Algonquin Area

Algonquin Resort Destination

Ontario Algonquin Park is a hub for the surrounding year round resort and cottage destinations. Algonquin Park can be recognized on an Ontario map as the largest green area in southern Ontario. The park area is only a fraction of the majestic Algonquin area and region. 

Algonquin Ontario Winter

Winter in Ontario can be experienced in the Algonquin region with a variety of getaways and packages reflecting the fun and excitement combining outdoor winter sports and recreation opportunities.  Winter stays at nearby Algonquin resorts, lodges, inns, and cottages (see right side of page) affords spectacular snowshoeing getaways and cross country ski, and dog sledding getaway package opportunities on the park trails.

Algonquin Getaway to a winter wonderland

Winter is now well underway in Algonquin Park. Enjoy the winter views along Algonquin’s ski trails which are reported in good condition, or while enjoying some ice skating on the Mew Lake Campground outdoor rink. Winter wildlife observations have been outstanding with Great Gray and Northern Hawk Owls adding to the usual sightings of Moose, American Marten, Gray Jays, as well as many other Algonquin residents. A great way to experience winter in Algonquin Park is to join us in one of the upcoming special events such as Winter in the Wild on February 16 or the Wildlife Ski Tour on March 2.

March Break offers winter activities

The Algonquin area usually has lots of snow during Ontario’s school holiday. See  March Break Getaways  at area ski and snowboard resorts and the resort  communities with  downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, skating and winter hiking.opportunities which can include overnight inn, lodge, resort, cottage and hotel accommodation packages.

Algonquin Ontario Fall

The Ontario Algonquin area is an adventurous outdoor experience. Early morning or dusk is one of the best times to see moose and deer at  the forests edge or soaking in a creek or stream. It is not unusual to see the Canadian Moose browsing beside the roads in the Highway 60 corridor. Resort towns and cottage country destinations surround Algonquin Park.It is not unusual to see the Canadian Moose browsing beside the roads in the Highway 60 corridor.

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Algonquin Resort Area Fall Colour Routes

Algonquin Park is highlighted as a featured fall romantic road trip.  The traditional “Fall Color Season” in the Algonquin begins in September and ends in October.  The suggested Algonquin area (including Algonquin Park) fall colour routes. Southern Algonquin RouteAlgonquin East Side and the Northern Algonquin Route are still recommended touring routes before the snow starts to fly.  The Major towns or communities you will pass through via  Highway 60 will be Huntsville, Dwight, Whitney, Barry’s Bay, Wilno, Killaloe, Pembroke. 

Interested in Tom Thomson see new book by Roy MacGregor:  See Compelling Algonquin Park Story: An evening with Roy MacGregor.

Algonquin Resort Area Accommodation

Algonquin resorts, lodges, inns, cottages, B&B and hotel accommodation can be found in the communities, towns, and villages close to Algonquin Park

Barry’s Bay | Dwight | Haliburton | Huntsvile | Oxtongue Lake | Purdy | South River | Whitney

Canoes and Canoeing

The canoe is consider to be one of Canada’s Seven Wonders by CBC, and Algonquin Park is a canoeists paradise. Canoe to water, wood to paddle, birch bark to cedar and portage to carry– the elements that came together to provide the resources to traverse one of the most daunting natural transportation systems in North America. First Nations traded canoes and provided early European visitors with the means to explore the vast regions of North America. The canoe is a gift to all Canadians from our First Nations-truly the Canadian Icon. Several rivers emanate from the Park, including the Madawaska River, and the Oxtonque River, perfect for canoeing.

Beaches in the Algonguin Area

There are many beach and beach areas on the lakes and rivers in the area.
One of the largest beach areas in Algonquin Park is the East Beach area at Two Rivers Campgrounds site. It has a large pavilion for Groups. See East Beach Picnic Pavillion. More Algonquin Beaches page

More Algonquin Area Information

Today, most Ontario residents associate the name Algonquin with one of the largest designated park areas ‘Algonquin Provincial Park. It is the largest green area designated on the official map of Ontario. In fact Algonquin or Algonquian, is really a nation of which only a part is located in Ontario. Ontario’s first nation The Algonquins, are located mainly at Golden Lake, on Highway 60 a 90 minute drive from the East gate of Algonquin Park off of Highway 60.

The 400Eleven website has provided a number of touring routes in and around Algonquin Park. The most spectacular time of the year is the fall, and the changing of leaf colors and views of fall foliage in one of the largest hardwood forest in North America.

We have provided fall colour (color) road trips, the Southern Algonquin Route, Algonquin East Side and the Northern Algonquin Route as recommended touring routes with identifies attractions accommodation, and driving directions.

Christmas Week School Break in Algonquin Area

The snow usually starts early in the Algonquin area and continues late into the spring. A great location to test out the new cross country skis, or snowshoes in a quiet remote wilderness area with trails or adventures off trail into the bush. Birders will enjoying the avian winter species in the park. The museum is open at specific times during the holidays (See Algonquin Park events Calendar).  There is an ongoing Art Show at the Visitor’s Centre on specific days during the Christmas Holidays. 

Ontario Algonquin Adventures & Spring Hiking 

Ontario Algonquin spring hiking, and paddling in and around Algonquin Park provide some of the best wildlife viewing.  There are numerous hiking trails and getaway packages at inns, resorts, and wildlife areas. 

Algonquin Summers & Beaches

For many, a trip to the Algonquin area is a summer ritual. The lakes, rivers and Algonquin area beaches provide one of the most inviting times of the year. Canoe and Kayak enthusiasts wait all year for their annual Algonquin adventure. Forest fresh air is an antidote to the stress of every day living, and the site of a moose or the howl of a wolf amplifies our desire to be one with our natural world. There is no better location than Algonquin.

Algonquin Park Summer Programs

Summer Interpretive Programs have just been released. Join the Algonquin Park Naturalist staff for Guided Walks, Evening Programs and Algonquin For Kids Programs.