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Ontario's Near North - Arrowhead Provincial Park 2

rain 19 °C

Another rainy day in Arrowhead PP turned out to be a treasure hunt. We decided to explore in our truck if we couldn’t venture out and explore on our feet. We headed north via 592 and then east through Kearney on Rd 518 past some cottages and waterfront. It was a nice drive full of winding roads with little traffic. The road put us out at Burk’s Falls where we happened up this store called the Wooden Roo. It is operated by a nice gentleman from Australia who does the wood work in the shop. The shop was full of the eclectic and whimsical and a skilled woodworking pieces. We bought this picture by an Aussie painter which is absolutely stunning. If you’re in the neighbourhood you should really drop in at the Wooden Roo.
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We went on to Sundridge for lunch at Bernard’s Bistro on the lake (which was quaint and had great food). The view would have been great if it wasn’t for the rain and fog. We then headed into Hunstville for much needed groceries.

Fortunately, the rain was basically over when we returned back to the campsite and we got to go out to the Big Bend Lookout. The Big East River is a very winding river and the erosion that occurs in these big bends ends up collapsing over 500 years and filling in the bends which change the course of the river. Here you can see this big bend has huge, steep banks that are very loose sand. Bud got some excellent drone footage of the course of the river.
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Maybe some day we’ll make it back here when the weather is better. Ontario Parks is putting a lot of new resources (comfort stations, a new visitor centre) into this park since it is so heavily used.

Posted by blgracey 18:46 Archived in Canada

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