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Forbes Park


A beautiful sandy beach, Forbes Community Park Beach is located in Hilton Beach, ON, a small, vibrant village on the Northeast shore of St. Joseph Island.

In this area, there are many restaurants, ice cream stops and shops to explore. A 1.5 km long boardwalk that runs along the waterfront of Hilton Beach begins at Forbes Park and ends at the Marina boat launch. Along the way, you'll find scenic views, picnic table areas, and the shade of weeping willow trees. Forbes Park has change rooms and public restrooms, playground equipment, room for parking, and is dog friendly. Hilton beach is a popular tourist destination, with the Hilton Beach Marina being one of the largest in the North Channel and one of the most scenic on the Great Lakes. Hundreds of boaters and tourists visit this area every summer.

Water Quality

Passes water quality tests 95%+ of the time.
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Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

This beach is on the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.
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Lake Huron

Traditional Territories



Treaty 11, 1798


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