Ontario’s provincial parks are truly yours to discover as the size of parklands to explore compares with the area of Nova Scotia.
From climbing on a “sleeping giant” to walking the world’s longest freshwater beach and howling with the wolves, here are 100 of the best adventures in Ontario’s Provincial Parks.
- You can now visit Ontario parks for free by borrowing day-use permits to Ontario Parks from participating Ontario libraries.
- You can reserve your visit to popular Ontario Parks
- All Parks are free to visit for four days a week until September 2021.
1. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park — R R 1, Pass Lake
Climb the Sleeping Giant or visit the Sea Lion at Silver Islet Choose at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Choose from over 100-kilometers of trails to hike on at the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, a park named after its primary feature – the Sleeping Giant, a large formation that looks like one.
2. Burnham Provincial Park — 846 ON-7, Douro
Go for a walk in the woods made up of some of the oldest trees in Ontario including a 300+ year old sugar maple tree at Mark S. Burnham Provincial Park. A great destination for a fall colour hike.
3. Killarney Provincial Park — 960 Highway 637, Killarney
Discover the La Cloche Mountains atKillarney Provincial Park.The white quartzite ridges are enough to make any artist swoon, so it isn’t any surprise that this park once inspired the well known collective of artists, Group of Seven.
4. Grundy Lake Provincial Park — ON-522, Parry Sound District
Explore Grundy Lake Provincial Park’s nooks and crannies and look for beautiful birds. The lakes in the park are frequented by Trumpeter Swans, the Beaver Dams Trail is home to a Great Blue Heron rookery, hawks, owls, and loons.
5. Bon Echo Provincial Park — 16151 ON-41, Cloyne
Canoe or kayak around Bon Echo Provincial Park’s infamous Mazinaw Rock. This visitor favorite has 260 native pictographs engraved onto it, and is considered to have the largest collection of visible pictographs in Canada.
6. Sandbanks Provincial Park — 3004 County Rd 12, Picton
View the world’s largest baymouth barrier dune formation at the Sandbanks Provincial Park. Located on the Sandbanks Dunes Trail, this fragile habitat is home to some interesting and rare flora, as well as some of the park’s wildlife.
7. Quetico Provincial Park — ON-11, Atikokan
Go backcountry fishing in Quetico Provincial Park’s waters. These waters are known for fantastic fishing opportunities as well as a world-class wilderness canoeing spot. Famous catches include northern pike and lake trout.
8.Silver Lake Provincial Park — 22726 ON-7, Maberly
Hike along the Silver Lake Provincial Park boardwalk that spans wetland and upland forest, rich in flora and fauna. This trail will take you to the eastern shores of Silver Lake – offering a panorama of the waterfront.
9. Blue Lake Provincial Park — 1722 ON-647, Vermilion Bay
Climb the Blue Lake Crag at the Blue Lake Provincial Park – a 25-metre high rock face that offers a renowned climbing experience, bringing you vistas of the park’s clear azure waters.
10. Pinery Provincial Park — 9526 Lakeshore Rd, Grand Bend
Take on a few short hikes on the variety of hiking trails at the Pinery Provincial Park, where you can view breathtaking biodiversity of over 300 bird species, 800 plants, and great oak savanna and coastal dune ecosystems.
11. Sioux Narrows Provincial Park — ON-71, Sioux Narrows
Feast your eyes on some of the most enchanting scenery in Northwestern Ontario at the Sioux Narrows Provincial Park. The best sights are viewed on the 1-million-acre Lake of the Woods, including centuries-old Indigenous pictographs, 14,000 islands, and 105000 kilometers of shoreline.
12. Caliper Lake Provincial Park — ON-71, Nestor Falls
Camp at one of Caliper Lake Provincial Park’s 100 campsites. Modern comfort stations, the opportunity to be by the waterfront, and impressive old growth white and red pine trees, are all what draw campers to Caliper Lake.
13. Springwater Provincial Park — 1331 ON-26, Midhurst
Go for a picnic at Springwater Provincial Park with friends, family, and the pups in a pleasant, quiet, and bright and sunny field. Springwater is small and quaint, but offers the facilities you need for a lovely day out.
