Lake Ontario Park382 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
- Address: Kingston, ON K7M 9G9, Canada
- Timings: 08:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Water Body, Waterfront, Garden, Park, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Lake, Picnic Spot, Nature
Lake Ontario Park is the Kingston’s largest urban waterfront park. Recently revitalized, it provides a glorious natural landscape drawing both visitors and residents for picnicking and scenic walks along the waterfront.
The park is the preferred place for evening walkers and joggers, family get together, sports activities etc. The view of the lake is breathtaking and the surrounding greenery is refreshing. There are parking lots available at the entrance and a playground nearby for children as well. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kingston itinerary 3 days.
How to Reach Lake Ontario Park
- Bus: Lake Ontario Park (south side of King)
- Country Club Drive (north side of King)
- Pita Pit
- Juicy Kik
- Tim Hortons
- Harbour Restaurant
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48.35% of people who visit Kingston include Lake Ontario Park in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
53.21% of people start their Lake Ontario Park visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Lake Ontario Park
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Lake Ontario Park
Lake Ontario Park Reviews & Ratings
Beautiful place to go relax. Paved walking and biking trails. Boat launch on site. Water play ground if you have young kids. There's a few BBQ grills and a beach volleyball court in the summer. We regularly bring our dog there to burn off all her energy. And lots of parking so no worries even on a busy day.
Great place to have a picnic. Picnic tables are available by the side of water with barbecue stands for use. Public washrooms also available with water fountain (was broken when we visited though). Great play area for kids with a park and splash pads. Good place for a swim if the water is not too choppy.
Always a nice walk. You can either let the kids play at the splash pad or walk along the waterfront trail. The trail was closed at the beginning of the summer due to high water. Not sure if it's open now so look on the city website first.
A little piece of Heaven right here in Kingston. Old old trees, wind and water. 3 guys kite were surfing when I was there this week. Holy wow, those guys flew across the water & once and a while the went aloft. Oh would I love to be young enough to do that! The trail over to Portsmouth Harbour was wild 2 days ago. High winds crashing waves.....WOW! CORK was on too as there were hundreds of small sailboats out between Kingston & Wolf Island. Fabulous! There are some trees along the trail that are very old and very tall. I wonder how old they are & the stories they could tell. I suspect they are even older than the Rockwood Asylum they live behind. Can't wait to see where the trails go on both end east and west. The park seems to be popular with people with young kids as the water park is always pretty busy. Sitting at the top of the hill & looking out over the lake is so very beautiful I don't know why the place isn't packed. I can tell from the look on peoples faces that the place has a calming feeling envelopes you. Kingston Mills and Jones Falls does that too.
This time, we went as a family to swim, as usually the kids swim, and my wife and I read. It was the first time I'd walked down to the lake and around the path to the beach. I was personally discouraged at how long a walk it was, since I struggle with planter fasciitis, so walking is quite painful. The water was refreshing, sure, but compared to the many lakes in the area, this one was dirty, and the many ducks gave me some concern that it not be the healthiest lake to swim in. My wife and I swam back from the beach to avoid the long circular walk, whilst our teens carried the towels and bags. If you must swim here, and like us, don't have the limber bodies you once had, I recommend the swim from the launch to the park, as it's actually much quicker, even if you're doggy paddling, as we were.