Tar Vat Bay

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Tar Vat Bay is a 7.7 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Killarney, Ontario, Canada that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and canoeing. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.7 km
ELEVATION GAIN
145 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

camping

hiking

paddle sports

walking

forest

lake

views

The trailhead is near the East Lighthouse in Killarney. Parking is available at the trailhead. This trail is not a loop and hikers must return along the same path. Tar Vat Bay Trail leads through the forest to Pond Point and back following Georgian Bay. The trail gets its name from a small bay where local commercial fishermen of the late-1800s and early-1900s regularly tarred their nets to prevent them from deteriorating so quickly. As you continue east past Pond Point, there is an easy scramble up an outcrop at bayside which leads to a great view of Killarney Ridge. Rock surfaces may be slippery when wet.

hiking
1 month ago

Killarney mountain lodge is constructing more buildings and has destroyed access to this trail.
You kind of have to go on the edge of a construction site to get to the start. This makes it hard to get to, and it shows that it hasn’t been walked in a while. I suggest trying something else. We had to turn around after 5 min. Bad bugs and get very over grown. A shame really.