The Crotch Lake Trail is a marked walking trail through the natural wetlands and forests between the southwest shore of Crotch Lake and Big Gull Lake. The trail heads west from the south access road to the lake, then swings north past  the eastern tip of Big Gull Lake before it loops back west toward Crotch Lake and curves south parallel to the southern portion of the west shore of the lake. The entire loop is approximately 12 km.

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North Frontenac Parklands Trails – Crotch Lake Trail characteristics

Length: Crotch Lake Trail – 12 km loop
Difficulty: Moderate (Trail classifications)
Trail surface: Natural
Trail use: Hiking
Accessibility Notes: Not wheelchair accessible
Fees: Road Access Permit – 9.50 per day

Flora & Fauna:

Not reported yet

Amenities: None

Attractions: None

Twsp of North Frontenac (613)479-2231 Ext. 233

Find it: Crotch Lake Trail: end of Crotch Lake Access Rd, off of Ardoch Rd, North Frontenac

GPS Coordinates (main trailhead):
Latitude: 44.8664550
Longitude: -76.8079950