Spring in Algonquin Park comes later than surrounding areas as a result of the Park’s higher elevations. When snow and ice have left Toronto or Ottawa, Algonquin Park is often still very wintry. Ice on Algonquin’s lakes usually remains until the last week of April or the first week of May.
Spring offers the year’s best Moose viewing and you typically don’t have to search very hard to see Moose. The application of salt to Highway 60 during winter road maintenance operations, attracts Moose to roadside ditches. Moose with salt deficient winter diets, capitalize upon this unnatural source of salt and chances are you’ll see a half dozen or more of these magnificent animals during a leisurely drive along Highway 60 on a May morning or evening.