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    Spectacle Lake Lodge
Patron
202 Spectacle Lake Road
South Algonquin Township
Ontario   K0J 1B0
(17 km west of Barry's Bay, Hwy 60)

The Lakeside Smokehouse
Spectacle Lake Lodge
**
Full service restaurant
Phone : 613-756-2324
info@spectaclelakelodge.com


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     The Ash Grove Inn & Restaurant ** FacebookBarry's Bay  
     Charlie D's ** FacebookBarry's Bay  
 
 
    Madawaska Lodge & Restaurant **FacebookMadawaska 
 
    The Mad Musher Restaurant & Riverside Rooms **FacebookWhitney 
 
 
    Wilno Tavern RestaurantFacebookWilno 
     

     Where to Sleep
    Spectacle Lake Lodge
Patron
202 Spectacle Lake Road
South Algonquin Township
Ontario   K0J 1B0
(17 km west of Barry's Bay, Hwy 60)

Spectacle Lake Lodge **
Lakeside cabins & main lodge rooms
Reservations: 1-800-567-4044 (toll free)
reservations@spectaclelakelodge.com


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     Barry's Bay Cottage Resort ** FacebookBarry's Bay Spectacle Lakes trail location map
See interactive (zoom-in, zoom-out) satellite
imagery & road map for expanded views.
     Mountain View Motel ** FacebookBarry's Bay
     The Ash Grove Inn & Restaurant ** FacebookBarry's Bay
     Pinewood Inn ** FacebookBarry's Bay
     Fortune's Madawaska Valley Inn ** FacebookBarry's Bay
    Bevaline Cottage Resort **
      (Trout Lk., Hwy 60)
Barry's Bay
    Pleasure Point Cottages **
      (Trout Lk., Hwy 60)
Barry's Bay
    Sunny Hill Resort **FacebookBarry's Bay
    Hush Lodge & Cottages **FacebookBarry's Bay
    Madawaska Kanu Centre **
      (Resort, Campground & Cafe)
FacebookBarry's Bay

     Madawaska Lodge & Restaurant ** FacebookMadawaska
    All Star Resort **FacebookMadawaska
    Barkwick Camp **FacebookMadawaska
    Riverland Lodge & Camp **Madawaska
    Red Deer Log Cabins & Campground **FacebookMadawaska

     Algonquin East Gate Motel ** Whitney
     Algonquin Dream Catcher Motel FacebookWhitney
     Algonquin River Inn ** FacebookWhitney
     Adventure Lodge ** FacebookWhitney
     Couples Resort ** FacebookWhitney
    The Mad Musher Restaurant & Rooms **FacebookWhitney 

 
    Pine Cliff Resort & Campground **FacebookCombermere 
    Opeongo Trail Resort & Campground **FacebookCombermere 
 
 
    Wolf Den LodgeFacebookCentennial Lake (Calabogie) 
    

     Services
      Visitor Information  
      Algonquin (Park) Visitor Centre (East & West Gates **)     Facebook
      Bancroft Visitor Centre    Facebook  
      Barry's Bay Visitor Centre **    Facebook  
      Pembroke Visitor Centre **    Facebook  
      Renfrew Visitor Centre **     Facebook  
     Eganville Tourist Information Centre **    Facebook  
     
      Outdoor Gear Retail  
      Mountain Equipment Coop (MEC) **    Facebook
Ottawa
366 Richmond Road


Ask at membership counter for brochure-map.
     Trailhead / Paddle Shack **    FacebookOttawa
2148 Carling Avenue
Display rack located at front near cashier.
 
 
     Barry's Bay Outfitters **    Facebook Barry's Bay
Hwy 60 (19431 Opeongo Line)
 
     MAD (Madawaska) Outdoors **    Facebook Barry's Bay
Hwy 60 (19555 Opeongo Line)
 
 
 
     Algonquin Bound Outdoor Store **    Facebook Madawaska
Hwy 60
 
 
 
     Opeongo Outfitters **    Facebook Whitney
Hwy 60
 
    
    Other Retail  
     CO Country Market **    Facebook Combermere
Combermere Rd. (Hwy 62)
 
    
    Outdoor Adventure  
     Madawaska Kanu Centre **    Facebook Barry's Bay
247 River Rd.
 
