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    Astotin Lake Lakeshore Trail

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    6.4 km
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    85 m
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    Astotin Lake Lakeshore Trail

    The Astotin Lake Lakeshore Trail is an out-and-back route that leaves directly from the Astotin Lake Campground in the heart of Elk Island Park. It is great for all abilities, and groups can choose to turn back at any time to shorten the overall distance. You will get great views of the lake and its many islands, including the notable Long Island.

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    Route Description for Astotin Lake Lakeshore Trail

    Join the Astotin Lake Lakeshore Trail from the public parking area. The trail travels directly along the lakeshore until the turn around point. You will pass by both Elk Island and Long Island on your route. There are a couple sections where there is a moderate incline; those with mobility issues may prefer to skip these sections or have someone assist them.

    Continue hiking until you reach Range Road 202A where you will turn around. Watch for birds and other wildlife on this route and don’t forget your camera.

    Getting to the Astotin Lake Lakeshore Trail Trailhead

    From the south end of Elk Island National Park, travel northbound on Elk Island Parkway to get to Astotin Lake Lakeshore Trail. Turn left into the first signed turnoff for the Astotin Lake Campground and continue straight. Park at the end of the laneway in the public parking area and find the clear trail at the west end of the parking area.

    Route Information

    • When to do


    • Backcountry Campsites


    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Crowd Levels


    • Route Type

      Out and back

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