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Naturally Awesome Adventures 2014/15
The Friends of Pinery Park proudly presents Naturally Awesome Adventures, a series of exciting, interactive fall and winter events.
The next event in the series is:

The Top 50 Things to Do Outside Before Age 12
Saturday, March 21
10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Pinery Visitor Centre

Download the 2014/15 handout for more information about this and the other events in the series.

Winter in Pinery
Check this link to the Ontario Parks website for the latest ski report.
Go to our Ski Trails page for more information and to download the Pinery Winter Map.

Pedal the Pinery 2015
Pledge sheets are now available. Download 2015 Pledge Sheet for Pedal the Pinery.
More information can be found on our Pedal the Pinery Page.

Pinery Provincial Park

Towering Oak trees, sun flecks on a golden carpet of leaves, shrubs & wildflowers and a rich abundance of unique and rare organisms; to many, this is Pinery.

Pinery Provincial Park contains much of the remaining Oak Savanna woodland to be found in North America. Explore this unique ecosystem, along park roads, trails, beaches or quiet reaches of the Old Ausable Channel.

Today an Oak Savanna ecosystem rests atop an undulating sand dune topography that began forming over 6,000 years ago as glaciers retreated, leaving dunes more than 100 feet high. The panoramic view from lookouts presents a seemingly endless forest canopy, meeting Lake Huron's brilliant blue waters on the horizon.

Whether you want to quietly explore the woodlands along a trail, dip a paddle in the Old Ausable Channel, ride along the bike trail, or slide across crisp snow on a ski trail, Pinery is a special place year round.

Camping at Pinery Park

Many different camping experiences are available at Pinery. There are many superb sites available in the three Pinery campgrounds. Twelve furnished Yurt campsites are located in Riverside Campground. There are also three designated group camping areas in Pinery Park.  more

Park Safety

For information about Poison Ivy, West Nile Virus, Ticks and Lyme Disease, and camping safely in severe weather
visit our Park Safety Page

Campsite Reservations

Pinery's busy season starts the long weekend in May, through July and August to Labour Day. To guarantee a site is available and avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend that a reservation be made well in advance of your trip. To make a reservation you need to contact Ontario Parks.

Ontario Parks Phone
Online reservations
Online fee schedule

Pinery Visitor Centre Weather Station
Follow this link VC Weather Station for up-to-date weather information from the Pinery Visitor Centre Weather Station.


Rusty-patched Bumblebee Information
Pocket ID Guide to Bombus Affinis, Rusty-patched Bumblebee (pdf)
A Flower Patch for the Rusty Patched poster, large file- (pdf)
Bumblebee Watch Postcard (pdf)

What's New at Pinery!

Support the Friends of Pinery Park's environmental projects, natural heritage education and research in Pinery.
Click on the donate now button to donate online to the Friends of Pinery Park through Donate Now Through!

Download Activity Schedule

Visitor Centre Hours
The Visitor Centre and Friends of Pinery Park
Nature Store
Open 10am - 5pm weekends
Open throughout the Christmas holidays except we will be closed on Dec. 24, 25, 26, 31 and Jan 1

Free WiFi Now Available

Free WiFi is now available at the Visitor Centre courtesy of the Friends of Pinery Park

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Click the link to see the pictures that are being submitted to our new PhotoMon Project.

2014 Pinery Race Weekend

A Big Thank You

Thank you to all the registered runners, their family and friends and all our wonderful volunteers for making the 2014 Pinery Road Race a great success in spite of the challenges we faced this year. Thank you also to our generous sponsors and door prize contributors.

Road race and Trail run results have been posted online at
Our sincere apologies for the all the issues with the timing. I would like to reassure you that any problems you have will be addressed. Please contact us with your concerns.

For more information about the 2014 Pinery Race Weekend go to our Road Race page.

Friends of Pinery Park
Outdoor Raffle 2014

Draw was held Monday, November 17th, 2014
Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets. The proceeds from the raffle go to support Friends' projects in Pinery.

1st prize - Robert Carter, Paris ON
Kayak - AquaFusion Liberty Deluxe from Nova Craft
2nd prize - Bonny Quick, Harrow ON
Artwork by Josy Britton, Autumn Tango - framed
3rd prize - Jim Corkery, Sarnia ON
One Week Camping at Pinery
4th prize - Shirley Jamieson, Thedford ON
Camping Gear from Ontario Parks

Licence #M703543

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Learn more about the Friends of Pinery Park, the work we do and the unique and beautiful place that is Pinery Provincial Park.
To sign up for our electronic newsletter
please go to our Newsletter Subscribe page

Savanna Strollers Pinery Walking Club
Come out and join us!
Information can be found on the Walking Club page

Rolling Boardwalk Project
For information about the Rolling Boardwalk Construction for Dune Preservation project visit our Boardwalk page.

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