Did you know that there’s a park in northern Ontario with over 20 lakes? Sounds wild but it’s true. If you’re looking for an exciting summer adventure, head to Kettle Lakes Provincial Park and see what all the hype is about.

About seven hours north of Toronto is Kettle Lakes Provincial Park, a nature escape that offers plenty of outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, and swimming.

This park has exactly 22 deep, spring-fed kettle lakes formed by glaciers, according to Ontario Parks. And many of them are actually stocked up with Rainbow and Brook Trout, including Northern Pike and Yellow Perch.

You will also have the opportunity to go boating and canoeing on select lakes such as Hughes Lakes.

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Love biking? Kettle Lakes actually has 14 kilometres of biking trails. “The trails wind through the forest and lead you to Slab Lake where you can have a swim before continuing your journey,” shares Ontario Parks. You can rent bikes if you don’t have your own, at the front gate.

If you’re looking for a hiking experience, there are four different trails, each with its own appeal.

Kettle Trail is a great choice as it leads you along an ancient glacial riverbed “and passes bogs that occupy some of the kettle depressions,” per Ontario Parks.

Once you’re done your climb, head for a swim at one of the two main beach areas that are located on Island Lake, Slab Lake, and Green Lake.


According to Ontario Parks, the cost of a Day Use permit depends on the time of the year whether it be on or off-season, and by park. As for Kettle Lakes Provincial Park, the Daily Vehicle Permit is priced at $12.25 after tax.

For more park-specific fees, contact the park directly.

Kettle Lakes Provincial Park

Where: 1350 Municipal Rd, Connaught, ON