Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island, located in Pigeon Lake, is the largest undeveloped island in the Kawarthas.
The property is an area of natural and scientific interest, and home to wetlands, diverse forests, and a wide variety of plant and wildlife species. First Nations peoples used this island as a meeting and harvesting place thousands of years ago. Today, the island has significant cultural value to Curve Lake First Nations and to many others in the area. The island was once owned and farmed by the Boyd family, one of the first settlement families from Bobcaygeon. The island is referred to as Big, Boyd or by its indigenous peoples’ name, Chiminis.

Permitted activities include the following:
Research and educational programs

Use at Your Own Risk & Please Tread Lightly

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Big (Boyd/Chiminis) Island Hiking Trails characteristics

Length: 8.4 km of trails
Difficulty: (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Cross-country skiing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: none

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: picnic tables

Attractions: swimming

Kawartha Land Trust Phone: 705-743-5599

Find it: Public boat access to island at end of Bear Creek Road, Trent Lakes, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.5273840
Longitude: -78.4824990