Bay of Quinte Tourism

Presqu’ile: More Than A Beach

Looking down the beach at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.

In case beautiful sandy beaches aren’t your thing, here are five other things to do on your next trip to Presqu’ile.

A tower viewer in front of the bay at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.It’s nearly impossible to talk about Presqu’ile Provincial Park without mentioning its 2.5-kilometre sandy beach. When the sun hits it just right, the turquoise reflection off the water makes it look like a slice of the Caribbean in south east Ontario.

What Else Is There To Do at Presqu’ile?

CAMPING

The winding path of the marsh boardwalk at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.

Take your pick of 400 plus total sites within eight campground loops, 10 group sites, a handful of soft-sided shelters and a solitary cottage.

TRAILS

Walking is popular all year round along any of the park’s 16 kilometres of trails and paths, shorelines, woodlands and meadows. Skiing is also popular along many of the trails during the winter months.

NATURE CENTRE

Learn more about the park’s natural history from the on-staff field naturalist, and get up close with the frogs, snakes, fish and turtles that call Presqu’ile home.

The lighthouse at Presqu'ile Provincial Park.

MARSH BOARDWALK

This 800-metre barrier-free boardwalk winds through the marshland and features two observation towers and two teaching platforms.

LIGHTHOUSE

Located at the south end of the peninsula, the Presqu’ile Point Lighthouse is the second-oldest operating lighthouse in Ontario. There are plenty of waterfront picnic spots for day-trippers along Lighthouse Lane.

AND DON’T FORGET ABOUT: FRIENDS OF PRESQU’ILE

The Friends of Presqu’ile Park is a non-profit volunteer organization supporting vital research, education programs and projects such as the Accessible Beach Walkway. According to Ontario Parks, the group has contributed over $5 million in funds and volunteer hours since 1988.


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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.

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