As you consider the last few activities on your summer checklist, consider a trip to a provincial park along Lake Ontario’s shores. They offer places to swim, hike, paddle, camp and relax. One trip with multiple possibilities. Summer happens by the water and provincial parks connect you with Lake Ontario.
Use Great Lakes Guide to make the most of this Labour Day weekend.
Here are five parks to visit near Lake Ontario:
1. Presqu’ile Provincial Park
Looking for a place to camp and swim? Presqu’ile Pronvicial Park offers both. With a 2.5km sandy beach, 16km of trails and Ontario’s second oldest operating lighthouse, be sure to check out this park in Brighton, Ontario.
2. Rouge National Urban Park
While not a provincial park, Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park is the largest urban park in North America. Hike, camp, relax and swim all within this beautiful part of the Great Lakes watershed. Rouge National Urban Park meets Lake Ontario’s shores at Rouge Beach, and it might become your favourite new place to swim in Toronto.
3. Sandbanks Provincial Park
Like the name suggests, Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County is famous for its sandy shores. Explore the park’s multiple sand beaches or let its trail guide you through the fragile dune habitat. Sandbanks Provincial Park will not disappoint.
Enjoy the northern shore of Lake Ontario at Darlington Provincial Park in Bowmanville. This park has a campground, calm waters to learn how to canoe and one of the few remaining coastal wetlands in Ontario. With these activities and more, Darlington Provincial Park will keep you coming back.
5. Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Just a short drive away, Bronte Creek Provincial Park is a popular family camping spot. This park has a variety of cycling and hiking trails, over 190 bird species to observe, and lots of history for you to learn about as you explore the park.
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