Saturday, December 5, 2009

First Snow Fall of the Year

Last night we had our first serious snow fall of the year. Not sure how long it will last, here is the view of Algonquin Inn from across Oxtongue Lake



This is a picture of the canoes stacked for yet another year at our neighbors across the bridge, The Algonquin Outfitters and Swift Canoe.



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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Solar panels on Algonquin Inn roof

The Solar heating panels have now been installed on the main roof of the Algonquin Inn , Engineers today signed off on the commissioning report.
Solar heat generated will be utilized to heat water used in rooms and suites , this will be a great saving in the suites as they are all fitted with two person jacuzzi tubs.
Hot water and lighting are our two biggest areas of hydro usage, therefore we have changed all lights over to low power usage cfl's. this plus many other actions taken have helped us achieve the 4 Keys rating out of 5 for the Canadian Hotel Associations eco rating programme.





Thursday, November 26, 2009

Great Canadian Song Quest



For those of you who follow the Algonquin Outfitters blog and the Wolf Den blog you have already read about the Great Canadian Song Quest, and how they asked us all to vote for Algonquin Park..... Well the song list is now out, and yes Algonquin Park made the list....
After months of campaigning and voting, Canadians selected the places across the nation they wanted to see immortalized in song and the singer-songwriters they wanted to write those songs. CBC Radio 2’s sponsored Great Canadian Song Quest challenged artists compose tributes to Canada’s favourite places during a four week span, and the final songs, lovingly crafted by some of Canada’s brightest stars, are finally complete.
“We’ve really made musical history here,” said Mark Steinmetz, director of music programming, CBC Radio. “Never before have Canadians from coast-to-coast been able to have such direct, immediate influence on the music that matters to them. These songs are for all of us—music about Canada, by Canadians, for Canadians.”

Here are The Final Songs, and yes Algonquin Park is repersenting Ontario

· Where They Left it Wild, (Algonquin Park, Ont.), by Hawksley Workman

and here’s a link to hear samples of each:

BC: OH SUSANNA and TOFINO
AB: JAY SPARROW and HOODOOS/BADLANDS
SK: DEEP DARK WOODS and GOOD TIME CHARLIE'S at THE PLAINS HOTEL
MB: CHANTAL KREVIAZUK and WASKADA
ON: HAWKSLEY WORKMAN and ALGONQUIN PARK
QC: MARTHA WAINWRIGHT and THE BLACK SHEEP INN
NB: DAVID MYLES and HOPEWELL ROCKS
PEI: CATHERINE MACLELLAN and SINGING SANDS BEACH
NS: JOEL PLASKETT and THE CABOT TRAIL
NF: HEY ROSETTA! and GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK
NUNAVUT : LUCIE IDLOUT and the ROAD TO NOWHERE
NWT: DANA SIPOS and the TUKTOYAKTUK PINGOS
YUKON: KIM BARLOW and DAWSON CITY

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Solar Heating comes to the Algonquin Inn

At long last the work has finally started on our Solar Heating system for the Algonquin Inn.
After 2 years of planing and waiting for the right time to start work ,end of season,
construction is well on the way.
This will mean that we will have Solar heated water for all of our rooms and suites,
this is the first phase of two,the second phase is to also have the Restaurant and reception for the Algonquin Inn running on it's own separate Solar powered hot water system.
The net result will be a significant reduction in out overall carbon foot print,as hot water is the the most significant area of consumption of power.
This is a continuation of our environmental plan which has already earned us the 4 keys eco rating from the Hotel Association of Canada out of a possible 5.



in the background Oxtongue lake

Friday, October 30, 2009

new video of Algonquin Inn

check out the new video below of the Algonquin Lakeside Inn...


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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Haliburton Rocks

Gems Beneath Your Boots

Date: Sunday, October 25
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Greenmantle Farms, Wilberforce

Join hosts Mark and Sandra Braham for a 4 km hike to discover amazing undisturbed deposits of fluorichterite, orthoclase, tremolite, actinolite, apatite, and quartz


Your cost for this tour is $20/person plus GST and includes guided tour and transporatation from Haliburton or Minden.

To register for this workshop please call Barrie at 705-754-3436 or info@yoursoutdoors.ca

Monday, October 12, 2009

algonquin fall colour report

Report Date: Monday October 12, 2009
Report Details: Algonquin Park's fall foliage colour is just past peak. The official fall colour peak for the Sugar and Red Maple canopy was Thursday, October 1, 2009.

Reds, oranges, and yellows continue to dominate the landscape making for impressive viewing, but increasing leaf fall from the forest canopy is resulting in more bare branches at the tops of trees throughout the Sugar Maple forest.

Understory areas are ablaze with colour change as they typically change later than the canopy as a result of the protection provided by overhead leaves against frost, cold temperatures, etc. Excellent understory colour is expected for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

For late season fall colour watchers, Tamarack (Larch) colour change is coming on strong showing green-yellow foliage already. Birches and Large-toothed Aspen are also progressing, with birches nearing their peak.

Some observers are commenting that this year's colour is one of the best since official record keeping began in 1972. Substantial rainfall amounts during summer, and temperatures dropping to near freezing in late August/early September, are thought to have resulted in this year's brilliant colours. In combination with other factors, such as shortening daylight length, trees have been rapidly breaking down chlorophyll (the green food manufacturing pigment in leaves) revealing Algonquin's outstanding fall colour.

In many observers' opinions, Algonquin Park's upcoming overcast and rainy (and even snowy) weather enhances fall foliage viewing when compared to sunny days. Thus, a rainy day trip to Algonquin Park can have substantial rewards. Check the weather forecast for more details.

Plan now for your Algonquin Park fall foliage trip any time from now to mid-October to see Algonquin's brightest season.

This fall foliage colour report will be updated as the season progresses. Check back for updates.

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Background

For the past 35 years, the average peak of Sugar and Red Maples in Algonquin Park has been September 27 (with a range from September 15 [1982] to October 9 [1996]. This variation in the peak is a result of numerous environmental conditions such as temperature, frost, precipitation, winds, etc., thus the exact timing of peak colour can not be precisely determined until it happens.

Traditionally, higher elevation areas of Algonquin Park, such as the western portion of the Highway 60 Corridor and the western half of the backcountry change colour earlier than the eastern half, as a result of the east's lower elevation. This year, wide-spread frost has encouraged fall foliage change throughout the Highway 60 including the "good places for viewing" listed below.

