For those of you who haven’t joined us on our annual Algonquin Ride, mark your calendars for Wednesday September 6th and get ready for a spectacular ride! Our ride starts at the West Gate of Algonquin Provincial Park, located at 5280 Highway 60, Dwight Ontario. Highway 60 is a provincial highway that passes through the southern portion of Algonquin Park and it has WIDE, beautifully paved shoulders. The ride is planned for a weekday after the kids are back in school and before the peak of fall colours, so there should be very little traffic. The Highway 60 Corridor through Algonquin Park is measured by kilometre markings from the West Gate (km 0) to the East Gate (km 56). There are four route options to choose from, all out and back routes starting at the West Gate. Enjoy lunch at either the Portage Grill at Canoe Lake or the Lake of Two Rivers Cafe & Grill.
- 28 km route to the Canoe Lake Store, historically known as the Portage Store. Enjoy the view from the Portage Grill, a 100-seat restaurant overlooking Canoe Lake.
- 40 km route to the Algonquin Art Centre, a world-class art gallery showcasing Canada’s foremost wilderness and wildlife artists.
- 62 km route to the Lake of Two Rivers Cafe & Grill, a great spot to stop for lunch.
- 112 km route to the East Gate, marked by a large totem pole carved from an eastern white pine by an Algonquin elder.