You Can Hike Across A Lake To A Mini Island In Ontario & It's More Magical Than Narnia

This stunning trail is only 2 hours from Toronto.

Ottawa Staff Writer
You Can Hike Across A Lake To A Mini Island In Ontario & It's More Magical Than Narnia

You'll feel as though you've wandered to a secret enchanted land on this Ontario hiking trail.

Only two hours from Toronto, Hardy Lake Provincial Park offers a stunning boardwalk that crosses a lake onto a tiny island.

The Hardy Lake Loop Trail is almost 9 kilometres long, and as the name suggests, it loops around Hardy Lake, boasting picturesque views of the water, snow-covered pines and rocky terrain.

You'll follow the shoreline most of the way, with multiple spots to admire the icy water views. It's a beautiful escape.

The Hardy Lake Short Loop is a shorter trail option for less experienced hikers but it does not reach the secret mini island.

If you want those epic views, it's time for a workout. While parking is available, there are no visitor facilities, so make sure you dress warmly and use the washroom before you leave home.

Hardy Lake Provincial Park

Price: $12.25 per vehicle

Address: Highway 169, Torrance, ON

Why You Need To Go: This picturesque trail is a bit of a workout at over 8 kilometres in length, but totally worth it for the shoreline views and epic secret island you can walk to.

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