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An Early Spring Drive into Algonquin Park

2023 April 25

Most years, we undertake an early spring drive into Algonquin Park via the Barron Canyon Road. This year, due to a combination of poor weather and other commitments, we didn't manage our drive until quite late in April.

For the most part, the road was dry but quite washboardy until the Sand Lake Gate; beyond there it was fine except that it was closed at the Achray turnoff due to a washout a little farther on. Consequently our trip was a drive to Achray, stopping at our favourite seasonal waterfall along the way and then at Achray, we made our way to the Jack Pine site and continued on to the weir on the Barron River. It was a good day, but a little cool in the wind.

Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray
Early spring drive into Algonquin Park  20230427  waterfall Achray

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