Percentage of Colour Change: 90%-100%
Percentage of Leaf Fall: 30%-39%
Good places for viewing: West Gate (km 0.0)
Algonquin Art Centre (km 20.0)
Two Rivers Picnic Ground and Beach (km 33.8)
Visitor Centre Viewing Deck (km 43.0)
Brewer Lake (km 48.6)
Algonquin's Backcountry (Interior)

Side Roads with Great Foliage Viewing Opportunities: Arowhon Road (north from km 15.4)
Source Lake Road (north from km 20.0)
Centennial Ridges Road (south from km 37.6)
Rock Lake Road (south from km 40.3)
Opeongo Road (north from km 46.3). This road is best for late season foliage viewing.
Recommended Trails: Hardwood Lookout Trail (Km 13.8)
Track and Tower Trail (Km 25.0)
Centennial Ridges Trail (south from Km 37.6)
Booth's Rock Trail (south from Km 40.3)
Lookout Trail (Km 39.7)



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Thursday, October 1, 2009

fall colours for Algonquin Park

This years Fall colours are the best that i have seen in the last 4 or 5 years !!!!!!
The colours in Algonquin Park are far ahead of anything anywhere in Ontario right now.
The highway # 60 corridor is on fire.....it starts to build from Huntsville Muskoka right on into
Oxtongue Lake where the Algonquin Inn is located then on into the Algonquin Park,past the west gate for 35kms.....This side of the Park (West) is at 100% the East side is 50-75%

The best highway picture location is between the 16km and 17km markers.
best Lake location two rivers
Opeongo rd still green.

and yes Moose are showing up along highway # 60......



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Monday, September 28, 2009

fall colour report for algonquin park

Report Date: Monday September 28, 2009
Dominant Colour: Algonquin Park is at its fall foliage colour peak. Reds, oranges, and yellows are dominating the landscape making for impressive viewing. Reds are especially noticeable this year throughout the Park.

In many observers' opinions, Algonquin Park's upcoming overcast and rainy weather enhances fall foliage viewing when compared to sunny days. Thus, a rainy day trip to Algonquin Park can have substantial rewards. Check the weather forecast for more details.

The peak of fall colour in Algonquin Park is relatively short-lived lasting approximately 7-10 days under ideal conditions. Despite recent rain and associated high wind, leaf fall continues to remains low.

Substantial rainfall amounts during summer and temperatures dropping to near freezing in late August/early September have resulted in brilliant colours. In combination with other factors, such as shortening daylight length, trees have been rapidly breaking down chlorophyll (the green food manufacturing pigment in leaves) revealing Algonquin's outstanding fall colour.

For the past 35 years, the average peak of Sugar and Red Maples in Algonquin Park has been September 27 (with a range from September 15 [1982] to October 9 [1996]. This variation in the peak is a result of numerous environmental conditions such as temperature, frost, precipitation, winds, etc., thus the exact timing of peak colour can not be precisely determined until it happens.

Traditionally, higher elevation areas of Algonquin Park, such as the western portion of the Highway 60 Corridor from Algonquin Inn and the western half of the backcountry change colour earlier than the eastern half, as a result of the east's lower elevation. This year, wide-spread frost has encouraged fall foliage change throughout the Highway 60 area including: West Gate (km 0.0); Lake of Two Rivers Picnic Ground and Beach (km 33.8); and Brewer Lake (km 48.6).

Plan now for your Algonquin Park fall foliage trip any time from now to mid-October to see Algonquin's brightest season.

This fall foliage colour report will be updated as the season progresses. Check back for updates.

Percentage of Colour Change: 80%-89%
Percentage of Leaf Fall: 10%-19%
Good places for viewing: West Gate (km 0.0)
Algonquin Art Centre (km 20.0)
Two Rivers Picnic Ground and Beach (km 33.8)
Visitor Centre Viewing Deck (km 43.0)
Brewer Lake (km 48.6)
Algonquin's Backcountry (Interior)

Side Roads with Great Foliage Viewing Opportunities: Arowhon Road (north from km 15.4)
Source Lake Road (north from km 20.0)
Centennial Ridges Road (south from km 37.6)
Rock Lake Road (south from km 40.3)
Opeongo Road (north from km 46.3). This road is best for late season foliage viewing.
Recommended Trails: Hardwood Lookout Trail (Km 13.8)
Track and Tower Trail (Km 25.0)
Centennial Ridges Trail (south from Km 37.6)
Booth's Rock Trail (south from Km 40.3)
Lookout Trail (Km 39.7)



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Saturday, September 26, 2009

fall colour report for algonquin park

Report Date: Saturday September 26, 2009
Dominant Colour: Algonquin Park is nearing its fall foliage peak. The peak of fall colour is expected in the next 7 to 10 days. Reds and oranges are beginning to dominate the landscape, with plenty of green, yellow and purple showing to make for impressive viewing. Despite recent thunderstorms (and associated wind) leaf fall continues to remains low.

Substantial rainfall amounts during summer and temperatures dropping to near freezing in late August/early September have resulted in brilliant colours. In combination with other factors, such as shortening daylight length, trees have been rapidly breaking down chlorophyll (the green food manufacturing pigment in leaves) revealing Algonquin's outstanding fall colour.

The peak of fall colour in the Sugar Maple canopy is expected during the last week of September or the first week of October. For the past 35 years, the average peak of Sugar and Red Maples in Algonquin Park has been September 27 (with a range from September 15 [1982] to October 9 [1996]. This variation in the peak is a result of numerous environmental conditions such as temperature, frost, precipitation, winds, etc., thus the exact timing of peak colour can not be precisely determined until it happens.

Traditionally, higher elevation areas of Algonquin Park, such as the western portion of the Highway 60 Corridor and the western half of the backcountry change colour earlier than the eastern half, as a result of the east's lower elevation. This year, wide-spread frost has encouraged fall foliage change throughout the Highway 60 area including: West Gate (km 0.0); Lake of Two Rivers Picnic Ground and Beach (km 33.8); and Brewer Lake (km 48.6).

Plan now for your Algonquin Park fall foliage trip any time from now to mid-October to see Algonquin's brightest season.

This fall foliage colour report will be updated as the season progresses. Check back for updates.

Percentage of Colour Change: 60%-69%
Percentage of Leaf Fall: 10%-19%
Good places for viewing: West Gate (km 0.0)
Algonquin Art Centre (km 20.0)
Two Rivers Picnic Ground and Beach (km 33.8)
Visitor Centre Viewing Deck (km 43.0)
Brewer Lake (km 48.6)
Algonquin's Backcountry (Interior)

Side Roads with Great Foliage Viewing Opportunities: Arowhon Road (north from km 15.4)
Source Lake Road (north from km 20.0)
Centennial Ridges Road (south from km 37.6)
Rock Lake Road (south from km 40.3)
Opeongo Road (north from km 46.3). This road is best for late season foliage viewing.
Recommended Trails: Hardwood Lookout Trail (Km 13.8)
Track and Tower Trail (Km 25.0)
Centennial Ridges Trail (south from Km 37.6)
Booth's Rock Trail (south from Km 40.3)
Lookout Trail (Km 39.7)



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fall colour report for algonquin park

Report Date: Saturday September 26, 2009
Dominant Colour: Algonquin Park is nearing its fall foliage peak. The peak of fall colour is expected in the next 7 to 10 days. Reds and oranges are beginning to dominate the landscape, with plenty of green, yellow and purple showing to make for impressive viewing. Despite recent thunderstorms (and associated wind) leaf fall continues to remains low.

