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Darlington Provincial Park


Known as a “Birders” paradise, Darlington Provincial Park sits atop a bluff formed at the end of the last ice age. When you visit the park, you will see the many natural and historical features that make up Ontario’s past and present. You might stumble upon a small cemetery and log cabin, the historical remnants of American settlers. Popular recreational activities include relaxing at the sandy beach in the Mclaughlin Bay. This beautiful stretch of the of Lake Ontario shore is a picture-perfect swimming spot. The sheltered waters of McLaughlin Bay are great if for first time, and experienced paddlers alike. Other activities include walking and hiking along three leisurely trails that take you through fields, meadows, a mature forest, and to a scenic lookout over the Lake. Although the park is closed during the winter, you can still skate on the frozen McLaughlin Bay, or toboggan down the nearby slopes. Please contact the park for more details.

Great Lakes Waterfront Trail

This park is on the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail.
Visit the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail website for more information.


Lake Ontario

Traditional Territories



Williams (1923)


1600 Darlington Park Road, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3K3

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