Moose Watching in Algonquin Park /Akané B&B
Spring offers the year’s best Moose viewing and you typically don’t have to search very hard to see Moose. Although moose have been sighted near Akané B&B, the best viewing is in Algonquin Park. 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.
Usually the best month to view moose in Algonquin park is during mid to late May. But because of the early ice out this spring 2012, the viewing of moose is one month early, mid April to early May
If you see a Moose, pull onto the shoulder and off the traveled portion of the road and turn on your hazard lights to warn other drivers. If drivers flash their vehicle headlights at you in Algonquin Park, there’s a good chance a Moose is ahead or maybe even a “Moose Jam” (a traffic jam caused by Moose watchers).
If you exit the vehicle, watch for traffic and ensure you keep a safe distance from wildlife. If you are watching a Moose and it flattens its ears the length of its body (rather than ears pointing to the sky), you are too close and you should back up.
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