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PostPosted: June 28th, 2020, 4:57 pm 
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Some time this summer (hopefully late July) we will drive our camper van across Ontario from Montreal to Kenora. We would like to do a lot of hiking along the way. Does anyone have any recommendations? We have not decided on our route yet as it will depend on the hiking opportunities. We are retired so we have lots of time.

We also plan on boondocking as we proceed if anyone has any recommendations for good spots. We have the boondocking app but it is by no means complete. We are aware we will have to pay fees to use provincial parks, even if only for day use. It might be worth it to get an annual pass.

Unfortunately, we can't fit our canoe on or in our van or we would also do a lot of paddling. Perhaps there are opportunities to rent along our way.


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PostPosted: June 28th, 2020, 5:55 pm 
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Besides the Lake Superior Coastal Trail

http://ericshikes.blogspot.com/2016/07/ ... astal.html

There are a number of other trails

https://www.alltrails.com/parks/canada/ ... ncial-park

Another thing to consider is to drive via the Bruce Peninsula (take the ferry to Manitoulin Island to rejoin the Trans-Canada Hwy) and hike the northern part of the Bruce Trail.

https://brucetrail.org/trail-sections/1

As far as "boondocking" (aka "Stealth Camping"?) I know a few spots but I won't post them here.

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PostPosted: June 28th, 2020, 7:40 pm 
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You could consider the Ganaraska Hiking Trail.


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PostPosted: June 29th, 2020, 7:35 am 
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First off
Great to hear from you Neil!!!!
There is this trail
https://superiorcountry.ca/partners/cas ... wLqQ_j6lYw
I would also suggest the wilderness section of the Ganarask trail in QEW PP except for the high amount of tics!
Wait to the fall you would love it!
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PostPosted: June 29th, 2020, 9:24 am 
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Yeah, WB Neil!

There is some free camping on the Opeongo river sometimes used by WW paddlers just west of Barry's Bay and east of APP on Hwy 60... on the Aylen lake road several km. I can provide the lat and long for GPS.

Superior Coastal Trail is scenic... comedy team of Robinet and Linker provide vids. Rough and a shorter distance at one end or another might be suitable... anyway there are campsites shown, maybe some ideas in those.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoBj1wpU7Cg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_GF69zGui4

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PostPosted: June 29th, 2020, 11:12 am 
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Thank you! It's great to see familiar names! I posted on MYCCR last summer about a canoe trip in Laverendrye so it hasn't been that long.

I started this thread yesterday and just this morning my wife says now she wants to go to the Gaspé!!
Nevertheless, a drive across Ontario to Kenora is very close to the top of our list so please keep the info flowing. We just got the van last fall and have barely used it. We had hoped to take it to Nflnd to hike the East Coast Trail but the Maritimes are still in a travel bubble.

On Saturday we are heading by car to the Manicouagan Reservoir to do a 6-day backpack in the Monts Groulx.


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That's okay :lol:
Gaspe is amazing!
Much longer drive than I looks once you pass Riviere du loop.
Tons of small towns and windy roads through them.
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Nfld is hoping to ease travel restrictions some time in July.

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Ouimet Canyon is an excellent little side trip. Well worth it.
Likewise, Agawa Rock Pictographs.

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If you take highway 11, this one will make you sweat. http://www.greenstone.ca/sites/greensto ... 0Trail.pdf


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When you decide to visit the best Province I have the guidebook to the Eastern Trail.
But right now they don't want you in NL.


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Other Cdns might be OK soon but it sounds like Americans won't be until they get their sheet together a whole lot better than right now! Not to get political, but a dammed sad situation!

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PostPosted: July 2nd, 2020, 3:31 pm 
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wotrock wrote:
Other Cdns might be OK soon but it sounds like Americans won't be until they get their sheet together a whole lot better than right now! Not to get political, but a dammed sad situation!



Not happening. We have 0 cases around. Or had 0 cases. The tourists are here. Fortunately the anti maskers are now bound by law to wear them.

I actually hate everyone from away. Most are incredibly rude and self interested. So I would not have me either though I can almost see Canada from my living room. We are actually trapped.
I expect that before too long we will close the state border to other states too. Anecdotally new cases are all from visitors.

I miss jiggs dinner.


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littleredcanoe wrote:
When you decide to visit the best Province I have the guidebook to the Eastern Trail.
But right now they don't want you in NL.

This it?
https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5051-616/ ... qcQAvD_BwE


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Gros Morne has some serious and challenging hiking. A bit wilder than the E Coast Trail. If you enjoy seascapes rather than mountainous terrain though, the E Coast Trail has that in spades.

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