Next stop, Massasauga Provincial Park! Located in the beautiful Parry Sound, this Ontario Park is known for stunning views, quiet sandy beaches, camping and crystal clear waters. You can find Massasauga less than three hours from Toronto by car and here’s what to expect.

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Massasauga Provincial Park goes along Georgian Bay stretching from Parry Sound to the Moon River.

According to Ontario Parks, “The Massasauga is best explored by boat. Sailing, sea kayaking and motor-boating are popular, but only experienced boaters with proper navigational charts should rely on motorized travel.”

Canoes are available to rent if you’re camping at the park, too!

If you prefer to stay at the shore there are a few hiking trails visitors can choose from.

  • Baker Trail 5.5 km, (3 hours), moderate-difficult
    This self-guided interpretive trail starts at Calhoun Lodge and leads to the Baker pioneer homestead. Side trails branch to the shore, ideal for picnicking.
  • Moon Island Trail – This is a 4 km self-guided trail of moderate difficulty that can be accessed from the Wood’s Bay day-use site. The trail traverses various terrain and forest types with impressive lookouts onto Georgian Bay. Along the trail, you can see signs of wildlife including moose, deer, bear, and grouse.
  • Wreck Island Trail 1.5 km, (1 hour), moderate (self-guided)
    Nine interpretive stops explain the geology along this trail. Those who find the trail too rugged can opt for a shorter loop of about 800 m.

And finally, take in the beautiful waters while relaxing on the quiet sandy beach at Massasauga Provincial Park.

Because the park takes in hundreds of windswept islands, inland forests and lakes, there are plenty of spots to post up and swim or just relax.

Start planning your trip now and reserve a day/vehicle pass here.

Massasauga Provincial Park

Where: 380 Oastler Park Dr, Parry Sound, ON