Easy Hike on the Lonesome Bog Trail – Esker Lakes Provincial Park

I can’t express how much I loved the Lonesome Bog Trail at Esker Lakes Provincial Park! It’s true, I’ve never compiled favourites nor a Top Ten trails list before, but if I did, this destination in Northeastern Ontario would be on it.

A single path runs from the trailhead to the boardwalk, alongside Sausage Lake to the Lonesome Bog’s edge.

I don’t remember seeing trail markers along the way, but the path is well-trod and easy to follow.

A boardwalk begins where the bog’s edge meets the forest, so there are only a few soggy steps to continue the trail!

Walking bog-side.

Read more about this fascinating environment in this Ontario Park’s blog.

Mixed forest and erratic boulders are the main features when returning along the trail.

Except for interpretive signs, this lookout sign is the only marker I do remember seeing on the trail!

Although there isn’t an official lookout spot over the lake, on the return, the trail gained enough elevation that I had views of Sausage Lake through the trees.

To complete the loop, one of the park roads connects back to the trailhead and provides spectacular views of Sausage Lake, before finishing the trail.

👉 Esker Lakes Provincial Park is open from mid-May to mid-October.

🌲 Esker Lakes Provincial Park, Ontario
📍 Lands of Omàmìwininìwag (Algonquin), Abitibiwinni Aki, Cree, and, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ.


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