Substantial rainfall amounts during summer and temperatures dropping to near freezing in late August/early September have resulted in brilliant colours. In combination with other factors, such as shortening daylight length, trees have been rapidly breaking down chlorophyll (the green food manufacturing pigment in leaves) revealing Algonquin's outstanding fall colour.

The peak of fall colour in the Sugar Maple canopy is expected during the last week of September or the first week of October. For the past 35 years, the average peak of Sugar and Red Maples in Algonquin Park has been September 27 (with a range from September 15 [1982] to October 9 [1996]. This variation in the peak is a result of numerous environmental conditions such as temperature, frost, precipitation, winds, etc., thus the exact timing of peak colour can not be precisely determined until it happens.

Traditionally, higher elevation areas of Algonquin Park, such as the western portion of the Highway 60 Corridor and the western half of the backcountry change colour earlier than the eastern half, as a result of the east's lower elevation. This year, wide-spread frost has encouraged fall foliage change throughout the Highway 60 area including: West Gate (km 0.0); Lake of Two Rivers Picnic Ground and Beach (km 33.8); and Brewer Lake (km 48.6).

Plan now for your Algonquin Park fall foliage trip any time from now to mid-October to see Algonquin's brightest season.

This fall foliage colour report will be updated as the season progresses. Check back for updates.

Percentage of Colour Change: 60%-69%
Percentage of Leaf Fall: 10%-19%
Good places for viewing: West Gate (km 0.0)
Algonquin Art Centre (km 20.0)
Two Rivers Picnic Ground and Beach (km 33.8)
Visitor Centre Viewing Deck (km 43.0)
Brewer Lake (km 48.6)
Algonquin's Backcountry (Interior)

Side Roads with Great Foliage Viewing Opportunities: Arowhon Road (north from km 15.4)
Source Lake Road (north from km 20.0)
Centennial Ridges Road (south from km 37.6)
Rock Lake Road (south from km 40.3)
Opeongo Road (north from km 46.3). This road is best for late season foliage viewing.
Recommended Trails: Hardwood Lookout Trail (Km 13.8)
Track and Tower Trail (Km 25.0)
Centennial Ridges Trail (south from Km 37.6)
Booth's Rock Trail (south from Km 40.3)
Lookout Trail (Km 39.7)



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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

ALGONQUIN PARK FALL COLOUR REPORT

ALMOST AT PEAK !!!!

Report Date: Tuesday September 22, 2009
Dominant Colour: A substantial portion of the Sugar Maple canopy is showing quickly developing yellows, oranges, and reds. Recent below freezing temperatures, frost, and shortening daylight length has been rapidly encouraging the breakdown of chlorophyll (the green food manufacturing pigment in leaves) revealing Algonquin's spectacular fall colour.

The peak of fall colour in the Sugar Maple canopy is expected during the last week of September or the first week of October. For the past 35 years, the average peak of Sugar and Red Maples in Algonquin Park has been September 27 (with a range from September 15 [1982] to October 9 [1996]. This variation in this peak is a result of numerous variables such as temperature, frost, precipitation, winds, etc., thus exact timing can not be precisely determined until it happens.

Traditionally, higher elevation areas of Algonquin Park, such as the western portion of the Highway 60 Corridor out to Algonquin Inn and the western half of the backcountry change colour eariler than the eastern half, as a result of the east's lower elevation. This year, wide-spread frost has encouraged fall foliage change throughout the Highway 60 area including: West Gate (km 0.0); Lake of Two Rivers Picnic Ground and Beach (km 33.8); and Brewer Lake (km 48.6).

Therefore, plan now for your Algonquin Park fall foliage trip any time from now to mid-October to see Algonquin's brightest season.

This fall foligage colour report will be updated as the season progresses. Check back for updates.

Percentage of Colour Change: 40-49%
Percentage of Leaf Fall: 0%-9%
Good places for viewing: West Gate (km 0.0)
Algonquin Art Centre (km 20.0)
Two Rivers Picnic Ground and Beach (km 33.8)
Visitor Centre Viewing Deck (km 43.0)
Brewer Lake (km 48.6)
Algonquin's Backcountry (Interior)

Side Roads with Great Foliage Viewing Opportunities: Arowhon Road (north from km 15.4)
Source Lake Road (north from km 20.0)
Centennial Ridges Road (south from km 37.6)
Rock Lake Road (south from km 40.3)
Opeongo Road (north from km 46.3). This road is best for late season foliage viewing.
Recommended Trails: Hardwood Lookout Trail (Km 13.8)
Track and Tower Trail (Km 25.0)
Centennial Ridges Trail (south from Km 37.6)
Booth's Rock Trail (south from Km 40.3)
Lookout Trail (Km 39.7)



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Friday, September 18, 2009

RENTING MOUNTAIN BIKES INSIDE ALGONQUIN PARK

We are asked, 'where can we rent mountain bikes and the best place to use them ?'.
so that you don't have the hassle of renting a bike, placing it on top of your car, and transporting it. The answer, simply rent a bike directly from the Two Rivers Store located 34.1 kms from the West gate on highway # 60.
Once you have parked and rented the bike you can just head out directly from the store onto the bike trail which runs along the old railway line which makes it nice and flat in parts.

The Lake of Two Rivers Store rents GIANT Mountain Bikes. All bikes are well maintained, are available in a variety of frame sizes and include a helmet in the rental rates.

Rental Rates:

Mountain Bikes (with Helmet) $ 34.50 / day (24 hour rental)
$ 23.50 / half-day (4 hour rental)
Youth Bikes (with Helmet) $ 23.50 / day (24 hour rental)
$ 16.50 / half-day ( 4 hour rental)

Rates do not include PST and GST. In additional to the rental fee (payable at the time of rental) a refundable damage deposit of $50.00 per bike is required.

The Old Railway Bike Trail is easily accessible from the Lake of Two Rivers Store and runs for 10 km from Mew Lake Campground to Rock Lake. It utilizes an old railway bed (and therefore is flat) that runs along the shore of Lake of Two Rivers and Whitefish Lake. It’s perfect for family outings and beginner to intermediate bikers.