14. Sandbar Lake Provincial Park — ON-599, Ignace
Cycle your way through Sandbar Lake Provincial Park. Get lost within the 300-year-old red and white pines that sit on the campgrounds and take a look at the erratic boulders among them, formed by glaciers.
15.Craigleith Provincial Park — 209403 ON-26, The Blue Mountains
Head to the shores of Craigleith Provincial Park’s shale beach and view the fractured oil shale plates. This amalgamation of shale plates contains 455-million-year-old invertebrate fossils.
16.Marten River Provincial Park — 2860 ON-11, Marten River
Take part in a logging contest at the Marten River Provincial Park. Lumberjack Days has been a longstanding event, running for 28 years since 2018. At this event, anyone can try their hand at crosscut sawing, log throwing, or event bow sawing.
17.Batchawana Bay Provincial Park — 10699 ON-17, Batchawana Bay
Enjoy the Batchawana Bay Provincial Park’s perfect beach on Lake Superior, with panoramic views of Lake Superior, an exceptional picnic site, and opportunities to paddle or swim in the heart of the surrounding scenery.
18.Killbear Provincial Park — 35 Killbear Park Rd, Nobel
Go water-skiing, boating, sailing, or cruising on the waters of Killbear Provincial Park, a park by the rocky shoreline of the Georgian Bay that is at the centre of the 30,000 islands.
19. Darlington Provincial Park — 1600 Darlington Park Rd, Bowmanville
Go for a day-trip or an overnight camping stay at the Darlington Provincial Park and look out for the migrating monarch butterflies during the end of summer. This wonderful camping experience provides a home close to home, and has good picnic facilities.
20.Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park — 106 Monck St, Bancroft
Go on a backcountry canoe trip at the Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park, a brilliant setting for a multi-day trip out on the waters, and camping by the lake. With no motor boats allowed, the lakes are clean and promote a peaceful isolation.
21. Inverhuron Provincial Park — 19 Jordon Rd, Kincardine
Enjoy watersports at the Inverhuron Provincial Park, a park containing a previous Indigenous small town steeped in history from the 1800s. Spend a day out on the shores of Lake Huron or the nearby Saugeen River and enjoy the wonderful sunsets.
22. Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park — 6905 Hwy 17 E, Mattawa
Hike some of the most intriguing trails at the Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. Ranging from 1-kilometer, to 9-kilometer loops, these trails offer unique features on their own – the Etienne System Trails allowing you to discover the Mattawa River, and the Forestry Research Trail bringing you through active forestry research plots.
23.Rock Point Provincial Park — 215 Niece Rd, Dunnville
Enjoy a swim at the natural sand/pebble beach at the Rock Point Provincial Park. A 350-million-year coral reef embedded in limestone along the beach boasts exposed fossils, which you can view by the water.
24.Sauble Falls Provincial Park — 1400 Sauble Falls Rd, Wiarton
Go fishing by the cascading waterfall at Sauble Falls Provincial Park. Popular in the spring and fall seasons, excellent fishing opposite the falls provide catches of salmon and trout.
25.Rideau River Provincial Park — 2680 Donnelly Dr, Kemptville
Go paddling on the Rideau River on a visit to the Rideau River Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers 14 points of interest near the park, as well as unparalleled scenic landscapes for a day out on the water.
26.Bonnechere Provincial Park — 4024 Round Lake Rd, Killaloe
Go stand up paddle boarding at the Bonnechere Provincial Park. It is popular at Round Lake for beginners because of its shallow waters, but Bonnechere River provides great opportunities as well. Get close to some of the park’s wildlife and see if you can spot ducks, turtles, or blue herons and if you are lucky, Pink Lady Slipper orchids.
27.Emily Provincial Park — 797 Emily Park Rd, Omemee
Go fall camping in the heart of the Kawarthas at Emily Provincial Park. This family-style camping opportunity is best done in the fall, where you can view the changing colors and experience the moderate weather on large, private, grassy sites.
28.Chutes Provincial Park — 650 Imperial St N, Massey
Hike on the Twin Bridges Rail at the Chutes Provincial Park, a 2-hour moderate hike with stunning waterfall views and that leads to the Seven Sister Cataracts and the Falls Lookout.
29. Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park — Kakabeka Falls, ON
Hike towards the viewing platforms of the Kakabeka Falls – the second highest waterfall in Ontario. Open to viewing year-round at the Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, whether you have your snowshoes on or your hiking boots on, the views from the trails are bound to amaze.
30. Balsam Lake Provincial Park — 2238 Kawartha Lakes County Rd 48, Kirkfield
Fish for large and smallmouth bass and walleye at the Balsam Lake Provincial Park, an angler’s and kayaker’s paradise for a day out near, or on the water. This top-notch fishing spot is great for beginners and seasoned vets.
31. Neys Provincial Park — 1004 ON-17, Terrace Bay
Join for Neys Nostalgia Days at Neys Provincial Park. The festival explores the past history of the park – from the prisoners-of-war who were housed here to Canadian Pacific Rail navvies, loggers and fishermen. The park is also home to the Coldwell Complex — houses the hardest/more exclusive mineral complexes in the continent, formed 1 billion years ago from magma chambers.
32. Mara Provincial Park — 181 Courtland St, Longford Mills
Go swimming by the shores of Lake Simcoe at the Mara Provincial Park. The beach here is considered one of the best in Lake Country, with a designated swimming area in the summer months.
33. >Silent Lake Provincial Park — 1589 Silent Lake Park Road, Bancroft
Go cross-country skiing at the Silent Lake Provincial Park. Over 40 kilometers of groomed trails wind throughout the park and range from novice trails to difficult trails, ideal for family skiing and for those who want a real challenge.
34.Turkey Point Provincial Park — 194 Turkey Point Rd, Turkey Point
Play a round of golf at Turkey Point Provincial Park. The only provincial park that has a golf course, be sure not to miss the opportunity to enjoy a game before you explore the rest of what Turkey Point has to offer.
35.Presqu’ile Provincial Park — 328 Presqu’Ile Pkwy, Brighton
Experience a premier birding location that is the Presqu’ile Provincial Park. It is common knowledge among birdwatchers that Presqu’ile is the destination for birding; over 338 species of birds have been found here, and it is a major stopover for migrating birds.
36. Bass Lake Provincial Park — 2540 Bass Lake Side Rd E, Orillia
Go sportfishing at Bass Lake Provincial Park. The shallow waters of the lake and the spring and fall weather is ideal for Bass Fishing, flaky white perch is popular in the summer, and rainbow trout is a common winter catch.
37.Awenda Provincial Park — 670 Awenda Park Rd, Tiny
Enjoy a backcountry style winter adventure at theAwenda Provincial Park. 17-kilometers of ski trails and snowshoeing in the open bush are offered for self-use in the winter months. After a day out on the trails, warm up in the cozy heated log cabin that is the Trail Centre.
38.McRae Point Provincial Park — 4366 McRae Park Rd, Longford Mills
Hike the Water’s Edge Trail at the McRae Point Provincial Park – a trail that leads from the boat launch, along dense hardwood swap, and ending at a place for magnificent sunsets. Along your journey, you’ll surely discover a stunning ecosystem, observing unique plants and animals on the way.
39.Arrowhead Provincial Park — 451 Arrowhead Park Rd, Huntsville
Go classic skiing or skate at Arrowhead Provincial Park – renowned for its variety of winter activitiessuch as snowshoeing, skating, tubing, and of course, skiing. Rent or bring your own skis and enjoy more than 33 kilometers of groomed trails at the park.
40.Oastler Lake Provincial Park — 380 Oastler Park Dr, Parry Sound
Go fishing in the summer at Oastler Lake Provincial Park. With opportunities to fish for pike, bass, and rainbow trout, cast out your bait as you indulge in the panoramic views of Oastler Lake and reel in some delicious fish.
41.Sibbald Point Provincial Park — 26071 Park Rd, Jacksons Point
Discover the rich history of the Sibbald Family at Sibbald Point Provincial Park on a 1-kilometer walk involving exploration of famous sites related to the family. The Eildon Hall Museum, the former estate home, and the settlers cabin are just some of the destinations on the trail.
42.Pancake Bay Provincial Park — 12729 Hwy 17N, Batchawana Bay
Hike the Lookout Trail at Pancake Bay Provincial Park. This 14-kilometer trail leads to a lookout where you can marvel at the sight of Pancake Bay and Lake Superior. On your journey there, you pass lush forests, the lake where the Edmund Fitzgerald sunk in 1975, and local wildlife.
