Awenda Provincial Park

670 Awenda Park Rd, Tiny

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705-549-2231

Awenda Provincial Park is a beautiful forested area that spans more than 2,900 hectares on the shores of the Georgian Bay. The park offers the public a brilliant array of winter and summer fun from biking, to swimming, to camping, to skiing, against a diverse and rich habitat and environment.

Awenda Provincial Park houses mature second growth deciduous forests, the Nipissing Bluff, kettle lakes, and a number of boulder, sand, and cobble beaches at the shoreline. The park also owns Giants Tomb Island.

10 Things to Do in Awenda Provincial Park

Go cycling on multi-use trails

Take on many kilometers of park roads, and of the Brule, Bluff, and Beach trails on bike. Awenda boasts some mellow trails with mainly flat terrain for beginners and families. More advanced cyclists can still enjoy a relaxing ride through the green forests or by the lake.

Hike along an ancient dune system

The park offers a range of trails that go from 1 to 13 kilometers in length. A few popular trails include the Robitaille Homestead Trail that takes you through an ancient dune system,  Wendat Trail, which is a 5-kilometer, 2 hour easy for those who are interested in checking out the foundations of the Brabant farmstead barn/house (also has a boardwalk through the Kettle’s Lake Marsh), and the Red-winged Blackbird and Great Blue Heron; and the Beaver Pond Trail, a barrier-free boardwalk trail in a nature reserve zone.

Swim at the Georgian Bay Shoreline beaches

There are 6 kilometers of Georgian Bay shoreline and several beaches offer a stunning, natural swimming opportunity in the great outdoors. Personal floatation devices are available for rent from the Park store for ~$25, and all beaches are driving distance from the campgrounds.

Discover the bird species of Awenda Park

Because of the diversity of habitats in Awenda Park, there are at least 120 breeding bird species that call this park home.

Canoe the Kettle Lake

The Georgian Bay is a vast, exposed space for boating but is known to be very temperamental, and could be difficult to paddle in for beginners. However, canoes can also be rented at the calmer Kettle’s Lake during July and August.

Go fishing between Awenda and Giant’s Tomb Island

Fishing is common at Kettle’s Lake and for bass and panfish, and between Awenda and Giant’s Tomb Island for northern pike, small panfish, and pickerel. These quaint spots are bound to make for a good fishing trip, especially if you have a canoe handy.

Go snowshoeing

No designated snowshoe trails exist at Awenda, however, it is still a very much popular winter sport throughout the park’s hectares of open bush.

Set your own ski track through snow-dusted forests

Start your ski journey at the Trail Centre and discover 17 kilometers of ski trails for a backcountry-type experience against snow-dusted forests.

Camp at the Stone Cottage

Head out for a weekend of camping at Awenda Lake at a variety of campsites, including group camping, dog-free camping, and car camping, with eco campsites available. If outdoor camping isn’t your thing, one fully furnished 1,000 square foot refurbished cottage that sleeps 6 is available for a homier experience.

Take a summer program with the park’s team of naturalists

Summer programs  offer a diverse range of programs for everyone, night or day. Sign up early, and step into the wonderful Awenda Provincial Park for a fun time in the outdoors.

Plan your trip to Awenda Provincial Park

Hours:

Awenda Provincial Park is open year round.

Camping is available from Mid May to Mid October

Address: 670 Awenda Park Rd, Tiny, ON L9M 2J2

Awenda Provincial Park is located on Georgian Bay, 20 minutes northwest of Penetanguishene.

Distances:

From Toronto: ~165 km

From Ottawa: ~450 km

From London: ~320 km.

2019 Day use fees

Daily Vehicle Permit: $11.25 to $20.00
Ontario Senior: $9.00 to $16.00
Ont. Persons with Disabilities: $5.50 to $10.00

Walk-in:

Regular (Age 6 – 17):$1.00
Regular (Age 18 +): $2.00
Ontario Senior: $1.75
Ont. Persons with Disabilities (Age 6 – 17): $0.50
Ont. Persons with Disabilities (Age 18 +):$1.00

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