LinkStuff – Arrowhead Provincial Park Edition

by Mike Holman

I recently wrote about our visit to Pinery Provincial park which is a great park.  I think our favourite park from this summer was Arrowhead Provincial park which is near Huntsville, Ontario.

It’s located about three hours north of Toronto and is just outside Huntsville.

What we liked about Arrowhead

  • Campsites were large and private. Couldn’t ask for anything better. We rented a cabin again and it was just lovely.
  • Nice beach.  Ok, it wasn’t Pinery, but the beach area is very nice, although the water wasn’t very warm.  Good enough however.  There is a good rental place on the beach for various watercraft.
  • Nice river.  There is a quiet river leading off from the swimming area which is great for canoeing.
  • Stubb’s waterfall.  There was a small waterfall about 10 minutes walk from our site.  The kids had a great time climbing around the various shaped rocks near the falls.  We did a short hike down a very scenic trail beside the river.
  • Trails – Lots of good walking trails.  There are also mountain bike trails and rentals on the beach.
  • Close to Huntsville.  If you have to make a quick run for food/beer, it’s nice to have stores nearby.
  • Near Algonquin Park.  An Arrowhead pass is good for Algonquin as well.  While there is lots to do at Arrowhead, if you have a rainy day – heading to the Algonquin visitor centre is an option.

We liked it so much, we’re planning a longer trip next year.  Probably five nights.

Anyone else ever been to Arrowhead?  Any other parks you want to extol the virtues of?

On with the links

How to save money wrote a primer about how to use Priceline to get cheaper hotel rooms.  For detailed bidding instructions, you can check out my post on how to use Priceline.

Michael James had an interesting look at market efficiencies or inefficiencies depending on your perspective.

Mike Piper answers the question – Is rebalancing, market timing?

Boomer and Echo asks – Can you trust advice from your bank?  I say no.

Ellen Roseman has some good advice and resources if you are in the market for a new car.


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