The Raymond Trail follows the historic colonization route from the old Parry Sound Road to Skeleton Lake. The trail, with moderate hills, passes through field and forest. In places, you can still see the logs of the corduroy road, laid down to help settlers over the boggy sections. The trail wanders through dense hemlock stands that are a favourite habitat of deer, especially during the winter, and through hardwoods that are brilliant during the autumn. The route bypasses a large gravel pit and an abandoned hunt camp, ending at Skeleton Lake Road 2.

At this point you have a choice of returning the way you came or travelling a similar distance along Skeleton Lake Road 2 to Highway 141 and back to the starting point. Alternatively, you can turn right, where a short walk takes you down the hill to the public wharf on Skeleton Lake.

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RAYMOND TRAIL characteristics

Length: 4 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking, Mountain biking, and Equestrian
Accessibility Notes: None
Fees: None

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Township of Muskoka Lakes P.O. Box 129 Port Carling, Ontario P0B 1J0 (705) 765-3156

Find it: Take District Road 4 north of Bracebridge onto Hwy #141 and thence to Skeleton Lake Road #1, one half kilometer past the Raymond Store. Park at the end of the gravel portion careful not to block to road.

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 45.2105670
Longitude: -79.4202650