Wagg's Woods Trail

Come explore the new trail systems starting at a new trail head and 10 car parking at 1 Thorne Street in Mindemoya, ON. The 42 acre park boasts on 4 distinct trails totaling 3 km! We are constantly updating the park and the website. Check back frequently!

Check out our map:
Wagg's Woods Trails Map

Woodland Accessibility Trail - Very Easy 530 m (1739 ft) one way

Fossil Trail - Easy 520 m (1706 ft)

Alvar Trail - Moderate 1340 m (4396 ft)

Escarpment Trail - Hard 480 m (1575 ft)

Woodland Accessibility Trail Specifications

Length of Two-Way Trip: 970 m (3,182 ft)
Surface: Hardpacked limestone screening
Average Width: 1.83 m (6 ft)
Minimum Width: 1.52 m (5 ft)
Maximum Running Slope: 1:24
Maximum Cross Slope: 1:20 (7.6 cm over 1.5 m/3 in over 5 ft)
Edge Protection: 182 m (600 ft), minimum 5 cm (2 in) high. Primarily on north side of trail with a drop-off of 15 cm (6 in) or greater.
Pull Offs/Turnarounds: Every 97 m (318 ft)

Park Guidelines

Please help to keep our park the way you found it so other can enjoy it:

  • Be mindful of trail conditions. If a trail is too wet or muddy, save your hike for another day. Using a muddy trail can be dangerous and damage the trail and surrounding ecosystems.
  • Camping or fires are not permitted.
  • Leave fossils and other natural assets in place.
  • Don’t litter – take your garbage with you.
  • Keep dogs on a leash.
  • Bicycles are not permitted.
  • Motorized vehicles are not permitted except for personal mobility devices.
  • Stay on designated trails to protect important habitat and significant plant species.
  • Use at your own risk

Report a Problem 

Non emergencies Maintenance Department - 705-377-5858 

Trail Committee

In 2020, the Municipality created a Trail Committee comprised of 5 residents and 2 council members. For any other questions please contact Central Manitoulin Community Development/Outreach Coordinator Marcus Mohr at 705-377-5726 or email mmohr@centramanitoulin.ca

Fall Colours

The fall of 2021 shows the park bursting with colour as shown in this drone footage video https://youtu.be/QF02ehjq8PM.

Wagg's Woods Plant Species

Species catologued so far:

Herbaceous & other ground vegetation  
agrimonia, hooked Agrimonia gryposepala
aster, calico  Aster lateriflorus
aster, flat-topped Aster umbellatus
aster, panicled  Aster lanceolatus
baneberry, red Actaea rubra
baneberry, white Actaea pachypoda
basil, wild Clinopodium vulgaris
beggar-ticks, nodding Bidens cernua
bloodroot Sanguinaria canadensis
bunchberry  Cornus canadensis
burdock, common  Arctium minus 
buttercup, hooked  Ranunculus recurvatus
buttercup, kidney-leaved Ranunculus abortivus
buttercup, tall Ranunculus acris
cardinal-flower Lobelia cardinalis
cohosh, blue  Caulophyllum thalictroides
coltsfoot  Tussilago farfara
coral-root, striped Corallorhiza striata
dandelion Taraxacum officinale
dogbane, spreading Apocynum androsaemifolium
Dutchman’s breeches  Dicentra cucullaria
elderberry, eastern red Sambucus racemosa ssp. pubens
fern, bulblet Cystopteris bulbifera
fern, intermediate wood (Common or Glandular)  Dryopteris intermedia
fern, ostrich  Matteuccia struthiopteris
heal-all (self-heal) Prunella vulgaris
helleborine Epipactus helleborine
hepatica, sharp-lobed  Anemone acutilobia
Herb-Robert Geranium robertianum
jack-in-the-pulpit  Arisaema triphyllum
leeks, wild (scapes)  Allium tricoccum
lettuce, white or wild (white rattlesnake-root) Nabalus albus
lily, trout Erythronium americana
lopseed, slender-spiked Phryma leptostachya
meadow rue, purple (tall)  Thalictrum dasycarpum or T. pubescens
milkweed, common Asclepias syriaca
moonseed vine Menispermum canadense
nightshade, enchanter's Circaea alpina or C. lutetiana
nipplewort Lapsana communis
parsnip, cow   Heracleum lanatum
polypody, rock  Polypodium virginianum
Queen Anne's lace (wild carrot) Daucus carota
rattlesnake-plantain, menzie’s (large western)  Goodyera oblongifolia
solomon’s-seal, false  Maianthemum racemosum
Solomon’s-seal, hairy  Polygonatum pubescens
speedwell, common Veronia officinalis
spring beauty Claytonia caroliniana
squirrel corn Dicentra canadensis
St. John's-wort, common Hypericum perforatum
starflower Trientalis  borealis
tansy, common Tanacetum vulgare
toothwort, broad-leaved Cardamine diphylla
toothwort, cut-leaved  Cardamine concatenate
trillium, nodding Trillium cernuum
trillium, white   Trillium grandiflorum
violet, Canada Viola canadensis
violet, dog Viola conspera
violet, wooly blue Viola sororia
violet, yellow forest Viola pubescens
virgin's bowers Clematis virginiana
water-horehound, cut-leaved  Lycopus americanus
water-horehound, tuberous (Northern Bugleweed) Lycopus uniflorus
woodsorrel, common yellow Oxalis stricta
Trees & Tall Shrubs  
ash, black Fraxinus nigra
ash, red  Fraxinus pennsylvanica
ash, white Fraxinus americana
aspen, largetooth Populus grandidentata
aspen, trembling Populus tremuloides
basswood  Tilia americana
birch, white Betula papyrifera
birch, yellow Betula alleghaniensis
cedar, eastern white Thuja occidentalis
cherry, black Prunus serotina
cherry, choke Prunus virginiana
currant, black bristly  Ribes lacustre
dogwood, alternateleaf Cornus alternifolia 
elderberry, eastern red Sambucas pubens
elm, white Ulmus americana
fir, balsam Abies balsamifera
hazel, beaked Corylus cornuta
honeysuckle, fly Lonicera canadensis
ironwood Ostrya virginiana
leatherwood Dirca palustris
maple, Manitoba Acer negundo
maple, mountain Acer spicatum
maple, sugar (hard) Acer saccharum
oak, bur Quercus macrocarpa
oak, red Quercus rubra
serviceberry species Amelanchier spp.
spruce, white Picea glauca
Wagg's Woods Clearing
Wagg's Woods Nurse Log
Wagg's Woods Sun Beams
Fall Colours in Wagg's Woods 2021
Wagg's Woods Trails Map

A Little About Central

The Municipality of Central Manitoulin is located in the centre of Manitoulin Island with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and beaches. The Municipality includes the villages and hamlets of Mindemoya, Providence Bay, Spring Bay, Sandfield and Big Lake. We offer diverse attractions and unique landmarks such as our sandy beach in Providence Bay or access to Lake Manitou, the largest lake on the island. We invite you to visit our community in the "heart" of Manitoulin Island. 

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