Health benefits of swimming

Whether you walk through the waves or jump off the dock, there’s no better way to cool off than going for a swim.

This summer, as you escape the sweltering heat in one of Ontario’s lakes, think about these head-to-toe benefits your body is receiving from that dip:

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Darlington’s daring wetland restoration

In today’s post, Zone Ecologist Corina Brdar shares the exciting restoration story that’s been unfolding at Darlington Provincial Park.

There’s nothing like seeing an idea turn into reality, is there?

Especially when the idea is an enormous one, and it takes tons of cooperation from all kinds of players.

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5 walks through winter woods

The health benefits of hiking are head-to-toe. A walk in the woods can help alleviate mental fatigue, and improve creative thinking. Hiking is also great for cardiovascular health and muscle tone.

But is hiking an option in the winter?

Absolutely. We’ve collected a list of five parks with stellar options for winter rambles:

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Campsite vacancy highlights: August 17-19

Summer is winding down, but there’s still time to enjoy the beautiful weather!

Squeeze the most out of summer by camping this weekend at one of the following campsites (available as of 12:00 pm on August 16, 2018).

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Campsite vacancy highlights: August 10-12

Summer’s zipping by — don’t miss your camping fix!

We’ve got some beautiful campsites available around the province this weekend for both tent and RV campers (available as of 1:00 pm on August 9, 2018).

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Campsite vacancy highlights: July 27-29

We are mid-summer and really feeling the beautiful weather! Take advantage by booking a weekend getaway.

You can scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of 12:00 pm on July 26, 2018):

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Campsite vacancy highlights: July 13-15

It’s looking like a sunny weekend ahead and you can still get campsites in several Ontario Parks. Listen to the World Cup final while relaxing by a lake on one of our featured campsites (available as of 12:00 pm on July 12, 2018).

Don’t see something that suits you? Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool — including pictures of most campsites!

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Learn to Camp 2017 recap

This seasonal recap is brought to you by our amazing team of Learn to Camp leaders!

As Learn to Camp leaders, we introduce thousands of Ontarians to camping every year.

We may be slightly biased, but we’re pretty sure this is one of the best jobs at Ontario Parks!

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Campsite vacancy highlights: September 1-4

Is there any better way to spend the last weekend of the summer than relaxing outside by the campfire?

Wrap up your summer by booking one of the available campsites for the long weekend!

Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of 3:00 pm on August 30, 2017):

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