Misery Bay Provincial Nature Reserve

Misery Bay Provincial Nature Reserve, Evansville: Address, Misery Bay Provincial Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Misery Bay Provincial Nature Reserve

Misery Bay Provincial Nature Reserve
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Misery Bay Road, Evansville, Ontario P0P 1Y0 Canada
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Carrie L
Waterloo, Canada574 contributions
Couples
A beautiful ecosystem to enjoy as you hike the terrain - a mix of coniferous and Carolinian forestscapes. This is a flat trail walk through wild forest spaces - incredibly peaceful and beautiful. When you reach the shoreline, you are met with pristine views amd breathtaking beauty. We had the trail, and the shoreline, pretty much to ourselves the day we hiked in. We were there to hike (no swimming for us, alas!) and we walked the Yellow trail in about 90-100 minutes, walking at a good clip. There is a longer 'red' trail (an additional 5km to our 7km loop) - alas, the blue trail was closed, sadly - was the trail we really wanted to explore.

During summertime jaunts, be sure you have plenty of water... it is a hot walk!

Highly recommend, make this hike one of your top three.
Written August 16, 2022
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Tanya G
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Family
Beautiful places to visit while on the island.

It was fairly flat hike until you got to the the beach.

The red trail walk along the beach is large rocks, glacial shelf and Alvars. The kids loved rock hoping along the water.

Great place to set up a beach day as well.

Bring everything you need to drink and eat. They only have washrooms at the visitor centre.

Definitely a must see.
Written July 13, 2022
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NeilP451
Caledon, Canada216 contributions
We went on a very warm day. The centre was not open and parking was paid via machine. Some good explanations of glacial landforms at the centre and then we went part way around the coastal red trail to see the Alvars. Someone who came later said she had heard that the red trail had been partly washed out and we found the piece along the beach a little hard to follow but there were markers visible most of the time. The trails were generally well marked throughout. Lots of plants to see in the inland trail portions.
Written June 18, 2022
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JMark
Ancaster, Canada534 contributions
Couples
Spectacular views and nice trails. We did theong red route which went down by the water. Be ready to get your feet wet or wear water shoes with a pair of hikers. Only criticism was the trail to move away from the water back to visitor center was not well marked from the water area. We walked by it and then back tracked to find it
Written August 12, 2021
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nickelcitygirl
Sudbury, Canada621 contributions
This is a day use only park; there is no camping available. The website indicated that the Visitor Centre would be open weekends in May and June and all week during July and August, but just a heads up that this was not the case during our visit. The Visitor Centre was closed when we were there, and the washrooms were closed as well (the sign indicated that they are only open Friday, Saturday and Sunday). Pack whatever you need to eat or drink, as there were no options to purchase anything. Also note that there are no garbage cans, so you bring out whatever you take in. There is a very nominal fee; the most expensive walk in fee is $2 for an adult 18+. There was some flooding when we visited, so not all of the trails were available. We did the Inland Alvar trail, which is about a 5 km loop. There were a few spots where you are by the water (Misery Bay and Lake Huron). The water was so clear! It's an easy walk and the trail is well marked. If you want to be along the water for a long stretch, it looks like the 8 km Coastal Alvar trail follows Lake Huron for about 3 1/2 km. Definitely worth a visit!
Written November 1, 2020
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Faith W
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Family
What a find! After hiking the insanely busy Cup and Saucer Trail.

This park was all that you could wish for a short trail. We took the circular yellow trail, approx 7 KMS in total. The interior walk was beautiful woodland, moss and soft ground criss crossing alvar rock formations which ended on a wild windswept shoreline with a gazebo. The return hike took in shoreline and was more travelled, with evidence of its ice age rock formations.

Note, only bathrooms on that trail (at least) are at Visitor Centre.
Written September 4, 2020
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WorkToTravel123
Toronto, Canada794 contributions
Beautiful trail with marked pavement. Easy hike. Cool terrain with flat rock on bottom of lake. Lake clean. Quiet.
Written July 28, 2020
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Happy 🇨🇦
Pickering, Canada33 contributions
My favourite hiking spot; we did the Inland Coastal detour which connects to two gorgeous Coastal spots where the waters were crystal clear and tourmaline blue. The terrain and vegetation are highly reminiscent of Nova Scotia, which we enjoyed as displaced East Coasters. The forest portion was a verdant green immersion, lovely and cool on a hot day. Amazing solitude and great smells of pine and clean lake. Loved it & highly worth the drive over gravel roads.
Written July 26, 2020
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Camp_Addict
Sudbury, Canada10 contributions
Family
Scenic and beautiful however I feel better signage and maps along the trail would be helpful in a better experience. We had a hard time finding the area we wanted to get to. Not worth the drive in my opinion.
Written July 13, 2020
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Renata B
Mississauga, Canada102 contributions
Family
It was a lovely hike. We could not do the longer trails as some parts were close due to the high levels of water but it was enough for us to enjoy the forest trail and the gorgeous beach.A gazebo along the beach and some rocks along the way. Very unique trail. Worth the visit. Very pretty.
Written August 23, 2019
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