Just west of Faust, as you get closer to the west end of the lake, you will find the community of Joussard, mostly houses and a newer resort called Shadow Creek Resort & RV Park & Marina.
Turning north off of the Northern Woods and Water highway for a little side trip takes you to Grouard, which has a Native Cultural Arts Museum. A little further around the corner of the lake brings you to Shaw’s Point which is another large summer resort with everything you could possibly want/need there.
Back to the highway we again stopped at a little road side store, Ruby’s Gas & Store in Enilda. There is also another full service campground here that is much quieter due to being a short distance away from the lake action. If you are through on a Saturday there are farmer’s markets to take in and enjoy the wares.
I stopped in McLennan at the Kimiwan Bird Walk. This community is well known for the number of species of birds that make this wetland/lake area home. The founder of the Northern Woods & Water Highway route lived for many years in this community and you will find a cairn located at the Kimiwan Bird Walk/Railway museum area commemorating his efforts to get this Highway Route recognized by the Provinces.
Back into farming country and the French communities of Donnelly and Falher (very well known for the honey produced here). Both of these communities have municipal campgrounds with full service sites.
Going toward Peace River, (another of our stompin’ grounds) you come to Nampa. They have a new building just on the north side of town that holds the Museum, the Village Office and a great restaurant called Farmers. I was there in the middle of the afternoon so not a great time to sample a meal but my server made me a great vanilla latte (over ice – c’mon, its summer!!).
We are spending the weekend in the Peace River area, took in a round of golf last night at the Mighty Peace Golf Club and watched the Canada Day fireworks at midnight. All day long there are 150th birthday celebrations going on here and in every community. Enjoy our country’s great birthday!!