Tetsmine Lake Trail
Frontenac Provincial Park
This loop explore an area typical of the Park's northern zone. Marble ridges, rock outcrop and mature deciduous forests are featured. This loop also examines man's influence in the area. Portions of an old log slide, abandoned mica mines and the remains of the McNally homestead on Kingsford Lake are evident along the trail.
Approximate time to complete: 4-6 hrs Situated on a southern arm of the Canadian Shield north of Kingston, this semi-wilderness park features granite outcrops, vast wetlands and mixed forests, plants and wildlife. Trails wind through rugged terrain to Moulton Gorge, the Arkon Lake Bog, the Black Lake homestead and the Crab Lake mines. From Otter Lake, hikers and canoeists head into the interior for glimpses of osprey and kingfisher, deer and black bear, coyote and fox, and abundant beaver. Wilderness skills courses are offered in summer and winter.
As you enter the village of Sydenham, watch for another Park sign on your right (1.9 km). From then on follow the signs. You will go though Sydenham crossing a small bridge over the Millhaven creek and passing a grocery and a beer store on your right as you leave the village. After driving 13 Km on curvy County Road 19, you will see a larger Park sign indicating a right turn and a drive of 2.4 km. This is the Salmon Lake road (just after the Outfitter), it ends at Frontenac Park. (Friends of Frontenac Provincial Park website. http://www.frontenacpark.ca/pages/location.html#From_Kingston
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