The first is a train-in fishing story written by The Fish'n Canada Show entitled "Train to Algoma: A Railway to Fishing Heaven". Below is an exerpt from the story.
|Ang Viola of Fish'n Canada with a beautiful Speckled Brook Trout.|
Walleye, Northern Pike and Speckled Trout are our favorite species from these lodges along the line with the Walleye and Specks being our top 2 (simply personal choices). The unique thing about these 2 Algoma species is that the Trout which you would normally suspect as a colder water fish than the Walleye should be farther to the north. Not so...and in fact, the Speck fishing in the southern portion of Algoma rivals almost any other Canadian destination for this painterly species. Imagine taking a train-in fishing trip and having a great chance at a true 5lb Algoma Brookie??? Well people, it's a reality.
Now the second story is for our motorcycle riders who are looking for a fantastic weekend of touring (and perfect for this weekend!). Check out "The 2013 Ontario Motorcycle Tour of the Year: The Grand Algoma" written by Mike Jacobs. And of course we have a teaser exerpt of the story:
|Riding Hwy 129 Mississagi Valley.|
Highway 129 continues north through several provincial parks until it meets Highway 101 just south of Chapleau. It's worth a stop in town for lunch at the classic diner Gus's Family Restaurant. Explore the area's logging and railway history at the Museum, then head west on Highway 101 to Wawa. If it's a hot one, stop at Potholes Provincial Park to soak your feet in the ice cold river.
In Wawa, plan to spend at least an hour at Young's General Store, chockablock full of intriguing gift ideas, local snacks, fishing accessories, and a giant pickle barrel. It's a must-see, from the stuffed moose on the porch to the jalapeno fudge. And don't forget to snap a photo at the iconic Goose on your way out of town. If you choose to stay the night, the Wawa Motor Inn offers motel style accommodation or private housekeeping cabins, and caters to riders with a newly paved parking lot.
You can read the rest of the stories on the Northern Portal e-zine at www.northernontario.travel/algoma-country
Happy May Long Weekend everyone! Remember to get out and enjoy Ontario's incredible outdoor adventures! :)