The McCrae Lake Conservation Reserve Trail – found on Georgian Bay Rd. off Hwy 400 is a winter Nordic trail which, in the summer, is used for recreational hiking purposes and to access the McCrae Lake Wilderness Area. Officially designated as a Provincial Wilderness Area, McCrae Lake is exceptional in that it houses no commercial development at all; it remains unspoiled and in its natural state.

Consisting of 2.8 km of trail one-way, the McCrae Lake Conservation Trail winds its way to the Crow’s Nest Lookout, situated on a 100-foot granite cliff, overlooking the untarnished waters of McCrae Lake.

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McCrae Lake Conservation Reserve Trail characteristics

Length: 2.8 km linear trail
Difficulty: Easy (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Cross-country skiing, and Snowshoeing
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet.

Amenities: None

Attractions: Lookout

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Parry Sound Office (705) 746-4201

Find it: From Hwy 400, north of Port Severn, take the southbound on/off ramp to Georgian Bay Rd. Look for the canoe launch for McCrae Lake.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.8947510
Longitude: -79.7888790