Located northwest of Sudbury, the abundant fish, wild game and berries that once fed the Ojibway people now make up the lively hiking destination that is Halfway Lake Provincial Park. Its trails will allow you to discover the beauty of the area and perhaps even spot some wildlife including heron rookeries, moose, nesting osprey and beaver ponds. Based on length, the trails here tend to be a bit more challenging. The most strenuous trail in the park is Hawk Ridge, however you don’t need to complete it all at once: Along the trail, hikers will find crystal blue lakes perfect for a quick dip and campsites for spending a night under the stars.
There are a number of interior lakes that provide spots to swim. A sandy beach located near the park’s campground provides particularly great swimming.
Amenities: Washrooms; showers; laundry facilities; campsites; boat launch; visitors’ centre; boat, tent, barbecue and storage rentals; stores; roofed accommodations.
How to get there: From the South, the highly travelled Highway 400 followed by Highway 69 can be taken north to Sudbury, while Highway 17 can be taken to the city for those coming from the East or West. From Sudbury, follow Regional Road 35 to Highway 144 and continue heading north.