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Places for Picnic and Summer time fun in and around Toronto




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Balsam Lake

Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 80.71 miles

Education Throughout the summer, films, slideshows, lectures and children's programs are presented regularly at the park amphitheatre, resource center and nature trails.
Fishing Balsam Lake offers excellent fishing for bass, walleye, muskie and panfish. More information on fishing.
Canoeing Balsam offers excellent shoreline canoeing
Wildlife Viewing The park is home to a wide variety of wildlife. Deer, fox, raccoon's, skunks, flying squirrels, chipmunks, beaver, lots of birds and even a wandering bear.
Boating Balsam Lake Provincial Park is located at the summit of the Trent Severn Waterway at the north end of a series of lakes and rivers known as the Kawartha Lakes.
Boat launch - Yes
Docking facilities - Yes
Swimming There is a large sandy beach with a buoyed swimming area with a change-house.

Cycling Campground roads and over 10km of safe adjacent township roads
Winter Activities Although the park is closed a parking lot is plowed in the winter. Visitors are welcome to use the park to ski, snowshoe and hike.
Camping Balsam Lake has 505 campsites, including 213 with electricity and 6 radio-free Eco (walk-in) campsites. These may be reserved from the second Friday in May through to the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.
Group Camping - Balsam Lake has three group camping sites; one accommodates 25 people, the second accommodates 35 people and the third accommodates 50 people. The sites all have vault privies and water taps on site. The beach is nearby and it is a
10-15 minute walk to the comfort station. Sites are only open to non-profit youth groups (i.e. Scouts, guides, church groups), and there are no trailers or alcohol allowed on site. Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (705) 454-3324.
Picnics and Day Use - Yes
Electric Sites - 213 sites with electricity,
Visitor Centre - Yes - Resource Centre
Barrier Free Access - Showers, Flush Toilets
Park Store - The Gift Shop located at the entrance to the Lakeshore Campground offers a range park souvenirs. A snack bar is located at the beach. Firewood is available at the Gift Shop and Permit Office
Showers - Yes
Flush Toilets - Yes
Laundromat - Laundry facilities and soap vending machines are available at the three main comfort stations.
Play Area - Yes
Boat Launch - Yes

Rentals Canoes, motor boats, kayaks and pedal boats are available to rent. The Water Craft Rental Centre is located at the south end of the beach. All necessary safety equipment is included. Rentals are available for 1, 4 and 8 hours or overnight.
PFD Loan Service For a $25 refundable deposit, visitors can borrow a properly fitted PFD for themselves and their children. Staff can provide additional information and can outfit visitors with a PFD at the Water Craft Rental Centre.
OFAH TackleShare This program sponsored by the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters provides fishing rods, reels and tackle to loan to those who don't have their own equipment.

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Emily
Total Est. Time: 1 hour, 21 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 65.15 miles
Hiking
Marsh Boardwalk Trail 0.8 km (30 minutes) easy
Walk through a cattail marsh and stop at a viewing platform to see an active osprey nest.
Boating Pigeon River leads to the Trent Canal system linking Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay. There are two boat launches within the park. A marina is two km from the park.
Fishing Drop your line off the park dock for panfish, or cast off from your boat to catch larger fish such as walleye, muskie and large and small mouth bass. Live bait and tackle are available at the Park Store.
More information on fishing.
Swimming - Two sandy beaches border the Pigeon River.
Camping Emily Park has 299 large, private sites. One hundred and fifty have electrical service, including two with 50 amps of power. All are close to toilet and water facilities, and each site has a firepit, table and parking space. Shower and laundry facilities are centrally located within the park.
Group Camping - There are three group sites that accommodate up to 100 people. Water taps and vault toilets are available on site. The sites are a 15 minute walk to the beach, and a 5-15 minute walk to the comfort station (dependant on the site). One of the three sites is equipped with electrical hook up. All sites are available for the use of any groups. Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (705) 799-5170.
Picnics and Day Use Emily offers two reservable group picnic areas, complete with shelters and large charcoal barbecues. One shelter has electricity.
Electric Sites - 150 sites. If you have a large RV unit that needs extra power, campsites 227 and 248 have 50 amp electrical hookups.
Barrier Free Access - Showers, flush toilets
Park Store The Park Store and snack bar are located near the day-use beach. There you can buy firewood, basic groceries, snack foods and park souvenirs. You can also rent boats, camping equipment and bikes at the store.
Showers Yes, in the comfort stations in the Circle and Hill campgrounds
Flush Toilets Yes, in the comfort stations in the Circle and Hill campgrounds
Laundromat - Yes, in every comfort station
Play Area There are two children's play areas -- at the day-use beach and centrally located in the campgrounds.
Boat Launch Two boat launches each provide access to Pigeon Lake.



