Point Petre Wildlife Conservation Area

Point Petre Wildlife Conservation Area

Point Petre Wildlife Conservation Area
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While a simple beach on Lake Ontario, it is right next to CFB Picton Training area where in the 1950's, models of the Avro Arrow were launched to test wing shapes.
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Roch65
Ottawa, Canada144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This was my first time at Point Petre and it did not disappoint. The pebble beach is located on lake Ontario and the sight and sound of the waves crashing into the pebble beach and the rocks was a beautiful sight to see. We did not see any signs for Point Petre. We drove to the end of Army Road where there was a patch of grass where we parked. We could hear the sounds of the waves from here. We walked the short distance along a short dirt road until we got to the water.
Written August 4, 2023
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Nico N
Montreal, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Very pleasant surprise. Went to watch sunset. Initial road was a lil muddy but was beautiful once you got to edge. Can walk along the shore line and through a lil bush. Well worth it
Written July 24, 2023
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Gilly
Ottawa, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Easy to miss the path that leads down to the water, so keep an eye out. You can park in a small parking area, walk, or take your car down the road, but it is very narrow. We chose to do the walk, and it was a fairly easy walk, and once you are down by the water, the views are spectacular. The colours of the water were lovely.
Written June 2, 2023
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Ethan H
Ottawa, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Hard to find where exactly friends recommended, shouldnt drive small car to get through but worth the trip
Written September 16, 2022
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Travelcelt_10
Norwich, UK215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is actually quite a long drive across the length of PEC's Long Point but this results in a remote location which is well-tended. The beach was the main draw for us, although it consists of flat limestone rock at about lake level. Brilliant to lie on but bring something more than a towel for comfort. Parking is easy and there is a wc facility nearby. As with much of this part of the county bring something to ward off insects, especually if you are planning to stay after dusk.
Written July 28, 2022
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Mary B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It was early June after a stormy day, and quite cool, with a large puddle across the access path, but we found it wonderful to wander along the rocky beach, with waves and gulls, old willow trees, and an assortment of interesting plants. No one else around, but could be busy on a hot day in summer.
Written June 5, 2022
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Steven G
Belleville, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
I love the respect other visitors show as they give you space as you relax on the rocks and not invasive
Written May 11, 2021
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Drew B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
Absolutely beautiful. PEC has been my home for many years and point petre has been the place where i can get away from civilization and clear my mind. This past year was absoutley disgusting tho. The amount of people camping, leaving garbage, spray painting rocks, BALLOONS everywhere!!. I have also recently come across illegal hunting there as well. too bad that this place has been ruined by disrespectful people. There are talks about finally making it protected conservation land so hopefully they block it off. When it warms up a bit more im headed there with an industrial power washer to clean up the spray paint. Please keep this wonderful place clean.
Written January 16, 2021
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Andy927984
Ottawa, Canada15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Nice area, hiking trails closed due to COVID, probably great to visit during spring and fall bird migration season.
Written September 25, 2020
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to_travel_is_my_life
Trenton, Canada171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
We were staying in the Sandbanks area and we decided to do a little exploring. After having read the many reviews on Trip Advisor, we visited Point Petre. We parked on the grassy area at the end of the road, where the asphalt ends and the gravel begins. We walked down the first path. It was an easy and quick walk to Point Petre and some visitors had driven their cars in. We were happy to have left our vehicles at the road. The path is passable but it was muddy that day. We enjoyed the landscape and some family members did go into the water, though the water was very cold. We enjoyed looking for fossils and found many. It's a neat area with a rocky beach or you can walk further where there are slates of limestone in the water. This area, however, can be slippery. Bring your water shoes. If your looking for something off the beaten path to do in the area, I definitely recommend exploring Point Petre for a few hours!
Written July 22, 2019
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