Opeongo Day Trip. Gravel and back-road exploring at it’s finest: One of several colonization routes proposed by the Canadian government in the early 1850’s, the Opeongo was to follow a westward course from the Ottawa River, to Opeongo Lake in present-day Algonquin Park, and eventually link with Georgian Bay. Initially populated by European immigrants who had been lured to this new country with promises of grants of fertile farm land, the dream of developing a farming base which would rival that of Upper Canada was dashed by the realities of rocky, shallow soils, poor drainage and a short growing season.
The days route will be led through the historic route with a variety of stops to see the vibrant springtime life in the area. The Route will begin from the Cheshire Cat in Carp and head northwest from there.