What’s your favorite Canadian adventure in the Great Lakes basin?
Only one of the top 10 Canadian Adventures recently identified by Outside Magazine falls within the Great Lakes basin.
It’s a cool adventure – mountain biking near Quebec.
But I have to admit that what really appeals to me about this one is the description of enjoying a beer in view of the St. Lawrence River at a ride’s end.
Ontario picked up another nomination with the paddling of the Missinaibi River. Sounds like a great trip.
But while described as a centuries old trading route between Lake Superior and James Bay, there’s a lot of portaging to make that route work. The river empties into James Bay and never actually touches Lake Superior – although apparently it is an important link in such a connection.
Nonetheless, that James Bay drainage point means it is not in the Great Lakes watershed.
So what’s Outside missing?
I once canoed and portaged for two weeks among moose, bears, clouds of mosquitoes and sudden downpours in Ontario’s Algonquin Provincial Park. I’ve been to a lot of places and done some interesting things since then.
But more than 30 years later I remember less the mosquitoes and rain and much more the moose and bears. And the spectacular scenery.
That was one cool Canadian adventure within the Great Lakes watershed.
How about you? What’s your favorite Canadian adventure – or adventure destination – that is within the Great Lakes basin?