    


    Parks  Provicial & Municipal
      Provincial Parks     (nearest urban centres)
      Algonquin Park ** — camping / hiking / snowshoeing / skiing (Barry's Bay / Madawaska / Whitney)    Facebook
      Bon Echo Park — camping / hiking (Bancroft / Barry's Bay / Eganville)    Facebook
      Bonnechere Provincial Park — camping / hiking (Killaloe / Barry's Bay)    Facebook
      Centennial Lake Provincial Park — nature reserve / no camping (Eganville / Renfrew / Pembroke)
      Silent Lake Park — camping / hiking / snowshoeing / skiing (Bancroft)    
 
      Municipal Parks    
       
     

     Recreation Trails
  Trail Name


Nearest Urban Centres / Details


      Thomas P. Murray Recreational Trails Combermere
This system winds its way through the Radcliffe hills, enjoying several scenic vistas, ponds, swamps and rock outcroppings. Trails have varied skill levels, so be aware of the changing conditions.
Trail map available online & at Visitor's Information Centre, Barry's Bay
 


      Bear Claw at Calabogie Peaks Calabogie
Trail Description : Great for children, families and seniors, this trail is an easy, 2.5 km self-guided interpretive hike through a hardwood forest exploring the local history of the area.
Directions : Calabogie Peaks Resort is located just off Calabogie Rd (#508) at the south/west end of Calabogie. You'll find the trailhead at the base of Dickson Mountain immediately behind the resort.
Trail map.
 


      Lost Valley at Calabogie Peaks Calabogie
Trail Description : The Lost Valley, a medium level of difficulty trail, explores a majestic forest setting. It first ascends to the Juniper Ridge Lookout with a panoramic view of Calabogie Lake and then continues as a moderately undulating 4km loop encompassing various rock outcroppings, small wetland ponds and towering pockets of old white pine. The ascent may be “challenging” for some people.
Directions : Calabogie Peaks Resort is located just off Calabogie Rd (#508) at the south/west end of Calabogie. You'll find the trailhead at the base of Dickson Mountain immediately behind the resort.
Trail map.
   


      Skywalk at Calabogie Peaks Calabogie
Trail Description : A medium difficulty 5 km return hike to the top of Dickson Mountain where you will experience the highest hiking adventure in the Ottawa Valley with spectacular panoramic views of Calabogie Lake, the Lost Valley and the Madawaska wilderness.
Directions : Calabogie Peaks Resort is located just off Calabogie Rd (#508) at the south/west end of Calabogie. You'll find the trailhead at the base of Dickson Mountain immediately behind the resort.
Trail map.
   


      Earthwalk at Calabogie Peaks Calabogie
Trail Description : An easy 8 km return hike to one of the natural wonders of the area - Eagles Nest, with its incredible cliff top views of the Madawaska wilderness.
Directions : Calabogie Peaks Resort is located just off Calabogie Rd (#508) at the south/west end of Calabogie. You'll find the trailhead at the base of Dickson Mountain immediately behind the resort.
Trail map & guide.
   


      Eagle's Nest Calabogie
Trail Description : An easy 1.5 km hike along an old logging road that climbs gradually uphill, through the woods, leading to a spectacular lookout at the top of a 120 metre cliff. For those of you with a GPS, there is a geocache in the immediate area. Difficulty is rated 1 of 5 (easy); the terrain is rated 2 of 5. Find it at:
N 45 ° 16.231 W 076° 48.673
UTM 18T E 357921 N 5014597
Directions : From Calabogie, take Hwy. 508 west and go 2.2 km past the Calabogie Peaks Ski Resort to the top of the mountain where you will parking on your right on the side of the road.
Information : Across the road, on your left, you will note the Eagle’s Nest trail sign marking the entrance to the trail. Follow the trail for about 20 minutes. Note the eagle’s head, painted signs in the trees above you on the right. As you pass a pond on your left, look for a large, colourful and informative sign, just off to your right. Follow the short trail up the hill to the right to the cliff site and enjoy the view.
Trail map.
   


      Madawaska Nordic     Facebook Calabogie
Trail Description : Cross country ski trails in winter, hiking and mountain bike trails in summer; Madawaska Nordic offers 18 km. of easy hiking trails. These trails, at one time old logging roads, wind their way through a picturesque forest landscape with lots of gentle ups and downs to keep the outing visually interesting and lots of fun.
Directions : The Madawaska Nordic Trails are located west of Calabogie near the Calabogie Peaks Ski Resort. To find the trailhead, drive 6.2 km west from the intersection of Highways 508 and 511 in Calabogie to Viewmount Drive. Turn right on Viewmount Drive and take the second right onto Crestview where you will find parking at the trailhead.
Information : From the trailhead, all hikers begin their outing on the Red Pine trail that takes them 1 km slowly uphill to where it intersects with the local ATV trail. At the Crossroads, hikers then have the choice of continuing on Red Pine (and taking any of the other trails that branch off Red Pine) or Snow Bunting. Combinations of the well-marked trails can be used to create hikes of different lengths.
Trail map.
X-country skiing & snowshoeing information : Madawaska Nordic Ski Club
 


      Wabun Lake Calabogie
Trail Description : The Wabun Lake Trail is a 3 km return hike leading to a lookout with spectacular view of Wabun Lake and the surrounding Madawaska River basin. It is medium difficulty trail and should take approx. 1 ½ hours. The trail slowly climbs the mountainside and then drops down into a valley before climbing again to the summit.
Directions : From the intersection of Highways 508 and 511 in Calabogie drive 15.6 west on Calabogie Rd/#508 to Hydro Dam Rd. Continue 1.5 km on Hydro Dam Rd to Wabun Lake Road then take Wabun Lake 2.6 km in to Wabun Lake. As you approach the lake, take the right fork 0.3 km. to the trail head/camping area close to the Madawaska River.
Note : The road is rough and is best driven in a vehicle with good ground clearance (i.e. SUV or pick up).
   


      Griffith Uplands Griffith
Trail Description : The Griffith Uplands Trail is a physically challenging 10 km hiking/snowshoeing loop encompassing four mountains in the Madawaska Highlands - Lake, Buck, Spring and Godin. This rewarding wilderness route traverses a rugged Area of Natural and Scientific Interest composed of marble bedrock with open upland forests of large tooth aspen, red oak, white pine and remnant red pine. This undulating backcountry trail features lichen covered stone barrens, glacial erratics and expansive bald rock ridges ripe with blueberries and breathtaking views of the Madawaska River Valley below. Hiking time: 4 ½ hrs.
Directions : At the bridge on Hwy. 41 in the village of Griffith turn north on Highland Creek Rd. and drive 2.2 km to the trailhead.
Information : Being a new trail with limited foot traffic to date and with singificant growth of low ground vegetation cover, the trail is not well defined in areas. It is extremely important that hikers pay attention to and follow the blue trail markers, supplemented with orange tape markers, along with the rock inukshuks that mark the trail. This trail is not recommended for beginners. A trail map is essential and a GPS or compass is highly recommended. Hiking poles will prove helpful.
Trail brochure & map.
   


      Manitou Mountain Calabogie
Trail Description : Manitou Mountain is a 9 km, medium level of difficulty hiking/snowshoeing trail passing through picturesque pine forests and spectacular wilderness scenery. Along this shoulder width trail you will encounter 3 spectacular mountain top vistas...Eagles Nest, Manitou Mountain and Red Arrow Rock.
Directions : Trailheads are located at the eastern and western ends of the Manitou Mountain corridor. The eastern trailhead is found on Barrett Chute Rd., 1.6 km east of Calabogie Peaks Resort. The western trailhead is found on Calabogie Rd/#508 2.7 km west of Calabogie Peaks Resort.
Information : Following ancient glacial spillways this trail begins at the Barrett Chute Trailhead with a 4 km ascent to the pristine vista lookouts at Red Arrow Rock and Manitou Mountain . The trail then continues westward 3.5 km to the peaceful Eagle’s Nest Lookout and another 1.5 km out to the Calabogie Road Trailhead. This diverse trail also links to the enchanting Lost Valley Trail and the Juniper Ridge Lookout behind Calabogie Peaks and to the scenic Skywalk Trail atop Dickson Mountain. This trail is not recommended for beginners. A trail map is essential. A GPS or compass is also recommended.
Trail map.
   


      K&P Trail South Calabogie
Trail Description : Like the North K&P, the South KP Trail is a multi-purpose trail running 40km south from Calabogie. It is also flat and easy to hike and perhaps more visually interesting than its northern counterpart. The trail passes along Calabogie Lake (to your right) and through rock cuts and forest until it reaches Mile Lake after 6 km. Hikers looking for more of a challenge will find the next 12 km., from Mile Lake to Flower Station, passing by a number of scenic lakes and wetlands.
Directions : From the intersection of #508 and #511 in Calabogie, drive 4.5 km south on #511 to Barryvale Road. Turn right on Barryvale Road and follow it 5 km. to the Calabogie Highlands Golf Club where Barryvale Road ends at the KP Trail trailhead.
   


      K&P Trail North Calabogie
Trail Description : The North KP Trail, more of a walking trail than a traditional hiking trail, is a 20 km multi-purpose trail using the rail bed from the abandoned K&P railroad originally built in the mid 1800’s. The trail runs north from Calabogie, crosses the Madawaska River and then winds its way north through rock cuts and forest passing wetlands and lakes before emerging into farmland as it nears Renfrew. It is well marked and being mostly flat makes for an easy hike. Hikers can vary the distance traveled before retracing their route to Calabogie. A 10 km return trip hike to Norway Lake makes for a fun and interesting days outing.
Directions : From the intersection of # 508 and #511 in Calabogie, travel 1.5 km south on 511 to the tourist information centre located on your right immediately after crossing the second bridge. Park at the information centre. The K&P Trail sign across the road marks the start of the trail.
Trail map & other info.
   

     Activties / Events
   
    Activities & Events Calendar — AlgonquinEast.comOnline realtime calendar of events and activities covering Whitney, Madawaska, Barry's Bay, Combermere, Maynooth, Palmer Rapids, Quadeville, Wilno, Killaloe, Round Lake, Brudenell, Foymount, Deacon, Golden Lake, Pikwàkanagàn & Eganville.
   

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