Ontario Journals

Northern Ontario - Land O Lakes - Sunsets our Specialty

A travel journal to Ontario by PazMundo

Lake Mississagagon Photo, Ontario, Canada More Photos
Quote: Summer in Northern Ontario has much to offer. The US dollar really goes a long way. You can buy 1.5 canadian dollars with 1 US dollar. The prices are comparable so your dollar goes a lot further. Our GST (7%tax) is refundable at the border, for our American visitors, so keep those receipts.

Northern Ontario - Land O Lakes - Sunsets our Specialty

Overview

Lake Mississagagon Photo, Ontario, Canada
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Sunsets, camp fires, swimming, friends and good times. Who could ask for more?

Quick Tips:

Bring your camera and lots of film. Always catch the sunset, which varies depending on the weather. Below you'll see four very different sunsets, all taken within 50 yards of each other, on different days.

Best Way To Get Around:

You will need a car to get to this location.

Bon Echo Provincial Park

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Attraction

Bon Echo Provincial Park - Narrows - Mazinaw Lake Photo, Ontario, Canada
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Official site: http://www.ontarioparks.com/bone-campsite.html Friends of Bon Echo: http://www.mazinaw.on.ca/fobecho/index.html It is NOT like a camping in parking lot with tents and trailers lined up in rows. It is a very natural environment, and you will have lots of room and privacy. You will feel like you are camping in the woods, because you are. There are diffent types of campsites, from electrical, trailer, and tent, to drive-in, walk-in, and so forth. We love it here. There is so much to do: hiking, canoeing, boating, swimming, organized activities, store, climbing Bon Echo rock, activity centre, and more. Your kids won't be bored and you'll al...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 9, 2002

Lake Mississagagon Photo, Ontario, Canada
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If you are looking for a luxury vacation, the Ritz Carlton this ain't. The accomodations are basic, but clean. The beds are doubles, so those used to King-sized beds, be warned. The dishes, pots and pans, are provided. If you like to cook, bring a decent frying pan and a couple of good sharp knives. The kitchen utensils seem to move from cottage to cottage when, as often happens, larger family groups rent multiple cottages, and dine together at one.We always bring some nylon rope and some clothes pins--for hanging wet bathing suits--as well as sleeping bags, pillows, a small portable gas BBQ, snorkelling gear, a volleyball, fishing rods, beach chairs, and umbrellas for both sun and rain....Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 9, 2002

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There's 2000 feet of shore line on this spring-fed lake. There is a small dam that ensures consistent water levels. You can portage to nearby lakes, such as Blue Lake and Red Pine Lake, as there is a path. I have seen groups of canoers arrive and launch their canoes for a half-day excursion. Visit their website for more information.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 9, 2002

http://www.ontarioparks.com/photos/bone-canoeing3_ Photo, Ontario, Canada
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Land O Lakes
http://www.lol.on.ca/
Bon Echo
http://www.ontarioparks.com/bone-canoeing.html
Joeperry and Peason lakes (1 hour) easy


Kishkebus Route
21km loop (6 hours) that's easy to intermediate. Explore the still waters of the nature reserve on the east side of Mazinaw Lake.

Mazinaw Lake
Streams and rivers link Mazinaw Lake to a chain of lakes outside the park and camping on Crown land.

Mississippi River and Big Gull Lake 104km (5 days)
17 portages that are easy to intermediate.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 9, 2002

Spectacular Sky Photo, Ontario, Canada
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The fishermen in our group love the fishing here. It is challenging but certainly not impossible. A fish finder and depth gauge help, but are not essential. Lake Mississagagon is a spring-fed lake so the water is always clean and clear. You can rent a cabin/cottage here or camp out. For directions, depth maps, phone numbers, prices, more photos, resort map, etc visit Twin Pine . A lot of Americans come back year after year to stay here and go fishing, since it makes for a really cheap vacation, what with the Canadian dollar being a real bargain for Americans. For US$1, you can buy CDN$1.5 or more. My family and I rent a cabin/cottage here fo...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 9, 2002