Algonquin Logging Museum

Algonquin Logging Museum, Algonquin Provincial Park: Address, Algonquin Logging Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Algonquin Logging Museum
4.5
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AK8397
Ontario, Canada693 contributions
Just what you've been pining for
Sep. 2020
This is an outdoor museum where you follow an easy trail from site to site to learn about the history of logging in the park. You start at the reception building which houses some displays and video, then you do a self-guided walk to see other buildings, equipment and exhibits. There are lots of signs with information. It's actually quite interesting and more fun than it probably sounds.
Written October 16, 2020
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Cass8-4U
London, Canada2,891 contributions
History in a pine forest
Jun. 2020
A favorite trail! And such a beautiful getaway during Covid. This is a self guided tour with information stations on the history of lumbering! It is informative and easy to follow for young or old!!

Never before been at this time of year. Immediately hit by the scent of pine needles. Flowers were in bloom on the forest floor - masses of beautiful little white flowers with pointed petals. They are bunchberry flowers.The pond with beaver hut glistened in the sun. The sluice was racing. And along the trail, displays and pictures outline the progress in moving logs - horse, train, boat (alligator) and, finally, truck. They provide info on the lumbermen- their living conditions and the dangers they faced.

Very educational and highly recommended.
Written July 5, 2020
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Danny Switzer
Peterborough, Canada151 contributions
Very educational trail
Jun. 2020 • Couples
If your into history, this is the trail for you. Took about an hour to do. It’s to bad the museum at the start was closed because of Covid. Very easy, great if you have little kids, and pets. Lots of interactive stuff to see. On your trip to Algonquin, it’s a must stop at place.
Written June 26, 2020
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Dan V
Ancaster, Canada2 contributions
Very worth it for young and old. Easy walking, nice displays, interesting.
Jul. 2019
We went with our family of kids between toddler to 13. They loved seeing, touching & climbing on. Enough stuff to touch to keep young ones interested and enough information to engage the older kids.
Self-guided so you can go as quickly or slowly as you like but its easily worth giving a couple hours to it. It's a beautiful forest to walk through and the path is very easy and suitable for a stroller.
An excellent stop - highly recommended.
Written March 6, 2020
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Rich L
Ontario, Canada35 contributions
A great interpretive walking trail.
Jan. 2020
I have to admit that I was lukewarm about a logging museum, especially since I had already seen the display at the Algonquin Park visitor centre. After strolling through the historical displays and reconstructed lumber camps laid out on this 1.3 km trail, this was one of the best outdoor displays I have visited. (and the reception building was closed being winter) So, don't let the signage at the entrance dissuade you from visiting this site- it is worth the stop.
Written March 5, 2020
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pencefn
Newton Mearns, UK399 contributions
What a great story told on the trail
Sep. 2019
Travelling on Highway 60, we stopped to visit the Algonquin Logging Museum. What a great place to visit. Starting with a video presentation which end with the screen rising and the trail outside in front of us. Walking round the trail the story of logging in the park is told with information boards and displays.

There are many photo opportunities. In this case we selected around 70 for our on-line gallery, of which 6 have been selected to share on facebook.

It was a dry warm overcast day when we visited. The trail took us around an hour to walk around the trail, which whilst is step free, undulates with several gradients.
Written January 18, 2020
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Ashish D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India575 contributions
Very informative audio video show!
Oct. 2019
In addition to a museum and souvenir shop, there was an audio and video show, which was pretty informative regarding the logging history of the park!
Written December 29, 2019
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Cass8-4U
London, Canada2,891 contributions
Once again!
Oct. 2019
I just never tire of walking this trail - it is easy, picturesque and very informative. This visit, we took our time to enjoy the fall colours and read the posts at every station. Thus learning all about the lives and hardships of the early loggers.

We also paid more attention to the buildings noting the log joints, hinges and shingles! Everything done by hand.

The sluice is a great place for pictures and, on the way out, we stopped at the east gate to view the incredible totem pole beside the parking lot. Dan Bowers, an Algonquin from Whitney, found a massive pine brought down by a storm in 2013.It spoke to him and he carved his very first totem pole.

Well worth a visit!
Written November 5, 2019
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Les C
11 contributions
Very easy walk, lots of bugs in the summer.
Jul. 2019
The museum was interesting, the walking trail was an easy walk and had many interesting exhibits to explore.
Written October 19, 2019
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adda03
Hackensack, NJ4 contributions
Fall foliage drive - 4-6 Oct weekend
Oct. 2019 • Family
Small but informative trail and museum. Good for very small ones.
There was a small ship deck as well as rail engine. interesting trail. But very easy trail.
Written October 14, 2019
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