Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The Madawaska River

The Madawaska River has its headwaters here in Algonquin Park, descending towards the Ottawa River at Arnprior. It flows here along a trail near the Lake Of Two Rivers and Mew Lake campgrounds. 

Along this stretch of the river, it's peaceful.


  1. That is peaceful

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  2. The names are fascinating even beyond the beauty of the places!

  3. It really looks like a very peaceful place.

  4. That is a peacfull looking place. I checked out the link you gave and seeing what Stonehenge could have looked like does not quite seem right. I prefer how it actuly looks but a great monument that guy had built

  5. such beautiful photos
    I appreciate the way you always comment on my blog :)

  6. I like those Indian names you have there for rivers and places. When we drove around in Canada a few years ago we always pronounced the names a few times to each other because they sound so exotic to us.

  7. It seems that the river is not going anywhere or in a hurry to go.


  8. I feel calmer just looking at those pictures

  9. wow, so pretty - my kind of view. i will write that down for our trip back to Canada one day soon ... we always have an on-going list. ( :

    i have to look where Ottawa is ... we got to Alberta, Wateron Lakes, & a few places in BC last trip. Canada is huge.

  10. Kind of water that I'd like to ply with my canoe.

  11. @Cloudia: and pleasant!

    @VP: the names appeal to me.

    @Whisk: I thought so myself.

    @Karl: it is.

    @Bill: I have to remember when I sent a link along...

    @Jen: thanks!

    @Marianne: once you get used to them, they're easy to pronounce.

    @Tomas: not here, no, it's tended to be quiet every time I've seen this stretch of the river.

    @Hilary: that's the idea!

    @Beth: Alberta and BC are beautiful provinces.

    @Revrunner: many people do!

    @Halcyon: definitely!

  12. I'm one-eighth Native American--love the Indian names for such a beautiful place.

  13. You are showing us wonderful landscapes again. It seems to be a great place to make a trip in a canoe, I think.

  14. The river looks lovely glimpsed through those magnificent trees William.

  15. I like the way the water just seems to cut a swath right through that field.

  16. Lovely shots, William. I'm anxious to travel north to the park soon.

  17. There is something so mesmerizing about flowing water. It does bring a peaceful feeling.

  18. @Tex: no shortage of pines!

    @Norma: they have a good ring to the sounds of the names.

    @Jan: it certainly would be!

    @Luis: thanks!

    @Grace: a day spent out on one of these trails passing along a river is one well spent.

    @Sharon: it definitely stands out like that.

    @EG: I need to go up too sometime soon.

    @Judy: it really does.

    @Cheryl: it certainly is.

    @Linda: thanks!

  19. My actor-son taught white water kayaking in this river, back before he graduated! I didn't know until he was nearly done, thankfully!

  20. Peaceful indeed! What a beautiful place to walk and camp!

  21. It is a lovely area William! We have quite a few places and bodies of water with Native American names here in Florida too and some of them are quite hard to pronounce if you are not used to hearing them.

  22. Love the expanse of natural beauty. Great images.

  23. @Jennifer: some of the stretches down river can be rough!

    @Jose: thanks!

    @Denise: it is.

    @Tanya: thanks!

    @Kay: it's a popular area for camping.

    @Lois: I guess it depends on the tribe.

    @RedPat: thanks!

    @Paul: thank you.

  24. What a lovely place! Looks like it would make for a wonderful walk!

  25. It's always interesting to see how a river meanders.

  26. Your first image is wonderfully quiet and peaceful. Very pretty.

  27. You live in an area of great natural beauty.

  28. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.

  29. @Meradeth: it is.

    @Hamilton: I agree.

    @Randy: that it is.

    @Jack: very much so.

    @Kate: I love this park.

    @Marcheta: you're welcome.

    @Jennifer: definitely.