WHAT IS A2A?
The Algonquin to Adirondacks (A2A) region is a unique diverse bioregion that connects Algonquin Park to Adirondack Park through the Frontenac Arch and surrounding lands. Home to a vast array of plants and animals, it is one of the last large-scale, intact forest and wetland linkages left in Eastern North America. It provides the best remaining potential for wildlife movement across the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system.
The A2A Collaborative is a U.S., Canadian, and First Nations partner organization that works with scientists, policy-makers and a variety of conservation groups to protect and enhance the unique ecological features and functions of the A2A region.
Our dream is a resilient, ecologically connected A2A region that sustains a full range of native wildlife and enhances people’s quality of life for generations to come.
We invite you to explore this site to learn about the A2A Trail -- a Pilgrimage for Nature, Eco-passageways across highways, partner initiatives, and conservation resources such as connectivity mapping.
As the weather cools and the leaves change, the outdoors extends an invitation to all of us in the Algonquin to Adirondacks region to get out and enjoy its splendour. With beautiful lakes, rushing rivers, and ancient animal pathways, the Algonquin to Adirondacks region is a natural wonder that’s close to home. The Algonquin to Adirondacks Collaborative (A2A) works to establish and foster the connection between nature and the people that live in the incredible A2A region on both sides of the border, and in collaboration with our First Nations partners. In such a unique and accessible natural area, the opportunities for people to connect with the nature around them are endless.
One of the easiest and most accessible ways to get outside and connect with nature in the A2A region is through hiking or walking. There are hundreds of trails in the A2A region, and many of them have been marked, mapped, and categorized so they can be easily found and enjoyed. The Ontario Trails Council (OTC), one of A2A’s partner organizations, has put together a database of trails in Ontario that can be searched based on region, closest town, or activity to make finding a trail that suits your style easier. Discover routes like the Old K & P Trail in Calabogie and the Pine Grove Forest Trails near Ottawa which are listed with details about how to get to them, their length, and difficulty, as well as where to find more information is easy to find on OTC’s website...... READ MORE
Geological map of the A2A Region | Credit: Ken Buchan