Things to do in Algonquin Provincial Park

THE 15 BEST Things to Do in Algonquin Provincial Park

Things to Do in Algonquin Provincial Park


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Top Attractions in Algonquin Provincial Park

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  • therichastill
    Stevenage, UK2,774 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family and I were staying in the area and we wanted to visit Algonquin Provincial Park to experience the glorious scenery and we were not disappointed!

    If you are visiting the area then you need to get a visitor's permit, you can do this online or from the Visitor's Center.

    The rangers there are really helpful and can give you all the information you need about how the trails are, weather conditions and sightings of any creatures.

    There are also washroom facilities and plenty of gifts that can be purchased.
    Written October 21, 2023
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  • Kaan Kuskonmaz
    Istanbul, Türkiye68 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you are a big fan of nature, you must go trekking there. At the end, you will see thousands of trees with colors ranging from orange to red.
    Written April 22, 2024
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  • theoljohnnyboy
    New Florence, PA1,537 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was the highlight of our Hwy 60 corridor visit to Algonquin. I would advise taking the same trail up as you do to descend as the designated return trail is below the level of the adjacent beaver pond and quite a few portions are very unavoidably soggy. We did the entire round trip in 1 hr 50 minutes plus we spent an hour enjoying the overlook. We disagree with the rating of difficult, my wife has some health issues and enjoyed the hike greatly. The cliffs have no railings, be advised of this before going.
    Written July 30, 2023
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  • Cooper
    Coboconk, Canada84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Wonderful, incredibly informative, hands on visual, experience.
    As you walk through the forest, the booklet provides an informative account of the lumberjack's experience, its full of stories and lights your imagination at each of the 19 posts.
    You can spend as much time as you want here, 1/2 hr right through to 2+ hours.
    Take the time to watch the 15 min video in the main reception building, its worth watching. In addition to some very cool, b&w movie clips of the old logging ways, it outlines how the park is managed today for both recreation and logging.
    Admission is by donation. There's a giftshop / bookstore too.
    Written June 26, 2023
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  • Darren G
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great short trek with some ups and downs. Great view of beaver dam as well! Bring runners rather than flip flops!
    Written August 3, 2023
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  • Ana B
    Scarborough, UK16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you want a lot of bang for your buck this trail is definitely worth it! It is challenging at times and the biggest challenge is the length. It is a day excursion so make sure you pack enough snacks and water for that. Highly recommend! Did it with two kiddos and they were fine. Some parts were wet and slushy but wore trail shoes and was fine.
    Written March 15, 2024
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  • gaspasser
    Montreal, Canada69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An impressive view with a minimum of effort. If you get the idea to have a closer look by kayak, be advised there are portages of over 400 m to enter the canyon from either end that are much more difficult than some adventure web postings may suggest. The photo shows just one of many rocky, root-covered hills that you must traverse. That should put the gentle, 40-foot elevation climb of this trail in perspective!
    Written September 4, 2023
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  • Luc V
    Brussels, Belgium6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Magnificent lake for family discoveries with canoe rental from the Outfitters office. Very professional organisation.
    Written September 23, 2023
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  • theoljohnnyboy
    New Florence, PA1,537 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice easy trail. Lots of bugs in the loop through the woods past the boardwalks and bridges. Unfortunately saw no wildlife in a couple of hikes in the evenings.
    Written July 30, 2023
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  • Doug W
    Mississauga, Canada2,228 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles

    So may people are in a rush along Hwy 60 to get someplace that they miss this beautiful collection of Ontario artists who have fallen in love with the park.
    This is a FREE gallery. Although a $5 donation to the gallery is "recommended" it would be criminal NOT to put at least that into the box to support this magnificent display of talent. There is a large selection of styles and media on display (...and I believe to purchase....???) which depict perspectives of Algonquin's nature I could only hope to imagine.
    DO NOT PASS THIS PLACE BY !!!!!
    NOTE: A huge parking lot at the bottom of a large set of stairs but if there are visitors with mobility issues drive up the hill to the right and park behind the Gallery.
    Written August 19, 2023
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  • Sander_Yoho
    Den Bosch, The Netherlands1,220 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great trail. The explanation folder is of high quality and has some fun facts. We did it in May, so faced a lot of mosquitoes even though we sprayed heavily with Deet. We saw two cow moose far away, bit it was nice. The total length on our Strava was 13.7km and not 10,8 km and we didn’t do the same extra beer nest track.
    Written May 30, 2024
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  • Dawn L
    Grimsby, Canada278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a great hike. Not too muddy thank goodness. Great exercise and views. Did not see much wildlife but it was quite and warm.
    Would definitely do again
    Written May 14, 2023
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