Awenda Provincial Park Trails Professional Review and Guide
"Anyone interested in glacier-created landforms will want to visit Awenda Provincial Park on the edge of the Penetanguishene Peninsula, which juts into Georgian Bay to create Nottawasaga Bay and Severn Sound. The most impressive visual element of Awenda is Nipissing Bluff, a beach rising 60m (197ft) into the air. The park also includes most of Giants Tomb Island, which it shares with the Township of Tiny. The entire park was created by glacial meltwater, a fact evidenced by its boulder fields, cobble beaches, sand dunes and kettle lakes.
Awenda Provincial Park also contains the remains of abandoned Aboriginal villages that are now archaeological sites. Researchers are trying to find evidence of four different Aboriginal cultures– the Paleo, the Laurentian Archaics, the Middle Woodland and the Huron–who are assumed to have inhabited these sites. This trail guide includes Beaver Pond Trail, Brûlé Trail, Nipissing Trail, Dunes Trail, Beach Trail, Bluff Trail, and Wendat Trail."