Elephant Lake Rd. twists itself around Baptiste Lake in the Haliburton Highlands. This 34 km stretch of road starts just East of Hardcourt on 648 (Loop Rd) and reaches the southern most tip of Algonquin Park and ends in the little town of Maynooth at Hwy 62. Great sweepers, hills and some more technical turns but the road has great flow. Enjoy lunch in Maynooth and then head north on 127 to the East Entrance of the park or to Barrys Bay for some more great roads.
Enjoy this road in the spring, summer or fall but the hills afford some lake views.Spectacular fall colors.
Road is chip n'seal but is decent and is usually clear of gravel by mid-may.
There are no Amenities along the route but and a restaurant can be found in Maynooth.
Rode this great combination today. Began in Maynooth, and took Peterson Rd. west. Lovely sweepers, good opportunities to lean 'er over. 20 kms to the beginning of Elephant Lake Rd. 14 more kms south on Elephant Lake Rd. This road is nice, but quite as sporty as Peterson Rd.
To continue with some excellent riding, at the south end of Elephant Lake Rd. turn right (west) on #648 (Loop Rd.) Take this SW (name changes to #503) to Gooderham. This is the start of the Buckhorn Rd., which can be read at https://www.motorcycleroads.com/node/60588