Pick up your copy of the current Leisure Guide for a map of Dryden and area at the Dryden Visitor Centre, 284 Government Street, Highway 17, Dryden, Ontario or email firstname.lastname@example.org
||Laura Howe Marsh|
Wetlands are always "on the edge". The Laura Howe Marsh trail is 2.0 km and an excellent example of life on the edge of the forest and on the edge of the lakes. Creatures of both worlds come to the marsh for water, food or shelter. The marsh is an oasis for the animals of the forest and a nursery for small creatures in the lake. Sturdy shoes are advisable and don?t forget to dress for the weather. During the fly season May to Early August insect repellent is recommended. Bring your camera, gear and enjoy your wetland Adventure!
Campgrounds Open May to Oct
|Aaron Provincial Park Trails|
Aspen Trail 1.9 km (1 hour) Stands of boreal forest consisting of aspen, birch, jack pine, balsam fir, and spruce. Look around for signs of white-tail deer, such as bowed brances, tracks, and pellets. All the while you will be entertained by 26 species of warblers, as well as other boreal vocalists.
Eastern White Cedar Trail 1/2 km (45 minutes) You will walk through large, historic stands of trees, hike along the shores and wetlands of Thunder Lake, and climb up a slope to a clay plain. See how many species of amphibians, mammals, birds, trees, flowers, lichens and mosses you can spot along the way.
||Ghost Lake Biking and Hiking Trails|
Offer intermediate and advanced riders a sense of freedom and complexity in the wilderness on existing bush roads and forest trails. The interconnecting 22 km of trails run through all aspects the forest has to offer from rocky bedrock outcrops to wetlands and swamps mixed within a mature deciduous and coniferous forest. Ghost Lake is a staging lake for up to 200 Common Loons. The trails make a tremendous bird watching and wildlife viewing opportunity as they cover a great variety of habitats.
Dryden Ghost Riders Mountain Bike Club
Year round indoor walking
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:00 pm
Contact (807) 223-1425.
84 Whyte Avenue
|City of Dryden Trail Systems|
Urban Trail - Red 12.3 km
The Urban Trail System is a network of 5 attractive, intra-city routes that provide safe, enjoyable pedestrian access to commercial and residential neighbourhoods and community facilities and services.
Dryden Signature Trail - Blue 5.4 km
The Dryden Signature Trail System consists of two trail routes, uniquely designed to provide hands-on, engaging, intriguing, recreational interpretive encounters to capture the imagination of community residents and visitors.
The Nature in the City Trail - Green 6.8 km
A beautiful "necklace" of trails that link together all the aesthetic, natural areas surrounding the city core, an excellent opportunity for walking/hiking/jogging or cycling and skiing.
Campgrounds Open May to October
Blue Lake office: 807-227-2601
Dryden office: 807-223-7535.
|Blue Lake Provincial Park Trails |
Rock Point Trail 4 km (2 hours) moderate.
The Rock Point Trail takes you though a variety of environments from cedar groves to jack pine ridges. Hiking boots are a must for the trail as it weaves throughout varying terrain. It starts at the beaver pond and loops back to the campground near M Road.
Spruce Fen Trail 1 km (30 minutes) easy, barrier free
A "fen" is a fascinating world where land floats on water, plants eat animals and creatures of the water fly. The Spruce Fen Trail takes you through a black spruce fen and a beaver pond environment. The trail is board walked to protect the Fen and is also wheelchair accessible.
Goblin Lake Trail 11 km (5 hours) moderate
For those with an adventurous streak,Walk the edge of Goblin Lake and explore the wilds of Northern Ontario the way our pioneers would have.
What is the Trans Canada Trail?
The Trans Canada Trail is the world's longest network of trails. When fully connected, the trail will stretch 22,500 kilometres from the Atlantic to the Pacific and Arctic Oceans, linking 1,000 communities and 34 million Canadians. The trail is 73% complete. Two hundred gaps remain to be filled in order to achieve a fully connected trail by 2017.
The Trans Canada Trail is made up of over 400 community trails, each with diverse features and unique landscapes. Thousands of Canadians, community partner organizations, corporations, local businesses and all levels of government are involved in developing and maintaining these trails and creating our world-renowned national trail.
Path of the Paddle Water Route
This planned water route will enable Canadians and visitors to experience traditional First Nations and early explorer routes that predate Confederation. Spanning from Thunder Bay to Manitoba, paddlers can bring their inner explorer to life and be reminded of Ontario's vastness and diversity