If you’re looking for colour, Arrowhead Provincial Park is a great destination this fall! Here, the peak colour is usually about a week after Algonquin which should make for a spectacular Thanksgiving weekend.
Arrowhead has opened 67 new hydro campsites just in time for Thanksgiving this year. We’ve also added an extra 40 regular campsites, but you’ll need to book soon, as they’re filling up!
Enjoy the warmth of a fall campfire on your site, go for a hike, or enjoy bicycling along one of our forest trails. (You can bring your own bike or rent one of ours). The park’s five trails meander over ridges, through maple forests, past beaver ponds and old homesteader farms. The view from the Big Bend Lookout is spectacular! Thirty metres below the hiking trail’s loftiest lookout, the Big East River loops back and forth like a satin ribbon through the magnificent reds, oranges and yellows of the forest that stretch away far as the eye can see. There is also Stubb’s Falls downriver, where a tumbling waterfall cascades down and fills the stillness with its roar.
Arrowhead and Mayflower lakes, and the meandering Little and Big East rivers, are ideal for paddling or fishing. Motorboats are not allowed on either lake so you are guaranteed a peaceful experience.
Arrowhead is easy to get to, located off Highway 11 at Muskoka Road 3, which is just five kms north of Huntsville.
As a bonus, your camping permit at Arrowhead also gives you free day use access to all trails and Algonquin park facilities along the highway 60 corridor including the park visitor center.