Agri-Tourism or Taste the Terroir of Temiskaming
Arable land known as the Little Claybelt region is a spectacular scene of sprawling farmland making this area’s agriculture one of the most unique and prolific in Canada. The Lake Temiskaming Loop Tour features a picturesque farm region of farmsteads, rustic barns and lush pastures, often referred to as the little Switzerland of Canada. Farming was established at the turn of the Century primarily by French settlers in both Ontario and Quebec trading produce and livestock necessary to fuel the communities of workers in the mining boom era.
The Terroir of Temiskaming and Temiscamingue on both sides of the lake is a century celebrated farm culture producing some of the country’s finest foods like grass fed butter, bison and beef to grains used in your favourite spirits. Cheese is widely celebrated and appreciated as traditional artisan practices preserve the integrity of producing high quality foods with fresh dairy.
A trip to a pick-your-own berry farm is a sweet and unique experience for families, like Verger du Terroir, a fruit orchard producing the super fruit Haskap or Verger Des Tourterelles for their various apple and fruit tree varieties. Take a wagon drawn ride for a birds eye view of roaming buffalo at Bison du Nord or a Spring trek to Cabane a Sucre in Abitibi Temiscamingue for a tasty pancake breakfast.
Farm tours, artisan food markets, cheese factories and butchery shops are stocked all year long with delicacies made in the Temiskaming region.