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Old 02-02-2013, 09:08 AM   #29
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we have tim hortons, starbucks, some mcdonalds, and other chains with wifi access, also many small mom and pop type coffee shops offer some variety of wifi to compete with the chains. As far as algonquin, depending on the area you go to it is incredible. I spent 3-1/2 months in kiosk in 1981 and it was incredible. excellent views, easy access to the park interior and close proximity to Achray for even better views.

From Kiosk it would be 1/2 hour to Mattawa where you should be able to get a wifi hot spot
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:18 AM   #30
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I agree with Joe's assessment of Kiosk. I camped there a few years ago. It was the first week of August and the campsites were less than half full. It was quiet and peaceful.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:20 PM   #31
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Go to Lake Superior Provincial Park. Your best chance of seeing sandhill cranes is along 17 between Espanola and the Sault. I have seen them twice there - once in th ditch beside 17 and most recently at Hwy 6 and Lang Lake Rd (Hwy 6 is the road that comes up to intersect with 17 from the ferry to Manitoulin.)

The best place to eat once you get north of th Sault is Batchewana Bay - the Voyageur (look it up on tripadvisor) has great breakfasts andd is also a motel. Across the road from it is Batchewana Bay Provincial Park, a day use park with a stunning long beach. We have seen mergansers and mink there. It is also where the Superior water is warmest.

Just outside Batchewana is Salzburger Hof, which has a great fish fry each summer Friday. See its website. North of Batchewana, there is not much civilization. Just big honkin' group of 7-type sweeping vistas of lake and rock and sky and trees. You can camp at Pancake Bay Provincial Park, which has another beautiful beach but isn't too wild as it parallels the highway. It has electrical hookups, showers, etc. - try to go towards the north end as you get less highway noise.

If you want seclusion, go up to the Crescent Lake campground in Lake Superior PP, or Rabbit Blanket Lake. Beware of the giant grade at Montreal River Harbour (which is about the only place to get gas between Batchewana and Wawa.) At Rabbit blanket Lake we have fished and had loons swim up to check us out.

I might even reveal where Secret Beach is.....
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another option, if you need to have electricity is: Stay at Samuel de Champlain in an electric site, and drive the 1/2 hour into Algonquin in the morning. I have also been to this park, but I don't remember it very well

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Hi: jen b...A personal favorite of ours is on the west of Algonquin at Huntsville Ont. Arrowhead Prov. Pk. It is huge 1250 Hectares, has 2 great lakes to canoe, with two rivers and a waterfalls. Many miles of hiking trails, every type of camping area...and is right next door to Huntsville.Welcome to Ontario Parks Lots to do for everyone.
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Hi: jen b...Another neat sight on the Georgian Bay is the Big Chute Marine Railway near Severn Falls. It's the only way to get the boats up from Lake Huron into the Trent/Severn waterway. Other than a fiberglass trailer it's the only other way to travel IMHO!!! So many things to see...so little time!!!
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Hi: jen b... I just looked back at your original post and noticed you want some wild life too. Rent a canoe at Arrowhead and roam the lake...you might see some!!!
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Alf, I've never seen bacon made from a beaver before.
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Alf, I've never seen bacon made from a beaver before.
Hi: Thomas G..."You have to be kidding"!!! Buckey is more protected than I am. We do however make beaver tails...but not in a Provincial Pk.
The morning after was a wake up from the partying. I revived the fire and decided it was just hot enough to slo cook the bacon on it. Sorry you can't smell the aroma of wood smoke and bacon cooking. MMMMM
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Alf, I've never seen bacon made from a beaver before.
LOL Tom! Dont you know the Canadian beaver received the highest honour ever bestowed on a rodent. Its the official emblem of Canada. An "act to provide for the recognition of the beaver as a symbol of the sovereignty of Canada" received Royal assent. Turn one into the bacon and the Queen might release her hounds!
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