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The Explorer's Guide to Algonquin Park Paperback – May 1 2000

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Boston Mills Press; Revised Ediiton edition (May 1 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1550463195
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550463194
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 12.9 x 1.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 200 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,383,111 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lavishly illustrated. (Bruce Deachman, CanWest Star Phoenix (Saskatoon) 2008-09-06)

For anyone who is a lover of Ontario's open spaces, [this book] should be a valuable, if not indispensable tool.... Highly readable and contain[s] a wealth of information for the beginner or seasoned adventurer. (Grand Magazine (Kitchener ON) 2008-08-31)

This practical guide will answer all your questions. (Laila Maalouf VIA Destinations)

About the Author

Michael Runtz has worked as a naturalist in Canada's national and provincial parks. He is the author of the bestselling books Moose Country, Algonquin Seasons, and the acclaimed behavior trilogy Wild Wings, Wild Things, and Wild Flowers. Wild Wings won the Ottawa Citizen Book Prize for Non-fiction. His award-winning photographs are an integral part of his Carleton University Natural History lecture series, for which he has received Excellence in Teaching awards .


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This provides you with a very good overview of places to visit inside the park. It includes all areas: the Highway 60 corridor, the north and the east sides of the park.
The book goes into details of good places to visit for scenic views, or viewing wildlife, or having a picnic. This is a good book to bring with you when you visit the Park.
What stopped me from giving this book 5-stars was that most of the information available in the book is also available on the internet. I was hoping to learn of secret trails, or places to visit that the average tourist doesn't know about. There were a couple of places I never knew existed, but not as much as I had hoped for.
The book is a good guide to take with you to the park to remind you of interesting places.
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By A Customer on April 13 2002
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Easy to follow guide for planning a family vacation to the Algonquin. Provides just the right amount of detail to whet your appetite for a trip without clouding the desriptions with too much detail. Not the best book for planning a 4 day canoeing trip into the wilderness but perfect for a varied trip including canoeing, cycling, hiking and wildlife viewing.
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I was interested in finding information about hiking trails, canoeing and kayaking waters and dog sledding trails. The book provided me with all that information plus information about eco-tourism: best places to view wildlife, nature of wildlife and the necessary safety and security measures needed for protection. For example, individual chapters are devoted to observing wolves and listening to their howling, on bears, and on moose.

A chapter is devoted to the Highway 60 corridor and the activities along it. This is a good location to begin exploring the park for the beginners.

Besides, there is information about locations to see fall colours.

Overall, this is a good guide to keep while planning for exploring the park.
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bought it used, but it was well taken care of. plenty of information to see wildlife and all the hotspots
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9fdb6e40) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0e748a0) out of 5 stars A good summary of Algonquin park Jan. 19 2004
By Russell Sturmey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This provides you with a very good overview of places to visit inside the park. It includes all areas: the Highway 60 corridor, the north and the east sides of the park.
The book goes into details of good places to visit for scenic views, or viewing wildlife, or having a picnic. This is a good book to bring with you when you visit the Park.
What stopped me from giving this book 5-stars was that most of the information available in the book is also available on the internet. I was hoping to learn of secret trails, or places to visit that the average tourist doesn't know about. There were a couple of places I never knew existed, but not as much as I had hoped for.
The book is a good guide to take with you to the park to remind you of interesting places.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0e748f4) out of 5 stars More like "Coffee Table Guide" March 25 2008
By T. Cohn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is filled with many beautiful photographs of Algonquin Park and would look great on anyone's coffee table. What it won't give you is any kind of information an "Explorer" would find useful.

There's a bare minimum of information on interior trips, some information on highway-side attractions, and a whole lot of info on the different kinds of animals that inhabit the park, along with tracks and scat signs, and pretty pictures. If you really want to explore Algonquin park, leave this book on the shelf.
HASH(0xa0e74b1c) out of 5 stars It appears to be a nice book, but I was looking to have one ... Sept. 20 2014
By Marv Honeywell - Published on Amazon.com
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Algonquin is a magical place.
I am retired and was a white water canoeist who paddled the Petawawa River in Algonquin decades ago.
It appears to be a nice book, but I was looking to have one that concentrated on canoeing in the park.
It has a small section on the subject I wanted. Not being that much of a reader, I will probably wind up giving this as a gift to an outdoor friend.
One of the few things I could will to someone.
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0e74b10) out of 5 stars Great Trip Planning Guide April 13 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Easy to follow guide for planning a family vacation to the Algonquin. Provides just the right amount of detail to whet your appetite for a trip without clouding the desriptions with too much detail. Not the best book for planning a 4 day canoeing trip into the wilderness but perfect for a varied trip including canoeing, cycling, hiking and wildlife viewing.
HASH(0xa0e74c48) out of 5 stars Excellent book Sept. 9 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent book received quickly ~ thank you!


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