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