This year-round park is located in the heart of the Muskokas, one of Ontario’s most popular cottaging regions. Arrowhead offers a range of kayaking opportunities, no matter what your skill level or style is. For those interested in quietly exploring shorelines and looking for wildlife, there’s Mayflower Lake and Arrowhead Lake, which are both highly protected from strong winds due to the surrounding forest. If you’re looking for something a little more strenuous, you can try paddling the 10 km route down Big East River, which moves through a mix of forests, beaches, and a few fragile sand cliffs.
Hoping to get some time away from the boat? Arrowhead Provincial Park offers opportunities for a number of water- and land-based activities, and is also located outside of Huntsville, a vibrant community that has previously been home to events such as the 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 parallel to the 400 through the Muskoka Region. Exit from Highway 11 at Muskoka Road 3 North and turn left into Arrowhead Park Road.