Algonquin Provincial Park


Established in 1893, Algonquin Provincial Park was  Canada’s very first provincial park. At almost 3,000 square miles  (7600 square km) it’s also one of our largest. It boasts more than 2,400 lakes and hundreds of miles of connecting rivers.

dsc_1020All very interesting information, but our visit there was for much more colorful reasons.  As the hundreds of tour buses will attest, people come from all over the world just to see Algonquin’s amazing fall colors.

What better way to celebrate our recent retirement then to head north  of St Catharines a couple of hundred miles  to catch the peak, the ultimate, of the Algonquin fall colors.

img_4963My last day of work was Saturday, October 1 and by early October 3 we were enthusiastically on our way. We met up with our guides, Gordon and Laurie Sheppard in Bob Cageon, and the next day arrived for 6 nights of camping Putt Putt style in one of the thousands of Algonquin campsites.

As you can see, our guides did  great job, we saw color, lots of color.

A week later, on our way back to civilization, our now experienced eyes were seeing much more brown and yellow tones.


We had dsc_1176caught the colors at their peak.
Putt Putt is all cleaned up,  winterized and put away now  to rest up and prepare for our next adventure.

We’re never quite sure where or when we’re going anywhere, but we think that will happen by early December, when we will head south.

We have no idea where our destination will be. All we know for sure is we are headed south,

“Travelling. It leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller”.

Here’s one last picture to take us out:


Once again, I thank you for your read.

2 thoughts on “Algonquin Provincial Park

  1. You do have that special photographic touch. Lovely collection of images.

    Happy retirement

    Might I suggest moving your comment button to the bottom of your post, more conducive to leaving a comment. I had to hunt for it.

  2. Thanks Contessa. That’s a great idea. I haven’t played with this blog for at least a couple of years. It’s like I’m starting all over again.

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