Comfortable battery/solar/generator powered cottage at the push of a button ensconced on 5 acres bordering on the majestic Magnetewan River that runs out of Algonquin Park and joins together several lakes; this is an upscale camping environment in a remote, 'Algonquinesque' setting.
Enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, wildlife, quiet lifestyle. When it rains, sit by the woodstove and read books from the library overlooking the sunken living room from the study upstairs. The skylights allow enough light in so there is never a dark, dingy corner. The master bedroom on the second floor has a balcony over the outside deck below. You enjoy a view not that different from being in a tree house.
The deck offers shelter under a large umbrella, and the standard gas barbeque to cook up your meals. You can also cook inside on the propane stove, with the refrigerator to store any food. Inside there is another upstairs bedroom that contains a queen-size bunk bed. There is a bedroom on the main floor with a sliding door
Algonquinesque Setting...: Ensconced on 5 acres in a beautiful ravine bordering on the majestic Magnetewan River that runs out of Algonquin Park and joins together several lakes (Perry, Hazard etc.) for approximately 25 kilometers; this is ‘heaven’ to those who appreciate a remote, “Algonquinesque” setting. Enjoy fishing, swimming, canoeing, hiking, wildlife, quiet lifestyle.
Live off the Grid....: Find yourself in a large two-story modern designed cottage and enjoy an upscale ‘camping experience’. Live comfortably off the grid with solar/batteries/generator, woodstove and propane in combination to meet all your needs. The large windows throughout give you a panoramic view of not only the waterfront area but also the forest surrounding the cottage. Traipse down to the dock in the morning and sit there quietly to take in the beautiful setting of forest and environmentally protected marshland. If you are quiet enough, you will see a deer or otter or mink or beaver.
Blackberry connections work plus some cell phone as well.
Wildlife, Remote Setting: The early morning sun wrestles with the fog for rights over the river and you get to be front and center as the sun eventually wins.
Check website Explorer's Edge and Discover the West side of Algonquin Park
For most visitors to Algonquin Park, entrance through the gates on Highway #60 is the preferred way to enter Canada’s favourite – and oldest – provincial park. It’s a beautiful route dotted with campgrounds, picnic areas, interpretive walking trails, a visitor centre, a museum, and an art gallery. For the folks inclined to a more rugged adventure though, you might enjoy heading to the west side of the Explorers’ Edge region – to the Almaguin Highlands – where you’ll discover Algonquin from a whole new perspective.
Highway #60 Corridor, Algonquin Park
The west side of Algonquin Park is noted for its elevated landscape, but also the headwaters of several rivers. Moderate-size lakes make for what I call “paddle a little, walk a little” travel. It’s a great way to work your arms and legs and really feel like you’ve accomplished something by day’s end. Every portage you cross puts more campers behind you and really brings out the wilderness experience. A seasoned guide and canoeing fanatic, I once did an early season (spring) canoe trip to the west side of Algonquin Park for nine days – seven of those tranquil days I didn’t see one other person. With fewer people traveling the lakes and rivers of this part of the park, I also find that the wildlife seems more plentiful. Moose, beavers, otters, and various birds can all be easily spotted along any canoe route – a big draw for photographers as well.
Access to this region is by several dirt roads that lead to one of four access points. Just follow Highway #11 and look for the Algonquin Park signs. Many outfitters are also located near or in this side of the park.
Algonquin’s west side is not just more adventurous travellers, it’s also a great destination for the gentle explorer. Folks can just pack an overnight bag and have everything looked after for them as well. Consider a guided canoe trip with Voyageur Quest and or trips that focus on understanding the wildlife of Algonquin Park, such as Northern Edge Algonquin‘s guided wilderness safaris. Guests on these experiences are taken to special locations by guides who live and work in the area, and often get to see parts of Algonquin Park that most adventurers don’t even know about.
Sleeping on the ground isn’t a requirement for enjoying the nature of Algonquin Park either. Both Voyageur Quest and Northern Edge Algonquin offer cabin accommodations, as do plenty of nearby accommodation providers in the nearby Almaguin Highlands.
Local outfitters can help you plan your Algonquin West trip:
Algonquin Basecamp (Emsdale, Access Point #2, #3, #4)
Algonquin Outfitters (Huntsville)
Canoe Algonquin (Kearney, Access Point #2, #3, #4)
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