Craigleith Provincial Park was established in 1967 to help preserve a part of the Georgian Bay shoreline. It protects a rare shoreline made-up of fractured plates of shale that contain 450 million year old fossils. There was a failed attempt to extract oil from the shale in the shoreline in the mid 1800s, which is commemorated by the Craigleith Shale Oil Works Historical Plaques in the park. Since this park is near the base of Blue Mountain, it is the perfect place to enjoy all that the local area has to offer. The flat rock shorelines in the park are a great place to launch a sailboat, kayak, canoe, or paddle board. It is also the perfect place to try wind surfing or fishing, and to watch a stunning sunset. Though the park is small, there are nearby trails to explore, like the famous the Bruce Trail.
You can also enjoy winter activities in this park. Please contact the park for more details.