Last call for Algonquin Park

You still have some more days left before you decide a trip to the Algonquin Park. As you already know the best season to visit the park is between the last week of September and the first ten days of October when the leaves turn into the fall season. The pleasure here is in the scenery along the way where you can see the colorful nature, infinity of lakes and with some fortune also the wild animals. Spectacular fall foliage will greet you as you drive along the way, but not only the fall's color in the Algonquin Park has impressed us but also the silence, the peace the reflections on water are elements that surely have completed our experience. We arrived to the West gate of the park by our rented car. In fact in case visiting this place you absolutely need your own vehicle. Just before the west entrance (and I think also at the East entrance for the ones who start from the other side) there is an information point where getting informative leaflets and tickets. A 56 km highway corridor (no 60) is running along the park from the west to the east so the entrance to the park is ticket free if you don't stop your vehicle along the way. Otherwise, you must have a valid Park Permit; we paid for our day Vehicle Permit 17 Canadian Dollars. It included access to trails, museums, lakes, and picnic areas. A park permit is absolutely required and it must be well displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle. I saw that they sell seasonal packages and multiple entry packages as well. The informative paper we received at the ticket office was perfectly done and it helped us a lot to best manage our day in the park.  It showed the names of all the trails with its km so that we could plan the better one for us. We had only a day reserved for Algonquin Park so we had to hurry a bit. This is a reason why we could visit only the Canoe Lake, Lookout Trail, Art Centre, Spruce Bog Trail, Visitor Centre and the Museum. We would have loved to stay 2 more days there. All of these activities have terribly excited us. Canoeing in one oof those Ontario's Lake was really amazing. Canoe rentals were available for reasonable prices, I think we paid for the most stable one around 45.00 Canadian Dollars for 4 hours. If you are not enough in swimming, go for this option, specially if it is windy. We were lucky because the weather was just perfect. It was just breathtaking. It took me back to those romantic movies. Lookout out trail is the most wanted in Algonquin, it is long 2.1 km and it takes not more than 45 minutes to reach the view point. The view at the top is probably the best of the short hikes so I specially recommend this for those short on time. Spruce Bog Trail is probably the easiest one and it is the only one with wheel chair access. It took less than an hour to do the loop and along the way, there are some benches where sitting and relaxing. That is a perfect solution for all ages and mobility levels. Art Centre, Visitor Centre and the Museum are very informative. As I told you first we were in a hurry so we have a plan to return back soon in order to experience the left activities!







10 comments:

  1. Algonquin park seems apt for nature lovers and especially hikers! I think the author has posted a nice awareness generating blog post that the reader shall find hard to resist!

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  2. Seems like a very picturesque kind of a place.I love the picture you have posted but I wish you post more pictures.

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    1. You are right, one is not enough!I will post more:-)

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  3. this looks like Finland or Scandinavia

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  4. I have heard a lot about Canadian parks and now i can totally see why. trails, museums, lakes, and picnic areas - the park seems to have all the elements that draw nature as well as history enthusiasts. Your pictures are so stunning too!!

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  5. Wow... Algonquin Park is a place I can spend a day with... doing nothing, just spend time with nature. Thanks for telling us the best time to visit the place to see the autumn colors,

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  6. Nice place to go when in Canada. Picturesque view and a picnic seems great also

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  7. Oh, it is a small window of opportunity for all the nature loverS. Pricewise, it is steal. Graet pictures, I must say.

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  8. Algonquin Park looks really good. I like how the colors blend in together and create a picturistic view. And nice photos by the way.

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  9. Your photos made me want to visit Algonquin Park. The write up is also fantastic. More power to your blog. :)

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