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Invernhuron
Total Est. Time: 3 hours, 44 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 149.48 miles
Fishing - Lake Trout, Bass, Pickerel, Perch, Salmon, Pike
More information on fishing.
Canoeing & Kayaking Caution should be used by anyone canoeing or kayaking along the shore of Lake Huron because water conditions can change quickly.
Wildlife Viewing Excellent location for viewing a variety of mammals including white-tailed deer, raccoons, porcupine. Varied habitats provide good birding opportunities. Many wildflowers in season.
Boating Suitability of park for boating - Yes (Lake Huron)
Boat launch - Yes
Docking facilities - No
Swimming Description of beach-Sandy
Description of water - Shallow, Clear water.
Is there a buoyed area - No
Length of beach - 1 km
Change facilities - Yes
The sandy, kilometre long beach is ideal for both swimming and sunbathing.
Cycling - Cycling on park roads only
Picnics and Day Use Large day use area with picnic shelter and beautiful sandy beach
Flush Toilets - Yes (day use comfort station)
Boat Launch - Yes

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Port Bruce
Total Est. Time: 2 hours, 34 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 134.11 miles
Fishing - Perch, Smelt, Walleye
Boating Park is located on Lake Erie near the mouth of the Catfish Creek. There are mooring opportunities at nearby marinas.
Boat launch Y nearby
Docking facilities y nearby

Swimming Description of beach - Sand and Gravel.
Description of water - Shallow, Clear water.
Is there a buoyed area - Yes
Length of beach - 100' 200 Metres
Change facilities - Yes

Cycling - no dedicated cycling trails

Other - Playground Basketball Court and Frisbee Golf court
Picnics and Day Use This is a very small day use park located right in the town of Port Bruce and features a nice beach, picnic area and a nice outdoor restaurant.
Barrier Free Access - Flush Toilets
Park Store - Outdoor Restaurant on site
Flush Toilets - Yes
Play Area - Yes, basketball court and Frisbee golf shooting court
Boat Launch - Yes. Nearby
Point Farms
Total Est. Time: 3 hours, 17 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 148.27 miles
The gentle sand-and-pebble beach is perfect for swimming, with water that is shallow and warm
Description of beach - Sand and pebble
Description of water - Clear water.
Is there a buoyed area - Yes
Length of beach - 1 km
Change facilities - Yes

Visitors should note that Lake Huron does have undertows especially in rough water.
Camping The total number of campsites is 200 located in two campgrounds. The Huron campground is designated radio-free.
Group Camping There are six group camping sites that accommodate up to 35 people. The area provides three drinking water taps, one vault toilet with cold water sinks, and a mini comfort station with flush toilets. The site is separated from the regular campground by a small ravine. The area (located in the North end of the park) is within a five to ten minute walk of the beach, and is a short drive from comfort stations with showers. A maximum of three trailers are allowed per site as there is no electricity. Reservations can be made by calling the park directly at (519) 524-7124.
Picnics and Day Use - Picnic grounds with shelter, comfort station and a playground.
Electric Sites 131 sites with electricity located in both the Huron and Colborne campgrounds
Visitor Centre An activity centre at the barn offers programs that include old-fashioned barn dances, annual pig roast, hayrides, and group campfires.
Barrier Free Access Accessible flush toilets are located at the comfort stations at the Huron and Colborne campgrounds and at the visitor centre
Park Store - No. However outside the park gate a store is available
Showers Yes. Showers are located at the comfort stations at the Huron and Colborne campgrounds and at the visitor centre
Flush Toilets Yes. Flush toilets are located at the comfort stations at the Huron and Colborne campgrounds and at the visitor centre.
Laundromat Washers, dryers and laundry tubs are located in the rear of both the Huron and Colborne comfort stations.
Play Area Yes. Playgrounds can be found in both the Huron and Colborne campgrounds.
Off Season - Gated





