Hardy Lake Provincial Park Trail
You will find the Hardy Lake trails just off of Hwy 169 east of Torrance. For novice users, there is a lovely 3km trail that traverses rocky outcrops, natural shoreline and forested areas. This trail is of moderate difficulty with some steep ascents and declines.
The 8km trail circles the lake with magnificent views of untouched shoreline. This is considered a 'wilderness' trail and can be challenging for novice users! The trail travels over shoreline, wetlands and forested areas. The trail requires at least 2-3 hours to complete. If you collect mushrooms, as I did it takes much longer! I have seen a snake, wild turkey and of course chipmunks and squirrels. There is a good access to the lake, so swimming should be good, but October is bit late in the season for that!