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Thursday, September 17, 2009

THE FIRST FALL FROST

It's that wonderful time of the year , when the trees are well on the way with the fall colour and there is now the classic early morning mist ,
caused by cool air moving over relatively warm lake water. With the clear, cool weather we have been enjoying lately, early mornings are now a photographer's and paddler's dream come true.
Today we woke up to our fist frosty morning , time to get out dust off the camera and get some classic early morning Misty shots...the best fall colours so far have been along the highway 60 corridor from here at the Algonquin inn on Oxtongue lake through the West gate of Algonquin Park to Smoke Lake.
It's great to see all the first emerging reds, oranges and yellow burst out against the backdrop of rich summer green.




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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ALGONQUIN PARK FALL COLOUR REPORT

Report Date: Wednesday September 16, 2009

Dominant Colour: A small portion of the Sugar Maple canopy has already started to show fall colour change. Temperatures as low as 1°C have been recorded in Algonquin Park already encouraging the progress of fall colour change.

The peak of fall colour in the Sugar Maple canopy is expected during the last week of September or the first week of October. This peak is subject to numerous variables such as temperature, frost, precipitation, winds, etc., thus exact timing can not be precisely determined until it happens.

Traditionally, higher elevation areas of Algonquin Park, such as the western portion of the Highway 60 Corridor and the western half of the backcountry change colour eariler than the eastern half, as a result of the east's lower elevation.

Therefore, plan now for your Park visit starting mid-September to mid-October to see Algonquin's brightest season.

This fall foligage colour report will be updated as the season progresses. Check back for updates.

Percentage of Colour Change: 20-29%
Percentage of Leaf Fall: 0%-9%
Good places for viewing: West Gate (km 0.0)
Algonquin Art Centre (km 20.0)
Two Rivers Picnic Ground and Beach (km 33.8)
Visitor Centre Viewing Deck (km 43.0)
Brewer Lake (km 48.6)
Algonquin's Backcountry (Interior)

Side Roads with Great Foliage Viewing Opportunities: Arowhon Road (north from km 15.4)
Source Lake Road (north from km 20.0)
Centennial Ridges Road (south from km 37.6)
Rock Lake Road (south from km 40.3)
Opeongo Road (north from km 46.3). This road is best for late season foliage viewing.
Recommended Trails: Hardwood Lookout Trail (Km 13.8)
Track and Tower Trail (Km 25.0)
Centennial Ridges Trail (south from Km 37.6)
Booth's Rock Trail (south from Km 40.3)
Lookout Trail (Km 39.7)


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Monday, September 14, 2009

Things to Do After Thanksgiving



Staying with us OCTOBER 16TH, 17TH AND 18TH
Looking for something to do.

THE BALA CRANBERRY FESTIVAL

A great weekend activity or Day Trip

for directions

while you are there why not check out Muskoka Lakes Winery




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Sunday, September 13, 2009

FALL COLOUR REPORT FOR ALGONQUIN PARK

The following information was updated on September 8th, 2009

Report Date: September 8, 2009
Dominant Colour: a small portion of the Sugar Maple canopy has already started to show fall colour change. Temperatures as low as 1°C have been recorded in Algonquin Park already encouraging the progress of fall colour change.

The peak of fall colour in the Sugar Maple canopy is expected during the last week of September or the first week of October. This peak is subject to numerous variables such as temperature, frost, precipitation, winds, etc., thus exact timing can not be precisely determined until it happens.

Traditionally, higher elevation areas of Algonquin Park, such as the western portion of the Highway 60 Corridor and the western half of the backcountry change colour eariler than the eastern half, as a result of the east's lower elevation.

Therefore, plan now for your Park visit starting mid-September to mid-October to see Algonquin's brightest season.

This fall foligage colour report will be updated as the season progresses. Check back for updates.

Percentage of Colour Change: 0-10%
Percentage of Leaf Fall: 0%
Good places for viewing: West Gate (km 0.0)
Algonquin Art Centre (km 20.0)
Two Rivers Picnic Ground and Beach (km 33.8)
Visitor Centre Viewing Deck (km 43.0)
Brewer Lake (km 48.6)
Algonquin's Backcountry (Interior)

Side Roads with Great Foliage Viewing Opportunities: Arowhon Road (north from km 15.4)
Source Lake Road (north from km 20.0)
Centennial Ridges Road (south from km 37.6)
Rock Lake Road (south from km 40.3)
Opeongo Road (north from km 46.3). This road is best for late season foliage viewing.
Recommended Trails: Hardwood Lookout Trail (Km 13.8)
Track and Tower Trail (Km 25.0)
Centennial Ridges Trail (south from Km 37.6)
Booth's Rock Trail (south from Km 40.3)
Lookout Trail (Km 39.7)



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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

best trails in Algonquin Park for fall colour veiwing

Autumn brings colour…


The fall colours alone make a trip to Algonquin worthwhile, especially if you catch the maples at their peak in the last week of September or, in the first week of October.

A couple of weeks later, the aspens, Tamaracks, and Red Oaks hit their best and put on another interesting show before giving way to a more subdued November.

Walking trails along Highway 60 with lookouts offering good views of maple colour include:

Trail Name, Length Rating, Time Needed to Walk Location on Hwy 60

Hardwood Lookout 0.8 km loop Moderate 0.75 hours Km 13.8 on Hwy 60

Track & Tower 7.7 km loop & 5.5 km side trail Difficult 4 hours Km 25 on Hwy 60

Centennial Ridges 10 km loop Difficult 5 hours 2 km South from Km 37.6 on Hwy 60

Lookout 2.1 km loop Difficult 1 hour Km 39.7 on Hwy 60

Booth's Rock 5.1 km loop Difficult 3 hours 9 km South from Km 40.3 on Hwy 60

Don't forget about SAFETY!

Remember…days are shorter and weather conditions may change quickly as we approach winter.

Allow enough time to be off trails and back at your vehicle before dusk.
Wear appropriate footwear, and wear clothing appropriate for the time of year.
Use CAUTION when walking trails; you may encounter downed trees, wet areas, snow, and icy conditions.
Cell phone coverage may be "limited" or "none."
Overnight parking at interpretive walking trail parking lots is prohibited.
Your safety in Algonquin Park is ultimately YOUR responsibility!




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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Algonquin Park’s Spectacular Dark Sky

Astronomy Workshop in Algonquin Park.
Algonquin Park’s Spectacular Dark Sky
September 26, 2009
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, followed by observing

Algonquin Park, with its clear, dark sky, provides the ideal location for observing the Moon, planets, and stars. Join Francois van Heerden as he introduces you to the basics of observing, recognizing the constellations, and using star hopping to find the hidden treasures of the night sky. He will demonstrate the correct way to set up a telescope and provide you with information on how to get the very best out of binoculars and telescopes. Finally, the group will enjoy looking at the available objects through his 11" and 6" Celestron telescopes. View the surface of the Moon, Jupiter and other planets, and then amazing deep sky objects, from star clusters to distant galaxies.

