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Misery Bay Provincial Nature Reserve

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Diverse choice of forest trails to beach and rock views. Beautiful little gazebo for resting... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Susan M
Ontario, Canada
Always Worth Visiting

Misery Bay is always fascinating to visit. There is now a beautiful little gazebo and lookout when... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
Lorna K
Toronto, Canada
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Misery Bay Road, Evansville, Ontario P0P 1Y0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Diverse choice of forest trails to beach and rock views. Beautiful little gazebo for resting overlooking the bay & choice of distance to walk. Stay to the right after the visitor center or you could be treking 20 km. Trails are not really well marked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan M
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Misery Bay is always fascinating to visit. There is now a beautiful little gazebo and lookout when you come out of the trail and onto the bay.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lorna K
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Bucket List - Visit every Provincial Park in Ontario This was one of our favourite parks. We arrived quite late in the day so the visitor centre was closed but the washrooms were still open. The visitor center did look quite nice so we were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

The office was closed, but the outdoor washroom was open. The trails are very pleasant, with considerable choice of length, from the 2km one that we did, which led to a pleasant beach, to about 20km. They are in the process of creating footpaths, so...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

I am not a big hiker, and this is one of the best hiking spots I have been to. Diverse landscapes depending on whether you take the coastal or inland trails, with amazing natural rock features. The red and yellow trails were easy to walk...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Spent a day hiking, swimming, and picnicking at Misery Bay. Breathtaking sights from the rocks to the trees to the water. Great place to go hang out with nature and a wonderful place to take friends and family members!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

I did the Coastal Alvar trail. The hike out to Misery Bay was very well marked and easy to do. The beach along the bay was a great spot for a snack. The hike along the coast was challenging in parts because the water was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Sometime ago I did an article for the local news paper about Misery Bay. They were opening a new visual/virtual display for the park and it is incredible.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Donald R
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

A wonderful hike, a little challenging at times. was further on the trail I took, than was posted on signs and web. 8km was closer to 12km by the time I returned. Marker posts need to be restored, some were laying on the ground.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Chrisju2013
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Beautiful scenery when we went a few weekends ago while touring the island. Little far from central manitoulin but worth the drive. Nice place to relax and about the only thing to do in Evansville though.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Yossarian B
23 July 2017|
Response from Jeff B |
Lots of people swimming there today - beautiful!
2 September 2015|
Response from OnParks | Property representative |
We don't offer camping at Misery Bay Provincial Park, but it's a fantastic spot for a day trip. Located on Manitoulin Island, Misery Bay offers over 15 km of hiking trails, a boardwalk and a bird-viewing platform... More