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Point Petre Wildlife Conservation Area

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Address: County Rd 24, Picton, Ontario, Canada
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While a simple beach on Lake Ontario, it is right next to CFB Picton...

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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Hidden Gem!

Excellent place to watch a sunset! You have to walk from the road to the shoreline but it's worth it. If you have an all terrain vehicle, you can take it closer to the water... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Anestis P
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Kitchener, Canada
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Toronto, ON
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went May long weekend and because of the rainfall water levels were too high and has covered all the trails. We weren't able to walk along the shoreline at all. We will have to come back anothe

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Kitchener, Canada
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Excellent place to watch a sunset! You have to walk from the road to the shoreline but it's worth it. If you have an all terrain vehicle, you can take it closer to the water, otherwise I'd recommend leaving your vehicle at the road area as you will bottom out or get stuck. Excellent area for natural rock formations, you... More 

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Milton, Canada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great walk along the stony lakefront but very difficult to get to. Go to the end of the Army road and you end up turning into what looks like someones backyard to park your car.

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Newmarket, Canada
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

We found this place by following other cars and it is somewhat hidden as you need to walk through a grassy path to get to the water. It is not packed as a result and the swimming there was great!

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Thank Lisa M
Picton, Canada
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

A great place to bring a picnic . And stretch out on the rocks . If you get there early in the am , walk across the road to see the bird banding ( in season ) sept , crystal clear water to swim . Dog friendly .

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Thank dimichels
Winnipeg, Canada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful water and teenagers had fun on the rocky shore. We especially loved the sunset! A real gem! Not a place to put down towels but a chair and some quiet relaxing time listening to the waves on the shore with not a lot of people around was really peaceful.

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Thank settergrl
Picton, Canada
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Too far from the regular attraction points - not much to see unless you are interested in solidarity.

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Thank Valda M
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Point Petre is a relatively hidden gem in Prince Edward County. There are no signs to the water. Drive or walk down one of the lanes that lines the main road and at the end you will discover a wide open view of the lake with easy access to the shore. The area is rocky with either the rounded stones... More 

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Toronto
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

While this is a beautiful spot it has not really been developed into anything. Strangely, there are decomposing very large fish all over the shore and hundreds of shotgun shells. Wonder what goes on there at night.

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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful spot my boyfriend and I went. nobody was around , quiet, nice big waves beautiful sunset ,was a great day, ill be going again soon for sure.

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