Workshop instruction will include:
• Settng up a telescope, properly aligning and maintaining it
‐ do's and don'ts of buying a telescope
‐ starting with observing ‐ binoculars and telescopes
‐ viewing the Moon and planets
• An overview of the constellations and how to navigate using them
• Using a star chart and planesphere
• Understanding how to find objects with a telescope
Instruction will be followed by an exclusive viewing session, and every
participant will take home a planesphere and software DVD loaded
with a personal planetarium, tips and hints sheets, observing logs,
and more! Space is limited. Register early to secure your spot.
ABOUT FRANCOIS VAN HEERDEN
Francois van Heerden (‘Van’) has been a life member of the
Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre since the mid‐1970's. He is an avid amateur observer who believes in sharing his hobby and providing entertaining presentations
interspersed with anecdotes from his own experiences.
HOW TO REGISTER
Pre‐registration required. To register for this workshop, or for more information, contact Sophie
Mazowita at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre, (613) 637‐2828 ext. 227. When you call to register, please be ready to give a contact phone number, an e‐mail address, and a Visa or MasterCard number.
The cost for this workshop is $20.00 (including applicable taxes) for members of The Friends of
Algonquin Park. Non‐members pay $32.00 for the workshop and a one‐year individual membership.
The workshop includes a star chart (planesphere), a DVD loaded with stargazing software to get you started at home, instruction by Francois van Heerden, and an exclusive observation session with use of his telescopes and binoculars. All ages welcome.


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Friday, August 14, 2009

lake temperature 78f

What a difference a week makes in the Lake water temperatures at oxtongue lake , Gord over at Beauview cottages on lake of bays Muskoka advised that he has taken the water temperature today and it is an amazing 78f.
In less than a week, the water has warmed up dramatically.

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Monday, August 10, 2009

algonquin park wolf howl # 104

Don't forget the next Wolf howl is this Thursday August 13th.
bad wheather effected last week's Howl.

Synopsis of Public Wolf Howl #104
Date of Public Wolf Howl:Thursday,August 6, 2009
Location: Kilometre 20 (Art Centre)
Result: Unsuccessful
Total number of vehicles: 458 Estimated number of people in attendance: 1,832
Number of staff working: 23
How the pack was found:This pack was heard by staff living at the staff house behind the Algonquin Art Centre during the previous week. However, the pack was not heard on Tuesday, August 4th, during our scouting but on Wednesday, August 5th, while we were waiting for a break in traffic to attempt to howl, the pups began howling spontaneously.What happened at the howl?We used the Art Centre parking lot to park approximately 70 cars and we did not have a second line east of this location as it was deemed unsafe to have two lines of parked cars through the "S" turn just east of the Art Centre. Unfortunately, just as we were almost ready to start our first howling sequence, the wind picked up and it started to rain lightly. We decided to start the first howling sequence regardless, but did not get a response. The rain started to come down harder and everyone scrambled to get back into their cars and some participants began to leave. We had no choice but to cancel the second attempt so that we could control all the cars that were leaving.Comments:This was probably the most frustrating wolf howl we have organized. We knew that the pups were still there (several were heard howling while we were waiting for cars to get into place) but the weather was against us. The storm cell that hit us was small but the timing was perfect to disrupt us. Thirty minutes earlier or later, or if we were somewhere else along the highway, and we would have been fine. But we tried, and several parties attending the howl appreciated our efforts. Maybe this week!


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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

ALGONQUIN PARK WOLF HOWL

The first public Wolf howl will be held in Algonquin Park on Thursday 6th August,at 8pm,it starts at the meeting point of the outdoor theatre which is at the 35.4 km marker from the west gate.we advise guests to allow up to an hour travel from the Algonquin Inn to the theatre, and not to expect to return until about midnight.......once the first Wolf howl has been completed i will post the results of the evening.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Saturday Star article about Huntsville

See the Toronto Star article and video about Huntsville, Ontario ,for which most travlers have to pass through to get the Algonquin Inn and Algonquin Park.
http://www.thestar.com/travel/article/658861

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

GREAT MAP OF ALGONQUIN PARK FREE

Already on our web site Algonquininn.com we have a map link to the highway # 60 corridor map,
but for those of you that wish to see the full Algonquin Park detail,the maps available are limited in information and yes cost money,but that has all changed with the free on-line map.

Three years ago, Jeffrey A. McMurtrie decided to make his own map of Algonquin Park. McMurtie, a third year environmental geography student at the University of Toronto and a frequent Algonquin visitor, realized that the official park map had “serious” cartographical errors. He also didn’t like the fact that the map didn’t mark enough destinations such as springs or historical sites. He spent two years working on the project, gathering information from earlier park maps, books, newspapers, park publications, trip logs and his own observations. When he was done, he put it on the Internet and allowed people to download it for free.just click here.

McMurtrie’s map is much, much better than the official park map, which you can only get in print for a price. It's more accurate, more current and has way more information. (He says it has more than 120 layers of data.) He updates it frequently and is happy to correct errors that users inform him of. He also sells an 84-page book version of the map for $25, a full-sized, 41.5”x55” version for $35 ($45 on waterproof material), and sectioned versions for $10-$16. “Don’ worry though,” McMurtrie writes, “the print and digital versions are the same. In fact the prices are as low as the printing companies will let me go (I don't want to make a profit.)”

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ragged falls Oxtongue Lake

Ragged Falls Provincial Park is a unique Park, 5 kms west of Algonquin Provincial Park ,Ragged Falls is a little known hidden gem, which is only a two minute drive from the Algonquin Inn on highway # 60 towards Algonquin Park West gate.

This is a wild waterfall, and unlike its many neighbors in the Muskoka Region it has not been dammed or diverted in any way. A well groomed trail leads to a nice overlook of the falls. A chain link fence along the gorge walls is the only thing that takes away from the wildness of the area.
The falls is a steep cascade that is somewhat 'S' shaped. You can climb along the rocks alongside the falls, and it is easy to get to the base and to the top of the falls. The view from the bottom is particularly impressive.
The Oxtongue River flows out of Algonquin Provincial Park into Oxtongue Lake and eventually into the Lake of Bays Muskoka, which is the source of the South Branch of the Muskoka River. The Muskoka eventually reaches Lake Huron by means of Moon River.
Oxtongue River is primarily a waterway park. The Ragged Falls section consists of a small parking area just off of Hwy 60 and the trails to the falls. There is a fee to park.



Nearby Falls


There are a lot of waterfalls in this area. Gravel Chute is upstream of Ragged Falls and Marsh's Falls is downstream. There are many waterfalls in Algonquin Provincial Park, but most of the bigger ones are on the eastern side of the park. Bracebridge Falls. Muskoka Falls, Muskoka High Falls and others can all be found near Bracebridge.





