Bon Echo Provincial Park has long been a top destination for artists and photographers—and for good reason. The renowned Mazinaw Rock, with its 1.5km face rising 100 metres out of the water, resides here. While the park offers other trails that wind through the surrounding landscape ranging from easy to strenuous, to get close to this spectacular stone, you can take a 2km hike up the moderate Cliff Top Trail. Only accessible by boat, the park offers a ferry across the lake. From the dock, a combination of stairs and a slightly rugged pathway will lead you to a lookout, which provides an impressive view of the park.
If you would like to experience Mazinaw Rock in a more leisurely manner, you can climb aboard a tour boat that moves up and down the upper and lower parts of the lake, which is home to a few sandy beaches as well.
Amenities: Washrooms; showers; laundry facilities; campsites; visitors’ centre; boat launch; boat rentals; stores; roofed accommodations.
How to get there:Located in southeastern Ontario, the park is highly accessible by car, whether you’re travelling north or south. The park’s entrance is off County Road 41, which intersects with Highway 7 at Kaladar and the 401 just north of Napanee.