I took my first drive through Algonquin Provincial Park this year. It won’t be my last. I plan to go back with my family and do some canoe camping. It is absolutely gorgeous. Algonquin is located about 3 hours north of Toronto, Ontario and is the oldest provincial park in Canada.
I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful it is. In the 14 years that I have been married my husband has told me stories about this place. He grew up in Ontario in a little town called Chatsworth. He would go up with his buddies and borrow his uncles camping equipment, because his uncle lives near the park and set out on some adventure. It sounds dreamy.
This last trip up to Ontario, my little family and I made a last minute plan to see his uncle up in that area. We were only up there for a day and a night but we made it count. The morning we left we drove through the park and made a few stops. It was enough to tease all of us about wanting to do some canoe camping as a family in the future.
The park has over 2,000 lakes and tons of rivers and streams. They have a nice visitor centre and art centre. Hiking and biking trails are all over the place.
The park is home to moose, black bear, deer, beaver, and wolves. We didn’t see any of those animals on our short time in the park but my sweet 6 year old daughter managed to get chased by a Canadian goose when she got too close to the babies. I have never seen my daughter run so fast!
Also it would be unfair if I did not mention that National Geographic has listed Algonquin Park and the Muskoka Country as top summer destinations. Time to plan your next vacation! Check out more information at www.algonquinpark.on.ca.