk down Main Street, takes the visitor past a hardware store, a couple of hairdressers, two pharmacies, a service station and a number of stores selling everything from sporting goods to furniture and a LCBO.
A farmers’ market is held weekly during the summer and fall, right beside the beer store, where visitors can purchase a wide variety of items including fresh garden produce, honey, home-baking, regional maple syrup, sausages and many local crafts.
Powassan is located near Lake Nipissing as well as near a vast array of small lakes, which offer excellent fishing, boating and beaches for swimming.
The surrounding area also offers many trails that are worth exploring. There is Knowlton Ridge, a multi-discipline equestrian facility on the north edge of town. Golfers have a choice of two wonderful golf courses and during the winter months, everyone can enjoy the cross-country ski trails, the Ontario Snowmobile Trail system and ice fishing on nearby lakes.