Explore history, nature, and iconic landscapes along this scenic trail.
Winding through the iconic Georgian Bay landscapes of forest, rock barren, and wetlands, the Schoolhouse Trail is an easy access taste of wilderness. The Schoolhouse trail is named after the former Point aux Pins School House. A beautiful cedar bridge brings you across a wetland ecosystem; visit on a rainy day and let the smell of cedar awaken your senses. Look for signage along the trail that details the history of this school and the ecological importance of the habitats found throughout the area.
With easy access off Highway 400, the trail also extends parallel along Honey Harbour Rd. providing access to the Baxter Ward Community Centre. Walk, bike, cross-country ski, or snowshoe along this easy access 4km trail and discover the cultural and natural history of the area.
Species at Risk in the Spotlight
Look deep into a deciduous forest for this large hawk. Just like it’s name, the Red-shouldered Hawk is best ID’ed by their reddish shoulders, and barred wings and tail. This hawk is a good news story! Improved forest management practices have assisted in stabilizing their population decline, leading them to be down-listed from Threatened to Special Concern.
Report your sightings of this bird of special concern.
Plan Your visit
Explore the amazing place with help from local businesses.
Port Severn is located off of Hwy 400 at Exit 156. The trail head is located at the top of the hill near the end of Violet Drive, located off of Honey Harbour Rd.