Sunday, August 31

Canoe and Kayak Rentals in Almaguin and Muskoka

If you bring your own watercraft to the inn, we'll be glad to point you to the many public boat access points in the region.

But if, like many visitors to the Almaguin Highlands and Muskoka, you don't have your own but you'd like to spend a day canoeing or kayaking the lakes and rivers of the area, you have many options for rentals.

Algonquin Basecamp Outfitters & Supply
Located at the Almaguin Highlands Info Centre, Algonquin Basecamp offers canoe, kayak, and peddleboat rentals by the day or weekend. You can load the canoe on your car (roof pads and straps available) for a short drive to any number of local lakes, or make arrangements with Algonquin Basecamp to pick up your canoe lakeside in Kearney and paddle the extensive lake and river system there. If you're feeling really adventurous, you can drive to one of the Algonquin Park access points for a back country day-trip.

Canoe Algonquin
Also in Kearney, just 20 minutes due east of Fern Glen Inn. Canoe and kayak rentals by the day. The store is across the road from the lake, so no need to put the canoe or kayak up on the car--simply portage across the road and start paddling the many kilometres of waterways.

Arrowhead Provincial Park
Located off of Hwy 11 just north of Huntsville. This is a small park, but offers many ways to enjoy its lakes, river, waterfall and trails. Canoe, kayak and bike rentals for a short as 2-hours or as long as a day.

Algonquin Outfitters - Huntsville
Located on Main Street in downtown Huntsville, the store backs onto the river for easy, car-free access to extensive paddling. A nice option is to paddle from the store dock up the river to Lake Vernon and back. Canoe and kayak rentals by the day.

Algonquin Outfitters - Oxtongue Lake
Located on Hwy 60 just west of Algonquin Park. A favourite paddle for our guests is the self-guided canoe trip to Ragged Falls. A nice 3-hour round trip, it's the perfect way to sample paddling without making a whole day of it. Paddle directly from the dock to the base of Ragged Falls, pull up on the shore and walk up to the top of the falls to admire the view.

Algonquin Outfitters - Opeongo
Both unguided and guided day trips are also available from Algonquin Outfitters' Opeongo store within Algonquin Park, including a guided paddle to Hailstorm Creek Nature Reserve.

The Portage Store - Algonquin Park
Located on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park, the Portage Store offers guided full-day and half-day canoe trips as well as unguided canoe and kayak rentals.


1 comment:

Randy M. - Algonquin Outfitters said...

Jackie, thanks again for including AO in your list of places that offer local canoe and kayak rentals. We also offer Mountain Bike rentals in Huntsville, not to mention Snowshoe and Nordic Ski rentals in the coming winter season. Our Huntsville, Oxtongue Lake (Dwight), Bracebridge, Haliburton and Bracebridge locations are open all year long.

Also coming up on Friday Sept 12th we are starting our annual used kayak and canoe sale. Most kayaks will be available at our Huntsville location and most used rental canoes will be available at our Dwight location.

For more info see our website at http://www.ao-sales.blogspot.com or http://www.algonquinoutfitters.com