This self-guided trail crosses a variety of habitats including Jack pine barrens, bogs that are home to insect-eating plants and marshes, where you may spot the rare Blanding’s turtle or a moose munching on water lilies.  Walk the trail and discover the many species that inhabit this ecological gem.

During the summer months, join a knowledgeable park naturalist on a guided hike on the Swan Lake trail.

Trail– 1.5 km (1 hr) loop

Learn about a couple of species at risk in this area.


Best Seasons to Visit




Things to Do Here


Mountain Bike


Trail Run

Getting Here

Swan Lake Trail

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Location Information

Access the trail from main road, across from Group Camping #1 area.

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Local Resources

Explore this amazing place with help from local resources:

Grundy Lake Provincial Park

Grundy Lake Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada, is a natural environment park established in 1959 and is part of the Ontario Parks system. The park is located near Britt, at the junction of Highway 69 and Highway 522.


Species at Risk in the Spotlight

Blanding’s Turtle

Known as the smiling turtle, Blanding’s are found in the wetlands and small lakes in this area. They are easily identified with their bright yellow throat and helmet-like shell. Please report your sightings of this threatened species– Ontario Reptile and Amphibian Atlas.

Report your sightings of this threatened critter.

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Bald Eagle

Migizi or the bald eagle can be spotted throughout the French River. In early spring, bald eagles seek out areas like Five-fingered Rapids, since the open water provides opportunities to find fish.

In the early 1970’s, bald eagles were an endangered species in Ontario. Their status has improved significantly and since 2009, are identified as a species of special concern.

Report your sightings of this threatened critter.

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