43.Point Farms Provincial Park — 82491 Bluewater Hwy, Goderich
Camp on the former Victorian resort site that is now Point Farms Provincial Park. Car camping is available at the Huron and Colborne campsites, both of which have amenities nearby as well as trails that offer spectacular views of Lake Huron.
44.Fitzroy Provincial Park — 5201 Canon Smith Dr, Fitzroy Harbour
Go fishing amongst a century-old White Pine forest at the Fitzroy Provincial Park. Whether based at the park dock, near Butternut Island, or along the shoreline, you’re bound to get a good catch of bass, panfish, pike, or walleye.
45.Rondeau Provincial Park — 18050 Rondeau Park Road, Morpeth
Go for a relaxing canoe trip at the Rondeau Provincial Park in Chatam-Kent.With two spots for canoeing – Rondeau Bay and Lake Erie, waters are overall calm and serene. Pack a picnic, rest on the coast/marsh, and see if you can spot some of the migrating birds in the area.
46. Mikisew Provincial Park — 301 Park Rd S, South River
Rent or buy discs to play disc golf at the Mikisew Provincial Park. A rarity among provincial parks, an 18-hole course allows beginners and intermediate disc golfers to spend a day improving their skills, or trying out something new.
47.Esker Lakes Provincial Park — Highway 672, Kirkland Lake
Check out the dozens of Kettle Lakes at Esker Lakes Provincial Park. 15-kilometres of canoe routes teeming with wildlife, as well as a canoe launching site on Panagapka Lake make it picturesque and ideal for canoeing.
48.Driftwood Provincial Park — 39520 Hwy 17, Stonecliffe
Take a dip in the Ottawa River at Driftwood Provincial Park. Refreshing, pristine, and crystal clear, a day out on the beach near the park’s waterfront campsite is the perfect way to pass a hot summer day.
49. MacGregor Point Provincial Park — 1593 Bruce County Rd 33, Port Elgin
Go off-road biking at MacGregor Point Provincial Park. Trails range from the short 800 metre Kempfs Trail, to the 6-kilometer Old Shore Trail, that was formerly a roadway and now offers vistas of the beach and shore.
50.Rushing River Provincial Park — Kenora
Discover millions of years of geological history at Rushing River Provincial Park on the Granite Knoll Trail. As you walk the 2.7-kilometer loop, take in the wonders of Dogtooth Lake and Jack Pine Forest as you listen to the echoes of chirping birds.
51.Finlayson Point Provincial Park — 24 Finlayson Park Rd, Temagami
Launch your canoe onto Lake Temgami at the Finlayson Point Provincial Park. Considered one of Ontario’s finest lakes, the surrounding landscape houses tons of bird habitats, aquatic habitats, and lush greenery.
52.Fairbanks Provincial Park — 696 Park Rd, Worthington
53.Restoule Provincial Park — 8818 Highway 534, Restoule
Go paddling in the fall at Restoule Provincial Park, where you can view the stunning red, yellow, and orange hues of the changing season, and wade close to the cliff base of the Stormy Lake Bluff – a 100-meter high rock.
54.Kettle Lakes Provincial Park — 1350 Municipal Rd, Connaught
Go blueberry picking in at the Kettle Lakes Provincial Park. During the month of August, Kettle Lakes provides a great blueberry picking opportunity in the park or around the park area.
55.Wasaga Beach Provincial Park — 11 22nd St N, Wasaga Beach
Head to the longest freshwater beach in the world at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park. 14-kilometers of sandy shores and beautiful sunsets are a big draw for visitors, and many love to swim in the shallow waters and simply relax on the beach. Wasaga Beach Provincial Park showcases sand dune formations that originated along the shores of ancient Lake Nipissing almost 6,000 years ago.
56.Frontenac Provincial Park — 6700 Salmon Lake Rd, Sydenham
Take up the camping challenge at the Frontenac Provincial Park. Frontenac is known as an all-season park that is ideal for any adventure, sun or snow. Visitors can even take a wilderness skills survival program so they can plan the perfect winter camping trip.