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The Pinery

Total Est. Time: 3 hours, 9 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 144.03 miles

Swimming Description of beach -Sandy and gravel
Description of water - Shallow.
Is there a buoyed area - No
Length of beach - 10 km
Change facilities - No

One of the biggest attractions of Pinery is the 10 kilometers (or 6 miles) of beach. The park is on the second largest Great Lake and the waters of Lake Huron are clean and clear.

The sandbars offshore create a shallow wading area perfect for playing in the gentle surf. Children will love playing in the sand and parents will appreciate the safe, family atmosphere of the beach

Dunes and Burley Campgrounds are both within easy walking distance, and washroom facilities are located next to large convenient parking lots.

Visitor Centre - Yes.
Barrier Free Access - Laundromat, Park Store, Visitor centre, Nature trails, Showers, Flush Toilets.
Cedar Trail ( 2.3 km) Journey through one of the rarest of North American habitats, Oak Savanna. A 1 km trail extension also provides the user with access to the shore of Lake Huron. All but the extension is wheelchair accessible. Surface is packed gravel.

Park Store - Yes. The park store offers a wide range of items from souvenir merchandise to groceries and camping necessities. There is also a fast food concession. The Friends of Pinery Park also operate a gift shop within the park.
Showers - Yes.
Flush Toilets - Yes.
Laundromat - Yes.
Rentals Cross Country Skis - Waxless cross-country skis, boots and poles are available to rent as a package. Cross-country ski rentals are normally available on the weekend from the store parking lot.
Watercraft - Canoes, hydro bikes, and single or double kayaks are available for rental.
Bicycles - Visitors to Pinery can rent a number of different types of bikes at the park including mountain bikes, coaster bikes, children's bikes, tandem bikes, and bicycle trainers. Rentals are by the hour or by the day. Prices range from $5-8 per hour or $15-30 per day.

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Rondeua

Total Est. Time: 3 hours, 8 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 180.77 miles

Description of beach - Sandy
Description of water - shallow and quite warm in summer. (both Lake and Bay)
Is there a buoyed area - Yes (on Rondeau Bay, off of Pier)
Length of beach - 8km (lakeside) and 5km (Bay Side)
Change facilities - No
Camping Campground opens April 1st and closes the last Sunday in October. 262 sites, 152 with electrical hook up.
Group Camping There are two group sites, #401 accommodates 12-60 people and #402 accommodates up to 40. Water must be brought in, and there are partajohns on site. The area is rustic and wooded, separate from the other campground. It is a 5 minute drive to both the beach and comfort stations. For reservations, call the park directly at (519) 674-1750.
Picnics and Day Use Rondeau has numerous picnic areas. Visitors can choose from picnic areas that are situated facing Lake Erie or Rondeau Bay.
Electric Sites - 152 sites with electricity,
Visitor Centre Year round Visitor Centre that is open daily. You can explore Natural History and live animal displays; listen to the sights and sounds of many species of birds from our bird viewing area, that overlooks a bird garden.
Barrier Free Access Showers, Comfort Station, Laundromat, Park Store, Visitor Centre,
Facilities Friends of Rondeau Bookstore, Visitor Centre washrooms, Tulip Tree Trail, Waterfowl hunting blind. (all-terrain wheelchair is available for use from the Visitor Centre)
Park Store Park Store sells a variety of sundry and camping supplies, as well as basic grocery items. They also provide numerous souvenir and clothing choices, which include the entire Ontario Parks Merchandise line. A fairly extensive snack bar is also available, where you can get your favourite fast food/junk food fix. Don't forget the ice cream! Check out what's new each week.
Visitors can also stop by the Friends of Rondeau gift store while at the Visitor Centre. They carry a variety of items for the Nature enthusiast
and souvenir hunter. For the avid birder, this is the place to look for field guides, check lists, bird feeders, clothing and much more. If you're looking for something unique for yourself or as a gift, this is the place to be. Watch for their annual Christmas sale.
Showers Yes. They are located in each of the comfort stations within the campground.
Flush Toilets All comfort stations are equipped with flush toilets. Remote areas, trails and during winter operation, facilities are equipped with drop tubes or utilize porta-johns.
Laundromat Yes. In each of the comfort stations in the campground.
Play Area 2 play areas, one located across from the campground beside the playground picnic shelter behind the churches, and has jungle gym type equipment. The second is located beside the North Bay picnic shelter on Rondeau Road and has numerous swings. Both have vault toilets nearby.
Boat Launch Yes and is located near the park entrance on Rondeau Bay. Due to flucuating water levels, the ramp is most suited to smaller watercraft. (19ft. and under) Larger watercraft ramp access, and boat slips are available nearby.

