From Hwy. 11, go about 1.5 Kms west along Anima Nipissing Road (park here) and turn right on W.J.B Greenwood Park’s only cart track (goes to a large camp site on Bay Lake). About 200 meters down this track the Burns Trail Head on your left heading toward the mouth of Gilchrist Creek and cross it at Bay Lake. Up the Creek a short distance the trail turns west out of the valley. You will cross Woodpecker Creek (a side trip up which you would find an isthmus/ moraine bisecting Woodpecker Lake which is of national scientific interest, an artifact of the last ice age) heading over the height-of-land toward a Trail Head at Crow Rock Bay on Lake Anima Nipissing about 6 or 7 Kms to the north west. There is a good large campsite here. Over the years Burns Trail has been used by miners, lumberjacks, campers and these days by hikers, snowmobilers, hunters and trappers. This is a transition forest revealing the species (young to old) at the northern edge of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Forest and those of the southern edge of the Boreal Forest. The plateau on top if typical moose country. Be prepared to ford beaver dams and circumnavigate marshy terrain.

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BURNS TRAIL characteristics

Length: 7 km linear
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: None
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Town of Latchford 705-676-2416

Find it: South of Latchford, on Highway 11, turn west onto Anima Nipissing Road.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 47.3012120
Longitude: -79.8103220