2016-06-19 Algonquin Park (Pog Lake site 118)

We had not been to Algonquin Park in years so it was time for a visit. Booked a water site on Pog Lake (5 months in advance!). Because of Denise’s hip we did not bring the canoe, but did bring a kayak and our bikes. Felt pretty heavy as we pulled out, but it was a hot sunny day and the drive was fun. Filled up in Barry’s Bay and got to the park with half a tank of gas left.


Check in went fine, we were warned about bears and keeping our site clean, which we do always anyways. The site was great, easy in and out and a short path to the water with a nice view. Also because kids were still in school the park wasn’t full and was very quiet.

We did a bit of biking but again Denise’s mobility was limited. I got out in the kayak every day. A new route for me was from Lake of Two Rivers up the Madawaska River. Saw loons, ducks, and geese but nothing bigger. We did see a moose along Hwy 60 on our way back from a visit to Swift Canoe and Kayak in Dwight, just outside the park.

Weather was great our entire stay, I was able to swim right from our camp site so didn’t even go to the beach. It was a great relaxing week.

Had another beautiful hot day for the drive home, we were on the road around 11am to miss traffic going into Ottawa. Filled up in Whitney and again in Golden Lake.


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