Frontenac Park, Site cluster 5

We're back from three nights and four days at Frontenac Park. We had a lovely time. Select photos below. Some random notes before I fade off to sleep.

We’re back from three nights and four days at Frontenac Park. We had a lovely time. Select photos below. Some random notes before I fade off to sleep.

  • The small but mighty Frontenac Park has a lot of the Canadian Shield geography of Temagami and parts of Algonquin, but with grass. You’d see lots of lake shore where the usual undergrowth had been replaced with grass. No idea why that is.
  • Site cluster 5, at the end of Big Salmon Lake, is about 4.5km from the put in. On Monday morning we encountered a woman and her safety boat who swims it end to end, once a year. Wow.
  • That site is great for small kids because of sandy, gradual entry along its waterfront. It’s apparently the most popular site in the park, however. Booked all season long.
  • The outhouse (which has a door, a skylight and a supply of toilet paper) was really smelly. Almost pervading the entire campsite. The park agent said that had something to do with its popularity. We told them about it. I hope they can do something to fix it.
  • The park offers an annual ‘challenge’ event where if you hike all 160kms of its trails in a single season, you get a t-shirt and some sort of plaque. Sounds like fun.

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