Hike Awenda Provincial Park
Awenda Provincial Park holds numerous hiking trails, all of which are considered moderate or easy. One of the park’s hiking highlights is the Nipissing Trail, which will take you past the Nipissing Bluff, a large glacial feature that drops 60m into Georgian Bay. Above the water’s surface, the bluff is a raised beach with a 155-step staircase, allowing hikers to easily climb and descend its face. But that’s hardly the only form of glacial remnants found within the park. Awenda’s Dunes Trail will bring you to an ancient dune system estimated to be more than 11,000 years old.
Awenda Provincial Park is also part of the Township of Tiny. This township is home to 70 km of shoreline, providing the area with five large water township parks, including Woodland Beach, Bluewater Beach, Jackson Park, Balm Beach, and LaFontaine Beach Park.
Amenities: Washrooms; showers; laundry facilities; campsites; boat rentals; store; roofed accommodations.
How to get there: Located on the southeastern shores of Georgian Bay, Awenda Provincial Park can be found northwest of Pentanguishene, Ontario. To get there from Pentaguishene, take County Road 26, turning right on Concession Road 16. Turn left onto Awenda Park Road then left onto Farlain Lake Road, followed by Kettles Beach Road.
This article was originally published on April 26, 2012