Wasaga Beach - Schooner Town Loop Trail (River Rd West)
Meet at Schooner Town Parkette, River Rd West and Oxbow Park Drive, Wasaga Beach, just past McDonalds and over bridge crossing Nottawasaga River.
Wasaga Beach offers over 100 kilometres of trails for hiking, cycling and in the winter months, cross country skiing. Keep watch and you may see one of our many deer!
The dunes area of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park offers 30 km of trails. As you enter the trail system you will be passing through an area known as the raised beaches.
Wasaga Beach is the longest freshwater beaches in the world with 14 kilometres of sandy, safe shoreline and outstanding sunsets.
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park is the first provincial park in Canada awarded the Blue Flag designation for its efforts to manage Wasaga’s shoreline according to international environmental standards.
A natural area of 6.8 hectares that protects habitat for nesting shorebirds and wildlife, including the endangered Piping Plover.
The Wasaga Beach Welcome Centre officially opened in 2012 to celebrate the War of 1812 Bicentennial and to highlight the rich natural and cultural resources of the Wasaga Beach area. The Welcome Centre is the gateway to Nancy Island Historic Site which features a theatre, museum, and replica Great Lakes lighthouse.
Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre (Summer) – Starting location for over 50 kilometres of hiking trails, including the Pine Trail (with accompanying trail guide) and sections of the Ganaraska Trail.
Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre (Winter) - Open in the winter for cross-country skiing, skate-skiing, and snowshoeing. Rentals, lessons, light snacks and selected merchandise are available.
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park is a day-use only park. Parks that offer camping nearby are Awenda and Craigleith. This 14 kilometre, sandy beach on Georgian Bay attracts thousands every summer. Visitors can also enjoy hiking and cross-country ski trails through sand dunes and pine-oak forests; and a historic site that commemorates a War of 1812 naval battle; military re-enactments; natural and cultural history and family programs.
The dunes area of Wasaga Beach Provincial Park offers 30 km of trails. As you enter the trail system you will be passing through an area known as the raised beaches. These are the remnants of a glacial lake that covered the Wasaga Beach area close to 10,000 years ago. As you continue along the trail you will see hills that are the beginning of the foredunes. These are the largest and least disturbed set of parabolic sand dunes in Ontario. Approximately 700 different types of plants and 230 species of birds can be seen in this fragile dune area. Recent improvements to hiking in the Wasaga Beach area include 17 kilometres of the Ganaraska Trail which travel through the dunes area.
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Wasaga Beach , Ontario ON L9Z 2W9