Camping & Hiking

The North Face Turning 55

By , published on April 10, 2021
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The North Face 50 Years

Behind The Brand Repost of the 2016 North Face is Turning 50 article We are named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain. We have helped explorers reach the most unfathomable heights of the Himalayas. But The North Face ® legend begins, ironically, on a beach. More precisely, San Francisco’s North Beach neighbourhood,…

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Kevin Callan’s Fall Hiking Whisky Fireside Chat with Algonquin Outfitter’s Nate Smith

By , published on November 7, 2020
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Happy Camper fall hiking

The Happy Camper heads out for a late fall walk in the woods (Crown land along the border of Algonquin Park) with Algonquin Outfitter’s Nate Smith, manager of the Huntsville store. They gather ingredients for boiling up a bush tea on separate stick stoves (Kelly Kettle & KIHD Products) and share a whisky (Old Forester)…

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Nalgene Outdoor Applauds Quick-Thinking of Hikers and Rescuers in “Message in a Bottle” Rescue

By , published on October 10, 2019
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ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2019 – Nalgene Outdoor, manufacturers of the original water bottle that traces its roots back to 1949, applauds the search and rescue workers and quick-thinking of Curtis Whitson who used an SOS message in a Nalgene water bottle to get rescued from a remote part of the Arroyo Seco River known…

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Mark in the Park

By , published on May 20, 2019
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Mark in the Park video series

This 10-part series brings Mark’s trip-logs to life, and aims to exhibit the breathtaking sights and sounds of the Algonquin backcountry. It strives to inspire people to get out and experience backcountry canoe camping for themselves, and for seasoned paddlers, acts as an informational vehicle for trip planning, or as a simple way of quenching spring paddling fever as we await ice out!

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Far North Algonquin Canoe Trip – Chris Prouse

By , published on August 28, 2018
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Chris Prouse

Dive into a visual extravaganza with Chris and Julia as they discover and explore the backcountry of Algonquin Park’s northern side.  If you haven’t yet discovered Chris Prouse’s Youtube channel you really should pay it a visit, subscribe and hit that bell to get notified about every new video that’s uploaded.  Algonquin Outfitters is proud…

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Crossing Algonquin 2018 Winter – part 2

By , published on March 22, 2018
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Trip Report – February, 2018 [see part one] Crossing Algonquin 2018 Feb 2nd – 11th A story of 3 friends crossing Ontario’s great park How it started Almost 3 years ago I moved from the little town of Moosonee, on the James Bay Coast, where I lived for 5 years with my family, to Huntsville….

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Nemo Tent – Ithaca Wild

By , published on August 22, 2017

View this post on Instagram She can't believe it's only 2lbs. This ultralight #nemotent just changed my backpacking situation! Thanks to the amazing folks at #algonquinoutfitters for getting this in for me:) A post shared by Kelly Jacobsen (@ithaca_wild) on Aug 17, 2017 at 7:53am PDT

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Where can I hike in Algonquin Park?

By , published on October 17, 2016

Algonquin Provincial Park hiking trails fall into two categories: day hiking or backpacking. Day Hiking Trails: Algonquin Park features 18 trails for day hiking that range in length from less than a kilometre to over 10 km. (See the Day Hiking Trails Map) Backpacking Trails: If you’re looking for more than just a day excursion,…

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Kevin R. Lockport, NY

By , published on June 17, 2016

“Wanted to thank you all for helping to make our trip a wonderful experience for all the Scouts and Leaders that participated. Your staff was friendly, courteous and helpful. We WILL be back next year.”

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Ragged Falls Canoe or Kayak Trip

By , published on June 1, 2016

Ragged Falls Day Trip

This is one of our most popular day trips! The self-guided excursion starts and ends at our Oxtongue Lake store and can be done in 3-4 hours by canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. Take a picnic lunch and a camera! Once you see this beautiful waterfall from the below, you may want to get out,…

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Guided Algonquin Park Canoe Trip

By , published on June 1, 2016

Guided Algonquin Park Canoe Trip

A guided Algonquin Park day trip is a great way to get a taste of what canoe tripping in Algonquin Park is all about. Canoes, paddles, all safety equipment, lunch and transportation from our store to and from Algonquin Park are provided. While exploring part of the park by canoe, one of our skilled guides…

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