The home of northern hospitality
 
South River is around 8 km north of Sunridge. There are two Provincial Parks, Algonquin and Mikisew, surrounding the small town. Along Eagle Lake Narrows, which is just outside of the town center, there is a public beach and the Eagle Lake Narrows store where you can purchase ice cream cones and snacks, food essentials, gas and fast food. Also just down the road from Pocono Lodge is the Eagle Lake Golf Course. Where you can play a few holes or practice your driving.
 
If you are into bird watching the area has many fine species. Black backed woodpeckers, Canada jays, ravens, brown creepers, winter and house wrens, sparrow hawks (kestrels), orioles, broad winged hawks, herring gulls, white-throated sparrows, thrushes, cedar wax wings, kinglets, warblers, grosbeaks, indigo buntings and the shy blue heron can all be viewed throughout the area in their natural habitat.
 

 


If you are willing to venture further into town there is the Highland Farmer's Market every saturday morning during the summer. Also at many local businesses and the information centre you can acquire a Forgotten Trails Brochure.
There are sign posts throughout the area to direct you to the Forgotten Trails system. The Forgotten Trails, which include the Old Nipissing Road, Old Muskoka Road and Old Rye Road, signify a group of forgotten colonized roads that brought the first settlers to their promised land in the north. These trails are great for cycling and hiking.


 
For those who like to ride horses, there is a trail riding ranch just outside of the town. Coughlin Riding Ranch is an excellent way to relax for the day, while viewing woodland and meadows.
 
 
The town also has public tennis courts and you may even be able to catch the occasional hayride.