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Welcome to the Village of Matawatchan located in the Madawaska Highlands in southern Renfrew County bordering on the counties of Frontenac and Lennox & Addington. Matawatchan is part of a close knit community which includes the people of several small villages, such as Griffith, Denbigh, Slate Falls, Vennachar, Dacre, Black Donald, Camel Chute, Calabogie, Cloyne, Plevna and many more.
This is cottage country where the population quadruples in the summer. Fantastic views of the rugged forested hills and clear lakes and streams attract nature lovers, sportspeople and vacationers, inspiring artists and songwriters alike. The Madawaska River, known for it’s fantastic whitewater rapids, is central to our history and culture.
The Madawaska Highlands area is semi-remote, dotted with B&B’s, campgrounds, hunt camps, vacation cabins, general stores, specialty shops, farmers markets, community halls and a thriving arts community. We have it all right here! If you are homesick for the water, watch videos of your shoreline here... www.ecottagefilms.com
For a small village, a lot happens here.
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Above the clouds in Matawatchan
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COVID RESTRICTIONS PHASE 3 REOPENING Indoor spaces limited to 25 people with masks and social distancing. Ourdoor spaces 100. As of September 22 a proof of vaccination will be required for entry into the Matawatchan Hall, restaurants, and some others. The full protocol sent to us by the Township of Greater Madawaska is here.
Ontario Festival of Small Halls has been postponed due to limited seating during this phase of the pandemic.
First Aid and Defibrillator Certification Courses will be scheduled some time in October, as soon as we can have them, at the Matawatchan Hall. Please contact Sandy at 333-1932 or by email if you are interested.
STAY SAFE EVERYONE!