Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada
What makes this area unique?
Algonquin Park is home to a variety of unusual ecosystems, which means you're likely to spy plant and animal species you've never seen before! Spring awakes excellent trout fishing beneath flocks of migrating birds, and if you are quiet and aware, you are likely to see a moose any time of year. The cool autumn winds inspire brilliant fall foliage. You'll never forget the early morning scene of mist drifting off tepid waves and lifting into the sunrays above lakeside brigades of crimson maple trees.
Flora & Fauna: deciduous and evergreen forest, blueberry bogs, wildflowers, black bear, timber wolves, beaver, otter, porcupine, moose, great grey owl, loon, heron and many others.
Terrain: lake, river, forest, beach, bog, cliffs
Best Time to Paddle: August-September for warm water temps and fewer mosquitoes. Fall foliage is typically at it's best during the last week of September.
Type of Trip/Route Options: canoe, portage, hiking
Y Day Trip
Y Weekend Trip
Y 4 to 7-Day Trip
Y 7 to 14-Day Trip
Y Loop Trip
Y Shuttle Service Nearby
Hazards: Navigation in this area requires skill and previous experience.
Where to Find Maps/Charts: chrismar.com or jeffsmap.com
Permits Required: Yes, per-person fee for all campsites. Stealth camping is not allowed.
Pets Allowed: Yes, in most areas. Rules apply. Speak with a Park Official if you plan to bring your pet.
Algonquin Park 5-Day Loop Itinerary: 57.3 Miles
Drive to Rain Lake.
Paddle 5.3 miles to campsite at Jubilee Lake.
Paddle 19.3 miles to campsite on Big Trout Lake
Paddle 11 miles to campsite on Burnt Island Lake.
Paddle 11.3 miles to campsite on Misty Lake.
Paddle 10.4 miles to take out at Rain Lake.
Hiking, Fishing, "Howling for Wolves" each Thursday in August at the Visitor Centre (conditions permitting).