Campsite vacancy highlights: October 7-10

Big plans for Thanksgiving Weekend?

Why not cook your turkey in a park, or dress up for the many Halloween events?

Fall is the perfect season for a quick weekend getaway, and we’ve got some great campsites available all across the province. This is our last vacancy post of the 2016 season.

Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of noon, Oct. 6):

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Fall colours at Algonquin Provincial Park

cars at Algonquin
At peak times during the fall season, the line-ups on Hwy 60 can stretch over 3 km!

Fall colours at Algonquin are breathtaking to behold.

But take a look at this photo.

Clearly, our secret’s out.

So if you’d like to enjoy the wonder of Algonquin’s autumn, or you’re looking for some solitude, read on.

We’ve assembled a list of frequently asked questions and top tips for planning your autumn at Algonquin:

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Paddling the Restoule backcountry

There’s something special about paddling in the backcountry in the fall, particularly in secluded Restoule Provincial Park (65 km southwest of North Bay). The water is crystal clear. The sky’s a deep, dark blue. The days are sunny, cool and crisp, and the trees, well, they’re a stunning display of red, orange and yellow.

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Top 10 spots for a family picnic

It’s the perfect time to pack a picnic and spend a relaxing afternoon at Ontario Parks. Without the summer crowds, it’s a snap to find a quiet picnic shelter, table or spot for your blanket and basket.

Here are ten parks with gorgeous picnic areas that are easy drives from Ontario urban centres.

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September salmon fishing on Lake Superior

Did you know there are parks along Lake Superior’s eastern shore with great salmon fishing? Park staff who fish Superior’s north shore recommend two in particular: Pancake Bay and Lake Superior Provincial Parks. These parks are just forty minutes apart on the northeastern shore between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa off Highway 17 (aka the Trans Canada Highway).
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Fall hiking: more than just red leaves

Every year, more than a million people visit Ontario Parks to witness the splendor of the fall colours. After all, there are 8.2 million ha of provincial parks that set the horizon on fire, with their ever-turning reds, greens, oranges and yellows.

But is there anything else to see other than the leaves? Absolutely! With 1800 km of trails across the province, you just have to know where to look and what to look for.

Fall hiking is one of the best ways to appreciate the splendors of autumn that continue long after the leaves have fallen.

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