McCrae Lake, a Muskoka Treasure

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09/04/2019 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

McCrae Lake, a Muskoka Treasure

Hosting Club: Iroquoia
Category: Hikers R Us
Location (Google Maps): Meet at Toronto Premium Outlets at 7 a.m, at the north-east parking lot, GPS 43.577739, -79.829995 (vs at the carpool lot which might be full). Address: 13850 Steeles Ave, Halton Hills. We will carpool to McCrae Lake, located west of Georgian Bay Road, exit 168 on Highway 400.
Hike Leader(s): Louise Langlais Click here to contact Hike Leader(s)
Pace: Medium - 3 to 4 km/hr
Terrain: Moderate - Some hills and/or some poor footing
Distance: 20 km


We will hike the stunning trail from the parking lot to The Narrows, an entrance from McCrae Lake to Georgian Bay and back to our cars. It will be a full day, due to the driving distance, but I assure you it is worth the drive! Bring a packed lunch, snacks, at least 2 liters of water, sunscreen, and appropriate clothing. We will likely stop for supper before heading home.

The McCrae Lake Conservation Reserve is a 2,039 hectare managed area of crown land located in the Muskoka District of Ontario, Canada.  It’s a very popular semi-wilderness area that is used for a variety of outdoor recreational activities, including hiking, camping, canoeing, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing and photography.  There are several kilometres of maintained trails for each activity, and the relatively open terrain offers countless opportunities for off-trail exploration.  Extending from McDonald Lake in the east, adjacent to Highway 400, to Georgian Bay on the west and the Gibson River to the north, outdoor activity opportunities are endless.  McCrae Lake is completely contained within the Reserve.

44.922002, -79.777136

Hike Leader: Louise Langlais;                Email:        Cell: 519-222-4040 on day of hike. At other times, email is the best way to contact me.

Please email Louise at least 24 hours before the hike to register. Sometimes last minute changes are made to hikes; registering means you won't be waiting around the meeting place not knowing why no-one else is there!