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On the Edge of Algonquin

Sunday, June 27, 2010
"There is only one road between us and the Arctic Circle".  Phil used to tell me that even before we moved here 29 years ago. The only East/West  highway north of Highway 60 (the highway that goes to and through Algonquin Park ) is the TransCanada Highway.  Makes us sound like we really live in the wild doesn't it?  I have always said I have the best of both worlds.  You can drive on paved roads right to my door, but I live on the edge of  7725 square kilometres of Wilderness - it's a BIG park! Just to give you an idea, Algonquin is two and a half times as large as Long Island, New York, more than all the Canary Islands- and except for a few summer cabins, no one lives there. And if I paddle across my lake, I'm in that huge natural reserve. [caption id="attachment_64" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="On Algonquin's Quiet Side"][/caption] Guests come from all over the world to see this park.  They look for moose, wolves, perhaps a bear - but for me Algonquin's greatest gift is its sheer amount of space to hike, paddle, or just look around.   If you stay at Hay Lake Lodge, you are sitting on the edge of one of Canada's treasures.