Friday, August 12, 2011

Algonquin Provincial Park

I realize this is a little late but I wanted to add a note about Algonquin Park.  It is amazing!!  (yes, I realize that I may have used the word "amazing" about a few other things I've seen but, if you say it with a little sing-song voice it really applies to a wide variety of sights and experiences. 
Try it: "A-MAY-zing!"

Algonquin Park is Ontario's oldest, largest and best known Provincial Park. The park was established in 1893 and comprises 7725 square kilometers of forest, lake and river.

We expected to land at our site, set up the tent and just hang out near our campsite for the day. Swimming in the lake, maybe canoeing and taking a few walks.  There are so many lakes and hikes in the park that you can't just stay at one.  Our daily routine was to pick a hike/walk, drive to the trail head, grab an interpretive pamphlet for that particular walk and enjoy the natural beauty while learning a few things about the history, animals, trees or a variety of other things along the way.  We usually did 2 walks each morning at different lakes before returning to Canisbay Lake to eat, swim and "hang out".

There are an estimated 2,500 lakes within the boundaries of Algonquin Provincial Park.

Thanks to Kathy, Rich, Roch, Sue, Patty and Jim for organizing and letting us join in for a few days!

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