Algonquin is a big park, 7,630 km² (or about 2,946 square miles) of forests, bogs, lakes and rivers. Not to mention, there are so many lakes in this Park, with over 2000 kms of canoe routes and portages. We have a few favourites that we like to paddle and we try to do as many as possible. Our thing is, if we see water, we stop and put our canoe in for a paddle.
Coots Lake – I like this lake, it’s not a big lake but we always enjoy it. It’s right on Highway 60. We have to park across the highway from it and carry everything over to the lake and down a slope to the water.
Lake of Two Rivers Lake – We also like to paddle in Lake of Two Rivers lake. We start off at the beach and you can go down the Madawaska River and you can also paddle to the other end of the Lake and paddle into Pog Lake. From Pog Lake you can go into Whitefish Lake if you want. There is a short portage from Pog into Whitefish. Below photos are Lake of Two Rivers lake taken on a misty morning.
Whitefish Lake is a lake we like to paddle and this time we saw some otters! They are hard to photograph because they are very quick and like to take off as soon as they see people. There is an arm of the lake you can go down towards Pog Lake and if you go under the bridge you can get into another small body of water.
More lakes to come in another post, hope you like my photos. Stay safe.