This might be the prettiest stroll you take this fall! Hunters Bay Trail in Ontario’s cottage country has a long and leisurely boardwalk that appears to float effortlessly on top of the water.

Located in Huntsville, this is said to be one of the most amazing hikes in the whole area, the floating boardwalk being the main attraction.

This boardwalk has been extended from 137 metres to over 500 metres, which gives you plenty of time to soak up the beautiful sights.

Visitors are invited to enjoy the boardwalk on foot or by bike. If the weather is warm enough, you can even take a swim.

The entire Hunters Bay Trail is 3.6 km long and takes you past a railway trestle, riverside views, orchards, wooded trails, and beaches in addition to the boardwalk.

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It’s actually part of The Great Trail, which is the world’s longest network of multi-use recreational trails that extends from BC to Newfoundland and up north to the Yukon and Northwest Territories.

This trail network connects 24,000 km of trails and 13 provinces and territories and is described as a  “marvel of Canada’s vast landscapes,” according to Discover Muskoka.

Hunters Bay Trail is conveniently located steps from downtown Huntsville, which is a great place to stop for a little local shopping and a bite — Whimsical Bakery is a popular spot for lunch.

Also in the Huntsville area is the Lion’s Lookout Trail, a challenging but rewarding hike that has the most scenic autumn views in the whole area.

There’s so much to see and experience in this beautiful part of Ontario, and fall is the best time to enjoy it!

Hunters Bay Trail Floating Boardwalk

Where: Main Street West (off Highway 11), Huntsville