We're starting to scheme about the summer break photo expedition in June after our spring term wraps up, and I'm feeling northwoodsy. Moose, beaver, loons, bring 'em on.
I was reading about Algonquin Provincial Park and it looks pretty appealing, and is allegedly one of the best places for moose viewing in eastern north america. I'm thinking the downside might be that it could be very busy in June, being relatively close to Toronto, etc.
We also had Lake Superior Provincial Park recommended by another wildlife photographer. It's more wildernessy, also very appealing. A half day's drive further from Philadelphia than Algonquin, but the payoff is sandhill cranes, the gorgeous lake, and maybe something a little quieter.
I would welcome feedback about these two places. Here are my main priorities:
Stuffed with wildlife
Not stuffed with other humans - I work with people all day and live in the middle of a big city and enjoy a diversion from that.
Campsites with at least electricity - we don't have a solar
setup yet apart from the small trickle charger. And no bathroom in the 13' Burro
, so a decent campground bathroom is nice. Laundry facilities are a bonus since we do a lot of slithering around in mud (my vacations are so glamorous).
Extra bonus would be some kind of restaurant(s) vaguely nearby, no need for fancy - with all the photo related activity which is a lot of work, sometimes it's nice to not have to cook supper in the evenings. I get the feeling this might be harder to come by near the Lake Superior park, but if the tradeoff is a better quietude ratio, I'm entirely happy to give up my dinner out.