Outing: Limberlost Reserve, Huntsville

Outing: Limberlost Reserve, Huntsville

Date(s) - Friday, September 27, 2019 - Sunday, September 29, 2019
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Limberlost Reserve


We plan to spend the weekend exploring the trails, waters and fall colours of the Limberlost Forest Reserve (https://limberlostforest.com/) near Huntsville.  Limberlost is a publicly accessible private year-round wilderness haven with twenty private lakes and more than 10,000 unspoiled acres of mixed forest.  The private forest reserve contains more than 70 km of hiking, biking, skiing and snowshoeing trails made available to the public at no charge.  And, while this site is fairly close to Algonquin, we will have far less traffic and crowds to contend with.

Location: 24 km east of Huntsville

We have secured the Buck Lake Lodge site on the grounds of the Limberlost Forest Reserve. The lodge has 7 bedrooms (sleeps 12) and includes a kitchen and 2 bathrooms.  This will be our central meeting point for the weekend.  Approximate weekend cost based on full occupancy is $212 plus tax.

We have also booked a cottage, the Heatherbrae, at Tally Ho Inn (https://tallyhoinn.ca/). This is a 3-bedroom cottage that sleeps 6, complete with kitchen and 2 bathrooms.  Approximate weekend cost based on full occupancy is $176 plus tax.  (Note: the Tally Ho Inn is situated on Hwy 60 near Limberlost Road, about 12 kilometres from the front gate of the Limberlost Forest Reserve).

Alternatively, individual motel rooms are also available at the Tally Ho Inn. However, we did not reserve any of these rooms.

For the more adventurous, you have the alternative of camping out at the Lee Lake Campground (https://limberlostforest.com/limberlost-algonquin-outpost-campsites/) in the Limberlost Forest Reserve.  You must supply your own tent and you will have to book the site directly with Limberlost staff.  Cost is $32 per person per night.

There is no food store in the Limberlost Reserve site so you will need to bring supplies with you if you plan to use the kitchen or BBQ.  However, there are a number of food options for offsite dining along highway 60, including a food truck at Tally Ho.

If you plan to attend, contact John Weatherburn at jweatherburn74@gmail.com and identify your preferred accommodation – Buck Lake Lodge or Heathbrae Cottage (or other – camping? motel room?).