Shoreline Trail

Elk Island National Park

This paved trail follows the original road around Astotin Lake. Beaver Bay, a small picnicking area located upon a peninsula that juts out into Astotin Lake, is located part way along the trail, and offers excellent views of the lake and waterfowl. The small bays along the shore provide ideal opportunities to observe Canada geese, American white pelicans, red-necked grebes and other fascinating waterfowl.

Length: 6km return
Time: 2 to 3 hours

Level of Difficulty: Level of Difficulty:  Easy Easy

Significant Features: Mixed-wood forest, good view of islands, beaver and waterfowl. Beaver Bay picnic area found on peninsula with good view of the lake.

Trailhead: Accessible from the golf course parking lot in the Astotin Recreation Area in the East and along the Administration Road to the West.

GPS Co-ordinates for Trailhead (in decimal degrees): 
Astotin Recreation Area
Lat.: 53.672544 Long.: -112.829607
Administration Road
Lat.: 53.665763 Long.: -112.866991 

Trail map

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