If you find yourself intrigued by Canada’s historical past and its stunning works of nature, this Ontario park may be up your alley. Home to a shallow, sandy shore, clear waters, and a long history that dates back to the 1800s, here’s what to know about Inverhuron Provincial Park.

About a three-hour drive northwest of Toronto, you’ll find Inverhuron Provincial Park.

It is located on the shoreline of Lake Huron, beside the village of Inverhuron, and according to Destination Ontario, “attracts visitors to its warm sandy beach, rolling sand dunes, nature trails, and inspiring sunsets.”

Ontario Parks has actually designated this park as a heritage-class park due to its long history.

“The hamlet of Inverhuron and its neighbouring communities of Kincardine to the south and Saugeen Shores north along the coast have a long history. It traces back to pioneer settlements over a century ago and Indigenous cultures for thousands of years before that,” said Destination Ontario.

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“There is even an 1800s pioneer cemetery and remains of an old lime kiln inside the park.” Woah!

According to the blog site, the park was originally established in the mid-1950s and was restricted to day use only in the 1970s.

That’s when the Bruce Nuclear Power Plant began operating nearby.

But when the plant was decommissioned in 1998, Ontario Parks began working on bringing overnight camping back again.

It wasn’t until 2006, that the 288-hectare park was reopened “as a seasonal destination with designated camping sites.”

Now that you’re up to date with its historical past, we can dive deep into its current amenities.

Inverhuron Provincial Park is “prized for its sandy beach, dunes and glorious sunsets.”

According to Ontario Parks, this site is well-known for the clear waters of its shallow, sandy beach. It’s an ideal swimming spot, with sections of its 1 km beach buoyed. There are also changing facilities available.

Along with its rocky shores, there is also a boat launch so anglers can get out on the water with ease.

Brought your fishing equipment? Well, this is a good spot to fish for Lake Trout, bass, pickerel, perch, salmon, and pike.

And for adventure seekers, there is also a shared-use trail in the park for both hikers and bikers. It leads through a wetland and hardwood forested area, according to Destination Ontario.

There’s lots to discover and only a few weeks left of summer to enjoy.

It looks like it’s time to plan your next outdoor adventure!

Inverhuron Provincial Park

Where: 19 Jordon Rd – Kincardine, ON