The Friends of Awenda Park

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Logo-header.jpgAwenda Provincial Park is located on Georgian Bay, 20 minutes northwest of Penetanguishene, Ontario.  With great diversity in both terrain and natural ecosystems, Awenda visitors will be amazed at the different landscapes they will experience.

Awenda is classed as a Natural Environment Park and features: 333 campsites for seasonal camping, 33km of trails, a kettle lake called Kettle’s Lake, four beaches, and great Natural Heritage Education programming during the summer months.

NHE Program

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

  • The Friends of Awenda Park, a not-for-profit organization, offers school, youth, and adult groups a wide variety of educational programs.
  • The Friends of Awenda have funded three research programs at Awenda since 2001
  • During the 1800s, one of the lumber barons in the area paid his employees half of their wages in “Beck Bucks”
  • Awenda has over 200 recorded species of birds, and encourages birdwatchers to drop by the Administration building with interesting sightings
  • One good spot to find erratics is along the Beaver Pond Trail or Nipissing Trail in the lower park. To learn about more about erratics, click here.
  • Awenda has one of the largest stretches of Old Growth Forest in Canada (243 ha)
Hooded Warbler- one of Awenda’s summer residents. Confirmed breeding evidence was discovered during the Friends of Awenda sponsored breeding bird/SAR survey in 2010. © Copyright 2011 Awenda Provincial Park, All Rights Reserved

Hooded Warbler- one of Awenda’s summer residents. Confirmed breeding evidence was discovered during the Friends of Awenda sponsored breeding bird/SAR survey in 2010. © Copyright 2011 Awenda Provincial Park, All Rights Reserved