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    Reconnecting With Nature at Algonquin Provincial Park: a 4-Day Roadtrip

    Reconnecting With Nature at Algonquin Provincial Park: a 4-Day Roadtrip
    Starts from

    Toronto

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    30

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    538 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Toronto

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    4 days

    Length

    538 mi

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    Ina Yulo Stuve

    Ina Yulo Stuve

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    Highlights

    • Hop aboard a 1920s steam train as you ride through the Beeton Creek Valley.
    • Jump into a canoe for a fishing trip in Algonquin Provincial Park.
    • Sample award-winning ice wine at a family-owned vineyard.
    Ontario is a word that comes from the Iroquois word for "beautiful water". And there will definitely be a lot of that on this four-day roundtrip from Toronto to Algonquin Provincial Park which takes in the beautiful nature during the Spring and Summer. The first half of your trip will be focussed on history and culture: you'll learn about Canada's railway system whilst taking a ride on a 1920s steam train, visit a glorious sandy beach in Wassaga, walk in the footsteps of missionaries at a historic place of worship, and discover the stories of early settlers at a mill built in the 1800s. After, you'll have a good amount of time to explore the stunning Algonquin Provincial Park from your basepoint a the beautiful Arowhon Pines Resort. The next part of your route will surround you with wonderful nature, including a canoe fishing trip, a refreshing dip in Pine Lake, and a visit to an animal farm. You'll end your trip by sampling some of Canada's famous ice wine and then it's back to Toronto where the chefs at a restaurant that celebrates the bounty of Canadian ingredients will serve you a meal you won't forget.
    This trip is best taken from April to October.
    Due to the uniqueness of some locations for overnight stays, you can book the recommended hotels along the route via links mentioned in the comments.

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    Ontario is a word that comes from the Iroquois word for "beautiful water". And there will definitely be a lot of that on this four-day roundtrip from Toronto to Algonquin Provincial Park which takes in the beautiful nature during the Spring and Summer. The first half of your trip will be focussed on history and culture: you'll learn about Canada's railway system whilst taking a ride on a 1920s steam train, visit a glorious sandy beach in Wassaga, walk in the footsteps of missionaries at a historic place of worship, and discover the stories of early settlers at a mill built in the 1800s. After, you'll have a good amount of time to explore the stunning Algonquin Provincial Park from your basepoint a the beautiful Arowhon Pines Resort. The next part of your route will surround you with wonderful nature, including a canoe fishing trip, a refreshing dip in Pine Lake, and a visit to an animal farm. You'll end your trip by sampling some of Canada's famous ice wine and then it's back to Toronto where the chefs at a restaurant that celebrates the bounty of Canadian ingredients will serve you a meal you won't forget.
    This trip is best taken from April to October.
    Due to the uniqueness of some locations for overnight stays, you can book the recommended hotels along the route via links mentioned in the comments.
    Ina Yulo Stuve

    Ina Yulo Stuve

    Travel Expert

    • Hop aboard a 1920s steam train as you ride through the Beeton Creek Valley.
    • Jump into a canoe for a fishing trip in Algonquin Provincial Park.
    • Sample award-winning ice wine at a family-owned vineyard.

    Travel itinerary

    Stepping Back Through Time on the South Simcoe Railway
    9 Activities

    Day 1

    141 mi

    Stepping Back Through Time on the South Simcoe Railway

    Your first day on this four-day road trip will be packed full of local flavours, history, culture, lake views, and true Canadian heritage. After breakfast with a strong cup of locally brewed coffee, you'll take a ride on a 1920s steam train through the Beeton Creek Valley and take in the rolling hills around you. After lunch, it's off to an art gallery, then a quick walk on a sandy beach in Wassaga. Before dinner at a popular roadhouse, you'll visit a historic shrine to learn more about the missionaries who called the area home. A waterside B&B will be where you'll recharge for the evening and get you ready for the next stop on your journey. Due to the uniqueness of some locations for overnight stays, you can book the recommended hotels along the route via links mentioned in the comments.
    A Cultural Visit and a Hike to Whiskey Rapids
    6 Activities

    Day 2

    123 mi

    A Cultural Visit and a Hike to Whiskey Rapids

    Today's route will take you to the beautiful Algonquin Provincial Park, but before that, you'll take visit a butter tart specialist bakery, learn about the stories of the bravery of the local native people at a 17th century mill, go for a walk down a buzzy boardwalk, and tuck into lunch at an old service station. Before you know it, you'll be off to the park with a short hike to Whiskey Rapids. Your home for the night is the gorgeous Arowhon Pines resort with its stunning views of lake and the unbeatable Canadian nature. Due to the uniqueness of some locations for overnight stays, you can book the recommended hotels along the route via links mentioned in the comments.
    Trout Fishing and Canoeing in Algonquin Provincial Park
    7 Activities

    Day 3

    146 mi0.2 mi

    Trout Fishing and Canoeing in Algonquin Provincial Park

    You'll be up before the sun comes out, but all for good reason! Algonquin Provincial Park has 7,635 square kilometers of stunning nature, and you'll have the best view of it from a traditional canoe. After an expertly-guided trout and bass fishing trip, you'll refuel with a Canadian favourite--poutine! After a hearty meal, you'll stop by for some souvenirs at an art gallery and then don your swimming gear for a dip in the lake and a walk to the neighbouring falls. Dinner will be at a local steakhouse, and then it's on to a relaxing B&B in the countryside. Due to the uniqueness of some locations for overnight stays, you can book the recommended hotels along the route via links mentioned in the comments.
    Award-winning Wine and Candian Gastronomy from Peterborough to Toronto
    8 Activities

    Day 4

    129 mi

    Award-winning Wine and Candian Gastronomy from Peterborough to Toronto

    Your final day will be a busy one, but you'll get a great headstart with a delicious breakfast from an award-winning bakery before heading to Rice Lake for a viewing of some beautiful African art. The unique experiences will continue with a visit to an animal farm before you'll go back in time for a Victorian afternoon tea experience. After a pitstop to smell the flowers in Oshawa, you'll head to an award-winning winery to sample some of their best products, and then it's back to Toronto where you'll end your roadtrip with a dinner at a restaurant that champions all things Canadian.
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