Awenda Provincial Park, Penetanguishene

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Explore the Canadian wilderness across 29.15 sq km (11.25 sq mi) of nature at Awenda Provincial Park. The nature park hosts a rich diversity of sites awaiting discovery, including six campgrounds, over 30 km (19 mi) of hiking trails, five beaches--one is pet friendly--and lakes, where visitors can hire canoes. The park also supports a rich variety of animal life, including 32 species of amphibians and reptiles. By using our Penetanguishene tour itinerary builder website , you can arrange your visit to Awenda Provincial Park and other attractions in Penetanguishene.
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  • My wife and I were there for a long weekend with a bunch of other families... the camp sites are beautiful... the beaches are lovely.... and to top it off... they offer canoes on rent ... we hand a gr...  more »
  • Mid-October and the leaves were anything from a brilliant gold to russet red. This is the Canada we had been hoping to see. The carparks were close enough to afford us short walks to viewpoints for so...  more »
  • The best time of the year to visit this park is between mid-September and Thanksgiving in October (after that time you cannot camp inside park with limited entrance access). There are very few people ...  more »
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  • The drive to get there isn’t that long compared to other provincial parks. It is a nice place to camp. Well maintained. Dog beach is very nice but small. If you have a dog and you come in late on a sunny day you will have a tough time to look for a spot at the dog beach. It can get crowded. The beach is great and water temperature is warmer than the other beaches. Trails are great. Campsites are huge, lots of trees.
  • This is a gorgeous provincial park, not too far from the city and a wonderful quiet getaway. The only draw back for me is that the beaches are mostly natural and so not that sandy, with the nicest ones being quite a walk (since you can’t park close-by). Otherwise, Awenda is lovely, staff are always helpful and the park is kept clean. Sites are well maintained and have enough trees around to offer decent privacy wherever you are. Limited cellphone reception but who needs that when you’re in the great outdoors!
  • Awenda has a great beach. Clean sand and warm water. Kettle lake for canoe rental is beautiful, but relatively small. Rental facility is on opposite side of park from the lake and canoes so be prepared to wait for previous renters to return keys. Also only around five canoes available. Camp sites are well spaced out each with picnic bench and camp fire facilities. The entire park is under a canopy of trees so I think all sites are in the shade. Makes drying out wet items challenging. Wood available for purchase $10 per bag. Flush toilets nearby each site are ok and showers are available but take a breath you will need to squeeze in. Been 2 years in a row and looking to return.
  • Went in the middle of the week, camped for a night with family. Wonderful camp ground. Clean, big, tons of privacy. Dog beach was small but we really enjoyed the space, went with a newborn, toddler and a dog and had a great stay. I could see how on a weekend space may be limited. Will definitely go again.
  • First time here with my family and we loved it! The camp sites are very nice, far enough away from your neighbours for some privacy, lots of tree coverage. The trails are nice (but beware the poison ivy) the beach was great... If you walk or ride your bike past the dog beach you'll eventually end up on Sandy Beaches, not a rock beach. They have daily activities for the children if you choose to participate. The staff is friendly. Washrooms/showers and out house toilets are clean. We will definitely be returning every year from now on! We've found our favourite spot!
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