Beaver Meadow Trail
|Location||Mikisew Provincial Park, 301 Park Road South, west of South River|
|Trailhead UTM||615407 mE x 5075270 mN|
|Ownership||Ministry of Natural Resources – Ontario Parks|
|Management||Mikisew Provincial Park|
|Length||2.2 km / 1.4 mi|
|Amenities||paid parking, washrooms and picnic areas within park|
|Surface||backcountry, wetland areas|
|User Fee||a park-entry fee is charged to access the trails within the park|
Rules for Use
- motorized travel and bicycles are prohibited
- appropriate footwear is a necessity
- pets must be leashed at all times
- park entry permit is required for trail use
Ontario Provincial Parks are generally open between the May long weekend and Thanksgiving each year, though these dates may vary depending on the Park. For exact operating dates, please contact Ontario Parks at 1-888-ONT-PARK, or call the Mikisew Provincial Park directly at (705) 386-7762 (from May to Sept) or at (705) 729-2010 (from Oct to Apr).
The Beaver Meadow Trail is found directly across from the Park office, and loops around a beaver wetland complex that is slowly returning to forest. This trail is perfect for bird watching as it travels through a variety of settings – from wetland areas to lowland and upland forest.
From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head southeast on HWY 11 for about 57 km (35.4 mi). Turn right at Marie Street and right at Eagle Lake Road. Continue on Eagle Lake Road for 13 km (8.1 mi), and turn left at Park Road South. Take a left 1.5 km (0.93 mi) later towards the Provincial Park.