City of Temiskaming Shores Recreation Guide

(Spring 2023 Edition)

Wondering what Temiskaming Shores has to offer?  Need to know which groups and organizations are running events?  Wondering where our parks are located?  That and so much more is in available our Community Recreation Guide!  Click the image below to view the complete recreation guide or pickup a copy yourself from one of the many locations around the city.  Printed copies are available at:

  • Temiskaming Shores City Hall
  • Waterfront Pool and Fitness Centre
  • Temiskaming Shores and Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Don Shepherdson Memorial Arena
  • Shelley Herbert-Shea Memorial Arena
  • Temiskaming Shores Public Library

Click here to view the City of Temiskaming Shores Recreation Guide

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Click here to download a high-resolution copy of the guide.


Temiskaming Shores Recreation Master Plan

The Recreation Master Plan for the City of Temiskaming Shores pulls together all aspects of sports and recreation within the City and provides guidance on how to best provide recreation services to the community.  The creation of the plan began in October 2019 and culminated with its adoption by council in September 2020.  Pulling together unprecedented community engagement and consultation this is truly a made in Temiskaming Shores document.

Click here to view the Recreation Master Plan


Community Parks
The City of Temiskaming Shores has a wide variety of parks of all shapes, sizes and locations.  Most residents within the urban cores live within a ten minute walk from a park with amenities.  Larger play structures and amenities are located on the New Liskeard and Haileybury waterfronts where great views of Lake Temiskaming combine with amazing recreation amenities for all ages.  Many of our playgrounds have been updated recently with CSA approved equipment and soft rubber surfacing. Get out today and see just what Temiskaming Shores has to offer you! 

Plaground with swings

Memorial Benches and Trees
The City of Temiskaming Shores offers the public a chance to place Memorial Benches and Trees within greenspaces around the municipality.  Full details on the program are explained within By-Law 2023-140.  If you're interested in purchasing a bench or tree please fill out and return the application form.  Applications are accepted from January 1st to April 15th each year.
Temiskaming Shores Rotary Splash Pad
Image of a splash pad with benches in the foreground

Now Open to the Public!

The Temiskaming Shores and Area Rotary Club partnered with the City of Temiskaming Shores in 2017 to develop a splash pad within the community.  A site on the New Liskeard Waterfront next to the Spurline Building was selected as the preferred location for the project.  This area is already a popular summer recreation spot and will only serve to supplement the amenities already available. 

Thanks to our many funders who have helped to make this project a reality. (Over $100,000 from the Temiskaming Shores and Area Rotary Club, the City of Temiskaming Shores and the Ontario Trillium and over $50,000 from the Frog’s Breath Foundation and One Foot Forward.)


The City of Temiskaming Shores has two municipal beaches on beautiful Lake Temiskaming.  The Haileybury Beach located in downtown Haileybury is a completely enclosed, sand beach, with treated water, large waterslide, changerooms and is staffed by lifeguards 7 days per week throughout the season.  The beach is typically open from mid-June to the end of August and this one-of-a-kind place is a great spot to cool off during the hot summer months.

Located in New Liskeard is a 0.5 km stretch of sandy beach along Lake Temiskaming's north-west shore.  This unsupervised beach is perfect to stop by for a quick dip before enjoying the many amenities located nearby. 

View of the Haileybury beach and waterslide

Pete's Dam

Petes Dam Park WaterfallPete's Dam Interactive Mapping

In the spring of 1906, Kalil (Big Pete) Farah embarked upon a project to build a steam power plant that would supply the Town of New Liskeard.  Big Pete bought the power site at Chester Falls from Tom Chester and a dam was built above these falls on the south branch of the Wabi River. In 1910, Farah sold Pete's Dam and its assets to the Northern Ontario Light and Power Company.  New Liskeard then received its power from the line that linked them to Cobalt, its Neighbour to the south.  The power plant went out of service in the 1920's and was sold to the Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario. In 1981, Dymond Township bought the property and it is now known as Pete's Dam Park.  The little electric plant no longer exists but the beauty of the waterfall and rapids draws many locals and visitors for picnicking and hiking. 

The park boasts an easy 2.4 km hike along the river with many amazing views.  A picnic shelter and parking lot are available at the trailhead off Pete's Dam Road. Pete's Dam Park is located within the City of Temiskaming Shores approximately an 8 minute drive from downtown New Liskeard. 

Location | Highway 65 West, New Liskeard
Phone | 705-647-5771

Wide waterfall with trees on each side

Nastawgan Trails

A non-profit organization that promotes hiking and hiking trails in the Temiskaming region. They provide information on area trails through their social media and website. You and the family can find detailed maps linked on their website!
Email |
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Facebook | Nastawgan Trails Inc.

Devil's Rock (Mani-doo Aja-Bikong) Trail

Devil's Rock Interactive Mapping

The Devils Rock Trail system is an easy 2 km hike from Highway 567 or a very scenic 3 km climb from Bucke Park. Trails lead to the breathtaking view of Lake Temiskaming!

After hiking the safe and scenic route, enjoy the 180 degree vista of Lake Temiskaming from atop the towering cliff. Devil's Rock is a fault cliff dated to 2.2 billion years. It has a face of 600 feet rising 300 feet above the water level. Interesting features are the scars of mining tunnels chiseled during the silver rush era.  Please use caution while on the trail and at the vista. Devil's Rock Trail is an 11 minutes drive from downtown Haileybury.Lookout from Devils Rock

Rockwalk Park

Rockwalk Park Inc members would like the community to know that their “Geological Museum”, located on the grounds of Northern College, Haileybury Campus, is open to all as a free recreational and educational site for the local public and tourists as well. Initiated as a Millennium project, the Museum now hosts almost 200 massive geological displays. (There are additional displays within the Foyer of the Northern College building itself.)

In 2022, the geological education experience was enhanced with new signage that includes QR Coding. With QR apps available on most smart phones, the visitor can now have a French/English “personal guide” on their tour. Seek Rockwalk Park on Facebook for additional videos and educational features.

The wide interlocking brick pathway allows for wheelchair access past every exhibit. Also included is an Arboretum with signage that identifies the trees that are typical of our region. The full circuit is just under 1 km in length through the 2 ha. outdoor facility. Internet connection at:

Rockwalk Park Website

As a charitable organization, Rockwalk Park INC is now in the development stage of the Temiskaming Rift Valley Aspiring Geopark (TRVAG).

For more information view our initial website at Temiskaming Rift Valley Aspiring Geopark – Celebrating Our Geological Heritage – Enriching Our Communities and make contact with us there. TRVAG is actively seeking your support!

Location| 640 Latchford Street, Haileybury ON.