Mizzy Lake Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nipissing District, 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 February until November.
A really nice walk that traverses a variety of habitats, such as ponds, bogs, hardwood forest, spruce groves and pine barrens. I went at a very leisurely pace to look for wildlife and did it in about 6 hours; it can easily be done in half that time but then you'd miss out on what you could see.This is the longest of the park's interpretive trails so I would suggest to make a day of it and enjoy.The guide here says the elevation gain is over 2000 ft; that is far from true. The walk is mostly level with minimal ups and downs. Part of the trail is on an old railroad bed and boardwalks are placed over the wet areas. I would still wear a heavy pair of boots as other parts of the trail can get pretty wet and muddy. Be sure to take the side trail near the north end of the loop, it's about a 30 minute detour that goes to what are called "bear's nests", explained in the guide you get at the trailhead. On my walk I saw Spruce Grouse, a Red Fox, a bull Moose and literally hundreds of turtles basking in one of the ponds. Note that dogs are not allowed on this trail so as not to disturb the wildlife.
This is an 11km trail, and no dogs are permitted due to a high population of wildlife spotted regularly on this trail. There are at lest 9 ponds that are seen during the hike. The trail can be tricky if a long hike cannot be handled, but overall, if it's taken at the right pace its doable. Bear spray is suggested to be taken with you.