The Dryden Information Centre is located near the town's mascot, Max the Moose, who stands 18 feet tall and weighs nine tons. Get directions for a tour of the museum and the Dryden tree nursery. Visit one of 13 parks or several public beaches, including Sandy Beach on Wabigoon Lake. Enjoy a peaceful walk along Dryden's pathways or the roaring excitement of the stock car races. Cap your day off with a movie at either the walk-in or drive-in theatres. The outdoor opportunities are unlimited. Surrounded by numerous lakes, Dryden is in the centre of some of the best sport fishing in the world. Being located on Wabigoon Lake provides miles of fishing opportunities for walleye, pike, muskie, and bass. Besides providing excellent year round fishing, the lake is a starting point for snowmobiling to anywhere in our great northwest.
Lakes, trails, beaches, and parks surround this small, serene community, beckoning visitors to sample a wide range of activities and annual celebrations such as: golfing, skiing, Home and Trade shows, Walleye Masters Tournament, Fall Fair and Native Pow Wows. A visit to the local museum to explore the rich history of the area makes a stop in Dryden well worth the time. The recreational facilities are second-to-none with a pool, double arena, weight room, and cardio-fitness centre all located in one complex. Ball diamonds, a soccer pitch, golf course and curling rink are all located at Sandy Beach.
Egli's Sheep Farm and Animal Park is located in Minnitaki, Ontario, 20 kms (12 miles) west of Dryden on Highway 17.
Dryden & District Museum:
The Dryden & District Museum is located at 15 Van Horne Ave. near the Municipal Offices. Various artifacts and theme rooms are displayed. Visit the museum's website for photos of some of these artifacts. Guided tours are available. The museum is wheelchair accessible, has a wheelchair for visitor use and has elevator service. The museum features four galleries. There are over 10,000 artifacts, permanent and rotating displays as well as a research library. The Dryden & District Museum is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of local culture and history in the Dryden area. If you visit the museum, you'll see a majestic whitetail buck that was almost a world record in size. The illegally taken white-tailed buck is believed to be seven or eight years old and is not unusually large in body. But the size of its rack of antlers, with 18 separate points, is close to the world record. A score sheet filled out by a representative of the Foundation for the Recognition of Wildlife according to the official standard for big-game trophies gave the rack a net score of 199, just 14 5/8 points off the world record, which was set by farmer Milo Hansen near Biggar, Sask., in 1992.
Roy Wilson Suspension Bridge
Opening to the public in 2009, the Suspension Bridge is located behind the Chalet Inn on the City’s Trail Network. The bridge is 34 meter (111.5'), and spans the Wabigoon River just below the rapids. The suspension bridge is free to use and parking is available at Johnston Park on Highway 17.
Hiking Trails in Dryden:
Laura Howe Marsh: walking trails down by the lake and marsh areas - Van Horne Avenue at Ingall Drive.
Public Beaches in Dryden:
Ghost Lake, Johnson's Beach, Aaron Park, Sandy Beach
Local Boat Launches
Government Dock, Van Horne Ave.
Skene's Landing, Victoria Street
Other Recreational Activities: