Tetsmine and Hemlock Lakes Trails

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Tetsmine and Hemlock Lakes Trails is a 15.9 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near South Frontenac, Ontario, Canada that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

15.9 km
257 m




cross country skiing



nature trips

paddle sports

trail running




wild flowers


historic site

1 month ago

Excellent trail ... lots of up and down but still something a beginner can do. We did the tetsmine loop in under 4 hours.

4 months ago

This is my favourite hike to do at Frontenac. Particularly Tetsmine but adding Hemlock last fall was amazing. Hemlock had the best fall colours of any of my hikes last year. There's a spot where you see across the lake and you walk alongside it for a while and it was simply breathtaking with the beauty of fall.

Tetsmine is my favourite Frontenac trail because it has so much to see and its very balanced. There are several "wow" moments and they are evenly spread out. There are mines, waterfalls, a gorge, this beautiful meadow lined with mica bits (when the sun shines it looks like you are walking on golden pathways in a meadow - amazing!) when the water level is high there's even an infinity pond. This trail is awesome and its a challenging hike but we'll worth the effort and the extra drive to the far parking lot.

11 months ago

A beautiful area, with well maintained boardwalks and clear trail markings. There are many hiking loops to choose from in the park, so the length of hike can be customized to some degree. The landscape is mildly rugged Canada shield with many small lakes and ponds. Some areas were a little soft without being muddy, but it has been a wet year. There are pit toilets available at campsites scattered throughout the park.