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Old 04-13-2011, 08:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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heya i'm looking for some insight on a few parks, i've done killarney and algonquin to death and was thinking this year i'd explore somewhere different. has anyone been to frontenac? bon echo? the massasauga? any info on these or other parks would be appreciated esp if you know of any kewl day hikes or sites to tackle.
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heya i'm looking for some insight on a few parks, i've done killarney and algonquin to death and was thinking this year i'd explore somewhere different. has anyone been to frontenac? bon echo? the massasauga? any info on these or other parks would be appreciated esp if you know of any kewl day hikes or sites to tackle.
Bon Echo is gorgeous.If you don't mind going a bit further north Lake Superior Provincial Park is breathtaking.You can tackle bits of the Coastal Trail or check out the paintings at Agawa Bay.The are also many different canoe routes and campsites on the inland lakes and rivers.
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If you are willing to drive to the western Quebec, there are tons of great places: James river, Le Verendrye come to mind. I've heard great things about Lake Superior Park as well.

But I hear you...Algonquin, Killarney, French River, etc. are being done to death because of their proximity to Toronto. Still beautiful places, but I'd now rather do their treks in the Fall when all the weekend warriors have packed away their gear. I hate having to put 2 or 3 portages between me and my put-in just to get some solitude.

I find that I plan most of my week-long things after Labour Day: still warm days and water, but cool nights for sleeping. Few bugs and fewer people!

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thx for the suggestions i've heard LSPP is amazing as well and nothing but good things about quebec's beauty in general. i'll def put them on my list! also on my list are quetico and lady evelyn smoothwater but those parks are crazy far (but that prob means devoid of ppl) and i have a hard time getting vacation during the summer/fall one day i'll make it there...ONE DAY!!
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Have you looked into Bruce Peninsula National Park?
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bruce peninsula looks gorgeous...do you know if it tends to get crowded?
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bruce peninsula looks gorgeous...do you know if it tends to get crowded?
It is well known and in driving distance of T.O so yes, but as it is more wilderness oriented it isn't a madhouse.You could try Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park, around the Temagami area.
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bruce peninsula looks gorgeous...do you know if it tends to get crowded?
car camping is already solid booked for july/august... your best bet would be the backcountry campsites... the grotto gets pretty backed with everyone in the waters, but the cove isn't crowded if you're looking for a nice hike and climb
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kewl thx for the insight everyone...i'll check it out. i'm only ever really interested in backcountry camping anyway so it works out
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