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You Can Wander Across A Lake To A Secret Island At This Stunning Ontario Trail

This gorgeous Ontario trail will take you right over a shining lake to a tiny island.

Located about 2 hours from Toronto, Hardy Lake Provincial Park boasts shoreline views, rocky outcrops and lush forests.

There are two trails to choose from, and the 8-kilometre loop leads across the water to the secret little island.

Along the way, you can discover wetlands, an old cabin structure and some swimming spots, although caution is advised due to the slippery shores and deep water.

The loop takes 2 to 3 hours to complete, and it's a great spot to plan a future visit to.

Hardy Lake Provincial Park

Price: Free

Address: Highway 169, Torrance, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore a scenic 8-kilometre loop complete with a bridge to a hidden island.


Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

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