Algonquin Region

Here we are nestled between the age old Laurentian mountain range of western Quebec and the Lake Superior Georgian Bay great lakes and bordered to the north by edges of the Canadian shield. On the north eastern edge of the 109 year old Provincial Park lies quite an assortment of lakes and just a few kilometers away a mighty and majestic great waterway, the Ottawa River. Far and away but less than half a days ride from the North Eastern States is – splendor, retreat and a fantastic array of wildlife, fisheries and bountiful solitude. Come and explore the area our culture and heritage in natural surroundings with old friends and new.

Miles upon miles of crystal clear lakes, rivers and streams. Over 2 million acres of verdant forests with trails, access routes and portage ways. The Algonquin region is more than just Algonquin Park but it is its proximity that shapes the territory along the north and eastern edges up to the Laurentains. The park is the Oldest in Ontario and one of the largest in Canada.

Here we are nestled between the age old Laurentian mountain range of western Quebec and the Lake Superior Georgian Bay great lakes and bordered to the north by edges of the Canadian shield. On the north eastern edge of the 109 year old Provincial Park lies quite an assortment of lakes and just a few kilometers away a mighty and majestic great waterway, the Ottawa River. Far and away but less than half a days ride from the North Eastern States is – splendor, retreat and a fantastic array of wildlife, fisheries and bountiful solitude. Come and explore the area our culture and heritage in natural surroundings with old friends and new.

Miles upon miles of crystal clear lakes, rivers and streams. Over 2 million acres of verdant forests with trails, access routes and portage ways. The Algonquin region is more than just Algonquin Park but it is its proximity that shapes the territory along the north and eastern edges up to the Laurentains. The park is the Oldest in Ontario and one of the largest in Canada.

Here, not far from the populous centers of Eastern North America, is the call of the loon echoing from rocky lakeshores, the sunset silhouetting a solitary pine, and a beaver forging a rippling wedge across a glassy pond. A fish splashes, a raven caws, and a chipmunk streaks across a portage trail into the protection of the forest undergrowth. After dark, two fishing companions on a quiet lake pause from their evening coffee to drink in the wild music of wolves wafting over the hills. This is Algonquin Park.

We can map out some incredible paddle and drive through day trips for you to enjoy. (Always bring a fishing rod and a camera!)

Wildlife

Lying as it does in the transition zone between southern broadleaf forests and northern coniferous forests, Algonquin is home to many birds and mammals typical of both major forest types.

Among mammals Algonquin is presently at or near the southern range of northern species but still harbors a vast  population of moose, fisher and timber wolves. Black bear are most plentiful but seldom seen because of our thick foliage and their reclusive habit. With other wildlife in mind, there are quite a few White Tailed Deer and Raccoons, Heron colonies and Bald Eagles, too.

Among other birds, this mingling of north and south is especially striking. Such southern species as the rose-breasted grosbeak, brown thrasher, and scarlet tanager are common Park residents. So too are our northern birds like the common loon, raven, spruce grouse and whiskey jacks.

Ottawa River

Then we bring in the Mighty and the Majestic, Ottawa River. Surging to depths of 275 feet and sporting such incredible fisheries that range from Great Northern Pike, Trophy Walleye, “Surface to Air Small Mouth Bass”… but it gets even better! … There are 50 inch plus muskellunge, really big Largemouth Bass, 4 and 5 foot Sturgeon, Gar Pike, White Fish and Giant Channel Cats. Canoe the backwaters, bass boat in 11 lakes plus the Ottawa as well, with access to over 40 miles below and 50 miles above the  Mountain River Lodge and you are just casting a stone along the surface. There are still over 30 lakes within an hours drive for those excellent adventure trips into the Park and surrounding edge waters. Take your drag on a run through our cool clear waters of Northern Hospitality!

Take a few moments and image your escape with the Carlin Family!