Swan Lake Trail – 1.5 km loop (1 hour) moderate to difficult.
Wind through a special area in the park which is protected as a nature reserve. This short hike crosses rocky ridges and lookouts as well as a variety of interesting wetlands. The centerpiece of the trail includes a boardwalk, where wetland plants and animals can be studied. While there, be sure to watch for the Great Blue Heron, beaver, waterfowl, bitterns and other varieties of birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, deer, moose and carnivorous plants.

Gut Lake Trail – 2.5 km (1 ½ hours) moderate to difficult.
For some, this is the most popular trail in the park. It travels by two different areas: the rugged rock of the Precambrian Shield (which supports most of the life in this area), and the lakes, streams and wetlands (which drain excess water into Georgian Bay). There are many points that are ideal for photos, rest stops or a picnic. If you walk quietly, you may see Great Blue Heron, other birds, amphibians, fox, deer and moose.

Beaver Dams Trail – 3.6 km (2.5 hours), moderate to difficult.
This trail passes through dense forest and wetlands. Moose, deer, fisher, grouse and many other species of birds and mammals may be seen. The highlight of the trail is the Great Blue Heron rookery, identified as large bunches of branches at the tops of swamp-killed trees. In the spring, a few of these nests are active so bring your binoculars! Finally, you will also see a dammed rock fracture which controls the water level of Bucke Lake and affects Grundy and Gut Lakes as well as Nisbet Creek. Beavers are amazing engineers!

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Length: 3 Trails 1.5 km, 2.5 km and 3.6 km.
Difficulty: Difficult (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Boardwalks and Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: None
Fees: Park entrance fees

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: picnic areas, washrooms

Phone: (705) 383-2286

Find it: 20400 Hwy. 522 Britt, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.9176800
Longitude: -80.5592700