Presqu'ile, French for almost an island is a boomerang - shaped spit of land and limestone that juts sharply into Lake Ontario.
It lies within the Municipality of Brighton south of junction 509 on highway 401.
A visit to Presqu'ile Park offers
- Year round day use, walking, trails, wildlife viewing, birding
- Spring, summer and autumn camping
- Two large, picturesque lakeside picnic area
- One of the province's longest sandy beaches (no dogs allowed at any time)
- 16 kilometres of nature trails - through wetlands, forests and fields
- A major stop over point for migrating birds
- Special events such as waterfowl and Monarch butterfly weekends
- A comprehensive natural and cultural history interpretive program
- A kid-friendly Nature Centre, featuring live fish, frogs, snakes and turtles
- A history that includes rumrunners, shipwrecks and pirates - see the cultural history displays at the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre
- Friends of Presqu'ile Lighthouse Gift Shop in the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre
- Local fishing and boating opportunities
- A local area of quaint antique and gift shops