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Biking is a popular way to wander through Aaron and view the Eastern White Cedars that line the campground roads. Children are reminded to wear a helmet when biking.
Many bird species and migratory waterfall call Aaron home.
Boating is permitted on Thunder Lake but please take care when there are high winds; this open lake can get very choppy.
Aaron is located on the shores of Thunder Lake. Spend the day exploring by canoe. Canoes are available for rent at the Park Office. Aaron can also be used as a starting point for several major canoe routes.
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.
The lakes in and around the park teem with Northern Pike, walleye and Lake Trout. A fish-cleaning station with lights, running water and cutting tables is located by the boat launch.
Aspen Trail - 2km, moderate
The Aspen Trail will introduce you to stands of boreal forest consisting of aspen, birch, Jack Pine, Balsam Fir and spruce trees. Walk through the remnants of the terrific wind storm of 1973 and over bare rock surfaces scarred by glaciers which melted 10 to 15 thousand years ago! Look for signs of White-tailed Deer, such as browsed branches, tracks and pellets. All the while you will be entertained by Aaron’s 26 species of warblers, as well as other boreal songbirds.
Eastern White Cedar Trail - 1.2 km loop, easy
A stroll down this trail will help you appreciate the history and ecology of Aaron. You will walk through large, historic stands of trees, hike along the shores and wetlands of Thunder Lake and climb up a slope to a clay plain. See how many species of amphibians, mammals, birds, trees, flowers, lichens, and mosses you can spot along the way.
Aaron has two sandy beaches for swimmers that are located on the east and west sides of the park. Parking, picnic tables and toilet facilities are conveniently located. Please note that there are no lifeguards posted at the beaches.