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A Day at Kivi Park

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A Day at Kivi Park

Crowley Lake at Kivi Park • Credit: Charlene Hill



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Kivi Park is the perfect place to spend a day outdoors! Located in the South end of Sudbury, Ontario, Kivi Park is a must see destination. Whether you are just passing by or spending some time in the city, you won’t want to miss out on this amazing nature experience!. Come for a solo adventure, bring a friend, or invite the whole family. With 450 acres to explore, there is something for everyone to enjoy year round at Kivi Park!

Playground

If you’re visiting Kivi Park with kids, you’ll want to start at the huge playground area! The playgrounds are located near the main parking lot off of Long Lake Road. You will be blown away by all of the exciting play structures here. Kids will love the gravity rail, mega tower, climbing net, swings and more. Make sure you don’t miss the natural, obstacle-course style playground located beside the main playground. For those who need a place to rest, there is plenty of seating and shade located throughout the playground area!

Hiking

The extensive trail system at Kivi Park offers a variety of hikes from 1 kilometer to 7 kilometers in length. These Sudbury hiking trails are well-maintained, clearly marked and suitable for a large range of hiking abilities. The Kivi Park trails wind through forests, across meadows and past beautiful lookouts over the trees and lakes! Keep an eye out for the Wishing Tree. During Winter months, be sure to check out the cross country ski & snowshoe trails!

Biking

Kivi Park is a great place to get out biking! Bring your own bike or rent a fat bike onsite from Adventure365 and check out the Kivi Park bike trails! In addition to the forest bike trails around the park, there is also a pump track located near the main parking lot for bikers to enjoy.

Picnic & Refreshments

After exploring the trails, you can take a break to eat your lunch at one of the many picnic spots available at Kivi Park. Picnic tables and groups of Muskoka chairs are placed throughout the park. You can bring a picnic or grab a delicious lunch from the Amici at Kivi food trailer. You’ll also want to check out their menu of delicious snacks & beverages!

Crowley Lake

The fun at Kivi Park doesn’t stop at the main parking lot entrance, your park pass also gives you access to Crowley Lake. Here you can get out and have some fun on the water! Crowley Lake is a 5 minute drive away from the main parking lot, down a winding gravel road. There are many different ways for you to enjoy the beauty of this lake.

paddling

The stunning Northern Ontario landscape found here is best experienced by getting out on the water and exploring around Crowley Lake. You could paddle around the lake in approximately an hour, but you’ll want to take your time and enjoy the shoreline as you make your way along. Rentals are available at Crowley Lake for canoes, kayaks and stand up paddle boards. Kid sizes are also available for kayaks and stand up paddle boards. You can phone ahead of time and pre-book your boat rentals to ensure availability!

Swimming

After spending some time out paddling, you can take a dip in the refreshing water at Crowley Lake. There are two very small beach areas, used for launching boats, where you can enter the lake. The water gets deeper gradually here, making it a great spot to have a swim! You can also take advantage of many great swimming spots around the lake while you’re out boating! When you’re ready to dry off, there are picnic tables and chairs available for you to sit and relax.

Fishing 

The Gord Slade Memorial Fishing Outpost located at Crowley Lake offers kids ages 18 and under the opportunity to borrow fishing rods for catch-and-release fishing for free. There is a dock located on the lake that is perfect for casting your line or you can take your fishing rod out on the lake and fish from a canoe!

After spending the day at Kivi Park, you will definitely want to come back again! The good news is that Kivi park is open for you to enjoy year round and offers different experiences through different seasons.

Winter

Kivi Park is just as amazing during the colder times of the year as it is during the summer! Trails are open year round at Kivi Park for hiking, fat biking and snowshoeing with dedicated cross country ski trails open during the winter months. Ski, snowshoe & fat bike rentals are available at Kivi Park. Additionally, there is a 1.3 kilometer skating path that winds its way through a gorgeous birch tree forest!

Both day passes and annual passes are available at Kivi Park. Be sure to check online to find out about special events happening here during your visit. There’s always lots of fun to be had at Kivi Park!

 

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