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Horse trail riding here @ Oxtongue Lake

Here is a copy of a press release from our friends Tracy and family regarding their
trail riding set up here on Oxtongue Lake,as can been seen very reasonable rates for this service,and opportunity to ride around the Algonquin Park area.

Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding is geared up for another season of horseback trail riding around the scenic Oxtongue Lake area. After last year’s overwhelming response, owner Tracie Gower Parrott has been hard at work preparing for the 2009 season.

Parrott has upgraded her facilities for the 2009 season.”This year we decided to offer pony rides, so our younger visitors to the area can enjoy our facilities. We also added a horsemanship-mentoring program. As a result, we built a new riding ring and purchased some great new horses.” Parrott is also excited that her daughter Charisse Parrott has joined as a full time member of the team. “It really is a family affair.”
Off the grid and naturally rustic, Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding has access to 100s of kilometers of picturesque crown land. Nestled on the doorstep of Algonquin Provincial Park’s western entrance, trail riding offers everyone the chance to enjoy Oxtongue’s flora and fauna, and inspiring surroundings few have the opportunity to explore.

“Once in the saddle, our guests are amazed by how peaceful and quiet traveling in the bush really is,” says Parrott. Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding is geared to preserve the natural heritage of trail riding. “Horseback riding is a green and healthy way to travel and it has a low environmental impact. To me, the best way to spend a summer’s day is on horseback – enjoying the sunshine, countryside and wildlife,” comments Parrott. “The views and colors are simply amazing.”

About Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding
Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding offers guided horseback riding from early July to autumn (weather permitting). The centre is located on 1099 Blue Spruce Road, just off Highway 60 around the corner from the Algonquin Inn. Algonquin Park, Dwight, Huntsville and Dorset are all within a 10-30 minute drive.
Trail riding occurs Monday to Saturday with 3 rides daily. Call 24 hours in advance to book a ride.
Rides cost $45 per person for 1.5 hour trail rides and are open to novice and experienced trail riders, age 11 and up. Once a week, a 4-hour special trail ride is held complete with a picnic lunch from Henrietta’s Bakery. Rates are $150 for the 4-hour trail ride (this includes the picnic lunch).

Being off the grid means they cannot accept credit cards or Interac, so riders are asked to please bring cash only.
All rides start with a mandatory mini-lesson that includes a brief overview of horse riding basics and trail riding etiquette. Helmets are recommended and are mandatory for anyone age 17 and younger. Heeled footwear is also recommended. Sandals are not permitted. No prior riding experience is necessary.

For more information contact:
Tracie Gower Parrott
Algonquin Highlands Trail Riding
P: 705.380.4456
E: ridealgonquin[.]hotmail.com


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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

THIS WEEK IN ALGONQUIN PARK

We are asked by guests when they arrive at the inn if there are any organized events in the Algonquin Park during the period of their stay, and we can can provide them the current listing of events that the Park provides us.
But even better now the Park is now publishing the events on-line.......and in advance as well,
so our guests can plan ahead, as can be seen when you follow this link..
http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/programs/thisweek.html
the list of events covers just about everything in the park from Bird walks/spotting with guides like Ron Tozar to movies at the outdoor theatre on bears etc,
check it out...


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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Muskoka Envirocredits

Welcome to Muskoka.
This special place provides visitors from around the world a natural setting like no other. Help us strengthen our natural legacy for today and tomorrow.Investing in Muskoka Envirocredits offers you a way to Offset Carbon Emissions.You can purchase tax deductible Envirocredits through the Muskoka Heritage Foundation.www.muskokaheritage.org/me

Muskoka Envirocredits (ME) offers individuals, small businesses and corporations the opportunity to invest in local initiatives that promote watershed health and offset carbon emissions. Your donation to Muskoka Envirocredits (ME) will improve watershed health and offset your carbon impact on climate change. Watershed health initiatives include the planting and tending of trees in the French-Severn Forest and acquisition and protection of forested areas and wetlands.

The Algonquin Lakeside Inn in conjunction with our partners from Muskoka North will also be sponsors in the Muskoka Envirocredits programme.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

JULY 1ST CANADA DAY

It is now becoming a tradition on Oxtongue Lake that every year on Canada Day we have a community fireworks display, from the beach opposite the Algonquin Inn at the our good neighbours the Blue Spruce Resort.
This means we get the best views on this side of the lake....thanks again to two of our guests David and Wendy who took some great photo's . and thanks Blue Spruce for another great display.








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Friday, June 12, 2009

Algonquin Park Moose,

They are still here and easy to find.....found this one on the side of the road of highway #60,just inside Algonquin Park, as you can see a young Bull and the antlers are coming along almost to the point of being fully grown..When you travel the highway # 60 corridor between Huntsville, Muskoka and the Park keep your eyes open as they can appear anywhere on the route,but mainly in the park.


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Saturday, June 6, 2009

TOP TEN THINGS TO DO IN HALIBURTON FOR UNDER $10

Haliburton County has a multitude of activities available for people with varying interests and aptitudes. Given the current economic downturn we find that customers are seeking things to do at little or no additional cost to the cost of their accommodation. This list was created with activities for things to do for under $10 per person! Most of the items are totally free (if you don’t count the gas it takes to get to the site).


1. Visit Wolf Centre

The Haliburton Forest, a large privately owned forest located in Haliburton County, is the home of a pack of captive Timber Wolves that roam a 15 acre enclosure. The Wolf Centre has an observation room, numerous educational displays as well as a cinema/classroom with daily presentations. While there is no guarantee on any given date that you will actually spot a wolf, most people come back reporting wolf sightings. There is always more activity when the wolves have not just been fed than on the day after a big feed. This centre presents a unique opportunity to observe this elusive animal in its natural surroundings and in as close to natural conditions as can be maintained in captivity. Knowledgeable staff and biologists are on site for assistance and interpretation of the resident pack and the numerous exhibits. Cost is $9.00 per adult and $6 per child, with a family pass of $20. For more information check out http://www.haliburtonforest.com/wolf.html

2. Visit Hawk River Log Chute
Log chutes were used in early logging days to carry logs over impassable parts of the river to their destination at the sawmill. They are man-made and in 1829 there were thousands of them. Now there is only one. The chute at the Hawk River site has been refurbished, using the same construction techniques as the original one. It is now used as an educational entity and tourist attraction. There is no gate so the site is open anytime from spring to fall but, closed in the winter months. You can visit anytime, but it is best for photos from midday to mid-afternoon, when the sun is on the chute and the rock face. Trails and information kiosks have been developed around the site for the enjoyment of the visiting public. For a complete list of what can be done while visiting the Log Chute please check out the following website. http://www.stanhopemuseum.on.ca/chute_about.php

3. Visit the Highlands Cinema and Movie Museum

If you are looking for an unusual movie experience the Highlands Cinema is the place to go! The theatre located in Kinmount, Ontario grew out of the owner’s home with the first theatre opening in 1979. While one might argue that it is not officially in Haliburton County, it is so close to the boundary that people use it as if it were part of the County. As demand increased so did the number of theatres until today it is a fiveplex located in a small village surrounded by forest. The furnishings are all from closed theatres, as the owner is a collector of movie memorabilia and artifacts. There is a 4000 square foot museum containing samples of these artifacts that you can view as part of your theatre admission price. Great entertainment while you await the start of the movie – so come a bit early to take it all in. The Theatres are open at the first of May, and run 7 nights a week until just after Labour Day, then weekends until Thanksiving. Cost is $7.50 per adult and $5.00 per child – where else can you see a new release for such a good price! For more information and movie schedules check out http://www.highlandscinemas.com .



