Mammals and birds in Algonquin, Canada10 Feb 2016

Mammals and birds in Algonquin, Canada

According to the guides, in Algonquin Provincial Park (Ontario, Canada) and its surroundings live about 50 species of mammals, 130 of birds and 30 of reptiles. Some of the mammals are really big-sized, like black bears, elks, deers, beavers and wolves. And some of them are more or less easy to watch: everywhere you go you’ll be told that you’ll see elks. We shouldn’t have much luck, because we didn’t see any, despite we traveled

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Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario9 Feb 2016

Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

Algonquin Provincial Park is the oldest and most famous in Ontario, and one of the biggest in Canada, with a surface of 7.725 square meters covered by lakes, forests, swamps and rivers. It’s located above Toronto, at a distance of 3 or 4 hours by car, and the chances to enjoy the true nature are countless, whether you want to walk a few kilometres by the prepared routes, or whether you want to try long

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Rowing in Hay Lake, in Canada8 Feb 2016

Rowing in Hay Lake, Canada

In the previous post I told you that one of the activities we enjoyed during our stay at Hay Lake (Ontario, Canada) was kayak and canoe ride. Hay Lake is about 9 km long and it’s 2,5 km on its wider part, it has a pair of islands in the middle and, at least in the stretches we visited, the water is still and we didn’t notice great streams. We did some excursions at different

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Hay Lake Lodge, cabins in Algonquin, Canada5 Feb 2016

Hay Lake Lodge, cabins in Algonquin, Canada

After leaving Niagara, our next stage in our Canadian route took us to Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario Province too, where we stayed in the cabins by Hay Lake, more specifically in Hay Lake Lodge & Cottages. While we were planning our route we decided from the first moment that we should enjoy the Canadian environment, because visiting the cities wouldn’t be enough to know a country where almost all the population concentrates on the

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Punkaharju Isthmus21 Dec 2015

Punkaharju Isthmus

Punkaharju Isthmus, North of the lake system of Saimaa, is a narrow stretch of land of 7 kms, which is formed by a hill range from the Glacial Age. It’s covered by forests and it’s one of the most known images from the Finnish lake region. It divides Puruvesi and Pihlajavesi lakes and offers excellent views and places to make a picnic or to swim.

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