Hardy Lake Provincial Park
Hardy Lake Provincial Park
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Umm Musa
Toronto, Canada389 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
It’s easy to moderate hike. We did 3.2 km short loop with our 5 year old and 9 year old boys. Amazing views. You can sit by the water and relax. Lots of muddy puddles. No washrooms. Free parking and no reservations required.
Written July 4, 2021
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Jetbush
Guelph, Canada25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Great way to spend an afternoon. Beginner to intermediate hiking loops. Super busy on weekend, however ghost town weekends. Well marked trails with very little elevation change. Close to Bala and Gravenhurst.
Written February 16, 2020
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Pina C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Our family did the 3 km short loop with our 6 year old. I would say it's a moderate hiking level. There is also a longer 8km loop. Lots of spots to stop and have a swim in the lake. No washrooms. Free parking and no reservations required.
Written September 9, 2021
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Jonny D
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
I love this trail system. Specifically the loop with the added 1km extention on the backside. I run it every day I can. It is so much fun. The terrain offers many challenges when moving fast on your feet. Hard yes to any runners that like there trails with obstacles. Local.
Written May 13, 2022
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Barney B
Toronto, Canada37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
I love coming here with my dogs but please like all ontario parks be careful and check yourself for ticks. My friend got a bite and luckily she got a bullseye rash and therefore recieved treatment. My dog also got a few ticks and ended up with Lyme disease this late spring. He is got treatment and is fine but be aware of the long grass.
Written October 12, 2017
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pepelepew848
Toronto, Canada81 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
A great little park for hiking. Beautiful creek leading to Muskoka lake. We came by canoe and we had to guess the entrance to the park. There is an old submerged dock that could easily be refitted for boat access including a power boat. We would love to take our cottage guests for an hour hike through this little gem for a hike and pick nick but we can't ask them to jump from the power boat and swim ashore. What is the use of having a Provincial park if we can not access it. See the previous restricted parking comment.
Written August 10, 2015
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761darrenb
Newmarket, Canada50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
The weekend after Thanksgiving we hiked the long trial around Hardy Lake. Its not for the weak or feeble since it is 10km length. The terrain is hilly and very wet in some areas but you will be rewarded by spectacular views. We also noted that the trail was poorly marked in places and actually had to stop and backtrack several times. If you go make sure that you take the loop which goes up to Lake Muskoka. You cross a creek that is beautiful. Bring a snack and a camera.
Written October 17, 2014
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Janet F
Muskoka13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Couples
We have been to Hardy Lake several times hiking. My favourite time of year is the autumn. The scenery is beautiful and the trail is very peaceful. We hike the 8 km trail which goes around Hardy Lake. There is a choice of trails from 3 km to 8 km. There are places to go swimming along the route. We rarely see people when we hike there. Lovely place. We always find a place to park.
Written August 10, 2014
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Globalglasses
Toronto, Canada33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Not for the faint of heart if you are walking the 8 km hike. During fall, some of the path had flooded as it is a marshy area and you will have to use your wits to get across from one side of the path to the other! So, make sure you bring good hiking shoes.

It's a great chance to hike on pre-cambrian rocks that may have been wave-washed by glaciers.

Along the hike, you really get to experience the land in its many forms. There are some interesting things to see, like giant rocks and the ruins of a small house.
Written October 25, 2020
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Lisetteki
1,618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
This place is just beautiful.
My husband and I ha e hiked around the lake before in the 7 km trail but this time we did the 3 with the kids. It is beautiful. The lake I so calm with no boats and crystal clear. We stopped and went for a swim off the rocks. The trail takes
You lake side the. Through green lush forests to over rocks and more. There is an ever changing scenery and the 3 km is great for any beginner. There is even a ports potty set up at the entrance to the trails of one should be needed as well as free maps
Of the area. It is clean and pristine. We love here trails and would definitely recommend them.
Written August 20, 2015
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