City Parks, Provincial Parks and Day-Use areas in Dryden, Ontario, Canada
The City of Dryden operates Aaron Provincial Park
under agreement with the Province of Ontario. All of Ontario Parks policies and regulations still apply, and revenues remain in the Park to offset operating costs and some infrastructure upgrades. Since the Park's reopening in 1997, visitation has been steadily increasing. Top quality customer service and a dedication by all involved have resulted in a clean, peaceful, family campground. There is lots to do at Aaron Provincial Park You can take a hike on one of two hiking trails. Both are "easy" one hour trails. The Aspen Trail is 1.9 km and the Eastern White Cedar Trail is 1.2 km. You can also go fishing. Cast your line all season for walleye, northern pike and smallmouth bass. Lake trout fishing in the Spring is great. You can also go canoeing. Aaron Park is used as a starting point for several major canoe routes. If you have a motor boat, you can launch your boat at the north end of the park. Thunder Lake is great for power boating and sailing. You can go swimming at two sandy beaches that slope into clear, shallow water, perfect for family swimming. Please contact the Park staff at 807-938-6534 for details!
Picnic areas in the City of Dryden:
There are picnic sites where Highway 17 enters both sides of the City and at the Dryden District Chamber of Commerce (by Max the Moose). Aaron Provincial Park also has a picnic area. There are tables, toilet facilities and a large picnic shelter that can be reserved in advance for large groups.
Day Use Parks:
- Kinsmen Park has a sprinkler for kids as well as a playground. It is located on Van Horne Avenue and St. Charles Street.
- Pronger Park boasts a playground, short walking trails, sand pit and winter sliding hill. It is located on the Dingwall Parkway.
- North Dryden Community Centre features a playground, tennis courts, as well as skating and sliding in the winter. It is located on First Street.
- Sandy Beach Park has a playground, sand beach, walking trails and picnic area. It is located on the Sandy Beach Road.
- Milestone Park features a large field, skating rink, and sliding hill and is located between Wilson Avenue and Wilde Street.
- Plumridge Park boasts sprinklers for kids, a playground and an open field. It is located on St. Charles Street.