This year-round park can be found in the heart of the Muskokas, which was named one of the must-see places in the world by National Geographic Traveler. All of the park’s trails, which are considered accessible to everyone, will provide you with wildlife encounters and stunning views. However, some of the footpaths also offer an interesting glimpse into history. The moderately rugged terrain of the Homesteader’s Trail will allow you to see traces of abandoned farm fields cleared in the 1870s, while Beaver Meadow Trail passes by remnants of an ancient lake now known as the Porcupine Bluffs.
Arrowhead Provincial Park is located outside of Huntsville, a vibrant community that is home to a number of events and has previously hosted Ironman 70.3 and the Ontario Paralympic Winter Championships.
Amenities: Washrooms; showers; campsites; visitors’ centre; boat rentals; stores.
How to get there: Whether you’re travelling from the north or south, Arrowhead Provincial Park can be accessed by Highway 11, which runs north-south, parallel to the 400 through the Muskoka region. Exit from Highway 11 at Muskoka Road 3 North and turn left onto Arrowhead Park Road.