THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF ALGONQUIN PARK
Algonquin is blessed with a vast interior of maple-treed hills, rocky ridges, and thousands of lakes. The only way to explore the interior of this park is by canoe or on foot. There is also a second Algonquin – along the 56 kilometer stretch of Highway 60 where visitors can enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, cycling or viewing wildlife.
Most visitors to Algonquin want to see wild animals and the black bear ranks high on the list. The best fishing of the year for trout is in May, a couple of weeks after the ice has gone. Later, when summer has warmed the lakes, the Lake Trout are forced into deeper water. Bass are warm-water fish and provide excellent fishing opportunities for the summer visitor. Since the late 1970’s, Algonquin has been the best place to see moose in North America . The best opportunities to view one of these giants are in May and June. Deer are also frequently spotted on early morning cruises along Highway 60. The park has many campsites (even some for groups and with electricity), showers, flush toilets, laundry facilities, boat launches, accommodation and picnic areas. There are endless opportunities for conducted walks led by Park Naturalists, walking trails, children’s programs at the Visitor Centre, evening programs and special events. To plan your park experience, visit www.algonquinpark.on.ca
Also see …
Algonquin Visitor Centre
No visit to Algonquin Provincial Park would be complete without a stop at the Visitor Centre at km 43.
The Logging Museum
Just inside the East Gate, the Algonquin Logging Museum brings the story of logging to life from the early square timber days to the last of the great river drives.
The Wildlife of Algonquin Park
With 53 species of mammals in Algonquin Park, it is no surprise that people are drawn there to catch a glimpse of a wild animal.