Presqu'ile, French for "almost an island" or "peninsula", is a boomerang-shaped spit of sand and limestone that juts sharply into Lake Ontario.
Presqu'ile Provincial Park, with its variety of habitats and campground facilities, offers a wide range of recreational activities from wildlife and bird watching to catching rays on the beach. It is a haven for migratory birds and Monarch butterflies.
The park is operated by Ontario Parks, an agency of the Ontario government.
A visit to Presqu'ile offers:
🌳Year round day use, walking, trails, wildlife viewing, and birding
🌳Spring, summer and autumn camping
🌳Two large, picturesque lakeside picnic areas
🌳One of the province's longest sandy beaches (no dogs allowed at any time)
🌳16 kilometres of nature trails - through wetlands, forests and fields
🌳A major stop over point for migrating birds
🌳Special events such as waterfowl and Monarch butterfly weekends
🌳A comprehensive natural and cultural history interpretive program
🌳A kid-friendly Nature Centre, featuring live fish, frogs, snakes and turtles
🌳A history that includes rumrunners, shipwrecks and pirates - see the cultural history displays at the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre
🌳Souvenir shopping at the Park Store and the Friends of Presqu'ile Lighthouse Gift Shop
🌳Local fishing and boating opportunities
🌳A local area of antique and gift shops
Presqu’ile Provincial Park is located in Northumberland County, just south of the town of Brighton, Ontario, Canada. Brighton is located off Highway 401 at Exit 509, 2.5 hours east of Toronto and 1.5 hours west of Kingston. The park's address is 328 Presqu'ile Parkway, Brighton, Ontario, K0K 1H0.
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We have compiled information from Ontario Parks about the following on our website.
☀ Day Use (permits, reservations)
If you have questions about Presqu'ile's services and facilities, such as accommodations, beaches, camping, closures, day use, fees, waterfowl hunting, maps, opening dates, reservations, rules, and seasonal passes, Ontario Parks is your official resource:
📞 Presqu'ile Provincial Park phone number: 613-475-4324
📞 Ontario Parks reservation phone number: 1-888-668-7275
💻 Presqu'ile Provincial Park Newspaper: 2021 Information Guide. This online pdf is kindly provided by Willow Publishing, Brighton.