Dam Trail


Discovery Routes


The Dam Trail begins with a small footpath that crosses the provincial lift locks over the Magnetawan River leading to a small island chain that stretches across the water. The trail is a network of footpaths on the first and largest of the islands and provides a short and easy walk through a mixed upland hardwood and conifer bush. Interpretive signs can be found beside the trail in several locations detailing some of the local history and ecological features of the area.

Trailhead UTM 605821 mE x 5057798 mN
Ownership Crown Land
Management Town of Magnetawan
Length 1.2 km

Rules for Use

  • do not litter
  • pets must be leashed at all times
  • the trail running along either side of the falls is for hiking only


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, head southeast on HWY 11 for 68 km (42.3 mi). Turn right at HWY 124, and travel for 20 km (12.4 mi). Turn left at HWY 510, and left again at HWY 520. Turn left to stay on HWY 520, and the Dam will be on the right.

For More Information

Town of Magnetawan
705-387-3947 ext. 1006

The vast network of trails we celebrate exist on the traditional lands and waterways of the Anishinaabe people within the territory protected by the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850 and Williams Treaties of 1923.