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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nickelcitygirl
Sudbury, Canada612 contributions
Beautiful spot!
Aug. 2020
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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Magic....
Aug. 2020 • 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, Canada790 contributions
Cool flat structure
Jul. 2020
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, Canada30 contributions
Worth The Drive
Jul. 2020
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
Nice but not great
Jul. 2020 • 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
Lovely hike
Aug. 2019 • 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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Cody C
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Jun. 2019 • Friends
it was a a really good hiking spot. i really like how there was no black fly's at the park. thank you
Written June 5, 2019
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Susan M
Ontario, Canada297 contributions
Unique landscapes in 1 place
Oct. 2018 • Couples
Diverse choice of forest trails to beach and rock views. Beautiful little gazebo for resting overlooking the bay & choice of distance to walk. Stay to the right after the visitor center or you could be treking 20 km. Trails are not really well marked - be sure to have an up to date trail map as there have been recent changes. The boardwalk over the wetlands will be closed with no access to some of the trail on the other side of the bay, if the water is high. The outdoor washrooms were open even though the visitor center was closed... thank you for that!
Written October 4, 2018
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Lorna K
Toronto, Canada56 contributions
Always Worth Visiting
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Misery Bay is always fascinating to visit. There is now a beautiful little gazebo and lookout when you come out of the trail and onto the bay.
Written September 19, 2018
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kah9607
Alliston, Canada282 contributions
Surprise at the end of the trail
Aug. 2018 • Friends
Bucket List - Visit every Provincial Park in Ontario
This was one of our favourite parks. We arrived quite late in the day so the visitor centre was closed but the washrooms were still open. The visitor center did look quite nice so we were disappointed to have missed it. We took a short loop hike and found a beach about half way. The water and view were excellent!
Written September 5, 2018
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