Route: Coastal Alvar Red Loop

Submitted by Chantal Demers on Mon, 08/01/2022 - 04:30pm
Ontario, CA
9 km
Vertical Gain
37 m

The Coastal Alvar Red Loop is located in Misery Bay Provincial Park. It is a large looping trail (following along the red blazes) that takes in the natural features in the eastern side of the park. It travels from the Visitor Centre, past old glacial beaches and dolostone pavements as it makes its way to the present-day shoreline. From there, the trail travels along the Lake Huron alvar coastline until it intersects with the Mac’s Bay Trail. At that point, the Coastal Alvar Trail turns north (left) along a glacial shoreline ridge as you make your way back to the Visitor Centre. It is the perimeter of the park minus the out and back on Mac Bay Trail. This FKT does NOT include this Mac Bay Trail.

Manitoulin Island is the largest freshwater island in the world. You could access it via Highway 6 from the North or via ferry from Tobermory.

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