Avery Beach is Huntsville’s in-town beach. Within walking distance to the downtown core, this spot offers many amenities and is a great home base for a day of outdoor activities. Centrally located in the middle of the Hunter’s Bay Trail, you can head in either direction for an out and back hike, both of which will offer a great connection with the nearby water.
The beach volleyball court is located just inland from the water’s edge and is surrounded by grass. Be sure to bring your own ball if you’re looking to host a game with your crew. There is
usually a net set up throughout the summer season. The Rotary Pavilion is set just beyond the trail providing approximately 1000 sq/ft of covered space equipped with picnic tables and specifically one oversized picnic big enough to seat at least a dozen people. Different community activities are often hosted here and it’s a great shady escape on a hot summer day. At the forefront of the pavilion there are several display boards providing information on The Trans Canada Trail as well as plant and animal species found nearby.
The Avery Beach shoreline is fairly natural but there are several breaks with small sandy beaches for swimming and playing in the water. The water is shallow for about 15-20 ft but then drops off. There are several slips for docking boats and further down there is a popular public boat launch. The main parking area is located to the right, just across the railroad tracks as you arrive from Main St. While pet-friendly, dogs must be on a leash and are not permitted on the beach itself. Throughout the summer there are numerous Muskoka chairs in addition to the several wooden Rotary benches which are all positioned with a terrific view of the bay. The greenspace is accented by a mix of towering pines and deciduous trees throughout.
Address: 8 Yonge Street North, Huntsville, Ontario
8 Yonge Street North, Huntsville, Ontario