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Very easy hike & was worth it even though I didn't see a moose but you do see a lot of their poop!

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One very nice overlook from high over the lake. A great place to stop for lunch. Had a chance to spot a few redheaded voltures there. In late April, the trail was somewhat damaged by fallen trees and the trail was hard to identify at those places. Other than that, it was a nice easy trail. Consider it closer to moderate if you are completely out of shape!

hiking
13 days ago

Nice walk around the lake. Ideal for a bit of animal watching. I loved the boardwalk out in the sun that allowed to cross the swamped areas. Not much traffic in late April, but my guess is, it must be heavily traveled later in the season!

Nice view at the top, close to the road though so traffic noises interfere with the peace.

Beautiful views of active beaver lodges and a great dam. Nice bench at a high point to overlook the pond.

Beautiful hemlock forest

Hiked from Mew Lake campground on the old railroad trail. Highly recommend. This is a long and peaceful trail along lakes and through great northern hardwood forest. It took me 10 hours with breaks, lunch, and photography. Very good bird watching as well. Lots of bear and moose tracks and scat, but no sightings.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful loop along lakes and through classic northern hardwood forest, hiked this mid April and was very icy and flooded, but in the morning there was no one else on the trail. The look out is halfway through and a very nice place for lunch. Highly recommend for families and a moderate length day trip. Took me 3 hours, but could take up to 5.

Hiked the middle loop in June 2016. Great trail but the bugs were horrendous that time of year. Scenery not as nice as Highland Trail, which I preferred.

Hiked this one in spring 2016 when some ice/snow still on the trail. Did the larger loop in 2nights/3days. Only encountered 1 other hiker (another solo female going opposite way). Saw several deer along the way and a moose visited my camp at night. This was my first solo multi-day and I'll never forget it!

walking
3 months ago

I like the Spruce Bog boardwalk trail for the birdwatching (first time I've ever seen Grey Jays!), and the fact that it's accessible to all. I went during the early spring (late March) when there was still snow on the ground and while it was relatively busy, it was still enjoyable as a family outing with young kids.

This is not a maintained trail in winter you'll need to park at Mizzy Lake. In the summer you can just park at the parking lot. Despite being on a kilometer there is a fair bit of elevation gain. The lookout at the very end makes the whole trail worth it.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Old growth white pines!!! They are huge. As far as Southern Ontario goes to see a tree that wasn't logged in the 1900's is a very rare sight. The trail is quite easy except for the last little bit when there's a few large up and downs. The trail is quite packed down in winter hiking boots will suffice but it's always fun to strap on the snowshoes.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

There's a few up and downs but for the most part a fairly easy trail. Great cliff viewpoint then the trail fallows the cliff or should I say Bluff. If you got an hour in the summer or 2 in the winter I'd suggest this trail. Its not on the Algonquin winter guide so it's less packed down so snowshoes are pretty useful.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Peck lake is 1.9km in the summer and 2.3km in the winter. They do not plow the full parking lot in the winter. This is a very easy loop with several view points of the lake. It's great if your looking for an easy trail for young kids

snowshoeing
4 months ago

The parking lot is not plowed in the winter but you can park at Mizzy lake and walk up. This trail is super short and the whole point of it is for tree identification. In the summer it's the easiest trail and great for kids. Its the same parking lot as Hardwood lookout so if your feeling you've got a little extra energy might as well tackle this one also. I saw a ton of moose tracks and excrement along this trail. My guess is it's a popular moose hangout in the winter because its not very popular trail in the winter.

hiking
4 months ago