Other than the lake itself, this 1,450ha (3,582-acre) park doesn’t have any particular feature that stands out, but it’s still one of the top 10 places to go in Ontario. You’ll love the astonishing diversity of habitats, the sunset over the beach, the changing leaf colours in fall, and just the relative emptiness of the place. On a typical 3hr hike, you’ll see black ash, white cedar, sugar maple, eastern hemlock, yellow birch, and white pine.
Rock types throughout the park include marble, granite, limestone and gneiss. The rare silvery glade, the Virginia chain and 23 other ferns can be found here, as can rose pogonias, twig-rushes, buckbeans and pitcher plants. Common bird sightings include ospreys, common loons and scarlet tanagers. Black bears, beaver, otter, mink and four-toed salamanders also live in the park. This trail guide includes Lakehead Loop Trail, Bonnie’s Pond Trail, and Lakeshore Hiking Trail.
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