The gateway to Algonquin Park is only a short 7 km drive away; here you can enjoy the rugged beauty and tranquility of nature at its best. The Park offers its guests a peek into the natural and man made history of this great land. Including three fabulous educational museums, hundreds of crystal clear lakes, 17 interpretive hiking trails through dense forests, challenging mountain-biking paths, excellent fishing, Algonquin Park Visitor Center canoeing and endless opportunities to view wildlife such as moose, deer, fox, beaver and birds in their own environment, anyone can easily spend days exploring this natural world. Bring your camera on your trip; you’ll be amazed at the beauty that unfolds. Be sure to walk the new Tall Pines Trail, a virgin forest of 70 white pines reaching over 100 feet high.
In the heart of Algonquin, is the premier Visitor’s Centre. This center is overflowing with displays of the richness of Algonquin’s wildlife diversity as well as the abundance of its culture. Inside there is an Artists Gallery, a Algonquin Park Visitor Centrebook and gift store, a cafeteria and a movie on the history of the park. Outside there is a viewing platform for a spectacular panoramic view of the diverse Algonquin landscape. At the East Gate of the park is The Pioneer Logging Exhibit. It is of days gone by, along a 1.5 km walking path, and is a unique experience of the ingenuity of our fathers and fore fathers. At the west end of the park there is an Art Museum that regularly highlights one of the group of seven.