Travel: Bon Echo Provincial Park

One of my favourite provincial parks in Ontario is Bon Echo Provincial Park. I have a lot of memories camping there with my family when I was a kid. It is within the Canadian shield, so the cliffs are full of beautiful granite . You can also rent canoes and kayaks to paddle out to the cliffs, which are home to the Mazinaw pictographs (National Historic Site, 1982) . There is also a visitors centre/museum with an exhibit on the historical Bon Echo Inn, used as a retreat for the wealthy that burned down in 1936. Bon Echo is on Mazinaw Lake, which is 145m deep in its deepest part, the cliffs (Mazinaw Rock) rising 100m from the water.

My dad decided to take a day trip to Bon Echo since it is only an hour and forty-five minutes from Kingston. We rented a canoe and paddled out to Mazinaw Rock to take pictures. After our small hike, we headed back to Kingston, making a stop in Tweed, Ontario along the way.


Tweed, Ontario (Abandoned Tweed Playhouse Theatre):



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