|The closest we got to a bear but I hear there are several of |
them in the park.
Some people think camping at Algonquin Park means being alone in the wilderness with only the supplies you can carry on your back while walking great distances with a canoe over your head which doesn't sound like a ton of fun (to me) to do with kids. UPDATE! We actually did a one night portage trip to the interior with the kids this summer (2015) and it was great.
|Lake of Two Rivers at sunrise.|
|Lake of Two Rivers again.|
|Catching frogs at the Beaver Pond|
|She doesn't look thrilled here but she was, trust me!|
The park has a great Visitor's Centre where they hold talks and workshops throughout the day. We attended one about predators in the forests and one about the moose in the park. There is also a great gift shop and some art installations in the centre as well as the wildlife siting board which is a big hit with the kids who liked to know what animals had been spotted in the park. If it rains you could easily spend most of the day in the Visitor's Centre and not get bored.
|Adding our wildlife siting to the board.|
|Lest you think we didn't actually see a moose.|
|The Algonquin Park Art Centre. They offer classes and shows as well as a |
fancy schmancy gift shop
|Taking a break on Popcorn Island in Canoe Lake|
|The bike trail that runs through the middle of the park.|
|Ice cream (including non dairy flavours!) at Lake Opeongo.|
|Junior nature photographer at work.|
Update! We went back for a Fall camping trip to see the autumn colours. I knew it would be a fairly popular place but I had no idea the last weekend in September is actually the busiest time of the year in Algonquin park. The place was completely full and all of the hotels and lodges around the park were also full. They even had bus trips into the park from places like Toronto so the trails were packed!
|The crowd at Lookout Trail|
|The crowds are worth it though, the leaves are truly beautiful.|