By providing hikers with a peaceful experience, Frontenac Park lives up to the creed of its first superintendent, R. Bruce Page, who believed that wilderness should be as untouched by humans as possible. Although once heavily settled by farmers, miners, loggers, and then cottagers, the park now feels relatively empty. The last seasonal resident left in 1991, and now only hikers, campers and canoeing enthusiasts frequent the area.
Thirty-eight different mammals live here, including bears, beavers, coyotes, deer, fox, minks, moose, otters, porcupines and wolves. There are 30 species of reptiles and amphibians, including the rare five-lined skink. About 170 bird species nest in or migrate through the park, including barred owls, great blue herons, hawks, eagles, kingbirds, kingfishers, osprey, turkey vultures, wood ducks, and various woodpeckers. This trail guide includes Arab Lake Gorge, Doe Lake Trail, Arkon Lake Trail, Bufflehead Trail, Little Salmon Lake Trail, Big Salmon Lake Trail, Little Clear Lake Trail, Tetsmine Lake Trail, Hemlock Lake Trail, Gibson Lake Trail, Cedar Lake Trail, and Slide Lake Trail.
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