Explore the most popular lake trails in Ontario with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

snowshoeing
18 hours ago

A nice easy walk. Trail works itself in and out of the bush with lots of open areas. The north side tends to be a little noisy due to the 401 hwy. There is an extensive trail system beyond this loop the also incorporates bike trail. Watch out for mountain bikers.

Nice escape from the concrete jungle. I️ like to combine this hike with a bike loop around the island and end with a dip in the river.

The dam is currently closed so until May it isn't really a loop. The trail does have muddy sections (20 ft lengths, 4 inches deep or so) the day after rain.

But that being said it is a well maintained trail running along the edges of farm land, residential spaces, light industrial and a lake. Easy walk.

road biking
5 days ago

One of the best places around for a flat, scenic, paved cycling ride.
Wide, paved trail, all along Lake Ontario. Cross the drawbridge for Hamilton Bay. Several piers/lookout points, beaches and benches along the way.
Is heavily used on weekends, but wide trail still provides for good speed for cycling, rollerblading. Other times are fairly quiet and allows for 3 across cycling.

hiking
6 days ago

Great trail, bridges across wet areas are in disrepair with holes and tipped sideways. Signs up stating trail closed.

Love this trail at the Island Lake Conversation Area. This lake is man made and quite large. The trail takes you all around the lake with many bridges to cross different parts of the lake. There is no up or down hills, the 10 km trail around the lake is pretty flat. Lots of benches to sit and enjoy the view. Very small patches of forest to walk thru. Very well taken care off. Side parking off of Huronontario gives you free entrance. Definitely coming back here many times!

Love this trail at the Island Lake Conversation Area. This lake is man made and quite large. The trail takes you all around the lake with many bridges to cross different parts of the lake. There is no up or down hills, the 10 km trail around the lake is pretty flat. Lots of benches to sit and enjoy the view. Very small patches of forest to walk thru. Very well taken care off. Side parking off of Huronontario gives you free entrance. Definitely coming back here many times!

we started at HWY 7, the trail was closed at the 407 bridge (I think) there were signs up saying use at own risk. We did, went down to Whitevail and back, its bit a not a bad trail to walk, the trails are well marked. the weather wasn't the greatest, damp and foggy so we only seen 1 other pair of hikers on the trail. There wasn't that much took look at other then dead bent trees from the ice storm a few years ago.Going to start at Whitevail and head south next time and eventually finish the whole trail

Great place for families, couples or time on your own. You can hike, bike, run and swim at the beach.
There are benches to stop at and have a bite to eat, or read your favourite book or contemplate life.
I highly recommend this trail