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Hike, swim and explore some of Georgian Bay's most stunning beaches at Awenda Provincial Park
170 km From toronto
2 hours 15 minutes
THIS ACTIVEDAYS TRIP IS ORGANIZED BY THE ACTIVEDAYS COMMUNITY. SEE ALL ACTIVEDAYS TRIPS AND JOIN US VIA OUR FACEBOOK GROUP!
We are heading up to Georgian Bay to swim and hike along some beautiful coastline. Awenda Provincial Park is just two hours from Toronto and yet it feels like a different time zone. With four unique natural beaches and over thirty one kilometers of trail, Awenda is the perfect place to get away.
We will starting the day exploring the park on foot with a 2-3 hour hike through some some beautiful autumn forest. We will then descend to the water for an afternoon of exploring Awenda’s four beautiful beaches. Bring your hiking shoes, camera and adventurous attitude and come explore the shores and waters of Lake Huron.
This is a trip not to be missed. Come out and make new friends, visit new places and see how the outdoors is closer to the city than you think.
Parkbus does not provide lifeguards. You are responsible for your safety in the water. All swimming is done at your own risk.
- 8:00am: Pick-up at 30 Carlton Street
- 8:15am: Pick-up at 1126 Bloor Street
- 10:30am: Arrive and Start Hiking
- 12:30pm: Lunch break (Lunch is not included. Please pack a lunch and water for yourself)
- 2:00pm Arrive at beaches for free time on the beach
- 4:45pm: Depart Awenda Provincial Park
- 7:00pm: Return to Toronto
WHAT TO BRING
- Lunch (nut free please!)
- Good walking shoes
- Water (2 liters)
- Sunscreen and hat
- Whatever else you need to have fun on the trail and bus :)
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ACTIVEDAYS
To us, facilitating this event is about creating an environment that you can engage with in your own way. This is your experience and everyone has their own relationship with the outdoors and their bodies. We want to meet you where you are at — you can hike, run and explore by yourself or in a group. We will have a variety of groups walking at different paces. We’re not geological experts — but we’ll share all we know about the forest and landscape. Come with us and walk in silence, play 20 questions and get to know some new people.
ActiveDays is also a community. This is an inclusive space to meet new people, share stories and have fun! To us, there is no better place to get to know someone than the outdoors. We all share a desire to get out, explore and move.
We will also be providing everyone a map and some information on some of the geology of the region.
All ActiveDays participants are required to sign a waiver. We will bring printed copies of the waiver to sign on the bus. You can find a digital copy of a sample waiver HERE
YOUR HIKE LEADER: CARLY JOYNT
Carly Joynt is the Toronto Coordinator of ActiveDays Program. She is a passionate mentor who loves connecting with nature through the senses. Carly's favourite Parkbus route is to see the waterfalls of the Dundas Valley and her most memorable nature moment was tracking a Great Horned owl through a cedar forest!
Pickup Locations In Toronto
30 Carlton Street
The pick up location is in front of Holiday Inn/Starbucks, on the north side of Carlton Street. TTC College Subway station is located less than 100m away.
1126 Bloor Street West
The pick up location is on the north side of Bloor to the East of Dufferin (1126 Bloor St West) - TTC subway station Dufferin.