Check out Winter in the Wild. Activities focus on the park’s winter wildlife. The park’s secret “Collections” room opens for tours. Strange park artefacts dating back 80 years are in the collection. There are winter snowshoe hikes, a chance to feed and learn about park birds, a big evening bbq and bonfire and the grand finale is a guided evening wolf howl with park staff from the Mew Lake Campground. If you want to make a weekend of it, rent an Algonquin Park yurt or try Resorts of Ontario if you’re looking for a winter chalet to rent . We loved the Snowshoe Cabin at Foxwood Resort, one of Resorts of Ontario members. It is located on Lake of Bays about 25 minutes from Algonquin Park’s west gate.
Our buddies Alex and Judy Eberspaecher, professional travel writers and photographers are also big birdwatchers and wildlife-lovers. Judy snapped these photos and sent us this description of their Algonquin winter visit:
“We were everywhere that roads were cleared – Opeongo, Spruce Bog, Boardwalk, Mew Lake and the moose (2) were along the highway. We stopped for at least 10 minutes and they just kept munching on dry branches. The Pine marten is a beautiful animal but I wouldn’t want to touch him, although he wouldn’t stay around to be touched. I hadn’t seen Evening Grosbeaks for about eight years so that was the one bird I wanted.”
All pictures on this page are courtesy of Judy Eberspaecher. Thanks for the tales Judy.