Algonquin Park, ON, Canada

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Algonquin Park, ON, Canada

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Beautiful backcountry in Algonquin Park

From the crisp days of fall, when the maple forests and evergreens form a mosaic of ochre, red, and verdant green, to the bright months of summer, when hikers and campers delve into a wilderness of woodlands and lakes, Algonquin Park is a real natural jewel of Ontario. It's packed with campsites and hiking trails, lodges and rustic Algonquin Park vacation rentals, all just waiting for intrepid explorers who want to catch a glimpse of Canada's iconic backcountry. On-site, the Algonquin Visitor Center and a logging museum bring a dash of history and ecology to the mix.

Pitching up in Algonquin Park

With over 1,000 individual pitches peppering its deep woods and lakeside meadows, Algonquin Park is one of the top camping destinations in Ontario. People flock from the big city of Toronto every summer to sleep under the canvas and the stars here, while others come for camping-canoeing odysseys through the lakes and riverways that connect the region. Hiking trails are marked out to reveal intriguing features of the reserve's natural habitats, and turn into cross-country ski routes when the snows fall.

Get to grips with Algonquin Park

Search out Algonquin Park vacation rentals close to the southern border of the reserve to be near the Algonquin Visitor Centre. Fusing pioneer histories with tales of Ontario artists who've found a muse in these surroundings, mixing in natural history and soaring lookout decks atop the sweeping forests, it's the perfect place to start your travels. Then you can move onto the Algonquin Logging Museum, which deals with the long and important influence of the lumber industry in the region.

All year in Algonquin Park

Each month from November to March, you can expect average snowfall in Algonquin Park to clock up over 30 inches. That ushers in a real "Winter Wonderland" feel to the reserve, turning the bare maples white, and opening the snowshoeing and cross-country skiing routes for the season. Spring comes in April and May, kicking off the spring and summer, when thousands flock to Algonquin Park vacation rentals and campsites for a taste of the Ontarian wilds in the warmth. Fall is a doozy, too _ you'll be able to see the forests changing color then.

Away in the wilds of Ontario in Algonquin Park

Algonquin Park is a vast region, covering nearly 3,000 square miles in the Ontarian lowlands north of Toronto. For the most part, its reserves are made up of low hills that come blanketed from top to toe in beautiful swaths of maple forest and evergreens. These sweep down to the edge of misty lakes and creeks, which makes the landscape a real treat for canoers. The place is awash with fascinating flowers and animals, too _ be on the lookout for black bears, moose, bunchberry bushes, great grey owls, and packs of wild wolves to name just a few.