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Great local path but very busy. Rarely get more than 2mins without other people. Lots of bird watching

nature trips
12 days ago

This is a beautiful hike, full of many wonderful surprises each visit. The wooded area has taken a drastic hit from Mother Nature late 2017 a microburst passed through the mud lake area causing sever tree devastation. Several trees were up rooted snapped off and the NCC has been busy trying to restore and reforest the area. Mud lake is a national treasure a small forest in the city.
Many people enjoy the area but several people neglect the NO DOG Signs! This is a nature reserve please respect and adhere to the posted rules NO DOGS and be respectful towards the creatures that call mud lake home.

walking
15 days ago

I visit this trail every couple of days on my morning walk. It is great watching it through the seasons. Please note that the "dogs on leash" description is incorrect. Dogs are not permitted at Mud Lake with the exception of the part of the trail north of Cassels Street.

walking
16 days ago

Easy walking trail with family. Sometimes with confusing paths, dead-ends.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail was awesome, bring some nuts or seeds with you and the squirrel, chipmunks and birds will literally eat from your hand, one of the nicest kid friendly walks in Ottawa!!!?!?!?

walking
1 month ago

Easy walk , birds .

Nice trail for the first part. Towards the far end the vegetation gets thick and there are some muddy parts so progress slows. There are some beautiful views of Mud Lake and wetlands. Definitely worth exploring!

birding
3 months ago

This trail is clearly one of the best places to look for birds in Ottawa! Unfortunately, the forest is being cut down.

Love this trail

5 months ago

Mudlake used to be my quick getaway in the city... unfortunately the city went in over winter and clear cutted a large portion of trees and widen the path so that two vehicles could drive side by side. RIP Mudlake

hiking
8 months ago

Great walk and nature area

Monday, August 07, 2017

This trail is a conservation area and dogs are not permitted around the lake. Please update your description. Thank you

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Mud lake is an interesting oasis in the middle of Ottawa.

There are some tall deciduous trees in sections and during the spring there are lots of bluebells (or some other blue flower!) - very pretty. It is very flat, and the lake itself seems shallow. Nice, but not spectacular.

So what's the main draw? Birds! This is a major birding site in Ottawa. I have seen all sorts of interesting birds here, from Wild Turkeys, to Wood ducks to woodpeckers to owls. Birders know this is a hot spot and you'll see lots of them. Also lots of families going for walks. A busy site...but nice.

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