Gordon's Park, Manitoulin Island - accommodations and outdoor activities

Educational Nature Hiking Trails

Lookout over the EscarpmentHike to the Pond along our trails

Enjoy hiking through the diverse ecosystems of Gordon’s Park, in the heart of a hardwood forest. Observe and listen to the beauty of nature around the pond, up the escarpment, in the swamp, and throughout the meadows. Check out our natural butterfly habitat, and the turtles and goldfish in the pond. Study the wildflowers of each season, and the mushrooms, fossils, and geology around the escarpment. See the beech tree that was a winner in the Great Manitoulin Tree Hunt, our Baden Powell Grove, and our RASC designated Dark Sky Preserve. Watch for wildlife viewing opportunities – local species include various song birds, hawks, partridges, deer, porcupines, foxes, and wolves.

Fossil Lane Hiking Trail

Made famous by:

Arrogant Worms
Comedy Group Song
“Mounted Animal Nature Trail”

Featured in:
CAA Leisure Ways
Canadian Tire Autoroute
Owl/Chickadee Family Magazine
Globe & Mail
McLeans Magazine
Ontario Tourism 2005 Adventure Calendar
On Nature (Ontario Naturalists) Summer 2008

Ancient Escarpment along the Hiking Trails