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“Hidden gem for a swim and time in the sun!”

Point Petre Wildlife Conservation Area
Ranked #14 of 46 things to do in Picton
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 20 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!

1  Thank Lisa M
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Reviewed 13 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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Reviewed 19 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.

1  Thank settergrl
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

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

Thank Valda M
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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 typical of so many County beaches, or great slabs of stone. If you are staying for any length of time, a camping chair is a great idea - as is some form of shade. The beach is totally exposed to the sun.
This is a great spot for kids who want to paddle, with the caveat that there is no sand! It's ideal for folks who want to enjoy the beautiful open water views of Prince Edward County without the crush of crowds. We love this place and inevitably walk rather than drive along the forested lanes just for the pleasure of the canopy of trees. It's a great place to enjoy a Great Lake, get wet gradually if you feel like it, or go for a walk along the shoreline.

1  Thank Lampbell
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