There’s nothing like a trip to Ontario’s beautiful cottage country in the summertime. Emily Provincial Park is located right in the heart of the Kawarthas – the ultimate destination now that the warm weather has arrived and here’s what to do while you’re visiting.

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If you like being on the or by the water, this is the Ontario Park for you.

Emily Provincial Park runs along the Pigeon River, a perfect place for fishing, canoeing or lounging by the shoreline.

Whether you’re an experienced fisherman or want to learn for the first time, Ontario Parks says, “Drop your line off the park dock for panfish or cast off from your boat for a larger catch such as walleye, muskie and Large and Small Mouth Bass.”

Live bait and tackle are available at the Park Store!

The park offers a Learn to Fish program: a free, hands-on program that teaches new anglers how to fish. The two-hour program combines “a practical teaching session with an hour of supervised hands-on fishing.”

You don’t need to bring much as the park also has canoes for rental if you’d like to float along the river.

And of course, it wouldn’t be a warm summer day if you didn’t finish the day with a dip!

The beach at Emily Provincial Park can be found within the campground and is a designated swimming area, marked with buoys. Keep in mind that this beach does not have lifeguards so you’ll need to plan accordingly.

Day use/vehicle passes start at $12.25 but if you want to stay longer there are some camping options including car camping sites.

Take in the sights and sounds of the beautiful Kawarthas at Emily Provincial Park and enjoy your stay, Ontario!