Route: Mizzy Lake Trail (ON, Canada)

Submitted by jamiesonhatt on Fri, 07/17/2020 - 01:51pm
Ontario, CA
11 km
Vertical Gain
146 m

Mizzy Lake trail visits nine ponds and small lakes and affords some of the best chances to see wildlife in the Parkway Corridor. Dogs are not permitted on the trail. The north end of Mizzy Lake narrows down to a bay which is also a "meadow-in-the-making". Here a long boardwalk carries hikers to firmer ground through an area frequented by much wildlife.

The trail heads north under the forest cover, close along the east shore. Low beaver dams cross the in-filled vegetation mat, raising the lake level so that it sometimes impacts on the trail. Further north, one looks across the open water to the extensive vegetation mat with its transforming tree growth. Mizzy Lake is a long body of water, held back by a beaver dam at its south end. Its water levels, maintained over time, have allowed the lake's mid-section to fill in with a mat of vegetation.

This trail is fairly technical with lots of roots and rocks. There is a section of an old railway that's a little over a mile long where you can pick up some speed. Be prepared for bugs in the summer since there is swampy areas near the trail. Parking with a washroom is just off highway 60 inside of Algonquin Provincial Park.

GPS Track