Algonquin Park Adventures

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Algonquin Park ~ Tea Lake

Fall! My absolute favourite season followed closely by spring! Call me crazy but I rate summer right up there with winter. We kept watching Friends of Algonquin Fall Peak Colour Report for the perfect day to visit the park for the showiest leaves. We arrived at the Park at it's peak colour for 2014.

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Oxtongue River ~ Ragged Falls

I had better love this photo because I  crawled through some little string webs that had tiny worms hanging off the tree to capture this slow shutter shot. I like how the orange leaf colour is reflected very subtly in the waves.

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Oxtongue Lake ~ Algonquin Outfitters

The word breathtaking was meant for this view. The most amazing colour, light and reflections I have ever been lucky enough to view.

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Lake of Two Rivers

Just as we were calling it a day and heading back to Huntsville we spotted off the highway a thick fog along the shoreline.

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Lake of Two Rivers is the oldest and best known campground at Algonquin. A little bit of mystic moon :) to end our day.

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Hidden Valley Resort

Tired, cold and hungry we headed back to Huntsville to arrive at the Holiday Inn where we had a pre-paid room. Not too happy to find out they overbooked and we were room-less. They arranged for us to stay at the  Hidden Valley Resort. We drove back out of town and then down a twisted and dark road with not a clue what sort of place we would end up. Turned out to be the best mess up! When we threw open the curtains this is the spectacular view off our balcony! Great dining room, outdoor pool to side of lake, indoor pool and pet friendly.

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Hardwood Look Out

I heard Algonquin is the best spot to be for fall colour viewing - but THIS, exceeds any expectations I had. By day two I conceded I was getting old and broke down and bought a walking stick. Love it and not sure what took me so long to loose my pride and get it. It folds up small and fits right in my photography bag. It's hot pink of course ;)

There will be a part II  to this post because I have loads more to share, so watch for it.

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4 comments:

Momo and Pinot said...

Stunning photos!! I love this season, too! Glad to hear your alternative accommodation was the best mess up-pet friendly place!

Momo & Pinot's mom

Cathy H. said...

Breathtaking!!! I don't believe I've ever seen fall captured so beautifully!

KB Bear said...

Those are incredible photos. What reds!!!! The colors plus the water... all I can say is Wow!

Judy said...

I am so glad you crawled through the brush and worms to get that capture of the falls!! I think it is the best image of the post!!! Not by a whole lot, as some of the others are gorgeous, too!! And love the fact you had such a perfect room!!!

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