4. Take a walk in the Sculpture Forest

The Haliburton Highlands is known for its local artisans and has a tag line of “A Natural Work of Art”. It is also known for its trails and forests – when you put the two of them together you get a unique attraction called the Sculpture Forest. The Sculpture Forest Trail is a one or two kilometer trail in Glebe Park near the Haliburton Campus of Fleming College, which houses the School of the Arts. It is appropriate for walking or biking in the spring, summer and fall and for cross country skiing in the winter. There is no admission in the spring, summer or fall but, viewers require a $10 ski pass and use of skis to access the area in the winter. It is hard to describe the experience of walking through a forest and enjoying the artistic work of many artisans. Suffice it to say that it is a unique and inspiring experience and given the relatively flat trail system a venue that can be enjoyed by people of many physical abilities. Check out the website for more information about the sculptures or the artists: http://www.haliburtonsculptureforest.ca A free guided tour is offered at 10:00 am on Tuesdays in July & August. As a bonus activity (ie-beyond the 10 the title talks about) you can also take in the Haliburton Museum or walk the Glebe Park Trails while you are in the park for the Sculpture Forest viewing. Cost of Museum entry is $2.50 for adults or $1.00 for children.

5. Take a cycling tour of the County

Haliburton County is a great place to cycle. The Haliburton Highlands Cycling Coalition has worked hard to develop the resources necessary to support cycling in the region. They act as a point of connection for cycling enthusiasts, develop cycling events and have mapped out cycling routes through the County. Take a look at the website for more information and to print the cycling tour maps. http://www.cyclehaliburton.ca Alternatively you can rent a bicycle from the Algonquin Outfitters which is just located on the other side of the lake from us..



6. Have a picnic at the Minden Wild Water Preserve

The Minden Wild Water Preserve is privately owned and operated by Whitewater Ontario for the use of its members. The preserve is located along the banks of the Gull River about 6 kilometers from highway 35 along the Horseshoe Lake Road. At almost anytime of day during the White Water Kayaking season you can view people shooting the rapids in their colourful kayaks. While you are there you can enjoy the trails along the side of the river, stop at the viewing area along the side of the road or pay the associated fee and enjoy the campground. While there are lots of places to picnic in Haliburton County this one is especially scenic and has lots of other things to do while you are there. For more information check out:
http://www.whitewaterontario.ca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=51&Itemid=62

7. Go geocaching

Wilberforce has been named the Geocaching Capital of Canada – according to the website www.geocaching.com there are over 810,070 geocaching sites around the world and 194 of those are located in the Wilberforce postal code district. If you don’t know what geocaching is then you are really missing out on the latest trend. It is essentially a modern day treasure hunt. People hide a cache and register it on the geocaching website. Other people use their GPS units and go on a hunt for it, registering their find on the website once they have been successful. You can geocache on foot, by car, by bike, by snowmobile….almost any mode of transportation will do. It’s important when you find a cache to protect the location and not make any give-away comments on the website – so mums the word, eh!

8. Shop in the numerous local artists studios as you take a tour of the county

Haliburton County is known for its local artisans …hence it is the location of the Fleming College School of the Arts. The studios of these artists are nestled in various locations throughout the County. The weekend before Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving weekend a group of these artists have an official studio tour but, you are not limited to this timeframe if you wish to visit the studios. Many of the artisans have their studios open to the public year round either by appointment or chance. Thus, you can take a tour of the County and stop to view the work of these artisans as you go. Thus, you can take a tour of the County and stop to view the work of these artisans as you go. Check out the studio tour at http://www.haliburtonstudiotour.on.ca . In addition to the artisans who are on the official tour there are other artists who also work in the County and are connected to a facility called the Art Hive ( http://www.thearthive.com/events.htm ). You will note if you go to this website that in addition to shopping you can take in a once monthly workshop for $10 and tap your creative side!!

9. Take a Hike!

There are more than 160 kilometers of trails throughout Haliburton County. You can check out information about all the trails by going to http://www.trailsandtours.com/category/hike . A particular favourite of people who have stayed here and gone hiking is the Circuit of 5 Viewpoints Trail in the township of Algonquin Highlands. There is just something about forging into the woods and really removing oneself from civilization. It refreshes the spirit and gives one time to ponder the meaning of life – or simply enjoying the world of nature. It’s a good idea to take a compass or better yet a GPS unit when you go! Remember to tell someone where you are and when you expect to be back.

10. Enjoy traditional lake activities here on Oxtongue Lake, as we have caones and kyaks which are free to our guests to explore the lake and ragged falls.



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Friday, May 29, 2009

Rock Hounding Tour opportunity in Haliburton County





For the Rock Hound's out there check out
Greenmantle Farm is located just off the Essonville Line in Wilberforce, Ontario. Owned by Mark and Sandra Bramham, the property is home to a notable occurrence of the rare mineral fluorrichterite (pictured above) as well as other minerals including apatite, hornblende, tremolite, actinolite, orthoclase and quartz. The Greenmantle Farm Mineral Occurrence has never been disturbed by modern man, and there is even evidence to suggest that the site was never touched by native North Americans. This combination of rarity and the undisturbed state of the mineral occurrence provides a great opportunity for those wishing to view the site.

The Bramham's offer guided eco-tours (sorry, cameras only) of their mineral occurrence. For more information, please call at 1.705.448.3948 or e-mail them at info@mineraltours.net

Greenmantle Farm is located at 1984, County Road 4 (Essonville Line). 4.8km east from HWY 118E (121) and 3km west from Loop Road (648) in Wilberforce.



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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

MNR patrol aircraft in Algonquin Park


you can tell summer is on the way when the MNR postion their Beaver Aircraft back on smoke lake,Algonquin Park, not only is it used for search & rescue but also to re position the rangers around the park.
it is common to see the plane land on a romote lake to drop off a ranger with his canoe.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

the ice is out on Oxtongue Lake

it's offical the ice is now off oxtongue lake spring has truly sprung...

