Bon Echo Provincial Park, Cloyne

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Escape into nature at Bon Echo Provincial Park, a testament to Ontario's natural beauty and a prime spot for hiking of all abilities. You'll find several lakes located in the park including the Mazinaw Lake, the second deepest in the province and home to the 100 m (330 ft) high Mazinaw Rock. A lulling tide surrounds the soaring escarpment, featuring over 260 native pictographs and responsible for the loud echo that gives the park its name. Discover the rock and its surroundings through a selection of trails, ranging from 1 km (0.6 mi) to a challenging 17 km (10.6 mi), or unwind on a scheduled lake boat tour and its mighty rock. Numerous camping options are available, as well as canoe rentals. Put Bon Echo Provincial Park and other Cloyne attractions into our Cloyne trip itinerary planning website , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Spent a week at Bon Echo this fall. Absolutely beautiful are my only words to describe this Park. Great beach, great hiking trails, lots of history to learn. Kayaking was excellent and the pictographs...  more »
  • This campground is quite huge. Its highlight is the petroglyphs on the rocks close to the lake. We hired a canoe and off we went. However, we didn’t know where to look and how the petroglyphs looked l...  more »
  • Bon Echo is absolutely beautiful, no question. The trails are lengthy and fun to hike, the various swimming areas are wonderful (I love the big beach where you can walk very far from the shore yet sti...  more »
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  • When I went, I booked last minute. The only campsites that were available were rated as "very poor". But when I arrived, there was nothing wrong with my campsite other than a rock in the ground that could be avoided. The swimming was very nice and the comfort stations varied in quality. The one closest to me was fine for using the toilet and some people might say it was fine for showering too. When I needed to shower I would go on a pleasant walk to one of the nicer ones.
  • This is one the best Provincial Parks in Ontario! It is situated on a Mazinaw Lake, which is approximately 13 kilometers long and about a in wide. The park is clean and well maintained with a network of hiking and cycling trails along with access to all water sports. The highlight of the park is "The Rock" a 250 ft sheer rock face which you can access by water in minutes. There is also a hiking trail to the top, with spectacular views of the lake and surrounding countryside. This is a park isn't real close to a major city so be prepared to drive if you want to seek urban entertainment for an evening.
  • Beautiful amazing views! Will visit this place often! Got a kayak and didn't have cash but the guy let me pay him the next day! So nice! Ended up paying the next day and getting another hour and the other dude let me take my time (spent easily 2 hours for the price of 1). Great kayaking experience. Everything is great about this place. VISIT!
  • Our time at Bon Echo was amazing. We spent the first half of the day canoeing. As you venture along the water at the base of the iconic, 100m, vertical cliff that is Mazinaw rock you will discover native pictographs and an engraved tribute to Walt Whitman. Look up and you will see rock climbers braving the magnificent cliffs. There is a small dock were you can tie up the canoe and from here you can hike to the top of Mazinaw rock to take advantage of multiple lookouts. We spent the second part of the day hiking. The park offers many trails of varying distances and along a variety of terrain. We highly recommend a visit to Bon Echo.
  • Tired to canoe out to our spot. Water ended up being to low. Was able to get another drive in location. Nothing like the pictures very dirty. Would recommend the canoe in spots as they were very quite and peaceful.

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