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Pinery Provincial Park

The Pinery Provincial Park | R.R.# 2, Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Grand Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
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Mississauga, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Its a great package at pinery ...To start with the drive from first checkpoint to your campsite is really nature-istic ... loved it ... They have canoeing , kayaking, peddle etc... for water activity at the ausable channel. The trail besides ausable channel is worthy hiking .. Again the drive to the beach is also very good. Campsites are also... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Such a cool provincial park. The swimming is brilliant..the kids loved jumping in the waves and played for hours on the beach. The trails were awesome..the sites are great...just beware of the poison ivy at some sites..the amenities are great..just had an overall excellent time at the Pinery...oh yeah some of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen:)

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Lambton Shores, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The second largest Provincial park next to Algonquin! Savanna Oak Forest, one of the last remaining. Miles of sand dune beach. Bike trails, the biggest ice cream cones at a great price, camping or just a day park, canoe rentals (cross country ski rentals too), open year round. Lake Huron has the most amazing sunsets.

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Belleville, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I visited this park on a June afternoon in 2014. There are several hiking trails that one can take within the park, of varying lengths. The trail along the Old Ausable River Channel is a great opportunity to spot birds and other wildlife. You can also enjoy some nice wilderness scenery , including lush vegetation, along the aptly-named Wilderness Trail... More

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Cambridge, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Pinery Provincial Park is a gem of a place. It has excellent camping, as well as yurts and one cabin for rent. The many hiking trails visit interesting areas of the park. The beach is one of the best sandy beaches on Lake Huron in Ontario. It has a useful visitor center that provides environmental education on the park. The... More

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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

I have been going to the Pinery ever since I was born, and it has always been a great experience. As for the comments on the bugs and what not, suck it up. You are camping OUTDOORS. What do you expect? If you can't handle it, then dont go. Enough said.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

As a local resident, I have not spent much time in the Park. Only to visit and to provide transportation in and out. However, I have had a fine taste of this facility and give it the highest of marks. The hidden gem is the beach and it is even difficult to find. Please spend an afternoon, hiking or renting... More

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Toronto, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Beautiful place for camping and enjoying a wild nature. Whether you want to quietly explore the woodlands along a trail, dip a paddle in the Old Ausable Channel, ride along the bike trail, or slide across crisp snow on a ski trail, Pinery is a special place year round. If you plan to go camping please make sure to guarantee... More

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Ontario, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We have been visiting the Pinery for day trips and camping for 30+ years! We are so glad that they are continuing to keep the park up and renovating. The washrooms have all been renovated in the last couple of years. It is a wonderful park for families, so much to do! Lots of trails, canoeing, fishing, biking, camping etc.... More

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Waterloo, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Pinery Provincial Park is a great place to camp. The park provides access to Ontario's best beaches, offers a diversity of nature-based activities, and offers great educational and interpretive programs. Overall, a great place to spend time outdoors with family and friends. It's also a great place to test camping (for new Canadians, couples, etc.).

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