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 eco-systems of Gordon’s Park in the heart of a hardwood forest. Observe & listen to the beauty of nature around the pond, up the escarpment, in the swamp & throughout the meadows. Check out our natural butterfly habitat & the turtles & goldfish in the pond. Study the wildflowers of each season & the mushrooms, fossils & geology around the escarpment. See the beech tree that was a winner in the Great Manitoulin Tree Hunt, our Baden Powell Grove & our dark sky preserve. Watch for wildlife viewing opportunities of song birds, hawks, partridges, deer, porcupines, foxes & 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