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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