|Lake Superior sparkles in the sun at Batchawana Bay Provincial Park.|
|Lake Superior lapping the shore at Batchawana Bay Provincial Park.|
|Batchawana Bay Provincial Park is a day use park run by Ontario Parks.|
Batchawana Bay Provincial Park is a day use park just south of Pancake Bay on Highway 17. Visitor’s information office was closed on all three (two mid-week / one weekend) visits but the building was always open, including restrooms (both men’s and women’s clean), a community board filled with local happenings, and a payphone on the wall.
There are two additional parking areas on either side of the main one. Taking the road that extends past the building leads you crunching over gravel through a gorgeous woodsy area. Plenty of places to park under the canopy of trees for a more secluded visit. The park hugs the coast of Lake Superior so you’re never a far walk from the water.
|Secluded spots aplenty in Batchawana Bay Provincial Park.|
A paved road extends in the opposite direction of the building. A long row of parking spots face the water and picnic benches dot the shore, the perfect spot for a sunset meal.
|Picnic on the beach at Batchawana Bay Provincial Park.|
|Gorgeous Lake Superior picnic spot at Batchawana Bay.|
|Beachside veggie dogs at Batchawana Bay, Lake Superior.|
|Sunset coffee at Batchawana Bay, Lake Superior|
Water is so, so clear.
Water is so, so cold.
Picnic tables available right beside the water.
Perfect for a picturesque bike ride.
Plenty of space to enjoy the park in privacy.
The park closes at 9 p.m. which is a shame considering summer’s lengthy twilight. It would also be a fantastic spot to lay and look at the stars. If, like me, you’re not a clock-watcher, the rangers seem reasonable, driving by as we loaded the bikes back on, about 9:30 or so, and didn’t hassle us.
|Converse One Star in the sand.|
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