Looking for a provincial park? Here are some options in Simcoe County


Awenda Provincial Park — More than 2,900 hectares of wooded land bordering Georgian Bay. Private, shaded campsites, including RV, RV, pet-free and radio-free camping. There is an inland lake for canoeing, 31 kilometers of trails and summer interpretive programs. Location: 670 Awenda Park Road, Tiny.

McRae Point Provincial Park — On the shores of Lake Simcoe near Orillia, this spot offers swimming, a 1.2-mile nature trail, playground, and dog beach. There are 203 campsites, including walk-in sites for large gear. Location: 4366 McRae Park Road, Ramara Township.

Earl Rowe Provincial Park — This location has a large outdoor pool open July 1 through Labor Day, great hiking trails including a paved trail for accessibility as well as boating, swimming and fishing. Location: 4998 Concession Road. 7, Alliston.

Craigleith Provincial Park — Located on the south shore of Georgian Bay, the shoreline contains fossils that are 450 million years old. The flat rock is ideal for launching a sailboat, kayak or canoe; paddle board; sailboard; fish or watch the sunset. Location: 209403 ON-26, the Blue Mountains.

Wasaga Beach Provincial Park — One of the longest freshwater beaches in the world, there are a range of areas for swimming in Georgian Bay. There is no campsite. Activities include: hiking, biking and kitesurfing. There are playgrounds and a beach for dogs. Location: 11-22nd St. N., Wasaga Beach.


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