Potholes Provincial Park to Chapleau and Hwy 129
After our coffee break at Lion’s Beach, it was time to get back on the road. This was my first trip on Hwy 101 and I wasn’t sure what to expect.
Hwy 101 is a pretty highway that travels around Wawa Lake, which was much bigger than I had imagined. There is very little traffic on this road.
Potholes Provincial Park is a geological wonder. The “potholes” were formed by glacial erosion 10,000 years ago. The meltwater carried debris and the force of this debris formed large potholes in the bedrock.
Today, the site is home to miniature waterfalls and beautiful boreal forest along the Kinniwabi River. The park is very peaceful with the songs of birds, insects and flowing water.
This is when our road trip plans changed. We’d never been to Chapleau and because we were already part way there, we headed east on Hwy 101 to continue on the Grand Algoma Tour.
We could see the landscape changing and there were large “erratics” laying absently on the sides of the highway. Erratics are believed to be have been brought from glacial action. Not surprising after what we saw at Potholes Provincial Park!
- Heather Bot