• Best Picnic Spots: Tea Lake Dam Picnic Ground is located 8km (5 miles) from the west gate on the Oxtongue River. This quiet, sheltered picnic area has stone barbecue pits and views of the river below. Post-lunch swimming is also an option.
  • Best Place to Swim: Although located right off the highway at Km 34, Lake of Two Rivers Picnic Ground has one of the largest beaches in the park and gets plenty of sun during the day.
  • Best Day Hikes: The short Barron Canyon Trail (1.5km; .9 mile) skirts the steepest section of the spectacular Barron Canyon, and it's the definitive way to view the 100m (328-ft.) canyon walls from above.
  • Best Day Canoe Routes: Costello Creek, located off gigantic Opeongo Lake, offers a meditative paddle at the south end of the lake and is easily accessed from the Parkway Corridor. Great for animal-spotting, too.
  • Best Historic Spot: The Logging Museum, a fascinating walk through Algonquin Park's logging history, has a dozen or so relics from that bygone era arranged along an easy 1.3km (.8-mile) trail. A small theater plays thematic archival film footage.
  • Best Park Activity for Kids: Kids love the naturalist-led evenings at the East Beach Outdoor Theatre. The free hour-and-a-half program starts just after sundown and consists of a short film, a slide show, and an audience discussion.

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