Algonquin isn’t just about the paddling. In fact, my guess is that the majority of people who visit the Park don’t travel more than 1 or 2 lakes away from the main access points along highway 60. So it’s a good thing that there is so much to do along the highway 60 corridor beyond strapping a canoe to your back and hoping to outrun the bugs on your way to Big Trout. My focus in the Park is on paddling, but from time to time I try to check out some of the other attractions that are closer to home. Here you’ll find short reviews and recaps of some of the hikes I’ve done and attractions I’ve visited when I’m not out on the water.
|Algonquin Logging Museum Trail||Just past the East Gate, around KM 54||Variable. It’s a 1.3 KM loop, but there’s lots to see.|
|Hemlock Bluff Trail||Just past KM 27, off Highway 60||3.5 KM, about an hour to complete.|
|Peck Lake Trail||Near KM 19, off Highway 60||2.3 KM, 1/2 hour to an hour.|
|Spruce Bog Boardwalk Trail||Near KM 43, off Highway 60||1.5 KM, 1/2 hour (5 minutes if you feel like a jog).|
|Whiskey Rapids Trail||Near KM 7, off Highway 60||2.1 KM, 1/2 hour to an hour and a half depending on how many kids you’ve got with you.|
|Beaver Pond Trail||Between KM 45 and 46, off Highway 60||2.0 KM, 40 minutes (there is some up and down and a few nice views to stop and enjoy)|
|Bat Lake Trail||Between KM 30 and 31, off Highway 60||5.8 KM, 1.5 – 2 hours|