8 Scenic Trails To Explore That Are Just A Short Trip From Barrie
Just A Short Trek From Barrie
McCrae Lake Conservation Trail
This trail is a true hidden gem. You won’t find much about it with a google search (I’ll save you the trouble, click here), maybe because those that know about it want to keep it for themselves. The 2.8 km trail winds its way around McCrae Lake. The views from Eagle’s Nest lookout and Crow’s Cliff are truly spectacular
Breathtaking view from the Eagle’s Nest scenic lookout at McCrae Lake. #ChungYeen #Apr2017 #McCraeLake #Muskoka https://t.co/15FoaRQu8J pic.twitter.com/UHXQgt9OKw
— McCrae Lake (@McCraeLake) April 23, 2017
Lookout Point Trail
A 3 and a half km loop in the heart of Killbear Provincial Park, this trail winds through a forests and rock. The payoff is the unreal view of Georgian Bay at the midway point.
Just outside of Orangeville, on the Bruce Trail, Mono Cliffs Provincial Park has a trail for every level of ability. But, whether you choose the to tackle the almost 5 km Walter Tovell Trail or a opt for a more relaxed stroll on the Link Trail you’re guaranteed incredible scenery.
As High As You Can Go
Just outside of Collingwood, you can find the highest point on the Bruce Trail. “As High As You Can Go” is 540 metres above sea level, and the view is well worth the hike to get there
Centennial Ridges Trail
Centennial Ridges Trail in Algonquin Park is for the more seasoned hiker. It’s a challenging 10.5 km loop, that circles along two seperate ridges and visits 5 different cliffs. It is very demanding, but worth it!
White Bear Forest Old Growth Trail
It is a journey to get to Finlayson Point Provincial Park in Temagami, but once you’re there you won’t be disappointed. This is an interconnected series of trails, venturing through the old growth red and white pine forest. You’ll find a fire tower and viewing platform to extend views of the park.
Cup & Saucer Trail
You have two options to choose from on the Cup & Saucer Trail on Manitoulin Island. Depending on if you choose the White or the Blue trail the hike can take either 20 minutes or over 4 hours, and the reward is the amazing views of the Island’s well known cliffs.
This easy going trail is perfect for a day trip. Located on Beausoleil Island, in Georgian Bay Islands National Park, it is accessible only by boat. If you don’t have your own boat or kayak, the DayTripper or a water taxi are other options. The DayTripper launch point is at 2611 Honey Harbour Road, Honey Harbour.