Loudon Peatland (Mashkinonje PP)

Lavigne, West Nipissing & Area

Discovery Routes


Loudon Peatland is a wetland trail within Mashkinonje Provincial Park on the west arm of Lake Nipissing. The official park status is non-operating and the park is not staffed by Ontario Parks, but it is maintained in partnership with community volunteers; Friends of Mashkinonje. The Loudon Peatland Trail is the most cared for wetland trail within the network of trails at the park, and has an accessible platform overlooking the extensive wetland – perfect for viewing wildlife around the marsh!

Natural Habitat for Wildlife

The trail proceeds to explore a variety of wetland types including the provincially significant Loudon Peatland. Due to its fen border and central bog, the park is a natural habitat for moose, bears, wolves, and bobcats, to name a few. Also, don’t leave home without your binoculars if you love birds, you will likely see quite a few marshland birds.

Trail Map available for download

Check Friends of Mashkinonje regularly for year-round guided hikes and activities in the park.

Alert: The parking lot may not be plowed in the winter months.

Trailhead UTM 553634 mE x 5123322 mN
Ownership Ontario Parks
Management Friends of Mashkinonje
Length 2.9 km
Activities Hiking, Snowshoeing
Amenities Interpretive Signage, Parking, Picnic Area
Difficulty Easy to Moderate
Level of Development Minimally Developed
Surface Boardwalk, Natural
Seasons All Season

Rules for Use

  • no motorized use of trails
  • pets must be kept on a leash
  • removal of natural or historic objects; damage or defacing of property; and litter prohibited under Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act


From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, take HWY 17 northwest for 44 km (27.3 mi). Turn left at Lavac Road, left again at Beaudry Road, and right at LeClair Road for 6 km (3.7 mi). Turn left onto HWY 64, and travel for 25 km (15.5 mi) until Mashkinonje Provincial Park appears on your right.

For More Information

ON Parks Website: Mashkinonje Provincial Park
Mashkinonje Provincial Park
c/o Killarney Provincial Park
Killarney, ON P0M 2A0
Phone: 705-287-2900

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.