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Mill Pond Loop is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Thames Centre, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Length 1.8 mi Elevation gain 49 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Running Forest Lake River Views Wildlife
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Absolutely beautiful sights, diverse wildlife activity, lots of shade from the sun and some unique bridges. This is a great trail for kids and takes around an hour and a half at a toddler walking pace. There have been reported of quite a bit of poison ivy, but the park has warnings posted.

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carly smith
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Hiking

beautiful as always didnt realize there was a clockwise walk in effect but everyone was super nice about it

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Ryan Luigits
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Hiking

fantastic trail. I would definitely recommend

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Victoria Hackett
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Bird Watching

Great trail overall. A few steep spots. Not stroller friendly unless you go from the parking lot to the bridge and back, definitely can't do the whole thing. Beautiful. We saw swans, ducks, red cheek turtles, frogs and squirrels.

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Carol Fortnum
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Hiking

A lovey trail, very well maintained , a great place to go forest bathing. Tip: They ask that you walk in a clockwise direction due to COVID -19

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Cameron Olsen
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Andrea Pedraza
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Hiking

Beautiful place for hiking

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Tanya Ross
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Hiking

Great morning walk was able to see blue herring and lots of bunnies

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Dogyeong Kim
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Hiking

A beautiful and easy trail for family. Lots of shade and some picnic tables. Can be busy in the evening or weekend. Took beautiful pictures on sunny day.

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C J
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Hiking

Top 3 of trails I’ve completed. Little short but worth it. Beautiful. If you’re lucky you see a couple small snakes (harmless).

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Brianna Staring
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Hiking

Great quick trail. Finished the loop in well under an hour. No extreme hills but a nice amount of elevation change to keep it interesting. It’s a very narrow trail for most of the loop so be prepared to walk single file if you are in groups. The trail is running clockwise only for COVID-19.

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Anita Goodfellow
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Love this trail. Lots of wildlife, turtles, fish frogs and birds to see. My go to trail.

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L Nel
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awesome one way trail during covid sign says 3.3 km not 2.9 as shown however by steps was 4.8 but regardless pretty trail lots of ups and downs but not huge but did try us old folks

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Lexi Kramer
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. Lots of diversity around the pond, and has enough up and down to get your heart going. Will absolutely be doing it again.

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Jordan Hazenberg
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Hiking

Heavy traffic but great scenery. Great for family.

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Robyn Garrels
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Hiking

Great trail! Quite a few benches. Path was clear and manageable for me and my senior dog. Signs posted request walking clockwise for social distancing but we ran into a few people going the wrong way

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Michele Lavigne
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Hiking

impromptu hike. very well maintained however busy trail. loved the scenery and nature but felt very rushed with others coming up behind. did love the nature in the city though. grateful

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Austin James Lavigne
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Mountain biking

Pretty frustrated I drove all the way here to find no biking signs all over the trail entrances....I'm a very courteous rider but I hate being 'that' guy so I left. Not sure why this trail is tagged for biking clearly we are outlaws here...

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Ross Farquhar
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Hiking

Nice place for a family hike, you have to walk clock wise around the pond so people can keep the social distance. You are able to take your dog on a leash. Today we saw lots of turtles on the logs sunning, as well we saw eggs in the middle of a log near the edge of the pond.

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Brady Mitchell
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Mountain biking

trail is nice would not recommend fat boy bikes

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Leisa Bubel
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Hiking

It was a great trail but very narrow pathways as well as some of the bridges have some rotten boards

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Melanie O'Brien
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Hiking

for an easy trail, this is perfect. Kid and dog friendly. Lots of wildlife to spot. too bad a new subdivision is being built :( I fear it will put extra pollution in this fragile nature area, and drive away wildlife.

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Adam Alexander
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Hiking

One of my favorite spots in this area. Although there’s residences along the one side of the trail and new development as well, it still is a great hike and maintains its natural beauty. I take my 5 year old here all the time and he loves it! Soon the frog pond will be active and the turtles will be out sunning themselves as well! Lots to see!

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Nathan Klein
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kid friendly. Construction and houses all along the trail. heavy traffic

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JOANNA MacAloney
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Walking

A great little trail fir families. Entertained the kids and was peaceful and relaxing.

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Paul Woodsman
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It's a nice trail, not difficult but narrow at some points, its busy on the weekends. The scenery is nice and you can park right by the trail as well.

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Shanyn Rose
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Lisa Jackson
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