The Friends of Awenda Park

The Friends of Awenda Park

Sharing the Awenda story

Awenda 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 a Natural Environment class Park and features 333 campsites for seasonal camping, 33 km of trails, an inland kettle lake called Kettle’s Lake, four beaches, and great Discovery Department programming during the summer months.

Awenda has over 200 recorded species of birds, and encourages birdwatchers to drop by the Administration building with interesting sightings.

Awenda has one of the largest stretches of Old Growth Forest in Canada (243 ha).

About the Friends of Awenda Park

  • The Friends of Awenda are a not-for-profit charitable organization founded in 1991
  • The Friends support a wide variety of school, youth, and adult-oriented educational programs, covering a wide variety of Awenda’s natural and cultural heritage. 
  • The Friends have also funded several research programs at Awenda since 2001. Since their inception, the Friends have raised over $500,000 in support of research and education at Awenda Provincial Park
Try hiking the Wendat Trail which has a boardwalk crossing through the Kettle’s Lake Marsh.