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Old 02-16-2016, 05:59 PM   #11
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Don't forget Quetico Provincial Park, 100 miles west of Thunder Bay on Hwy 11. Canoeing paradice, two mile canoe trip to the Pines, Pickeral Lake for a beautiful sand beach. There is also a hiking trail there. This is a park that allows no motors, no live bait.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:13 PM   #12
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We live in the Sault and I am familiar with your route. I have done it a few times and it is very scenic. Lake Superior Provincial Park is nice. I suggest stopping at Chippewa Falls on the Trans-Canada (Hwy 17 North) out of the Sault. It is pretty and there is adequate parking, a picnic spot and rest rooms. This is the half-way point on the Trans-Canada between Atlantic Canada and Vancouver. I like the commercial campground in Wawa also. It is right on a river and I have caught some nice Jackfish there at times.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:22 PM   #13
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Killarney is amazing ... Definitely a must see ... And the suggestion of the Chichimaun from tobermory to Manitoulin island to espanola ... Can't go wrong there either ... I am from Ontario and have done the northern Ontario route many times ... Really not that much to see between Sault Ste Marie and thunderbay ... Tis a very long deserted highway ... Stay gassed up ... Enjoy yr trip ...
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:35 PM   #14
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Rabbit Blanket PP near Wawa is a nice park.
Thank you - it looks lovely. I see it is part of Lake Superior Provincial Park.
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I would plan on doing no more than an average of 40 mph and I personally avoid Hwy. 400 like the plague. Way too may crazy drivers for me.

You could consider Algonquin PP but that would take you away from the Great Lakes a bit. IMO, Algonquin is well worth it but then I haven't been to the PPs you mentioned either.

Sounds like a very nice trip.
Thank you for noting the speed and traffic issues. It doesn't look like I can realistically avoid Hwy. 400 coming out of the Stratford area. I will look at Algonquin but that would add miles (sorry, km.!) to the trip so we may need to hug the shoreline.
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We did Pukaskwa National Park and sleeping giant two summers ago. Both parks are very nice. At Pukaskwa National Park the wind was coming off lake Superior so it was cold, highs of 10C (50F) in late July. There were lots of spots available in late July. Seemed to be a stop over park for people. There is good hiking and you can rent a canoe just have to make sure you stay in the coves by the park and not on the lake. Sleeping giant is very nice as well. Lots of hiking and animals. We had dear, rabbits, and even wolves around. We stayed in site 201. very long sight and private.
Thank you for the good information! Sounds lovely!
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If you go north from Stratford you could avoid the 400 and Toronto traffic and take the ferry across Lake Huron. The trip from Stratford to the ferry is about 3 hours.
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You may also want to look at Grundy Lake Provincial Park. Located about an hour North of Parry Sound just off highway 400. They have some electric only sites (water and sewer dump station on way in). Scenic hiking trails. Beautiful lakes that are restricted to non motorized boats.

If you do go to Killarney, make a trip into town to try Herbert's Fish and Chips located on the waterfront. THey use fresh caught fish.

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I second Grundy lake. The actual road into Killarney is secondary highway and really rough. We went in with the 5th wheel last summer and stayed at the marina, almost got killed as the electrical was wired hot on ground!!

Killarney PP is really tight, not much over 24 ft TT will fit. I went through there and could not get my 32 ft TT in any spot, trees and such.

I second Heberts Fish, they close at 7 pm most nights, Daughter is a Chef at Killarney Mountain Lodge her 5th summer up there! A day trip is a better choice.

As far as the ferry the cost is pretty high for MH and if you have a toad add dollars!
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Thank you for the good information! Sounds lovely!
I have not been to Sleepy Giant since the 70's. Great view. Pancake Bay on Lake superior has the sand beach and the water is like a iceberg! Deep lake and cold water. the Petroglyphs PP had a board walk along the caves on the lake front with native story telling painted on the walls. A very exciting part of Ontario.

BTW we live close to Stratford ourselves.
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If you go north from Stratford you could avoid the 400 and Toronto traffic and take the ferry across Lake Huron. The trip from Stratford to the ferry is about 3 hours.
Thanks - is that the Tobermory to Manitoulin Island? It looks like the fare for 2 + RV would be about CN150.
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