Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Murphy's Point Provincial Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Awesome trail, interesting to hike as well as learn a little history of the area. Trail is fairly easy with only a few spots that incline. Path is cleared well... the beginning is like a four wheel trail.

hiking
24 days ago

Amazing trail in the fall but the dog was covered in tics after. Not one or two, but too many to COUNT.... Dose your dog first or don't take them!

running
1 month ago

Never done trail running a shot but I figured it would be fun. Not a runner in the first place so it was a bit challenging but definitely not difficult. The hike in beach is also very nice. Would recommend during the fall. No bikes allowed. Dog friendly but must be on leashes.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Very easy loop, good spot for picnic at the point. Beach is ok. A nice walk.

great trail love visiting the mine and settlers home great for my 2 year old to get around and see the mine he loved the house at the end. neat to see everyone dressed up. wait time in line was about 20 minutes. fun trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Very easy and quick trail. The Silver Queen Mine is really interesting and worth going!

hiking
3 months ago

The trail itself is nothing to write home about, but the mine is interesting enough that I would do it again.

on Sylvan Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Easy, quick, picturesque trail - moss, ferns, decomposing trees. Trail mostly wide enough to avoid a lot of contact with tall plants/grass - but unavoidable in some spots. We went after several afternoons of light rain and it was damp but still walkable - any more rain than that and it would have been very muddy.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

Trail is mostly wooded with occasional openings to the lakefront. Very peaceful and well-marked, easy to take a dog. Definitely worth a stop at the hike-in beach. Only unclear marking was at the east point of the Sylvan trail when you reach marker 6. To continue on Sylvan (rather than continuing down to the lake), stand at marker 6 and face the direction you came from - you should see the trail heading back west to your right.

hiking
private property
3 months ago

They have completely rerouted the section form Miners Road to Murphy’s. I understand it is excellent. I completed the old trail last year with great difficulty....marshes and lack of signage. Look forward to doing the new one. Have completed the rest. Love the Rideau trail.

Was a easy walk. Some side trails are a touch more wild than the main path. also seems to have several picnic areas and other paths close by.

hiking
private property
rocky
5 months ago

Just a perfect day, bug spray for your legs as the ticks are on you big time.

Nice hike! No crazy views, but you get to walk along the shoreline. The hike in beach is nice. May 19th was still quite muddy but navigable on foot

hiking
5 months ago

Went may 19th, very muddy in spots.

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

A very pleasant trail. The birds are calling and the black flies are hunting! Cover up.

hiking
bugs
private property
6 months ago

A nice trail. Hike it every time I camp here.

awesome little k hike unfortunately the mine is flooded but if you had water shoes it would be kk to explore bring a flash light

hiking
Sun Jun 03 2018

We found this a pretty easy trail, most of it is a wide flat road and it's optional to cut off onto the trail to look at the historic mine site. The trail is definitely a bit more rugged, but still easy and manageable. We had 3 kids with us: 6, 8, and 11.

Mon May 21 2018

The actual point loop trail is shorter than stated here. You can do a loop of another trail to make it longer if you want. It is a well marked trail that is easy to follow.

we haven't been here

hiking
Sun Sep 23 2012

Pleasant afternoon with the kids. History and nature combine.

hiking
Wed Sep 19 2012

One of the seven wonders of Lanark

hiking
26 days ago

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