FROM TORONTO: Distance is 302km or approximately
3 ½ hours driving
Take highway 401 (east or west) to highway 400
Go north on highway 400 towards Barrie
At Barrie, follow signs for highway 11 north to North Bay
Continue on highway 11 north past Huntsville
Continue on highway 11 to the town of South River.
AT SOUTH RIVER:
Make a right (going east) on Ottawa Avenue.
Follow Ottawa Avenue east out of town. It will bend a number of times and you will travel past Swift Canoes, Tracs Outfitters and eventually over a bridge.
Once over the bridge, follow the road approximately 25-30 minutes (about 25- 30km). You will pass a few intersections including a road with a sign to Project Dare. Keep going straight! This road takes you straight to the Algonquin Park Access Point # 1 parking lot. (There are washrooms at the access point.)
Right before reaching the parking lot make a right hand turn down the road. You will drive about 1 km up a large hill and down the hill. At the bottom of this hill you will see a lakeside road join the main cottage road (on your left). Turn left onto the lakeside road. You will see signs for Voyageur Quest immediately on your right ? by the lake.
?WALK IN? You will be starting your trip at 12:30pm with a 3 ? 4 hour hike and paddle to get to the Log Cabin. Please arrive dressed to hike and paddle. Most important are good hiking or running shoes that might get wet or muddy. Please also have ready:
swimming suit and towel (there is a great place to swim once we arrive at Surprise Lake.)
There is both a Beer store and LCBO in South River if you would like to bring any alcohol.
Don?t forget to let us know about allergies, medical or dietary conditions, which would affect your adventure.
If you run into any problems: get lost, etc. ? please call the Algonquin Log Cabin/ Voyageur Quest Toronto office at (800) 794- 9660. Please note that the ?hike/ paddle? leaves promptly at 12:30pm!