At last I just came back from 3 days on the Western Uplands trail in Algonquin Park with my 10 year-old son. We intentionally stayed at Maggie Lake our first night and
Ramona Lake the second. Aside from the extra weight I casrried to help my son get through the Maggie to Ramona stretch my only problem was that Ramona
Lake is a dump (poor water acces, campsites on top of one another, etc).
Maggei, on the other hand, was a delight except for confusion between where campsites were shown on the map vs where they actually were. If I were to do it again I'd stop at Oak or Panther Lakes the second day and tack on the
3-4 km up to Ramona to the third day as the last 8 km after Ramona is a breeze.
I'd like to get my wife involved as well but she won't be able to handle the kind of work a 3 or 4-day hike involkves. Does anyone know of any Algonquin lakes similar to Maggie we could reach with a hike < 10km? Of course, we could just hike in to Maggie, stay a day, then hike back, but I like to try something new each time out.