Winding through the iconic Georgian Bay landscapes of forest, rock barren, and wetlands, the School House Trail is an easy access taste of wilderness. The School House trail is named after the former Point aux Pins School House. A beautiful cedar bridge brings you across a wetland ecosystem; visit on a rainy day and let the smell of cedar awaken your senses. Look for signage along the trail that details the history of this school and the ecological importance of the habitats found throughout the area.
With easy access off Highway 400, the trail also extends parallel along Honey Harbour Rd. providing access to the Baxter Ward Community Centre. Walk, bike, cross-country ski, or snowshoe along this easy access 4km trail and discover the cultural and natural history of the area.
Learn about a couple of species at risk in this area.
Explore this amazing place with help from local resources:
Muskoka Trails Council
The Muskoka Trails Council supports and co-ordinates the construction and maintenance of a trails system, including areas for pedestrians and cyclists adjacent to public roads and similar locations, for the benefit of the public.
Species at Risk in the Spotlight
Look deep into a deciduous forest for this large hawk. Just like it’s name, the Red-shouldered Hawk is best ID’ed by their reddish shoulders, and barred wings and tail. This hawk is a good news story! Improved forest management practices have assisted in stabilizing their population decline, leading them to be down-listed from Threatened to Special Concern.
Report your sightings of this threatened critter.Learn More