Nature Trails near South River, Ontario

Welcome to South River!

South River is truly a fine destination to visit and/or use as a home base while exploring Algonquin or Mikisew Provincial Parks.
Campers can select a site in the 300-acre mixed forest of Mikisew, located 16 kilometres west of town, with its three beaches and boat launch. Head out on an amazing canoe journey into Algonquin Park by launching your canoe on Lake Kawawaymog (Round Lake) entrance to the park. Vehicles can be left at this entrance, located 20 kilometres east of South River.
Signs on Eagle Lake Road will lead explorers to South River's area trails on the Old Nipissing Road, through the old Rye settlement and along the shores of Eagle, Bray and King Lakes.
South River downtown provides shopping with its grocery and convenience stores, real estate agency, gas bar, medical centre, pharmacy, beer and liquor stores, and more! An ample number of shops and galleries present local creations like paintings, sculpture, photography, pottery, glasswork, porcelain dolls, handcrafted knives, accommodations, herbal and aromatherapy products.
Come, stay and play a day in beautiful South River!

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LAURIER FIRE TOWER TRAIL This trail wanders through a majestic hardwood forest and offers a breathtaking lookout over the Almaguin Highlands. The trail was originally constructed by the MNR to access the fire tower which was decommissioned in the early 1960’s...


LOXTON BEAVER TRAIL This trail passes through stands of hardwood, a pine plantation and wetland areas. It will take hikers past Loxton Lake and Beaver Lake, both of which are visible from the trail. At one point the trail emerges at the Loxton Dam. Several areas can...


MIKISEW PROVINCIAL PARK TRAILS Four interconnected loops meander through mixed terrain with steep grades. Choose a hike that suits you. Beaver Meadow Trail: 3.2 Km (1 hour) loop trail, moderate A refreshingly beautiful trail, the Beaver Meadow Trail loops around a...


MOOSE MOUNTAIN TRAIL This beautiful trail offers the hiker several spectacular views along the way. While it isn’t really a mountain in the sense of the word, hikers should be prepared for a moderately challenging climb. Link to trail map showing proximity of...


ONE-A-DAY TRAIL A comfortable walking trail which terminates at the picturesque One-A-Day Lake. Link to trail map showing proximity of other trails: Click to access Forgotten-Trail-Map-PG1.pdf We would also direct you to read our DISCLAIMER and our TRAIL USERS CODE....


TOM THOMSON PORTAGE TRAIL This trail is part of the historic portage route used by Tom Thomson, Group of Seven painter, to access South River from his beloved Algonquin Park. Hike takes you to Mary Jane Lake. Link to trail map showing proximity of other trails: Click...