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Awenda Provincial Park

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Address: Box 5004, Penetanguishene, Ontario L9M 2G2, Canada
Phone Number: 705-549-2231
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Great Ski trails!

Well groomed cross country ski trails! All ski trails are for cross country skiers only. Well marked and well mapped. We had a great time!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Hilary W
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well groomed cross country ski trails! All ski trails are for cross country skiers only. Well marked and well mapped. We had a great time!

Thank Hilary W
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

One of the best places to do camping and swimming on the great lakes. Nice little towns close by. Beautiful park, big camp spaces, and many beaches to choose from. They also have one where pets are allowed.

Thank Mara F
Collingwood, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Beautiful and peaceful pine and hardwood forests meet the waves of Georgian Bay in this little-known park. Great hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing opportunities await. Many people have heard of Awenda, but few have ever visited. Huge campsites, well spaced apart. And close to area attractions like Ste Marie Among the Hurons, Discovery Harbour, and boat cruises out of... More 

Thank dmf61
Ontario Canada
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Awenda Provincial Park was once the home to Canadas First Nations Peoples. There are some great trails to explore. The campsites are well put together. You need a day use permit to be anywhere in the park. In the colder weather most of the park facilities are closed, but you can still hike the trail network.

Thank Wolfmaan
Hamilton, Canada
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45 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Large, well-spaced campsites that are well-treed and nicely shaded. The facilities were well kept and there are several nice beaches on Georgian bay (burr!). You can paddle the small and shallow Kettle's lake (perfect for beginners) or, on calm days, paddle on Georgian bay (apparently you can paddle to one of the islands but we didn't do this). You can... More 

Thank Banky B
Barrie, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Fantastic beaches, beautiful trees, friendly staff, clean washrooms/showers, We love to camp here and it is very close to Barrie, the sites have great distances between them, doesn't feel crowded at full capacity.

Thank vance w
Barrie, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We arrive to the camp site where our friends awaited us with a full course turkey dinner the turkey was cooked on a spit which our friends tended to perfection. Later in the evening had a game a Pilch which is a dice game and then off to bed. Awoke to bacon and eggs for breakfast .Walk in the park... More 

Thank JWM24pfm
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Awenda is a provincial park at the northern tip of the Penetanguishene Peninsula spanning 29.15 square kilometres (including Giants Tomb Island). Recreational activities include swimming, canoeing, biking, skiing, and hiking. Geological features of note include Nipissing Bluff and Kettle's Lake which were formed during the retreat of the glaciers at the end of the most recent ice age. Note that... More 

Thank burr6013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

I spent a weekend in August at Awenda with three friends, two of whom also had small kids. We really enjoyed it, and found it clean, well organized, and accessible. We particularly liked how well spaced apart and private the campsites were in our campground (I think we were in "Snake"), and that the washroom facility had flush toilets, hot... More 

1 Thank SingoutToronto
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We came to Awenda for a day trip. We found the Park was well maintained and did a tour around the campground and REALLY liked the look - and may be back with a trailer next year! The swimming area that we stopped at was rocky, but the kids had a great time climbing all over them. The only thing... More 

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