It’s the last weekend of July and we say get ready to cast a line. Many of the parks featured this week have excellent fishing just off the shore or get adventurous and try your luck out on the water.
Enjoy daily Discovery programming, and free Learn to Fish lessons.
Spend the day swimming or explore the park’s hiking trails, including the paved Fletcher’s Mill Pond Trail.
Earl Rowe is only 1.5 hours from Toronto, or 45 minutes from Barrie.
Bronte Creek offers two interpretive centres. Spruce Lane Farmhouse showcase life of the early farmer. The Nature Centre is located next to the big Red Play Barn and Children’s Farm. Kids love to visit with turtles and explore hands-on in our discovery room.
Bronte Creek is 30 minutes from Hamilton, and 1 hour from Toronto.
At Ferris, you’ll find over 10 km of trails that take you through forest and riverside settings. The Ranney Falls Trail follows the original roadway to Ferris Provincial Park before looping back along the river.
The suspension bridge offers a panoramic view of the Trent River Gorge and — of course — the trail’s namesake Ranney Falls.
Discovery Drop-in programs happen every Saturday and Sunday until Labour Day!
Ferris is 1.5 hours from Kingston and just over 2 hours from Toronto.
At Darlington you will find a beautiful stretch of sandy beach on the shores of Lake Ontario.
The sheltered waters of McLaughlin Bay are ideal for canoes and paddle boats.
On July 26, 2019 find our friends Speaking of Wildlife at Picnic Shelter #1 at 6:30 pm. They will be talking about, and showing us, some of the animals in their care and how they survive in the wild.
Darlington is less than 1 hour from Toronto, 2 hours from Kingston and 20 minutes from Oshawa.
The cool, clear waters of the Ottawa River are calling you. A sandy beach that stretches the entire length of the campground is just a short jaunt from this site, which is also very close to the park’s hiking trails.
From Driftwood, you can day-trip to Algonquin with your camping permit, which gives you free access to any provincial park. The Brent Access Point is only an hour away, and Achray Access Point is just over two hours away.
You can also head towards North Bay and visit Samuel de Champlain and experience the life of a voyageur at the height of the fur trade by paddling a voyageur canoe on the beautiful Mattawa River.
Driftwood is 2.5 hours north of Ottawa, and 1.5 hours east of North Bay.
Marten River is the southern gateway to the Temagami area and makes the perfect base for canoeists, boaters and anglers.
The park itself provides lots of opportunities to explore, with numerous bays and long stretches of shoreline.
Marten River is 45 minutes from North Bay, and 1.5 hours from Sudbury.
There are three sand beaches for swimming located along Eagle Lake in Mikisew Provincial Park. The lake is also great for boating, paddling and fishing.
While you are there, check out their new 18 hole disc golf course!
Mikisew is just over 3 hours away from Toronto and 2.5 hours from Sudbury.
Fushimi Lake offers great fishing opportunities for walleye, northern pike, whitefish and yellow perch. You can clean your catch at the fish hut next to the boat launch.
Fushimi Lake is 3.5 hours from Timmins.
This waterfront campsite is nestled in the forest on the shoreline of Wakami Lake. Discover plants like the pitcher plant and sundew on the park’s hiking trails, or rent a kayak and explore by water.
Also, did you know that Wakami Lake is one of Ontario Parks’ undiscovered fishing hotspots?
Wakami Lake is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie, and 5 hours from Sudbury.
Quetico is one of our iconic parks – known for its rugged beauty, towering rock cliffs, majestic waterfalls, virgin pine and spruce forests, picturesque rivers and lakes.!
Quetico is 4 hours east of Kenora or 2 hours west of Thunder Bay.
Sleeping Giant has over 100 km of incredible hiking trails with many spectacular geological features such as the Sea Lion and Tee Harbour, and breathtaking views of Lake Superior.
Hiking to the “Top of the Giant” via the Kabeyun Trail is a bucket list hike
Sleeping Giant is 1 hour from Thunder Bay.
White Lake is an ideal spot for anglers. The campground features a fish cleaning station, paved boat launch (lit at night), and dock.
The lake is large and can be explored by motor boat or canoe. Canoes, adult mountain bikes, tents, and fishing equipment are all available for rent.
White Lake is 4 hours from Sault Ste Marie and Thunder Bay.