HIKING AND CANOEING IN ALGONQUIN
The Muskoka area is famous for its natural beauty - lush forests, granite rocks, and clear lakes. We are going to explore Algonquin park, the oldest provincial park in Canada!
We will canoe for two hours on Canoe Lake (don't worry if you don't have any experience, lesson and life west is provided), hike two different trails, swim in the lake (you can jump off the cliffs at the small island) and we will try to spot some wildlife (we can ofter see beavers, moose, fox, chipmunks, wild turkey, turtle, squirels and sometimes black bear or wolf!)
Hiking in Algonquin Park:
There are so many trails to explore and wildlife to see! We can spend all day exploring the wilderness. It’s the perfect time of year to get lots of great moose pictures.
And which are our favourite hikes?
1) Peck Lake Trail
Peck Lake Trail is a 2.3 km loop trail goes completely around the shoreline of Peck Lake.
2) Algonquin Park Visitor Centre
Opened in 1993 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Algonquin Provincial Park and the entire Ontario provincial park system, the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre has world class exhibits on the Park's natural and human history, a relaxing restaurant and an excellent bookstore. A theatre presentation sums up the Park story and then takes you out to the viewing deck from where you can admire a breathtaking panorama of wild Algonquin landscape.
3) Beaver Pond Trail
Beaver Pond Trail is a 2.0 km loop trail that yields excellent views of two beaver ponds while the guide provides an introduction to Algonquin's fascinating beaver pond ecology.
4) Lake of Two Rivers Trail
Two Rivers Trail is a 2.3 km loop trail includes an easy ascent to a pine-clad cliff, and introduces the importance of change in the natural forest of Algonquin.
5) Booth's Rock Trail
Booth's Rock Trail is a 5.1 km loop trail that visits two lakes and a spectacular lookout, returning via an abandoned railway. The guide discusses man's impact on the Park.
Lookout Trail is a 2.1 km loop trail that is fairly steep and rugged, but rewards the hiker with a magnificent view of several hundred square kilometres of Algonquin. This guide discusses the geology of the Park.
8.00 am - York Mills Subway Pick up, meeting in front of Starbucks
8.30 am - Dufferin Mall Pick up, meeting is in front of the Beer Store
9.30 am - 9.45 am - Tim Hortons Barrie stop
12.00 pm - 2.30 pm - Canoeing and Lunch
3.30 pm - 4.30 pm - First Hike
5.00 pm - 6.30 pm - Second Hike
9 pm - Toronto
Please note that arrival time back to Toronto can be changed depending on traffic situation, weather conditions etc. The latest arrival time should be 10 pm so please plan your day around this time of arrival.
What to take with you?
• Rain Jacket
• Hiking/running shoes
• Bug spray
• Sunscreen Lotion
This is a 1-day trip.
Where to meet?
8.00 am - Dufferin Mall (Meeting is in front of the Beer Store)
8.30 am - York Mills Subway Station (Meeting is in front of Starbucks)
The first pick up at Dufferin Mall might be switched with York Mills so than the Dufferin Mall will be second pick up location. We will let you know times of each pick up spot few days before the trip.
Sandwich, snack and water
12 seats van or minivan transportation
Guided hiking (2 short hikes - 2 km each)
Lunch picnic package (sandwich ,bottle of water and snack)
2 hours of canoeing
breakfast and dinner