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Moose Watching Day hiking trip

  • 20 May 2018
  • 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Muskoka area, day trip, transportation provided
  • 6

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   Moose Watching Day hiking trip

 
     
No refunds after May 9. Before May 9 please send email to social@hpsc.ca

The Muskoka area is famous for its natural beauty - lush forests, granite rocks, and clear lakes. Spring offers the year's best Moose viewing and you typically don't have to search very hard to see Moose.

The application of salt to Highway 60 during winter road maintenance operations, attracts Moose to roadside ditches. Moose with salt deficient winter diets, capitalize upon this unnatural source of salt and chances are you'll see a half dozen or more of these magnificent animals during a leisurely drive along highway on a spring morning or evening.  

Price $112 including tax per person.

Package includes:

- transportation (11 seats in the van or mini van)

- Park fees

- Guided hiking (1 longer and one shorter hike)

- Visitor Centre

- Moose watching

- Lunch picnic package (sandwich, bottle of water and snack)

Additional cost:

- breakfast and dinner

Hiking in Algonquin Park:

There are so many trails to explore and wildlife to see! We can spend all day exploring the wilderness. It’s the perfect time of year to get lots of great moose pictures.

Which are our favourite hikes?

1) Peck Lake Trail

Peck Lake Trail is a 2.3 km loop trail goes completely around the shoreline of Peck Lake.

2) Algonquin Park Visitor Centre

Opened in 1993 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Algonquin Provincial Park and the entire Ontario provincial park system, the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre has world class exhibits on the Park's natural and human history, a relaxing restaurant and an excellent bookstore. A theatre presentation sums up the Park story and then takes you out to the viewing deck from where you can admire a breathtaking panorama of wild Algonquin landscape.

3) Beaver Pond Trail

Beaver Pond Trail is a 2.0 km loop trail that yields excellent views of two beaver ponds while the guide provides an introduction to Algonquin's fascinating beaver pond ecology.

4) Lake of Two Rivers Trail

Two Rivers Trail is a 2.3 km loop trail includes an easy ascent to a pine-clad cliff, and introduces the importance of change in the natural forest of Algonquin.

5) Booth's Rock Trail

Booth's Rock Trail is a 5.1 km loop trail that visits two lakes and a spectacular lookout, returning via an abandoned railway. The guide discusses man's impact on the Park.

6) Lookout

Lookout Trail is a 2.1 km loop trail that is fairly steep and rugged, but rewards the hiker with a magnificent view of several hundred square kilometres of Algonquin. This guide discusses the geology of the Park.

As the group, you will decide on the day of the trip, which hiking trail we will choose. It's also depended on the trail conditions.

Itinerary

9 am your preferred pick up spot

10.30 am - 10.45 am - Tim Hortons Barrie stop

1.00 pm - 2 pm - First Hike

2.30 pm - 3.30 pm - Visitor Centre and Lunch

4 pm - 6 pm - Second Hike

6 pm - 7 pm - Moose Watching - Driving from East Gate to West Gate

10 pm - Toronto

Please note that arrival time back to Toronto can be changed depending on traffic situation, weather conditions etc. The latest arrival time should be 11 pm so please plan your day around this time of arrival.

What to take with you?

•             Backpack

•             Rain Jacket

•             Hiking/running shoes

•             Bug spray

•             Water

•             Snacks

This is a one day trip.