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“Beautiful - a really fun hike to Recollet Falls” 5 of 5 stars
Review of French River Provincial Park

French River Provincial Park
Highway 69 | French River, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
(705) 857-3228
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Ranked #4 of 15 attractions in Parry Sound
Type: Parks, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Bodies of Water
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Windsor, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful - a really fun hike to Recollet Falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed at Grundy Lake Provincial Park. French River is a short 5 min drive. The Visitor Centre was beautifully done eith very interesting exhibits.

It was a short 5 min drive to French River. The Recollet Falls hike was really fun...about an hour or so over rocks and exposed tree roots.. We loved the interesting variations o tge trail.

We did find tge Gut Lake trail in Grundy Lake had better views.. I would do this hike again. Nice to have additional trails.


With our Grundy Lake permit, access to the park and visitor centre was free.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great Views!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

Stopped here on our way north and stopped to see the snowmoble bridge. Worth taking a few minutes to stop and walk over it. It is such a beautiful view! Really glad we stopped and looked. Did not go into the visitor centre, but for only a dollar may be worth a visit!

Visited August 2013
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Parry Sound, Canada
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“History is here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

You can't camp here but you can spend a great day looking at the exhibits on the fur trade that made the French River famous. There is also a great walking trail along side of the French River. The trail is rough and requires good foot wear. Fall is the best time to see this park since the biting bugs are gone.

Visited September 2012
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful view at the visitor center!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This was a beautiful place to stop and unlike many of the provincial parks did not require a permit. There was a visitor center that had a museum that required the park permit or a fee, rest rooms and a small gift shops. Hiking trails one short that lead to the gorge and another slightly longer that went to falls that were quite short and more like rapids. Also there was a very substantial suspension bridge that was built by a snowmobile club. It is open to walk across the French river and has a place for donations for upkeep. It gives a beautiful view of the river and gorge.

Visited July 2013
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London, Canada
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“A great canoe/camping trip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

If you like to canoe and camp, this park offers the spectacular scenery of the Georgian Bay delta. Take four or five days and enjoy!

Visited July 2013
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