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George Island Wilderness Trail

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The George Island Wilderness Trail is an 8-kilometre hike that crosses the western end of beautiful and historical George Island. Since the early days of European settlement, George Island has played an important role in the economic development of Killarney and the surrounding region. Much of the island was logged at the end of the last century, providing valuable lumber for processing.

The island is home to a large number of bears, deer and moose. Along the trail, you will witness evidence of these large mammals in the form of footprints and droppings or even an actual sighting. The trail also passes by six beaver ponds and allows for close viewing of their dams and lodges. Moreover, these beaver ponds provide habitat for many duck species such as wood, hooded merganser, mallard, blue-winged teal, and black and for many amphibians and reptiles.

This trail is located on George Island, across the channel from the Killarney Mountain Lodge. The Boathouse operates a ferry service to the trailhead for a fee of $3.00 for adults (round trip) Children and dogs ride for free.

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