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Central Ontario

 

  Between the densely populated urban sprawl of southern Ontario and the wilds of the province's almost uninhabited far north lies a band of peaceful and picturesque lakes, rivers, forests, and small towns.

Algonquin Provincial Park is Canada's oldest and its size combined with its relative proximity to the major urban centres of Toronto  and Ottawa make it one of the most popular.  Algonquin's area is almost 3,000 square miles, it contains over 2,400 lakes, and supports a wide variety of plant and animal species.  Even day trippers can hike in short distances to see beaver dams and lodges.

The beauty and appeal of the lakes and rivers and forests of the Muskoka and Haliburton areas south of Algonquin turned them into Ontario's "cottage country" once automobiles and highways made weekend escapes from the southern cities possible.  The canals and locks of the Trent-Severn Waterway provide boaters with a unique way to experience the beauty of this region.  Algonquin and these parts of central Ontario are especially beautiful during the fall as the leaves of the hardwood trees change colour.

[ The "Kawartha Cruise" entry listed at the left contains photos from a five-day cruise through central Ontario from Peterborough to Big Chute, near Georgia Bay.  It passes through some locations depicted here, but sees them from a different perspective. ] 

The link to the Pictures File is below the Sample Images.  A Map and a Table of Contents are provided below that, both in on-screen and in printable forms.

Quick Start: Central-Ontario.pdf

 

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Sample Images

Here are a few sample images from the picture file.  You can click on these to see larger versions.

 

Algonquin Park, Ontario   Beaver lodge, Algonguin Park   Beaver dam, Algonquin Park   Whisky Rapids, Algonquin Park

Algonquin Provincial Park

 

Beaver lodge, Algonquin

 

Beaver dam

 

Whisky Rapids, Algonquin

Dorset, Onatrio   Dorset, Ontario   Bobcaygeon, Ontario   Peterborough Lift Lock

Dorset

 

Dorset

 

Bobcaygeon

 

Peterborough Lift Lock

 

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Link to Pictures File

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You can access the PDF picture file by clicking on the link below.

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75 pages

14.8 MB

 

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Map

This file begins with images from Algonquin Provincial Park, then moves south through Muskoka and Haliburton, and finishes with photos from three locations on the Trent-Severn Waterway Bobcaygeon, Fenlon Falls, and Peterborough.

A package of printable Ontario Maps is available if you wish paper copies to follow along.

Central Ontario map 

 

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Tables of Contents

The Contents table for this PDF is reproduced below.  The combined Contents tables for all Ontario pictures files are shown on the main Ontario page, and are included in the printable PDF available here.

Central Ontario

 

 

 

 

Contents

2

 

Lake of Bays

41

Introduction

3

 

Baysville

45

Map

4

 

Lake Muskoka

48

Algonquin Park

5

 

Haliburton

58

Beaver Pond Trail

10

 

Trent-Severn Waterway

Lookout Trail

22

 

Bobcaygeon

60

Central Ontario Map

31

 

Fenlon Falls

66

Dorset

32

 

Peterborough Lift Lock

69

 

 

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