Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Photos from Yesterday and Today

The mornings are chilly, misty and glorious.  Daytime, it has been sunny, with temperatures climbing to 22 degrees this week.  The autumn colours are peaking!  There are still some rooms available mid-week this week and next.  Hope to see you before the season's end.  Bring your camera - you'll be taking a thousand pictures!


Friday, September 20, 2013


We love fall in Algonquin Park.  The daytime temperature is cool with plenty of sunshine, perfect for hiking and canoeing to view the spectacular autumn colours.  At night there’s a definite chill in the air, a time to relax by the fireplace with a good book or play a game of Scrabble with a friend.  

Unplug from your daily grind and enjoy a relaxing vacation with no internet and no cell phone service.  Rates are $ 254 per person per night and include accommodation in rooms in log cabins, three meals per day and use of all recreational facilities.  Canoe, kayak, hike, play tennis, relax.  Your stay includes a pass to explore Algonquin Park

There are a few rooms still available on Thanksgiving Weekend. We’ll be serving both a traditional and contemporary menu all weekend long.  Celebrate our last weekend of the season! 
Hwy 60 this morning - September 20

Arowhon Road this morning!

Just before the resort....

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Great Blue Heron

A friendly Great Blue Heron has been visiting with us for the past few days.  This morning, guests saw him on the swim raft with his mouth open, hoping (they figured) for some leftovers from the nearby mother loon who was feeding her young.  This afternoon the heron was in the creek by Birchview standing perfectly still in the water waiting for a fish or frog.      

We found out that the Great Blue is the largest heron in North America.  Although mostly gray-blue in colour, they have yellow eyes, greenish legs and a white head.  A black stripe marks each side of its head and there are some shaggy black plumes that stick out from its back. Females look like males but are smaller.  When flying, herons usually hold their neck in an “S” curve. 

Although not that time yet, despite last night’s dip to minus 3 degrees C (a definite eye opener!) - most of our herons will head south to Mexico or Cuba once the water begins to freeze.  

Here's hoping that he stays just a little bit longer.....

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Breakfast at Arowhon Pines

This morning in Algonquin is sunny and gorgeous with mist on the lake.  Equally gorgeous is our chef's breakfast specials' of Poached Eggs on a bed of spinach and Banana Orange Waffles.  We shall be enjoying the day!