After that harrowing experience driving from René Brunelle to Fushimi Lake Provincial Park, it was good to be able to hang out with fun friends in a calm place.
This was supposed to be the last open day of the park; however, as COVID-19 had increased the number of people travelling a lot of parks extended their closing dates. We had already reserved so we only stayed a couple of nights at Fushimi Lake. I do like this park and I think it would be great to come here with a boat. It’s quiet and far from the highway so we don’t hear any noise this time of year.
Last time we were at Fushimi Lake we didn’t get to hike up to the fire tower and this time we did.
The fire ranger had a cabin that has now mostly decomposed. He would walk about a kilometer to the tower for his watch. So cool doing that.
Fushimi Lake is beautiful and has a lot to offer. I was happy that we went there to explore more of the campground. Now that the long weekend is over McLeod Provincial Park at the top of Highway 11 awaits.
Sometime we want power and sometimes we don’t. This time we wanted power. We’d be there for a couple of days and the nights are starting to get cool so power is a good thing.
We often wonder about getting a canoe or kayak so that we can enjoy these lakes.
We left MacLeod after a couple of nights and drove back to join up with Highway 17 at Nipigon.
We had always wanted to go to Sleeping Giant and we finally made it. We didn’t have the best campsites as we reserved quite late – COVID 19 has increased the number of people who want to camp in Ontario by a significant number.
This was a short hike off a trail that went to quite a few other hikes.
If that rock plateau had been on the ocean, it would have had fascinating life in tidal pools.
The sleeping giant is a rock formation.
We definitely aren’t done with this park.
Just a beautiful park. From Sleeping Giant Provincial Park we drove a short distance to Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park.
One of the good things about staying somewhere for a few days is that the tent goes up and I get to try different cooking things. Fries were a strong craving and I made them in a deep frypan with a slotted spoon.
They let people hike or drive down to the bottom as long as they don’t trespass. Kim and I even went and tossed in a fishing line nearby.
From Kakabeka Falls it is a short trip to Ouimet Canyon and we took advantage to visit.
One day I would like to be at the canyon at sunrise and sunset to see if there are great photos to be had. A hike at the bottom would be cool too.
Heading back from Ouimet we stopped at the Terry Fox memorial. A great view from there and a great tribute.
Off to Rainbow falls.