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Presqu’ile: More Than A Beach

Presqu’ile: More Than A Beach

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.


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.

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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.

Marsh Boardwalk

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.

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Let’s see what we got!

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The Bay of Quinte RMB Land Acknowledgement

The Bay of Quinte Regional Marketing Board is committed to acknowledging, appreciating and understanding the Indigenous peoples’ historic connection to this land and to raising awareness by building relationships in collaboration with Indigenous partners and communities. 

We recognize and acknowledge that we are living and working on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Mississauga, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee which includes the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka (Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte) with whom we work in direct partnership with. 

This partnership focuses on the common goal of celebrating the region with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka who are equal partners within the organization and at the Board of Directors table contributing to the mandate and operations.

This mandate includes listening to, learning from, and collaborating with the Kenhtè:ke Kanyen’kehá:ka and actively incorporating their culture and heritage into the practice of responsible destination marketing and management of the region.

We understand that this land acknowledgement is only a small step towards the larger process of reparations and reconciliation.

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