57.Rene Brunelle Provincial Park — Cochrane
Learn all about northern aviation and the history of Remi Lake on a hike on the La Vigilance Trail at the Rene Brunelle Provincial Park. This park is rooted in aviation history, being a base for floatplanes in the 1920s.
58.Halfway Lake Provincial Park — Old Cartier Rd, Levack
Go canoeing on the Two Narrows Canoe Route at Halfway Lake Provincial Park. On this canoe trip on the waters of this natural heritage feature, you can view dense vegetation, nesting bald eagles, and ground moraines formed by glaciers thousands of years ago
59.Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park — 296 County Rd 7, Prince Edward
Ponder over the mystery of Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park. The lake here is an enigma – seemingly having no apparent source, this constantly flowing lake is the perfect place to reel in some northern pike, sunfish, and bass.
60.Short Hills Provincial Park — Pelham Rd, Thorold
Explore Short Hills Provincial Park on horseback. This provincial park has no visitor facilities but is popular for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding. An amalgamation of steep hills and valleys is the perfect setting for riding adventure.
61.Voyageur Provincial Park — 1313 Front Rd, Chute-à-Blondeau
Ski on groomed and trackset cross-country ski trails at the Voyageur Provincial Park. 10-kilometers of trails span the park, and range in length from 3-kilometers to 10-kilometer loops. These flat trails are ideal for beginners.
62.Pretty River Valley Provincial Park — County Rd 31, Nottawa
View the magnificent geological features at the Pretty River Valley Provincial Park. Although a non-operating park, visitors can hike and check out the geological features formed by glacial and post-glacial processes on the highest point of the Niagara Escarpment.
63.Obabika Provincial Park — Temagami
Go canoeing on ancient portages at the Obabika Provincial Park. The park is home to part of Temagami’s 2400-kilometer network of waterways, which have a 6000-year-old Indigenous heritage.
64. Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park — 2238 Hwy 48
Go on a unique wilderness recreation experience at the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. Combine a hike on some of 100-kilometers of the Ganaraska Hiking Trail, a rugged canoe experience, and end with backcountry camping and you’ve got a killer outdoor
65.Windy Lake Provincial Park — 51 Pine St, Onaping
Purchase an ice fishing package at the Windy Lake Provincial Park. Visitors can try out ice fishing with plenty of help with equipment and setting up from park staff at Windy Lake. Grasp the chance to fish for some lake whitefish and trout!
66.Mono Cliffs Provincial Park — 795122 3rd Line E, Orangeville
Hike the boardwalk that cuts through 30 meter cliffs at Mono Cliffs Provincial Park. Located right on the stunning Bruce Trail, this provincial park offers many hiking opportunities that range from 600 meters to 4.6 kilometers.
67.Egan Chutes Provincial Park — 487 Detlor Rd, L’Amable
Walk to the picturesque waterfalls at Egan Chutes Provincial Park. This non-operating park is known for its picturesque nature reserve and three flowing waterfalls surrounded by abundant minerals like blue corundum.
68.Hardy Lake Provincial Park — Highway 169
Go hiking among beautiful shoreline plants at the Hardy Lake Provincial Park. As you make your way along trails maintained by the township of Muskoka Lakes, you’ll pass an impressive array of Atlantic Ocean shoreline plants, as well as picturesque views.
69.North Beach Provincial Park — 40 North Beach Rd, Consecon
Swim in the waters at North Beach Provincial Park. The quieter cousin of Sandbanks Provincial Park, this quaint and quiet beachy park has 1200 meters of sandy beach facing Lake Ontario and 800 meters on North Bay.
70. Port Bruce Provincial Park — 3360 Imperial Rd, Aylmer
Get active with a family outing at the Port Bruce Provincial Park. Pack a picnic or dine at the restaurant beside the park, and then head out to the beautiful sandy beach for a wade in the waters of Lake Eerie.
71.French River Provincial Park — Alban, On
Paddle on a route of national historic significant at the French River Provincial Park. Make your way on the first designated Canadian Heritage River, the French River. This magnificent setting for a canoe trip is teeming with history and was formerly a route for fur traders and Indigenous people.
