Access to hundreds of miles of ATV trails that begin right
from Argyle Lake Lodge. Trails vary to accommodate everyone from ATV beginners
or the experienced rider. Pack a lunch and spend the day exploring the beautiful
scenic northern wilderness.
We've got just the place for those looking
for a remote wilderness lodge with literally a thousand miles of logging roads
and ATV trails nearby. Doug Rocheleau and Marlene Beatty, owners of Argyle
Lake Lodge in Matachewan, approximately 2 hours west of New Liskeard, Ontario
(New Liskeard is four hours north of Toronto), offer world class ATV adventures,
excellent fishing, great hunting and first class family vacations.
We had the pleasure of riding there for three days last
September. This area is known for its excellent grouse hunting, so
naturally we bolted on the gun scabbards and brought along the shotguns.
We weren't disappointed!
Riding mostly on logging roads, forest access roads and old
forgotten trails, Doug informed us that within a five mile radius of the lodge
there are 100 different lakes and streams. Gold mines are quite abundant
in this area and we had the pleasure of visiting an abandoned mine still active
as recently as the 50's. This proved to be a very interesting stop.
It's amazing these mineral deposits were ever discovered as they are literally
in "the middle of nowhere!"
Our first day of riding was full of surprises as temperatures
dropped and it started to snow. Everywhere we rode, there were marked
trails leading off in all directions. Doug must have been getting tired of
my inquiries as to where these trails lead. His response to me was:
"John, I haven't had a chance to ride them all yet, myself!" If
you're starting to get the feeling this is an outdoorsman's paradise, you're
During our 3-day stay, we experienced mile after mile of
great ATV riding and excellent grouse hunting. Now that spring is upon us,
I'm starting to think about all those lakes we drove past. Maybe it's time
to mount the boat racks and load the canoe; I know the fish are just waiting for
Argyle Lake Lodge's cabins are of log construction and offer
all the amenities. Cabins are heated with either wood or propane
furnaces. Make no mistake about it, Doug and Marlene offer much more than
the traditional "male vacation". They cater to family holidays,
too. Take our word for it: your visit to Argyle Lake Lodge will be
memorable and enjoyable and we guarantee - you will be coming back for a second