Sandy shores, boardwalk trails and one of the oldest lighthouses, Ontario’s Presqu’ile Provincial Park is a peaceful haven and here’s what to know.

About a two-hour drive east of Toronto is Presqu’ile Provincial Park, along Lake Ontario.

According to Ontario Parks, it’s home to a 2.5 km sandy beach, 16 km of trails and paths, a migration hotspot in spring and fall, and a 1 km marsh boardwalk trail.

But the showstopper of it all is its lighthouse.

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“Located at the south end of the peninsula, the Presqu’ile Point Lighthouse is the second-oldest operating lighthouse in Ontario. There are plenty of waterfront picnic spots for day-trippers along Lighthouse Lane,” shares The Bay of Quinte.

The restored lighthouse has been standing tall in this park since 1840, says Ontario Parks.

It was originally lit by an oil lantern and keeping the light glowing around the clock was a tedious task.

The structure has received many upgrades over the past 180 years but it still stands tall in all its glory.

While you’re here, also make sure to check out the boardwalk through the marshland.

It is the largest protected marsh on the north shore of Lake Ontario and the vast landscape is breathtaking, especially from the wooden lookout towers.

So if you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, you got it right here.

Presqu’ile Provincial Park

Where: 328 Presqu’Ile Parkway, Brighton