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Hooked on Camping in Algonquin Park

By , published on October 1, 2015
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It is funny how time passes in the blink of an eye. I still remember my first few trips to Algonquin Park that got me hooked on camping. In many ways not much has changed, although the popularity of the park has grown and it’s great to see so many people interested in Algonquin. I…

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A Day On Algonquin Park’s Hailstorm Creek

By , published on July 7, 2015
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A day on Algonquin Park's Hailstorm Creek

Hailstorm Creek Day Trip Guest blog by Gayle Labuz – www.sometimeseventful.ca/   Did you know that a canoeing venture into Algonquin Park’s backcountry can be done as a day trip? We’ve been to Algonquin Provincial Park a bunch of times, with each visit giving us a different glimpse into this amazing parcel of Ontario nature….

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A Meanest Link story to get you “thinking spring.”

By , published on April 9, 2014
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  The Meanest Link canoe route received unprecedented attention in 2013, when The Happy Camper, Kevin Callan, completed the route with his canoeing partner Andy Baxter. Kevin’s terrific videos about the route created a lot of buzz, not to to mention that he took the “Once Around Algonquin” story on his winter speaking tour. But…

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Planning your Next Trip & A Look Ahead

By , published on January 29, 2013
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This past weekend I did a 3 part series on how to pre-plan your next trip into Algonquin Park on my site www.algonquinblog.com.  These tips are helpful whether you are camping along the Hwy 60 Corridor or going on a canoe trip.  Pre-planning is, to me, an important part of trip planning.  The reason for…

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Putting Your Canoe Away For The Winter:

By , published on November 19, 2012
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Winter Storage Tips and Solutions by John Gall, Johnny’s Boat Shop, Huntsville  Now that you’ve finished that fall canoe trip, it’s time to put your canoe into storage for the winter. While there are specific steps for different hull and trim types, I will start with a common step I do to every canoe that…

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Canoeing Traditions :: Kirk Wipper

By , published on September 20, 2012
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Traditions vary among paddlers. Depending on what camp you come from, a song may have a few words that differ here and there from another camp. And as you grow older, traditions evolve and change. You may even find yourself singing John Denver or Meat Loaf tunes with your kids instead of camp songs. (Or,…

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Backcountry Recipes by Dave Stabler

By , published on July 29, 2012
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After posting Laurie March’s blog today about Camp Cooking in a Restricted Fire Zone we received an email from R. Dave Stabler, Fraserville, Ontario.  Dave also loves cooking in the backcountry with his outback oven and wanted to share some of his experiences and recipes with us.  Below is an exert from Dave’s email to…

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Camp Cooking in a Restricted Fire Zone

By , published on July 26, 2012
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Last week Algonquin Provincial Park was declared a “Restricted Fire Zone” which essentially means that fires of any kind, even for cooking, are not permitted within the park boundaries including all car campgrounds and the interior. This also encompasses the use of wood burning stoves, charcoal, and any stove that does not have a control…

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