Six Mile Lake

Six Mile Lake

Biking

There are no bicycle trails however cycling is allowed on park roads with the proper safety gear and is an excellent way to get around the park. There are ample road cycling opportunities close to the park. Biking is not permitted on the hiking trails due to rugged terrain.

Birding

Several species of birds make Six Mile Lake their home in the spring and summer months, before migrating south for the winter. The park trails, lake, shorelines, fens, bogs and campgrounds offer a mix of habitat for a variety of viewing opportunities and discovery.

Boating

Six Mile Lake provides the perfect setting for recreational boating opportunities. Dock slip rentals are also available for small to medium boats of registered campers on a first-come, first-served basis. Boat responsibly, boat safe.

Canoeing

Six Mile Lake offers the ideal location for canoeists of all levels of ability; whether you prefer to stay in the sheltered waters of the park or spend a few hours exploring the lake, there is much to see and do. Canoes are available for rent at the park store weather pending. Please be respectful of private property, no trespassing.

Weather can be unpredictable so use appropriate caution and when out on the water please take water safety seriously; know your limits, wear your lifejacket, have your safety equipment with you and operate in a safe manner.

Discovery Program

Join park staff for a Discovery Drop-in during the months of July & August. Bring along your Discovery Activity Book (or pick one up at the Drop-in), and use the equipment and materials provided to explore the park, observe plants and animals, and discover the wonders of nature. Be sure to share your observations with park staff, take the Discovery Ranger Pledge and receive your very own Discover Ranger Button! For more information keep an eye out for weekly calendar of events posted throughout the park.

Fishing

Whether from the dock or on the lake, Six Mile Lake provides ample fishing opportunities for the whole family.

Enjoy our Learn to Fish program, a free, hands-on program that teaches new anglers how to fish in Ontario. This fun and engaging two-hour program combines a practical teaching session with an hour of supervised hands-on fishing. For more information and program times visit ontario.ca/learntofish

Hiking

Three rugged, short, linear but interconnected hiking trails offer visitors the opportunity to take in the beautiful, natural and cultural heritage of Six Mile Lake Provincial Park. Biking is not permitted on the hiking trails due to rugged terrain.

The Living Edge Trail 1 km, moderate
Catch a glimpse of beaver lodges in wetland areas, walk the rocky outcrops of the Canadian Shield and keep your eyes open for the wide variety of species that live in the forest!

The David Milne Trail 0.5 km, moderate
This trail celebrates the influence of one of Canada’s foremost artists who lived on Six Mile Lake and used the scenic vistas and majestic landscape as inspiration for his paintings. These paintings would later be recognized for their impact on Canadian culture. View the signature rolling rocks of the Canadian Shield that inspired so many of his paintings and sketches.

The Marsh Trail 1km, moderate
Hikers will circle a wetland area which provides important habitat for a wide variety of plants and wildlife. Keep your eyes open for all kinds of species from dragonflies to moose!

Swimming

Three sand beaches and sheltered water provide the perfect place to relax or cool off on a summer day. The beaches are located near park areas and are within walking distance to washrooms and campgrounds. These beaches are marked with buoys. Swimmers are reminded that there are no lifeguards at the beaches, alcohol and pets are not permitted. For a refundable deposit, you can borrow a properly fitted personal floatation device (PFD) during your stay.

Six Mile Lake has a designated Pet Beach. This is the only public beach in the park where pets are permitted.

Volleyball

Adjacent to the main day use area and shower building, gather family and friends for some healthy competition at our soft sand beach volleyball court. Close to washrooms, showers, drinking water and the park store.