Family Activities: Hiking

Some of the most memorable moments families spend together are those adventuring in the great outdoors. At Duck Bay Lodge, we’re experts at connecting families with the unhindered natural beauty of Lake of the Woods, Ontario — one of the most spectacular stretches of wilderness in Canada.

We may be known for the world-class fishing that’s just a few steps — or short boat ride — from our front door, but the area offers far more than places to angle. In fact, the Lake of the Woods region offers opportunities for outdoor adventure around every corner. Home to more than 105,000 kilometers of shoreline and 14,552 islands, this area is an outdoor playground for those who enjoy hiking with family as an alternative to fishing or after a successful morning on the water.

Lake of the Woods Hiking for the Whole Family

The area surrounding Lake of the Woods is so diverse that there are hiking trails to suit all levels of hikers, from young children to expert-level backpackers. Named for its wooded setting, the region is home to a wide range of scenic wooded hikes, but visitors are often surprised to find that hiking in Lake of the Woods involves an advanced network of trails, including marked wilderness trails, urban hiking trails and backcountry camping adventure opportunities.

The islands and lively boreal forest are home to an abundance of wildlife, including nearly 300 species of birds that nest here. Hikers can expect to see plenty of animal activity, ranging from busy squirrels and chipmunks to otters, moose, swans, owls, deer and more. May hikes often involve watching bird migrations, while summer can include stumbling upon wild raspberries, blueberries and cherries. The beginning of fall is also one of the most magical times for hiking in Lake of the Woods, as the green forest is transformed into a kaleidoscope of reds, yellows and oranges.

A Healthy Escape

Duck Bay Lodge is an ideal home base for resting and refueling for your outdoor adventures in the region. Our cozy yet amenity-filled resort encourages families to unplug and return to the excitement and health benefits of the great outdoors. According to psychologists, time in nature encourages people to focus on the value of relationships, community and sharing as opposed to the usual societal pressures.

It’s time to put down your phones and tablets and start creating lifelong memories in the fresh air and natural beauty of the great outdoors. The abundance of family activities in Lake of the Woods are much of what makes visiting Duck Bay Lodge such a special experience.

Hike With Us Today

Let’s go outside. The accommodating staff and expert guides at Duck Bay Lodge are ready to show you and your family all of the wonders of the Lake of the Woods region. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the latest activities and experiences, or call today us to book your unforgettable family getaway.


What are you waiting for? Plan your next unforgettable family vacation to Duck Bay Lodge today.