Rock Point Provincial Park | Great Lakes Guide

Situated atop a 350-million-year-old fossilized coral reef, Rock Point Provincial Park protects important geological, environmental, and cultural features. It is also a beautiful place to spend a day or weekend exploring the mixed woodlands of the Carolinian Forest Zone. The Wood Lot Trail will take you through special places in the park, including wetland communities, a Carolinian forest, a rare Oak Savanna, and abandoned farmers’ fields that are beginning to reforest themselves. Because of the mixed forests, wetlands, and open grasslands, this park is an important habitat for a variety of bird species, making this park a birder’s paradise! Over 260 bird species have been recorded in the park, including Barn Swallows, Red-tailed Hawks, and Indigo Bunting. A must-see feature is, of course, the renowned fossil formations dating back to the Devonian period. They are detailed and easy to find, embedded in the limestone and bedrock.


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215 Niece Road, Dunnville, ON, N1A 2X5

  • Weather
  • Current temperature
  • -8°
    Feels like -15°
Partly cloudy throughout the day.

    • Humidity

    • 76%
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    • Visibility

    • 16.1km
    • Sunrise

    • 7:09 AM
    • Sunset

    • 4:59 PM
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    • 27kph
    • Wind speed

    • 20.2kph
    • Wind direction

    • West

    • Today

    • -10°
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    • -5°
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I’m the first one to arrive but I’m not the only one awake. In the pre-dawn grey perch boats motor out from the harbour, their lights glowing as they pass.

Lake Erie, ON
Sarah Harmer
Rock Point Provincial Park