Beaches and Parks

COVID-19 Notice

The Township of North Kawartha continues its actions to help protect the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit the Township website’s COVID-19 page to stay informed of additional changes to Township services, amenities, and programs.

If you use any opened amenities, the Township and Public Health Officials remind you:

  • Stay home if you are sick.
  • In unsupervised areas, User Assumes All Risks and Liability.
  • Physical distancing of 2 metres (6 feet) must be maintained between anyone who is not from the same household.
  • You must wear a mask (even outdoors) if you cannot maintain physical distancing.
  • Sports or games must be modified to reduce personal contact.
  • Sports and recreation activities that cannot provide a minimum of 2 metres distancing are not allowed.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, or use hand-sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • If parking lot is full or the area is busy, please come back another time - do not park on the highway.
  • The opened amenities will be patrolled regularly.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.


North Kawartha maintains two public beaches - Chandos Beach at 2821 Highway 620 (15 minutes north of Apsley), and Quarry Bay Beach at 1986 Northey's Bay Road (near Petroglyphs Provincial Park). Our beaches are natural beaches and are unsupervised, (there are no lifeguards). User Assumes All Risks and Liabilities. We highly recommend that all children be supervised, for their safety. For complete information about both beaches, simply click the button:


To see the latest updates on Ontario Parks and COVID-19, click here.

Natural and tended parks and green spaces are plentiful in North Kawartha and the surrounding area. There are two Provincial Parks within North Kawartha Township, in addition to numerous other attractions and natural wonders. For additional information, choose from the following buttons:

Parks and Green Spaces

Provincial Parks

Area Attractions

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