History of King's Highway 127:
King's Highway 127 is a minor collector highway connecting Maynooth to Highway 60 near Whitney. The highway passes through a rather remote, sparsely-populated region east of Algonquin Park. The highway services three small communities along its 38 km route. The highway was first established in 1955 when the Maynooth-Whitney Road was officially designated as King's Highway 127. The route of Highway 127 has not changed significantly since the 1950s, apart from a few short realignments to the highway in certain locations. In conjunction with Highway 62, Highway 127 forms the only major north-south highway link between Highway 35 on the western side of Algonquin Park and Highway 41 which serves the Madawaska Highlands and the Upper Ottawa Valley.
Highway 127 is a paved two-lane highway from Maynooth to Whitney. Services are available in Maynooth, Lake St. Peter and Whitney. Moose are quite common along Highway 127. These enormous animals can often be seen crossing the highway corridor. This represents a serious collision hazard, because these animals are difficult for motorists to see at night. Slow down and be prepared for moose if you plan to use Highway 127 at night. The speed limit on Highway 127 is 80 km/h (50 mph), unless posted otherwise. Please visit the Highway 127 Mileage Chart page for a list of mileage reference points along Highway 127.
Additional Information About King's Highway 127:
Learn More About King's Highway 127 (My Upcoming Publications)
King's Highway 127 - Route Information (At Scott Steeves' website: asphaltplanet.ca)
King's Highway 127 - A Virtual Tour (At Scott Steeves' website: asphaltplanet.ca)