29 May

NOTICE: Enjoy nature responsibly this weekend

Local parks and recreational amenities like trails are open so that people can spend time outdoors this weekend.

While enjoying nature can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing, residents and visitors are reminded to do so safely.

Sandbanks Provincial Park

Ontario Parks is encouraging Ontarians to stay local and explore the outdoors in areas closest to home to reduce travel to other areas of the province. COVID-19 health measures are strongly encouraged, including physical distancing of at least two metres and frequent hand washing or sanitizing. It’s important that visitors to provincial parks come prepared with hand sanitizer, extra water, and other supplies.

Sandbanks Provincial Park is operating on a limited basis with only recreational activities like walking, hiking, and biking permitted. Large gatherings on the beach and other areas of the park as well as camping are prohibited at this time.

Limited parking is available at Sandbank’s Provincial Park’s main entrance kiosks and main administrative office – both off of County Road 12. With the limited vehicle access to the park, there is a safe opportunity to explore the park’s roads, trails, and campgrounds by bicycle and still achieve physical distancing.

Parks staff will closely monitor and enforce parking restrictions on County roads surrounding Sandbanks Provincial Park.

Wellington Beach

People can also stretch their legs with walks along the waterfront at the Wellington Beach. Gathering on the beach is not allowed at this time.

Limited street parking is available; however, the parking lot at the end of Beach Street remains closed to discourage gatherings. Barricades are in place to prevent drivers from entering the parking area. Bulk water haulers will still have access to the filling station.

Boaters looking to get on the water in Wellington can use the other boat launch at 151 Wellington Main Street.

Get up to date information on the County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic