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28 days ago


Great little trail to do as part of the glass bottom boat and shipwreck tour. Easy for my then 8 year old and still a nice walk for us old people.
Can be very busy.

3 months ago

We visited this island a few years ago . Kind of costly if your just going for a hike . I could not believe all the garbage that people had left , it was disgusting . Wildlife way too friendly , actually pestering us for snacks . Lots of snakes , had to watch our step in spots . Other than the garbage it was nice .

When we went the hiking was good for the majority of the trail. The cave was closed, light house closed as was the trail to the light house. So 3✡ is all I can give.

Great half day/day trip. The water is beautiful!

Really nice hike. Wish it was 5 times longer.! :-). Good varied terrain and beautiful scenery.

Quite nice location. Worth the trip

8 months ago

on Marsh Boardwalk

8 months ago

Wonderful walk for birding. Very easy for my 10 and 11 year old. Our one year old enjoyed trying to get into the marsh. Parents didn't enjoy that part.

Nice, sometimes narrow and rough.

9 months ago

The trail is easy but there are some season footpaths that are difficult. We took a footpath that landed us on the beach it was gorgeous.

9 months ago

This Trail was perfect for all levels with Beautiful Scenery!

Very cool trail! Worth the visit if you're from SWO

The east side footpath is windy; don’t be surprised if you step into mud or get splashed by crashing waves. The west paved trail offers a calmer presence; gazing over the edge of Lake Erie, it’s hard to tell where the lake ends and sky starts.

The Marsh boardwalk offers an oasis of tranquility and peace. Here you will get hypnotized by the floating lily pads, wavering cattails, and pond ripples.

10 months ago

Quick hike to the eastern shoreline with plenty of biodiversity in sight!

10 months ago

This is a wonderful little trail between the point and the visitor center. In addition to the scenery, I saw several Yellow Warblers and Baltimore Orioles. I walked it twice!

Friday, April 07, 2017

loved this trail nice hike

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

When you leave the groomed trail and head south from the Lightstation onto the actual hiking trail, it us marvellous!! Like walking through an enchanted forest.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Did the Horse Lake trail - Marr Lake trail loop. It was great! The Grotto was crowded. Be sure to continue north past the Grotto and check out overhanging rock. It was the best experience imho. Just ask the park staff how to get there when you check in. Just remember its not as easily accessible as the Grotto. There's moderate hiking required. There's also a path under the rock on the far side of the site.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Nice hike, continue on to the grotto.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The camping at Cyprus Lake isn't terrible, but I have camped else where that has been better. The trail is easy enough, with most of it being boardwalk. You can continue on the trail right to the Grotto. The Grotto is spectacular and the water on the Georgian Bay is very blue. Be cautious in wet weather, and winter as the rocks can be very slippery and icy. It is also highly populated in the summer, which makes it hard to enjoy the true sights of the Grotto.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

This trail loops around the Southern end of Beausoleil Island. It is well marked and can be mountain biked, hiked or run. Snowmobile and snowshoe in the Winter months. The Beausoleil Island web site has an easy to follow trail map. This part of the Island is relatively flat with little elevation change. Most of the trail is tree lined and shady except for a portion on the East side of island. The views and beaches on the West side are completely different from the East. This trail connects to the trails on the Northern part of the island where the geography changes to Canadian Shield with its Cambrian rocky outcrops.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Absolutely lovely trail alongside Cyprus Lake and on to the Grotto. I highly recommend this trail, and it's not super difficult. A lot of it is boardwalk. Just be careful when you get to the Grotto, the rocks can be slippery in wet weather!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

We did the loop trail, starting along the coast to the lightkeeper's station, and then back towards the interior of the island. The coastal part is easy and flat, although the second part of the loop through the island interior is significantly more rocky and might not be the best choice for parents with small children or people with joint problems.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Crystal clear turquoise water, sheer limestone cliffs, rock beaches and pine trees. These images are iconic of the Northern Bruce Peninsula and a trip to Bruce Peninsula National Park is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of this unique part of the Niagara Escarpment.
Georgian Bay Trail and Marr Lake Trail are two of several tails that can be accessed from Cypress Lake Campground (Right off of highway 6 on Cypress Lake Road). Arrive early, as early as possible to avoid the crowds. There can be long line of cars at the gates and the parking lot will eventually fill up.
Georgian Bay Trail is incredibly popular as it is an easy route to Indian Head Cove (rock beach) and The Grotto (underwater cave). You will park near Cypress Lake Campground and follow Cypress Lake Trail around the lake shore and over a bridge until you connect with Georgian Bay Trail. Relatively undiscovered 20 years ago when I first visited, this trail now buzzes with people and has become a fairly easy hike - great for family's with children (they have even installed washrooms at the end of the trail). The trail is a point to point trail and heads straight out to the shore of Georgian Bay. It is a little bit of a climb down to the water (watch your children the limestone can be slippery) but a great spot for a picnic and a swim (if you enjoy ice cold water).
Hikers looking for something more challenging should not be discouraged. Once you reach the end of Georgian Bay Trail, your are now connected to the rugged Bruce Trail. Follow the trail to the left and along the shore of the bay (watch your step and wear proper footwear you are hopping boulder to boulder) until you arrive at Boulder Beach. You can either continue along the edge of the water to stay on the Bruce Trail or you can follow the sign for Marr Lake Trail to head back to Cypress Lake. Marr lake trail is much more like a hiking trail than the path you came out on and also much less busy. This will connect back to Cypress Lake Trail and take you back to the parking lot.
Set aside a full day for this trip especially if you are driving a couple hours to get to the park. I would recommend even staying overnight. There are plenty of things to do on the Bruce Peninsula. Tobermory is right at the tip of the Peninsula and is a great little town to visit. From there you can take a boat ride to Flowerpot Island or you can go to the other side of the Peninsula to visit Cabot Head Lighthouse.

mountain biking
Friday, November 14, 2014

nice, easy trail that can be biked, hiked or snowshoed/xc skied depending on amount of snow. Located in Point Pelee National Park which is the southern most mainland in Canada. The trail itself is well maintained by Park staff composed of hard pack limestone. Depending on the time of the year (there is usually very little foot traffic in the late Fall & Winter) I can stretch the ride out to almost 20 km's by utilizing other trails and the main roadway.


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