Rentals PFD Loan Service For a $25 refundable deposit, visitors can borrow a properly fitted PFD for themselves and their children. Staff can provide additional information and can outfit visitors with a PFD at the Main Gate.
OFAH Tackle Share For a $25 refundable deposit, visitors can borrow basic fishing equipment including a rod, reel and tackle to children and new anglers. Stop by the main office for more information.
Four picnic shelters can be reserved. (A fee does apply, contact the park office).

Off Season Main roadways plowed (some roads gated during winter season), Winter Fees charged, Washroom facilities available through use of vault toilets and porta-johns, Trails remain open, Visitor Centre open on weekends, Friends of Rondeau Bookstore open on weekends.





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Sharbot Lake

Total Est. Time: 3 hours, 25 minutes
Total Est. Distance: 168.71 miles

Fishing Walleye, bass, northern pike, perch and sunfish can be found in both lakes. Lake trout is found in Sharbot Lake.
CanoeingPaddle on the sheltered waters of Black Lake or tackle the larger Sharbot Lake. A short portage connects the two bodies of water. Canoes and kayaks can be rented in the park.
Wildlife Viewing Squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits and raccoons call this park home. Harmless snakes, painted turtles, bullfrogs, leopard frogs and toads inhabit the wetland. Listen for the haunting call of the loon on the lake and for the songs of warblers and eastern phoebe in the woods.
Boating Sharbot Lake, with its excellent docks, is ideal for large boats and waterskiing. Black Lake is more suitable for smaller boats. Canoes and boats can be rented in the park.
Swimming Two sandy beaches located on Black Lake are great for swimming.
Camping There are 185 treed campsites, 29 with electricity and two that are barrier free. Large trailers can be accommodated in the Beach Front and Maple View campgrounds. A barrier-free comfort station with showers, drinking water and laundry facilities is among the amenities provided.
Picnics and Day Use A sandy beach, great swimming, a picnic shelter and a playground make the day-use area ideal for families. The picnic shelter may be rented for large gatherings.
Electric Sites - 29, in Maple Grove and Beach Front campgrounds
Barrier Free Access - Showers, flush toilets, two campsites
Park Store Ice, firewood, worms, and park souvenirs are available at the Park Store. For other supplies, visit the village of Sharbot Lake nearby.
Showers Yes, in the comfort station at the Maple Grove Campground.
Flush Toilets Yes, in the comfort station at the Maple Grove Campground.
Laundromat Washers and dryers are available at the comfort station at the Maple Grove Campground.
Play Area A playground with climbing equipment and swings is located near the picnic shelter at day-use area. A smaller playground for little tots is located on the beach between Maple Grove and The Point campgrounds.
Boat Launch The park has a boat launch on Black Lake and on Sharbot Lake.
Rentals - Canoes, kayaks, tents, trailer storage, life jackets
Off Season - Gated



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GG,
good information but the distance and time mentioned is from which place(toronto,miss,guelph.hamilton...........???):huh:

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Originally posted by Garvo Gujarati
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Great.

For Ontario Parks, check this linky http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/locator.html



 
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