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May 17

by ChristopherDew

Spending days on the grounds here at Killarney Lodge are truly memorable experiences. But when you stay with us, don’t forget that just outside our are doors are many of Algonquin Parks finest attractions. Within a short drive in either direction are walking, biking and hiking trails, a fantastic art gallery, the park’s visitor centre and even some nice shopping!  Nobody should visit Algonquin without being aware that it was the seasonal home and inspiration of legendary painter Tom Thomson. You can even visit his memorial on Canoe Lake. Our video takes you on a tour of some of the many things you can do while you are here in Algonquin Park. Enjoy!

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Aug 16

by ChristopherDew

It’s difficult to put into words what a visit to Killarney Lodge is really like for our guests. Poppy and I think this short video gives you a peek into that experience! Enjoy!  Killarney Lodge Video


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Jul 16

by Killarney Lodge

Forest Bathing

Here at Killarney Lodge we’ve always known that our guests leave Algonquin Park feeling happier and more relaxed. Reading the messages left in our guest book over the years leave no doubt that at the end of their stay our guests are grateful and appreciative of their time here in Algonquin.

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Walking our grounds or any of the trails that are easily accessible from the road are wonderful experiences that put a smile on your face every time.

In Japan this effect results from what they know as “forest bathing”, peaceful walks through the woods that reconnect you with nature. There is even a Forest Agency of Japan that endorses Shinrin-yoku, forest bathing, as a way to improve your overall quality of life. And it’s based on science.

We didn’t evolve walking in plastic shoes on synthetic fibre floors and a study by Dr. Qing Li, from the Nippon School of Medicine and the Japanese Society of Forest Medicine, proves that returning to our forest roots has benefits. Participants in his studies lowered their stress, anxiety and anger and felt measurably better energy levels. At the blood level, they found increased levels of cells that boost immunity. They speculate that when you walk in a forest environment you inhale essential oils that are released into the air by the plants. Who among us hasn’t stopped to take a deep breath of sweet forest air?

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30 Seconds of Killarney Lodge Calm – Forest Bathing

In case any of you haven’t already found a way to gently enjoy a forest walk or light hike, choose a route that isn’t too strenuous, rest when necessary and find beautiful spots to sit and read or or simply look out into the trees. You shouldn’t go more than five kilometres in four hours. That means many of Algonquin’s trails are perfect locations.

So science says its good for your health and your well being to take some time in the forest.

We could have told you that!

Poppy and Eric

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Jul 11

by Killarney Lodge

Hiking at Killarney Lodge…  Take a leisurely walk and explore the surroundings. For the more adventurous, hike one of Algonquin Park’s many trails offering spectacular views. There are 15 self-guided trails with various locations and lengths. Each trail is designed to explore a different aspect of the Algonquin environment and is marked for easy navigation. At each trailhead, there is an interpretive guide booklet for your appreciation of the trail’s points of interest.

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