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Moose on hwy # 60 just along from Algonquin inn



went into the Algonquin park this afternoon (looking for loons)
located 7 Moose,the first was just after leaving Algonquin inn and before the
west gate to Algonquin Park,the other 5 were scattered along the highway.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

river flow into Oxtongue Lake


Picture taken today of Oxtongue Lake, it clearly shows the river has entered into the main part of the lake, it will only take a few days more to be totally across then the wind will do it's job and start to break up the main ice.
Oxtongue is the first Lake in the area to freeze up in November, that's when we can safely start to ice skate. Becusae of the river flow, Oxtongue is the first to have full open water.

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Moose there back !!!! in Algonquin park


today Sunday was a great Sunny day went for a drive in the park,knowing tomorrow will be snow flurries again,on the way back to Algonquin inn looking south on hwy 60 spotted two moose,just up from the mizzy lake trail a cow and a calf...first moose this year .

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Monday, March 23, 2009

lake ice break -up in Algonquin Park


driving through the Algonquin park today, the weather has been fantastic spring like,bright warm sunny days with cool below freezing night temps, great for making maple syrup
as you can see the lakes are starting to open up,(smoke lake bridge) looks like we will get an early start to the season.


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Monday, February 23, 2009

February 27th & 28th Weekend Activities

Snow Mobile trails in our area are groomed and open trail coditions can be found on this link http://www.msrsnowtrails.com/

Snow shoeing on the local Beetle Lake Trail

Cross Country Skiing on the Blue Spruce trail, nearby or in the Algonquin Park

Algonquin Inn is serving Breakfast 8 am - 10.30 am, Lunch 12 am - 3.00pm, Dinner
5.30 pm - 7.30 pm, Friday and Saturday, Sunday Breakfast and Lunch.

Dwight is having its' annual winter carnival www.dwightwintercarnival.comFeb 26th - 28th Snowmobile Radar Run, Dog sled rides, Ice Capades @ Rink, Scavenger Hunt, Chainsaw carving and so much more.



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Friday, February 20, 2009

Winter Fun Activities Algonquin Park and Area


Snow, lots of fresh snow, again this week, despite the rain recently, trails are once more covered with the fluffy stuff.
Perfect for the snowmobiling enthusiasts and cross country skiers, not to mention those who want to try dogsledding and snow shoeing.
The opportunity for those to partake in these activities, why not try them all at the Algonquin Outfitters, just across the lake from us. Walking distance.

Saturday Schedule Saturday Feb 21st
11 - 12 am cross-country ski lesson - novice classic

12.00 - 2.00 LUNCH Tickets available inside the store

1.00 - 2.00 Cross-country ski lesson - intro to skate-dkiing
2.30 - 3.30 Cross-country ski tour
3.45 pm Fun snowshoe race

Sunday Schedule
9.30 - 12 pm
Annual Snowshoe Treck to Ragged Falls. Car pooling required.


12.30 - 2 pm
1st Annual Guided Ski Tour. Rental equipment available.

For More information about snowmobile rentals, trail conditions and current weather, visit our winter page on our website for easy links.


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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Valentines Packages @ Algonquin Inn

Valentines Packages


February 13th and 14th - Two Night Minimum


Suites Only - includes Welcome package of in room Yellow Tail Bubbles and Chocolates
Suite 5,6 or 7 - King Size bed, Two person Whirlpool Tub, Gas Firplace over looking the lake
$ 460.90 inclusive of taxes


Suite 8 - King size bed, Gas fireplace, overlooking the lake
$ 372.90 inclusive of taxes


Suite 9 and 15 - Queensize bed, whirlpool Tub overlooking the lake
$ 350.90 inclusive of taxes


Suites 16 (waterfront) and 17 (non-waterfront) whirlpool Tub and gas fireplace, queensize bed 372.90 inclusive of taxes


These accommodations can be viewed by virtual tour on our website.

Prices quoted are per couple not per person for the two night stay including taxes and are for accommodation and welcome package only.

Our Dining Room will be open for both breakfast and dinner both nights of the weekend and is additional and optional. Evening of February 14th evening Dining room will serve Special Valentines Menu only and only with prior Reservation


All other rooms are available at the regular low season rates and for one night only if desired, welcome package not included.



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Valentines Weekend 2009 @ Algonquin Inn

Our Chef has just handed me the Menu for Valentines Weekend, Saturday February 14th.
I am posting this as quickly as possible to give our potential guests as much information as possible when planning this special weekend. Check out our Special Packages page for those who want something a little bit special !

Valentines Menu
Saturday February 14th, 2009

Soup De Jour
Created by Chef
$ 4.00

Garden Greens
Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onions
Raspberry Vinaigrette
$ 8.99

‘Simply Cheese Pasta Creation’
Served with Garlic Bread
$18.99

Add Chicken ……… $22.99
Add Shrimp ……… $ 26.99

‘The Heart of Salmon’
Served with Julienne Leek and Tomato in a Pernod Butter Lemon Sauce
With Wild Rice Risotto

Created for One ……. $22.99
Created for Two .……$36.99

‘Three Thymes the Love’
A Selection of Three Proteins
Pork Tenderloin with a Brandy Sauce
Chicken Breast with a Peppercorn Cream Sauce
Grilled Sirloin Steak with Wild Mushroom Sauce
Served with Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Garden Vegetables
$ 28.95


Valentine Desserts

Cheese Cake Towers
Served with a Berry Cream Sauce
Garnished with Mint
$ 6.75

Chocolate Carrot Cake
Baked In House, Served with Chocolate Sauce,
Garnished with Mint
$ 6.75

Ice Cream
Vanilla ……. $ 2.25
Chocolate …… $ 2.25


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Saturday, January 10, 2009

GOOD NEWS FOR SNOWMOBILERS !!!!


The Groomer - The Snowmobilers best friend
Just got word from Scott Hayden our neighbor at the Blue Spruce and the man in the know, about snowmobile conditions in our area. The trails in our immediate area are finally groomed and free of fallen trees etc from the last storm we had in the area around christmas and Temperatures have fallen significantly, even better news, as it is freezing up any water in and around the trails caused by the same storm which brought lots of rain as well as high winds.
Our thanks go out to everyone who worked really hard behind the scenes and volunteered much of their free time to get them open in record time.


As you can see the Algonquin Snowmobile Club is very serious about providing the best conditions for the local trails, above is their new acquisition.
If you are in need of a snowmobile permit they are available from Helsels General store on highway sixty in Oxtongue and Parkway Cottage Resort ( they also provide Gas ), and of course for our guests, us, Algonquin Inn at the Bridge of Oxtongue Lake, this is if you have not already purchased one.
Here's wishing you a very ENJOYABLE and SAFE snowmobiling season, we hope to see you soon !!!!!