Algonquin Provincial Park is a very special place for me.  It is a “power place” where over the years I have been able soothe, refresh and challenge myself physically, mentally and spiritually.  It is a place of great  beauty, tranquility and peace.
This section represents an ongoing project to capture some of the places both in and around Algonquin that have inspired me over the years. 
Early Morning Smoke Lake © Irwin Seidman
Early Morning Smoke Lake
An early autumn morning and an amazing sky over Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park
Autumn on Canoe Lake © Irwin Seidman
Autumn on Canoe Lake
The stunning fall colours frame the rustic permit office on Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park.  Whether on the water or just sitting along the shoreline (or beside the docks at the Portage Store), this is a majestic place.
Little Island © Irwin Seidman
Little Island

A Great Blue Heron flies past Little Island on Oxtongue Lake, near Algonquin Park. (Little Island is most know for the 1965 painting by Group of Seven artist, A.J. Cason)

Whiskey Rapids Trail © Irwin Seidman
Whiskey Rapids Trail
Resting by the Oxtongue River along the Whiskey Rapids Trail in Algonquin Provincial Park
Great Blue Heron © Irwin Seidman
Great Blue Heron
Patient and still, a Great Blue Heron waits for a catch on Canisbay Lake in Algonquin Park
Vintage Algonquin Outfitters Truck © Irwin Seidman
Vintage Algonquin Outfitters Truck

Digital photosketch of vintage GMC pick up truck outside Algonquin Outfitters (Oxtongue Lake, Ontario)

Oxtonque Dawn © Irwin Seidman
Oxtongue Dawn
An unforgettable dawn looking eastward over Oxtongue Lake near Algonquin Park 
Road to Canisbay © Irwin Seidman
Road to Canisbay 

Soft light filters in through the trees on the road to Canisbay Lake in Algonquin Park

Highway 60  Revisited © Irwin Seidman
Highway 60  Revisited

Autumn colours frame a Highway 60 bridge as it crosses the narrows of Oxtongue Lake.  Lined with private cottages and cottage resorts, Oxtongue Lake which is just west of Algonquin Park, is spectacular.  

Oxtongue Mist © Irwin Seidman
Oxtongue Mist
Morning mist rising over Oxtongue Lake near Algonquin Park
Red Dawn © Red Dawn
Red Dawn

Often a reward for early rising is a spectacular sky looking eastward over Oxtongue Lake (near Algonquin Park)

Calm Before The Storm © Irwin Seidman
Calm Before The Storm
Another stunning sky over Oxtongue Lake in the Algonquin Highlands
Great Blue Heron © Irwin Seidman
Great Blue Heron
A Great Blue Heron fishing on Canisbay Lake in Algonquin Park
Algonquin Moose

Spring brings caution and excitement at the sighting of a young moose along the Highway 60 corridor in Algonquin Park

Stacked Canoes © Irwin Seidman
Stacked Canoes
Aluminum canoes stacked side by side at Algonquin Outfitters on Canoe Lake
Early Morning on Oxtongue Lake
Another incredible sky as we prepare for an early morning paddle on Oxtongue Lake near Algonquin Park
Smoke Lake © Irwin Seidman
Smoke Lake 
Autumn morning on Smoke Lake, Algonquin Park 


Late Spring Thaw on Smoke Lake © Irwin Seidman
Late Spring Thaw on Smoke Lake
A wide angle captures the spring ice melting on Smoke Lake in Algonquin Park
Springtime along the Highway 60 corridor in Algonquin Park © Irwin Seidman
Algonquin Spring Thaw

The spring thaw means ice and mist on the many lakes and rivers along the Highway 60 corridor in Algonquin Park 

Oxtongue Narrows at Dawn © Irwin Seidman
Oxtongue Narrows at Dawn
Spectacular light at dawn on Oxtongue Lake near Algonquin Provincial Park
Peck Lake © Irwin Seidman
Peck Lake

Resting to admire the stunning landscape while hiking the trail at Peck Lake in Algonquin Provincial Park

Peck Lake Trail © Irwin Seidman
Peck Lake Trail
Fallen maple leaves and dappled light through the trees along the trail at Peck Lake
Canoe Taxi © Irwin Seidman
Canoe Taxi 

A canoe taxi returning to base at Lake Opeongo in Algonquin Park after taking a small group of campers into the back country with their canoes and gear

Spring Thaw on Oxtongue Lake © Irwin Seidman
Spring Thaw on Oxtongue Lake
Ice breaks up on the beach at Blue Spruce Resort on Oxtongue Lake
Algonquin Outfitters © Irwin Seidman
Algonquin Outfitters
A beautiful day on Canoe Lake (Algonquin Park)
On Canoe Lake © Irwin Seidman
On Canoe Lake
A scene almost frozen time... small boats along the shore of Canoe Lake (Algonquin Provincial Park)
Morning Hike © Irwin Seidman
Morning Hike
Beautiful soft light filters through the trees on this early morning hike along the Whiskey Rapids trail in Algonquin Park
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