The park is also a good spot to watch and listen for nesting birds. Many forest songbirds like warblers and flycatchers make their summer homes here, raising chicks and defending their territories. The river and its valley provide many habitats for them.
Several species of birds can be seen year-round at the park including: Black-capped Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and woodpeckers.
Anglers may catch Northern Pike, Walleye, Small-mouth Bass and Brook Trout.
Kap-Kig-Iwan has three hiking trails. A scenic lookout provides a bird’s-eye view of the valley, and trails lead along the river to many of the waterfalls on the Englehart River.
Cedar Trail 4.5 km (2 hours) easy
- Named for a 150-year-old cedar tree that survived a major forest fire in 1922, this trail skirts a beaver lodge and leads to a scenic view of the Englehart River.
Hell’s Gate Trail 2.5 km return (1 hour) moderate
- This trail follows the Englehart River past waterfalls, rapids and deep ravines.
Upland Circle Trail 5 km (2.5 hours) moderate -
Bird watching is excellent along this trail through pine, beech and poplar stands.