Beaver Pond Trail in the Algonquin Provincial Park
Beaver Pond Trail is a 1.9 kilometer loop trail located near Nipissing, Ontario, Canada. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from spring until fall.
Beaver Pond Trail in the Algonquin Provincial Park, ON, Canada
By early September, autumn had already begun to show itself. The leaves of the trees have already begun to change color in some places.
The first autumn leaves in Algonquin Park
A couple of days of rain soaked the forest, the roads were wet and mushrooms were growing everywhere in the forest. The first stop drew our attention to the beaver-cut stumps.
2nd Stop: Beaver Dam and Lake
3nd Stop: Beaver Meadow
A boardwalk leads through Beaver Meadow. We can sit on a memorial bench and see a Beaver Castle further afield. Water lilies bloomed in the water of the meadow.
A little further behind us, beyond the Beaver Lake, among the foliage of the trees, is the View From The Top.
Leaving Beaver Lake, a forest road leads along the creek to the next Beaver Dam.
5th Stop: Beaver Dam
Stop 5th is one of the most interesting point on the route, starting here the Beaver-made Lake. “We are standing before an impressive beaver dam – impressive not only for its picturesque and apparently perfect location, but also for the fact that Amikeus Lake would not exist without it. It is easy to understand why the beaver is sometimes called “Nature’s Engineer”, and why some people are quite ready to believe that the beaver has purposefully planned and constructed the dam with the definite goal of creating a pond or, as in this case, an entire lake.”
[Excerpt from the Beaver Pond Trail, Algonquin Beaver Ecology Information Booklet, published by The Friends of Algonquin Park, Thank You]
6th Stop: Beaver-made Lake
7th Stop: Cut Trees by Beaver
Down Stairs to The 8th Stop
Up The Hill to The Lookout
The forest road rise 65 meters to the lookout. Along the way we saw lots of different colored mushrooms and the sound of chip monks accompanied us.
9th Stop: View From the Top
The highlight of the tour is the View From the Top point, where sitting on a bench reveals the Beaver pond and meadow with Beaver castles.
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It was a pleasant, early autumn hike with favorable weather. The route is varied by stairs and hills, but not very difficult. It took us 1 hour and 45 minutes to go through the loop, but we often stopped to enjoy the scenery, the view.
We took many beautiful nature photos of the landscape and wildlife. The little striped back chipmunks were almost gentle, they were already used to the presence of people in the woods. Unfortunately we didn’t see a beaver or moose, they hid from us because the forest was very loud from many hikers. We regretted that we didn’t see any wild animals , but we spent a great time in the forest hiking in the fresh air and we could take many photos from nature, which I share with you happily now. Enjoy!