Now this next Ontario road trip offers sandy shores, clean and clear waters, lush forests, and a fire lookout tower. Fushimi Lake Provincial Park is next on our radar and here’s what to know.

This is not day trip worthy unless you live near Timmins, Ontario. Fushimi Lake Provincial Park is about a 10-hour drive from Toronto.

Considering the commute, you may want to spend a few days and camp at the park.

There are several ways to do so including car camping, group camping, and roofed accommodation.

“Campsite specific reservations are available online or by phone up to five months in advance of your arrival date. Reservations are recommended to secure your campsite,” states Ontario Parks.

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While you’re there, you can enjoy a peaceful escape within the vast Boreal Forest region, bird-watching as hundreds of species nest here every summer.

For boat enthusiasts, there is a boat launch near the campground and opportunities for canoeing on Fushimi Lake.

When it comes to hiking, there are two trails – Achilles Lake Trail, an easy, 45-minute experience, and Fire Tower Trail, a more strenuous, two-hour venture.

According to Ontario Parks, the Fire Tower Trail actually guides you to one of the few original fire lookout towers left in Ontario.

“The Bannerman Fire Tower was erected in the 1930s and the ranger in charge of the tower, watched for smoke and lived in a cabin nearby with his family through the summer,” shares the site.

Once you’re done exploring, hit the sandy shores right next to the campground.

It’s a shallow and clear water beach perfect for families. There are change facilities, including a full-size sand volleyball court in the day-use area, another beach, and a spot to play horseshoes.

Book your stay before summer ends. You won’t regret it!