Murphy’s Point Provincial Park Trails

Point Trail – 5.5 km loop, moderate
Hike to the tip of the peninsula with stops at the sandy beach and good views of Big Rideau Lake along the way.
Sylvan Trail – 2.5 km loop, moderate
This trail showcases the geology and ecology of the Frontenac Arch, the southernmost extension of the Canadian Shield. A self-guided trail booklet is available at the trailhead or Park Store for $1.
Lally Homestead Trail – 800 m loop, easy
Drive to the Lally Homestead (3 km from the campground) for this short loop through abandoned farm fields (now excellent for wildflower and bird viewing) and sugar maple forest to a lookout over Black Creek Marsh.
Silver Queen Mine Trail – 2 km partial loop, easy, Beaver Pond Trail – 1 km, easy
From the Lally Homestead, the Silver Queen Mine Trail leads to the restored, early 1900s partially open pit mica mine, heritage displays and the rebuilt miner’s bunkhouse. A self-guided trail booklet is available at the trailhead or Park Store for $1. Access into the mine and the bunkhouse is available during mine tours only. Refer to for event schedules. The Beaver Pond Trail provides an alternate route back to the Lally Homestead parking lot and skirts the edge of a flooded wetland.

McParlan House, Loon Lake Loop Trail, Trail to Lally Homestead, Rideau Trail – 1.8 km easy
From the Hogg Bay Campground, a 1.8 km linear trail leads to the restored McParlan House, site of an early 1800s sawmill, farm and later cottage. It is now a registered archaeological site and home to the Friends of Murphys Point Park’s award-winning Archaeo Apprentice program ( Bicycles are allowed on the McParlan House Trail.

Part of the McParlan House Trail is also part of the Loon Lake Loop, a 1 km trail with access to two different lakes. Further along, the McParlan House Trail becomes part of the Rideau Trail, a 300 km hiking trail from Kingston to Ottawa (6 km inside the park), which also provides a link to the Lally Homestead (2.8 km, easy, from campground to homestead).

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Murphy’s Point Provincial Park Trails characteristics

Length: 5 trails ranging from .8 km to 5.5 km
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible.
Fees: park entrance fees

Flora & Fauna:

Not yet reported.

Amenities: washrooms & picnic areas

Attractions: provincial park, swimming


Find it: 2243 Elmgrove Rd, R. R. #5, Perth, ON

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.7820178
Longitude: -76.2377357