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Brain Lake to Stretch Lake

2017 Sept 10

Bob and his friend Richard recently travelled to Stretch Lake in Algonquin Park as a day trip by canoe. They started at Brain Lake and went downstream on Brain Creek. The area is quite wild and doesn't see much traffic. It's definitely worth a return visit, but it's a long drive from Deep River for a day trip. Here are some photos.

Day trip to Brain Lake  Stretch Lake

(photo by Bob: 2017-09-10 - map - explore

On Brain Lake heading towards the portage to Brain Creek.

Day trip to Brain Lake  Stretch Lake

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Brain Creek is pretty narrow in places.

Day trip to Brain Lake  Stretch Lake

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Brain Creek.

Day trip to Brain Lake  Stretch Lake

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Approaching the first portage on Brain Creek.

Day trip to Brain Lake  Stretch Lake

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At the end of the 25m portage.

Day trip to Brain Lake  Stretch Lake

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Sedge meadow on Brain Creek.

Day trip to Brain Lake  Stretch Lake

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The cliffs of Stretch Lake.

Day trip to Brain Lake  Stretch Lake

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Looking south on Stretch Lake.

Day trip to Brain Lake  Stretch Lake

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Another view of the cliffs of Stretch Lake.

Day trip to Brain Lake  Stretch Lake

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Returning home: crossing Brain Creek on the 825m portage.

Day trip to Brain Lake  Stretch Lake

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Looking upstream on Brain Creek from the portage bridge.

Day trip to Brain Lake  Stretch Lake

(photo by Bob: 2017-09-10 - map - explore

Looking upstream on Brain Creek towards Brain Lake.

day trip (canoe)

Algonquin Park Brain Creek Brain Lake Stretch Lake