72.Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park — Greenwich Lake Rd, Pass Lake
Hike up to the canyon’s rim at Ouimet Canyon Provincial Park. This day-use park’s main attraction is the 150-metre wide gorge and its steep 100 metre cliffs that dropdown to the canyon floor. Hike up to a lookout platform and take in the spectacular views.
73.Petroglyphs Provincial Park — 2249 Northeys Bay Rd, Woodview
Take a guided tour of the sacred Petroglyphs site at the Petroglyphs Provincial Park. During the months of July and August, watch the award-winning film “The Teaching Rocks” and then head to the site with park guides and hear stories about Indigenous culture and the carvings.
74.Boyne Valley Provincial Park — Shelburne
Hike the trails at Boyne Valley Provincial Park. A combination of open fields, swam, and hardwood forest, this well-preserved area has also been reforested and does not have any facilities other than hiking trails. Check out the lookout from the Bruce Trail for lovely views.
75.Lake Superior Provincial Park — 96 Broadway Avenue, Wawa
Indulge in the magic of Lake Superior Provincial Park and challenge yourself with a tough hike/boulder along Lake Superior or go overnight backpacking on the Coastal Trail.
76.Lower Madawaska River Provincial Park — Quadeville
Go on a down-to-earth camp, fish, and canoe trip at the Lower Madawaska River Provincial Park. This non-operating park offers 36 canoe-in campsites where you can hike among wonderful topographic features, fish, and see the stars at night.
77.Eagle-Dogtooth Provincial Park — Pawitik
Paddle along the waterway at Eagle-Dogtooth Provincial Park. This recreational waterway runs through moraines, pine forest, and wetlands and links Eagle Lake with several protected areas.
78.The Massasauga Provincial Park — 380 Oastler Park Dr, Parry Sound
Hike to the Baker pioneer homestead at The Massasauga Provincial Park. As you trek along the 5.5-kilometer Baker Trail, you may find some critters and animals like white-tailed deer and moose on this self-guided interpretive trail.
79.Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park — Kap-Kig-Iwan Rd, Englehart
Hike towards the Englehart River waterfalls at the Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park. Three hiking trails can be found at the park, each with unique offerings – the Upland Circle Trail is ideal for bird watching, you can view the river features on the Hell’s Gate Trail, and the Cedar Trail passes a beaver lodge.
80.Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls Provincial Park — 1050 Oxtongue Lake Rd, Dwight
Discover thundering whitewater falls from the lookout at Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls Provincial Park located just west of Algonquin Provincial Park on Hwy 60.
81.Kopka River Provincial Park — 435 James St S #221d, Thunder Bay
Go canoeing on the Kopka River at Kopka River Provincial Park – a calm river that runs through rugged northern boreal forest in a pristine wilderness environment.
82.Aaron Provincial Park — Kenora
Discover the ancient glaciers that once covered Ontario at Aaron Provincial Park. Hike the Aspen Trail, indulge in the sights of boreal forest and warblers, and trek along the rock surfaces scarred by glaciers which melted 10-15 thousand years ago.
83.White Lake Provincial Park — Trans-Canada Highway
Explore the marches and bays of White Lake at White Lake Provincial Park. This gigantic 6500-hectare lake is one of the largest on the Lake Superior Circle Route. Opt for a leisurely canoe trip on the lake, or rent a motorboat to explore the lake at its fullest.
84.Woodland Caribou Provincial Park — 227 Howey St, Red Lake
Go canoeing on a myriad of canoe routes at the Woodland Caribou Provincial Park. 2000 kilometers of canoe routes are bound to satisfy the most seasoned paddler. Most of the park is solely traveled by canoe and kayak, thus provides the most serene, natural setting.
85.Spanish River Provincial Park — Sudbury
Challenge yourself on a long canoe trip on the Spanish River at Spanish River Provincial Park. Numerous paddling options range from 40 kilometres to 145 kilometres; 2 to 10-day trips. Sea kayakers and canoers are encouraged to paddle among the islands that dot Biscotasi Lake.
86.Biscotasi Lake Provincial Park — Sudbury
Paddle through a rugged, historic landscape at the Biscotasi Lake Provincial Park. Routes here are ideal for intermediate paddlers, as there are class I and II rapids, moving water, and opportunities for whitewater paddling. In addition, the Ojibwe route was used by 18th-century fur traders.
