Algonquin Lakes Tour
September 24 to 26, 2018
Beautiful fall foliage, rocks, and lakes of Algonquin Park, one of Canada’s most renowned parks. The scenery has inspired artists and we will see the cairn to Tom Thomson, the famous painter, and discuss his life and death. As well we will visit the Algonquin Park Visitor’s Centre and the Logging Museum.
Day 1, Canoe Lake
We start at the parking lot at the south side of Highway 60. We go through Smoke, Tea, and Bonita Lake to Canoe Lake. Here we visit Tom Thomson’s impressive cairn and monument. Between Canoe Lake and Joe Lake there is a portage. From there we go pass Gibraltar Rock overlooking Joe Lake and stop at a lunch spot; we hope to have lunch at the Arowhon Pines Lodge. We return via the same route in reverse. The total distance is about 28 km.
Days 2 and 3, Madawaska River
We row down the Madawaska River through Lake of Two Rivers, Pog Lake, Whitefish Lake, Rock Lake, and Galeairy Lake to Whitney over the two days. We will stop to see the derelict estate of J.R.Booth, lumber king. There are two short portages around low dams. The total distance is about 30 km.
In the afternoon of the second day we will visit the Algonquin Park Visitors’ Centre and Logging Museum.
Level tour: intermediate; must have at least one year of sculling experience
Start time at Lake of Two Rivers Picnic Area and Beach: 9:30 AM
Cost: $94.50 + RCA/RO seat fees of approx.. $5.50; Inclusions: boat fees, 1 packed lunch; not included: lunches on two days and dinners.
How to Register
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