The hiking trails within Charleston Lake Park are varied and include distances for hikers of every experience level. Each trail has a theme, and the shorter and relatively easy east side Shoreline Centennial, Sandstone Island, Hemlock Ridge and Beech Woods Trails have interpretive trail guides available.
The longest trail in the Park, the Tallow Rock Bay loop, is on the west side, and from the trail head, (museum), is approximately 14 kilometers end to end. It is in more remote areas and rates a difficult by park staff.
While hiking in the park, you can expect to enjoy breathtaking views of Charleston Lake, ancient aboriginal cave dwellings, unique rock and forest settings, and well maintained footpaths. Come and enjoy.
Interpretive Trail Guides are available at the Discovery Centre, Gatehouse, and Park Office. All of our trails are also highlighted in the Ontario Trails Council Trail Guide.