Another way to explore Algonquin is on foot. Pack your tent, sleeping bag, gear and food into a backpack and take to Algonquin Park's extensive network of. Information Backpacking Trail. U (overnight). $ Fee Collection D Interpretive (day) Trail. O Telephone a Interior (backcountry). Access Point. B Bulletin Board A. Park features on this map are representative only and not accurately Longitude: ; Algonquin Trailhead - Bat Lake Trail Trail Maps (pdf).
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Backpacking trails allow you to explore loop routes ranging from 6 to 88 kilometres in Backpacking Trails of Algonquin Provincial Park (map) · Backcountry. Looking for the old Algonquin Park map in Acrobat PDF format? Along with campsites and portages, hiking trails, canoe routes and points of interest are. Although this map is published by The Friends of. Algonquin Park, all information on canoe routes, portages, campsites, and backpacking trails.
Algonquin 2 shows the northwest corner of the park, including routes accessed from our Brent Store. Algonquin 4 shows the areas east of Cedar Lake and includes both the popular Petawawa River and Lavielle-Dickson routes. Algonquin 5 covers the area accessed through access point 17, Shall Lake. Backroad Mapbooks — Algonquin Provincial Park Map Like the Canoe Routes Map, this waterproof planning map shows the entire park but offers the added detail of contour lines and colour relief shading.
It is a richly detailed and visually stunning map and a great resource for general route planning.
Along with campsites and portages, hiking trails, canoe routes and points of interest are marked. The scale is , and the map is GPS compatible. For more details on this map and the entire Backroad Mapbook series, visit backroadmapbooks.
Government Topographic Maps Saved from government extinction by public outcry, these maps offer extra geographic detail and are the traditional choice for many paddlers. Topographical maps do not show campsites, only a few portages are marked and the maps offer no background information.
It takes 17 of these maps to completely cover Algonquin Park! You can order the Backpacking Trails Map along with guide books and many other useful park publications online from the Algonquin Park Book Store. Kevin describes a number of routes, both popular and obscure, in an entertaining and informative style. Different areas of the park are described and mapped so that you can put your own trip together.
Don filled the book with interesting background information on the cultural and natural history of the park and charming illustrations. For whitewater paddlers, the Friends of Algonquin Park publish two detailed river guides by George Drought. One covers the Petawawa River, a stunning multi-day whitewater trip. The other features the Opeongo and Madawaska Rivers, which are generally run as day trips.
All of these guide books can be ordered online from the Algonquin Park Book Store.
Be careful when bushwacking. From late April to Early June, the dreaded Blackfly is very active. These small insects will bite a chunk of skin off in order to get to the blood.
They are known for their tendency to bite around the eyes, and occasionally an unfortunate human has to deal with a blackfly that has gone into the eye. Once the blackflies die off, they are replaced by mosquitoes. Both blackflies and mosquitoes can be easily fended off with DEET insect repellent. Climate[ edit ] Algonquin is not quite part of Northern Ontario, but it shares the typical climate for its region.
Springtime in Algonquin is likely to be cool and wet. The summer climate of Algonquin is not uniform.
In summer, it can be humid throughout June and July, yet the humidity tapers off around August. During autumn, it is cool and dry. The winters are guaranteed to be snowy, cold and harsh. Be sure to plan for the weather you are likely to face. Get in[ edit ] There are only a few ways to get into Algonquin Park. The most obvious is by vehicle, via Highway There are numerous places where you can leave your car while you enjoy either Algonquin's back country or the Highway 60 corridor.
It is also possible to drive to campsites in the northern parts of the park, taking logging roads or provincial roads from the Trans-Canada Highway : The campsites at Achray west of Petawawa , Brent south of Deux-Rivieres and Kiosk south-east of North Bay are all accessible by car during the summer months.
Ensure your vehicle is in good condition before doing this. Algonquin can also be accessed by canoe, from various access points around the park. A less common way to get into Algonquin is by aeroplane.
The only airfield is in the northern community of Brent, so if you are getting in by air your vehicle will most likely be a float plane capable of landing on water. Fees and permits[ edit ] Prices valid until March 31, A permit is required to use the park's facilities.
If you plan on camping, a campsite permit is required. For fishing, a fishing permit is required. These are issued by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. They can be obtained at some locations in Algonquin. Costs for these permits fluctuate. Get around[ edit ] If you are exploring the Highway 60 corridor, the best way to get around is by vehicle. Some people use bicycles as well, and some even walk; but this is not recommended.
Away from the corridor, the only way to get around most of the time is by canoe. Algonquin has an extensive canoe route system, with many portages and campsites.