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Address: 1600 Darlington Park Rd, Courtice, Ontario L1E 2T9, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-436-2036
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Unexpectedly enchanting

Though it is marked with a lone sign off of the busy 401 highway, Darlington provincial park is a beautiful little spot. It has a little bit of history (with log cabin and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 October 2016
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Toronto, Canada
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Korschenbroich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I visit Darlington Peovincial Park and the adjoining McLaughlin Bay Trail whenever I am back to visit in Oshawa. Growing up I spent time walking our dogs there in the summer or skating in the winter. I don't think I appreciated the park as a kid but today, just spending an hour or so walking the trails, sitting on one... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Though it is marked with a lone sign off of the busy 401 highway, Darlington provincial park is a beautiful little spot. It has a little bit of history (with log cabin and pioneer cemetery) and lots of nature. A disclaimer though, the park is really close to the highway and the sounds of the cars passing is mostly everywhere.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

peaceful atmosphere it is a long drive from mississauga good beach areatwo family sheds so that u can cook good children playground with rain shower one can do fishing also altogether it is nice experrience one should visit the park probably in summer time

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Arnprior, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Conveniently located near Go station. Easy access to Toronto. Large private sites.. Friendly staff. I found the trains to be comforting at night.. There are a lot.. Pick cliffside campground for most peaceful area

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Courtice, Canada
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I like this local park but I'm still shocked ducks are still hunted in the park. Yes, it is permitted.

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Oshawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We decided to try a day at this park as a change from the overcrowded lakefront parks in Oshawa and Whitby. Despite it being no more than a 15 minute drive from suburbia, we found it nearly deserted with no more than a dozen families along maybe a mile of sand beach. The park is very clean and well maintained.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Spent one week with friends, and our two dogs, on leash at all times, Great place for Nature, peaceful and very pleasant vacation . Park Wardens and employees, are all courteous and helpful . Store has the best Ice Cream, and extras if needed . Entire Park is very clean, lots of trails, beautiful scenery and clean beach . Thankful,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Just spent 5 wonderful days camping here. Had never been here before was very impressed our site was huge & well maintained.Was impressed with the washrooms all flush toilets . washrooms are kept very clean no bugs at night. Floors are washed a few times during the day. Showers are free where most aren't. Will be going back to this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Spent 2 nights there as a place to sleep while we had day passes for Canada's Wonderland. Clean campground, beautiful view of Lake Ontario from our site. Big beach, nice play area for kids. Fishing from shore unsuccessful on the evening we tried from both McLaughlans Bay & the beach.

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Oshawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

To go into the park for an hour walk with our puppy...would have cost $14.50...too bad we have to pay to enjoy nature... our Provincial taxes pay the salaries for park rangers...shouldn't our entrance be free for an hour visit?

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