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You Can Explore An Ancient Coral Reef At This Ontario Provincial Park

The most unique adventure!

With summer just around the corner I know I'm not the only one who's getting incredibly excited to go on outdoor adventures again! I honestly hate the winter and avoid going outside at all costs but once the temperature heats up it's time to explore again! 

We are incredibly lucky to be living in the beautiful province of Ontario. Ontario is full of nature at every turn, tons of cute small towns to explore, hiking trails to embark on and beaches to lounge on! 

There's one beach in particular that has something super unique to offer visitors. At the Rock Point Provincial Park there's a beautiful beach with an ancient coral reef to explore! 

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Rock Point Provincial Park is located at 215 Niece Rd in Dunnville, Ontario! This beautiful provincial park is just under a 2 hour drive from Toronto, a 1 hour drive from Hamilton, a 4 hour drive from Kingston and a 6 hour drive from Ottawa. 

On the shores of the Rock Point Beach you'll find fossils from a coral reef dating back to over 350 million years! These fossils are embedded in a limestone shelf along the shores of the beach offering something completely unique and ancient to explore right here in Ontario. 

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This amazing park also has a 2km boardwalk trail through the surrounding forests, a viewing platform above the sand dunes perfect for pictures, 1 km of sandy beach to relax on, and it's the site of monarch butterfly migration in the fall! 

It's a popular site for camping in the summer months, offering multiple site to set up camp and even allow car camping at lookout points in the park so you can wake up to stunning morning views!

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Check out the website for more information. 

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Mia Shabsove Graduated with a Biology degree from Concordia University in Montreal but somehow ended up here! My passions include eating pasta for every meal, squealing at every pug I see on the street, taking naps in hammocks, and rewatching episodes of Friends on Netflix. Follow my life adventures on Instagram: @miashabsove