Algonquin – Grand Lake to Squirrel Rapids

Algonquin is considered the crown jewel of Ontario’s provincial park system. It is one of the largest parks in the province and contains hundreds of interconnecting lakes, ponds and rivers, creating endless opportunities to explore the backcountry by canoe. Every summer we plan a different route into the interior. This year we decided to explore the eastern section of the park through Barron Canyon, which is reputed to offer the most scenic paddling in Algonquin.

Killarney Provincial Park in the Spring

Killarney Provincial Park is nestled in untamed wilderness near Georgian Bay. It is open all-year round and provides plenty of opportunities to soak in the scenery of La Cloche Mountains, as well as many wetlands, and lakes. There’s also a range of trails from multi-day backpacking to short and strenuous day hikes.

Hiking in Frontenac Provincial Park in the Spring

Frontenac Provincial Park is located north of Kingston on the southern edge of the Canadian Shield. It is part of the UNESCO Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve and is situated on an ancient granite ridge linking the Canadian Shield to the Adirondack Mountains. The park is open year-round and offers over 100km of hiking trails through forests and across outcrops, and features several lakes and wetlands.

Hiking in Presqu’ile Provincial Park in the Spring

Presqu’ile Provincial Park is located along the shore of Lake Ontario. It means “almost island” in French as it is connected to the mainland by a narrow piece of land. It is open year-round and boasts of having one of the largest wetlands along the north shore of Lake Ontario. Presqu’ile also contains a beautiful sandy beach and several hiking trails that wind through the different habitats in the park.

Windy Lake Provincial Park in the Winter

Windy Lake Provincial Park is located northwest of Sudbury and is open year-round. In the winter, Windy Lake offers a variety of activities including cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. It also has roofed accommodations available for a comfortable and cozy camping experience.

Hiking in MacGregor Point Provincial Park

MacGregor Point Provincial Park is located on the stunningly sandy shores of Lake Huron. The park is open year round, but boasts of having the biggest waves during the off-season in the fall and winter. The park offers several hiking trails and other activities depending on the season, like fishing and swimming in the summer and cross-country skiing and skating in the winter.

Camping in a Cabin in Killarney Provincial Park

Killarney Provincial Park is located along the northern shore of Georgian Bay. It is surrounded by wilderness and contains mountains, forests, lakes, beaches and wetlands. It is open year-round and provides a number of recreational activities depending on the season to enjoy the stunning scenery. The campground also offers roofed accommodations that provide a more comfortable and convenient camping experience.

Camping in a Yurt in Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park is the first provincial park that was created in Ontario and it’s also one of the largest parks in the province. It features a series of interconnected lakes, rivers and creeks that create one of the best places in Ontario to explore the backcountry by canoe. The Highway 60 Corridor cuts through the southern portion of Algonquin and contains a number of campgrounds, access points to the backcountry, and trails for hiking and cross-country skiing.

The Cabin – April 2022

Spring is always an exciting time of the year as new growth starts to appear and the days get longer. We’ve had to wait a bit longer than usual this year for our flowers to bloom and trees to bud. But once that happens, it’s only a matter of time until the bugs come out with a vengeance. So, with nice weather on the forecast for the weekend, we decided to visit the cabin before the bugs take over for the next few months.