Turkey Point

Biking

The local Turkey Point Mountain Bike Club (TPMBC) has a network of trails both within and adjacent to the park for mountain bike riders. Mountain Bike Trail Maps are available.  For further information visit: www.TPMBC.ca  

The privately-owned Long Point Eco-Adventures (1 km west of park) also offers a network of mountain bike trails at their facility.

Besides mountain bike trails there are several kilometres of hard surfaced and park campground roads to ride bicycles.

Birding

Although bird watching is not a main activity within the park, the area is well known for bird migration and many bird watchers frequent Turkey Point and Long Point Provincial Parks The head office for the Long Point Bird Observatory is located in Port Rowan (15 minutes) which offers a bird banding station along with information on many bird species in this part of the province.

Boating

Although boating is not offered within the park, boats can be launched at a nearby marina in Turkey Point (Turkey Point Marine Basin) for a fee.

Canoeing

Canoes can be launched from the beach that fronts the village. From here you can paddle westward towards the Turkey Point marsh area.

Fishing

Visitors can fish from shore at the breakwall adjacent to the marina at the south end of Turkey Point. For those that have boats or wish to rent them from the marina, the fishing on Long Point Bay is excellent for bass and perch.

Hiking

Turkey Point has three hiking trails within or adjacent to the park.

Lookout Bluff Trail – 2.2 km, easy
Hike from the park office to the edge of the bluff overlooking Long Point Bay and return.

Fin & Feather Trail – 4.0 km, medium
Begin at the north end of the Fin & Feather Campground and hike along the old hatchery pond to the Normandale Fish Hatchery, around to the north boundary of the park and then retrace the trail back into the park.

Oak Savanna Trail – 1.0 km, easy
This trail is located just east of the Whippoorwill Campground and takes you through an area of plantation and naturally forested areas that have had controlled fires (prescribed burns) to return the area to a natural oak and pine forest cover.

Natural Heritage Education

Besides the self-guided trails, the park does offer children’s programs and special events on July and August weekends.

Turkey Point also celebrates Halloween every Thanksgiving weekend. There are prizes for decorated campsites, pumpkin carving, crafts and trick or treating for the kids.

Swimming

The beach is located in the village and stretches over two kilometres. It can be accessed at the main parking lot as well as two other access points. There is also free street parking outside the parking lot. The beach is very sandy and safe for swimmers, especially children. There are no life guards posted so parents and guardians must be responsible. The swimming area at the main parking lot is also marked by a buoy line to keep swimmers and boaters at a safe distance from one another. The water is generally warm with a sandy bottom and there is no undertow. Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) are available (with a small refundable deposit) from the parking lot entrance.