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Coastal Trail - Mashkinonje Provincial Park


This trail follows bedrock ridges along the coast of Lake Nipissing, offering beautiful views of the West Arm. The bridge midway along the trail is a perfect spot for a picnic. The trail links to 27.7 km of trails networks. The parks features are the result of a post-glacial lake that covered the area combined with a series of parallel low elevation folded bedrock uplands.

The low upland bedrock areas were wave washed with soils eroded and deposited in the depressions. The amount of soil deposited determines if the depressions are nutrient rich or nutrient poor. The broken drainage also has a range of moisture levels from wet to dry. Add to moisture and nutrient variability- wave action on Lake Nipissing and aspect (south vs. north facing slopes) and the result are a variety of wetlands habitats that make Mashkinonje a very interesting location to observe nature.

Directions: From the HWY 11/17 junction near Seymour Street, take HWY 17 northwest for 44 km. Turn left at Lavac Road, left again at Beaudry Road, and right at LeClair Road for 6 km. Turn left onto HWY 64, and travel for 25 km until Mashkinonje Provincial Park appears on your right. Information provided by the Discovery Routes and the Ontario Parks website.

This is a non-operating park.



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