Charleston Lake Provincial Park
Charleston Lake Provincial ParkIUCN Category II (National Park)
Charleston Lake from Slim Bay bridge
Location Outlet, Canada Nearest city Brockville Coordinates Coordinates: Area 23.53 km² Established 1972 Governing body Ontario Parks
The park occupies 23.53 km² in the Frontenac Axis region, a southern extension of the Canadian Shield. The park's forests and animal life, therefore, include species normally found further north, yet the southern climate allows species more typical for the southern latitude to co-exist with the northern species. The park includes hiking trails, swimming areas and campgrounds.
Blue Mountain is also accessible off Hwy #2 on Blue Mountain Rd. It is necessary to cross private land and hard-to-follow trails to reach the summit of the breathtaking 360° view. The trek requires approx. 2 to 2.5 hours on foot or 1.5 hrs. on bike, although cyclists must carry their bikes in many places where hard granite jets out of the earth below which forms the mountain. A compass may be useful for inexperienced hikers.
This area was the site of a re-introduction program for the peregrine falcon. The park also provides habitat for the rare and harmless black rat snake, which is also the largest snake found in eastern Ontario.
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