87.Potholes Provincial Park — Sooke River Rd, Sooke
Go on a short walking trail and view bedrock scenery at the Potholes Provincial Park. This provincial park earned its name from the potholes found here formed by glacial erosion, and also boasts lush boreal forest and mini waterfalls.
88.Charleston Lake Provincial Park — 148 Woodvale Road, Lansdowne
Go backcountry camping at Charleston Lake Provincial Park. 10 interior campsites are available at Charleston Lake and are all situated on the shores of the lake. They can all be accessed either by hiking or water and are equipped with a fire grill and other amenities.
89.Earl Rowe Provincial Park — Concession Rd 7 Alliston
Go fishing at the Earl Rowe Provincial Park. Rent share rods and reels and fish either in the river below the dam or in the lake, and make sure you check out the fish ladder, where you can view salmon spawning in the fall season.
90. Forks of the Credit Provincial Park –17760 McLaren Rd, Caledon
Go horseback riding at the Forks of the Credit Provincial Park. Although there are numerous trails throughout the park, only the Trans Canada trail offers horseback riding. Ride through the park against the backdrop of the Niagara Escarpment.
91.Ferris Provincial Park — 474 County Rd 8, Campbellford
Cross the suspension bridge that hovers 30’ above the Ranney Gorge at Ferris Provincial Park. Unobstructed views of the old tannery, Ranney Falls, and Trent River can be seen from the bridge, but brace yourself if you’re afraid of heights!
92.Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park — 170 Ivanhoe Lake Rd, Foleyet
Go birding at the Songbird Nursery at the Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park. Housing a big section of Boreal Forest, the array of forest songbirds that have inhabited the park have earned this area the title of the Songbird Nursery.
93. Makobe-Grays River Provincial Park — West Timiskaming District
Go on a challenging canoe trip at the Makobe-Grays River Provincial Park. Popular with those who look for whitewater, rapids, drops, and unpredictable water conditions make for an unparalleled paddling experience.
94. Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park — 24 Finlayson Park Road, Temagami
Climb Ontario’s highest point at Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park. At a height of 2275 feet / 693 m, the Ishpatina Ridge is the highest point in Ontario.
95.Rainbow Falls Provincial Park — Trans-Canada Hwy, Rossport
Hike the trails at Rainbow Falls Provincial Park, each lead to spectacular views of White Sand Lake and Lake Superior including the actual falls. The Rainbow Falls Trail is additionally part of the lengthy 52-kilometre Casque Isles Trail of the Voyageur Trail.
96.Six Mile Lake Provincial Park — 2024 Joe King’s Rd, Port Severn
Take a look at what inspired Canadian artist David Milne at Six Mile Lake Provincial Park. Hike the short 500 metre David Milne Trail and discover the Canadian Shield’s landscape and vistas that inspired the artist’s paintings.
97.Lake St. Peter Provincial Park — 356 Lake St. Peter Rd, Lake Saint Peter
Explore the Hastings Heritage Trail at the Lake St. Peter Provincial Park. North of the Hastings Heritage trail, this trail is a year-round recreation spot for horseback riders, skiers, snowmobilers, dogsledders and more.
98.Misery Bay Provincial Park — Evansville
Hike on 15-kilometers of hiking trails at the Misery Bay Provincial Park. Trails pass through a variety of scenery, including forest, glacial beaches and wetland, and each have their own unique feature. Mac’s Bay Trail is the best for birding.
99. Nagagamisis Provincial Park — Algoma
Taking in pristine Northern Ontario nature and the clear blue lakes of Nagagamisis Provincial Park. You might even spot am elusive Woodland Caribou!
100.Algonquin Provincial Park
No Ontario Park adventure is complete without a trip to the Algonquin Provincial Park, the very first Ontario provincial park. There are so many things to choose from: canoeing the backwaters to hiking the forests, leaf tripping in fall to taking a selfie at the many lookouts for your Instagram wall. But if you are heading for to the park with kids, take a program on Wolf Ecology in the month of August – the opportunity to howl yourself, included.
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From enjoying the pristine nature of Northern Ontario to exploring the rock formations that make up the Niagara Escarpment through various parks in dot Southern Ontario, there are still lots to do and see. For more information check out Ontario Parks.
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