Looking for a fun day trip destination before summer’s end? Silver Lake Park is less than an hour and a half away from Ottawa, offering visitors a breathtaking place to unwind over the weekend.
Complete with clean facilities, easy access from major Ontario city centres, and fantastic swimming opportunities, this provincial park warrants a spot on your summer bucket list for more reasons than one. At 9 km long, the lake is the perfect size for all kinds of boats and paddles – with canoe rentals available to visitors as well. The main draw of the provincial park? Its crescent-shaped sandy beach!
In addition to plenty of kayaking and fishing opportunities, visitors can hike along the ‘short and sweet’ Marsh Trail, which Ontario Parks ranks as “easy” at just 30 minutes to complete. The boardwalk crosses the marsh at the eastern end of Silver Lake to higher ground, where visitors can witness the transition from marshy wetland to flora and fauna-covered upland forest.
Where: Maberly, Ontario
Information on Silver Lake Park is from the Ontario Parks and is accurate as of the publication date.