Book a flight from New York to Timmins and land in the city with a heart of gold.
A city steeped in mining history, unearth all the things to do in Timmins. This Northeastern Ontario city hosts a wealth of outdoor activities year round. From fishing to snowmobiling, there’s always a reason to be outside in Timmins.
Boasting hundreds of rivers and lakes, the city has a flair for water sports. Indulge in more relaxing pursuits at secluded fishing spots. Timmins is renowned for its great northern pike and sturgeons.
During winter, keep fishing with a twist. Drill into the frozen lakes and cast your line out for a bit of ice-fishing. When you’re snowshoeing your way back to solid ground, the elusive moose may be gazing at you from behind the tall pine trees.
With the summer sunshine, kayaking becomes a favourite local pastime. Paddle along the relaxing waters of the Mattagami River. Try testing your mettle at the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival. Held annually, the event features an array of kayak and paddleboard contests. It’s also a fascinating showcase of Aboriginal arts and culture.
Timmins is equal parts winter playground and summer retreat. Snow boosts the chance to hit the trails with cross-country skiing. Snowmobiles are the vehicle of choice for the change in weather.
Fly from New York to Timmins for a gripping ride through the wilderness. Slide along the trails to the neighbouring communities of Cochrane and Iroquois Falls. On the way, enjoy the view and the fresh Northern air.
For a small town, Timmins has a lot going on. See for yourself when you fly from New York to Timmins. In the downtown core, you’ll be sure to find a historic site or festival to enjoy.
The Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre is a hub for the city’s art and history. Inside, you’ll find on display various exhibits including work from local artists and photography from the Porcupine Gold Rush.
From the museum, cross into Hollinger Park, named after Benny Hollinger. It was his 1909 discovery that led to the gold rush in Timmins. Here, you’ll hear the sounds of classic rock and blues music at the Timmins Summer Concert Series.
Ride the waters at the Timmins Wake Park, at Gillies Lake Conservation Area. Even if you’ve never been on a board before, you’ll want to give it a try here. Boats don’t pull you across the lake at the wake park; instead, it’s cable lines suspended overhead doing the work. This is one activity that will keep you going back even with a few wipeouts.
Bask in the sunshine at the beach on Gillies Lake or stroll along the Gillies Lake Promenade circling the water in downtown Timmins. The trail connects to other scenic routes such as the Golden Springs Trail and Lion’s Walk Trails.
For a taste of local flavour, check out the Urban Park Farmers Market with locally grown fruits and vegetables. You’ll also find a delectable assortment of freshly baked goods and savoury cured meats.
Every year, during the summer, downtown Timmins hosts Urban Park. The streets become sprawling patios where you can relax and enjoy live music. You’ll be greeted by the friendly smiles of merchants from booths along the sidewalks.
Come for the authentic Northern hospitality on your visit to Timmins from New York.
Just a 10-minute drive from downtown Timmins, the Hersey Lake Conservation Area is a recreational haven. You’ll want to explore this 560-acre park when you fly from New York to Timmins.
The Hersey Conservation Area has plenty of trails for the avid hiker. Getting lost in the forest is the last thing you’ll have to worry about – signs abound at each junction on the Hersey Lake trails. But, you may have to keep an eye out for black bears.
Twice a year, the Timmins Hiking Day is held in the Hersey Lake Conservation Area. You can take part in this community event, which highlights the importance of exercise, and showcases the diversity of Timmins’ wildlife.
For scenic views, traverse the trails to Grosse Point. Or, travel to Jack Pine Lake and climb up to its lookout for a perfect picture of the greenery below.
Dive into the waters of Hersey Lake for a refreshing swim after your hike. Lounge in the warm sunshine on the sandy beach within the park. A picnic is highly recommended. Bring a basket full of goodies, for a well-earned meal beside the waters.
A self-guided tour on the Tamarack Nature Trail will take you on a walk through the park’s wildlife and human history. Follow the markers around Hersey Lake for the story of Timmins’ early Aboriginal settlers, and its change from a marshy bog to lush forest.
Like many other places in Northern Ontario, winter transforms Hersey Lakes’ Trails into fantastic tracks for cross-country skiing. There’s a hardly a season where you can’t enjoy this park on a trip from New York to Timmins.
Fly from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS), with a quick connection in Toronto. New York to Timmins flight time is 2 hours and 55 minutes on average. Connection times vary. The distance from New York to Timmins is around 1,110 km / 690 mi.
Enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks along the way.