Here’s another Ontario adventure that is calling your name. With beach season right around the corner, a trip to Blue Lake Provincial Park is in order. This lovely gem is known for its spring-fed, remnant glacial lake and long sandy beaches.

Though this is not day trip worthy, if you find yourself near the Manitoba border, near Dryden, Ontario, you must pay Blue Lake Provincial Park a visit.

According to Ontario Parks, you’ll find ‘exceptionally clear’ blue waters and long sandy beaches here.

Along with the fun swimming adventure, there are hiking trails, interpretive trails and even longer day hikes.

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One of the trails worth exploring is the Spruce Fen Boardwalk Trail. This is a 1 km, barrier-free, venture along a boardwalk that stands atop a fen.

“A fen is a fascinating world where land floats on water, plants eat animals and creatures of the water fly,” shares Ontario Parks.

“The Spruce Fen Trail takes you through a Black Spruce fen and a beaver pond environment. Interpretive signs help describe these environments along the trail. To protect the fen, the trail is a boardwalk and is also wheelchair accessible.”

This park is also a paradise for camping and canoeing. Adventure seekers have a variety of hiking trails to choose from that range from easy 30-minute strolls to full-day treks.

There’s also a canoe route that takes 5-7 days to complete, with all kinds of wildlife and several sandy beaches to see.

“Blue Lake is an outstanding destination for all types of water activities,” shares Ontario Parks.

So there you have it – Blue Lake Provincial Park is a must this summer and it’s waiting to be explored.

Blue Lake Provincial Park

Where: 1722 ON-647, Vermilion Bay