8 Breathtaking Boardwalk Trails You Must Explore In Ontario

Spice up your hike.
8 Breathtaking Boardwalk Trails You Must Explore In Ontario

Hiking enthusiasts have much to be excited about in Ontario. On top of a plethora of standard rugged forest trails are also a set of boardwalks that add an extra bit of magic to your walk. 

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This summer, spice up your outdoor adventures with these 8 amazing boardwalk trails in Ontario:

Cyprus Lake

Bruce Peninsula

Makes up part of a 5-km looped trail around the legendary Cyprus Lake in Little Cove Provincial Park near Tobermory. Perfect for forest hikes in the summer and snowshoeing adventures in the winter.

Sifton Bog


A 1-km stretch of wooden walkway that meanders through the thick of a forest. Leads to a gorgeous viewing area that overlooks a tranquil bog and the surrounding ecosystem. (Displayed in cover photo)



A 1-km path that crosses over the largest protected marsh on Lake Ontario's northern shore. 16 kilometres of trails, a 2.5 km sandy beach an wildlife viewing opportunities are all available.

Point Pelee


Provides scenic views of the park's ponds and cattail marsh. There are audio accompaniments throughout the trail, as well as a concession stand that offers various rental services (such as kayaking).

Spruce Bog


Algonquin Park's 1.5-km looped boardwalk that offers a look into two northern spruce bog ecosystems. Hikes can be accompanied by guides that provide interesting information along the way.

St. John’s


Located in a Carolinian forest consisting of hardwoods and broad-leafed species. Rivers and ponds in the area offer great opportunities for fishing and wildlife watching.

Coastal Trail

Lake Superior

Part of a challenging 65-km hike that goes past Pukaskwa's forested areas, cliffs, secluded beaches and waterfalls. Access points to interesting sites like Agawa Bay and Katherine Cove are along the way.

Canopy Boardwalk

Haliburton Highlands

A half-kilometre boardwalk suspended in the canopy of a forest 10 to 20 metres above the forest floor. It is the longest of its kind in the world.

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