Lake St. Peter

Biking

There are no dedicated cycling trails in the park, but local forest access and municipal roads provide excellent cycling opportunities. The Hastings Heritage Trail is open to cyclists and is only two kilometres away.

Birding

Warblers, thrushes, chickadees, woodpeckers and Great Blue Herons all make their home at Lake St. Peter.

Boating

Motorboats are permitted on Lake St. Peter and can be launched at the park’s boat launch located at the eastern end of the park.

Canoeing

Rent a canoe or kayak at the park for the day and explore Lake St. Peter.

Fishing

Lake St. Peter is known for Lake Trout and bass. Although you can fish from the shoreline, for best results try fishing from a boat or canoe.

Hiking

Lookout Trail 2.5 km (1.5 hours) Strenuous
This trail crosses rugged terrain, passes close to a kettle lake and leads to a spectacular lookout over the lake.

Cabin Trail 4km (2 hours) Strenuous
Named after an abandoned log cabin; this trail branches off the Lookout Trail after the lookout.

Hastings Heritage Trail
Lake St. Peter is the northern terminus of the Hastings Heritage Trail. Located two kilometers from the park, the trail is open year-round to hikers, cyclists, horseback riders, skiers, dogsledders, snowmobilers and recreational vehicle operators.

Hunting

Hunting in this park is subject to the Ontario Hunting Regulations. Certain restrictions apply. For more information, contact the park or your local Ministry of Natural Resources office.

Swimming

Lake St. Peter has two sandy beaches, both of which are marked with buoy lines. There are no lifeguards at the beaches and pets are not permitted.