Nature Trails near Lakefield, Ontario

Welcome to Lakefield!

Lakefield is a community in the Township of Selwyn.

The Township of Selwyn, situated north of the city of Peterborough, is bordered almost entirely by lakes. This largely rural township includes the urban communities of Lakefield and Bridgenorth, and the quaint historic hamlets of Ennismore, Young’s Point and Buckhorn. It is a diversified and active community known for its exceptional quality of life and for its location in the beautiful setting of the Kawarthas. You will find that it is a wonderful place to live, raise a family, work and visit.

The Township of Selwyn boasts many attractions and events that enhance the quality of life for all residents. Along with the many beautiful lakes, parks and trails, the township also provides excellent recreational facilities, heritage and cultural sites, shopping, restaurants, festivals, entertainment and accommodations. Activities and events abound for our residents’ enjoyment.

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Gannon’s Narrows Conservation Authority

Gannon’s Narrows Conservation Area is located north of the town of Ennismore along the shoreline where Pigeon and Buckhorn Lakes connect. This conservation area offers hiking trails and fishing opportunities. A roadside parking area and trailhead signage can be found...

Lakefield Trail

Lakefield Trail Completed in 2000 as a community Millennium project, this trail offers both visitors & residents a place to enjoy all the diversity the Village. Covering 8.5 kilometres, this scenic trail network encompasses both the natural setting and heritage of...
Miller Creek Wildlife Area

Miller Creek Wildlife Area

Miller Creek Wildlife Area A large map is located at the entrance of this trail. A path to the right of the map leads through an open meadow of tall grass and wildflowers to an observation platform. This platform provides a fantastic view over the wetland abundant...


PETROGLYPHS PROVINCIAL PARK TRAILS Marsh Trail – 7 km (2.5 hours) moderate This trail winds through dense pine forest and marsh and then climbs – steeply in parts – to uplands. Nanabush Trail 5.5 km (1.5 hours) easy The trail crosses a variety of...

Robert Johnston Eco Forest Trails

Robert Johnston EcoForest Trails In 2010, this property was named the Robert Johnston Eco Forest by the municipality. With the assistance of provincial and federal funding the Township of Douro-Dummer was able to re -design and construct this trail system to protect...

Selwyn Beach Conservation Area

Selwyn Beach Conservation Area is located on the northeast shore of Chemong Lake and is best known for its excellent swimming provided by a gently sloping sandy beach. The conservation area also offers a boat launch and docking facility, a large picnic shelter, group...