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Lakeside Trail

Hiking Trail

Location Mikisew Provincial Park, 301 Park Road South, west of South River
Trailhead UTM 615470 mE x 5075270 mN
Ownership Ministry of Natural Resources – Ontario Parks
Management Mikisew Provincial Park
Length 0.5 km / 0.31 mi
Difficulty easy
Activities hiking
Amenities paid parking, washrooms and picnic areas within park
Surface backcountry, rock outcroppings
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

Maintenance

  • annually

Additional Information

Ontario Provincial Parks are generally open from the may long weekend and Thanksgiving, 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).

Description

This trail is found along the shore of Eagle Lake, and boasts a beaver meadow and fantastic lakeside views close to the park’s campgrounds. Bird watching is common on this trail, and visitors have been known to catch sight of a Great Blue Heron and Wood duck in the beaver meadow.

Directions

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.

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