Killarney Provincial Park, 61 km (38 mi.) n.e. on Hwy. 637, so inspired a generation of painters that they lobbied the government to preserve its 48,500 hectares (119,845 acres). The park's quartzite ridges, sparkling lakes and hardwood forests filled the canvases of some of Canada's renowned Group of Seven. Artists continue to paint at this site; the park is enjoyed by hikers and canoeists as well. Dozens of lakes provide a variety of water routes.
The park also can be explored on short day-use trails from the George Lake campground, or on longer treks into the back country through terrain that varies from high open ridges and meadows to forests and low-lying bogs. The park office at George Lake offers interpretive programs, information and courses in recreational skills during the summer. Canoe rentals are available locally. The main office is on Hwy. 637.