"Algonquin...A Paradise...for Moose" Top 5 Page for this destination Algonquin Provincial Park by mim95

Algonquin Provincial Park Travel Guide: 283 reviews and 392 photos

Algonquin is about a 3-hour drive northeast of Toronto. It is the third-largest provincial park in Ontario, covering 7725 km2. It is no dobut one of the most popular parks for camping, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and any other outdoor activities that you can think of. There are over 1300 campsites and 3 private lodges if you want to stay in comfort, with the majority of the facilities located along Highway 60, the 2-lane roadway that serves as the one and only major road through the park.

This is my second visit to the park - mainly for wildlife viewing - moose in particular. It's quite easy to spot a moose during this time of year as they tend to stay very close to Hwy 60. The moose are craving for sodium after the long winter, and they can find it from the melting road salt near the ponds and meadows close to the highway. We were there for 3 days and spotted the moose 4 times along Hwy 60 and once while we were on a hiking trail.

The other time we visited the park was in autumn in 2002 to enjoy the fall foilage - with all kinds of colours from yellow to orange to red leaves.

  • Last visit to Algonquin Provincial Park: May 2004
  • Intro Updated Jun 3, 2004
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Feb 12, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Nice Page

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2007 at 3:38 AM

    When our children were young, we used to make the long trek (8 hours for us) to the wonderful Algonquin Park. It's been years since we've been there, so your page brings back many memories.

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2007 at 7:09 AM

    great page mimi. the canadian outdoors really rock. hopefullt i'll be back to canada next spring.

  • windsorgirl's Profile Photo
    May 14, 2006 at 7:23 AM

    Thanks for the great tips! I hope to visit Algonquin this summer.

  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Feb 3, 2006 at 3:44 PM

    This seems like a very peaceful and scenic park! I like the beaver dams and moose.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2006 at 3:07 AM

    What a ghreat virtual tour of the provencial park. This looks like my kind of place. A yurt sounds much more comfy than a tent. Don't you just hate seeing those logging trucks in there? GRRRR

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Jun 2, 2004 at 11:30 AM

    That is one heck of a beaver dam! Good tips and pictures. What is it with provincial parks and loggers?

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