5 Things to do for Family and Kids in Keswick

Dated: August 20 2021

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The Town of Keswick has many events and attractions that bring families to the lakeside communities. Whether you come for a family day trip, weekend getaway or a vacation, you’re bound to have an awesome time in Keswick. There are plenty of places for some family fun that include fishing, swimming, skiing, tubing, and even a bit of history. Keswick has plenty to offer!

In this post, you will find 5 different things to do with your family in Keswick!


 1. A Family Fishing Trip

Location: Jackson's Point

Many families choose to come to Keswick for the array of fishing spots along its shoreline, the short drive from Toronto and historical downtowns with accommodations, dining and shopping. Families can find everything they need to enjoy this outdoor activity in Keswick.

Whether you want to fish by boat or land, you have many options in Keswick and its surrounding. You can make a day of it out on the water by renting a boat at one of the marinas throughout the lakeside communities.  

If you’d like to chill by the shore, and fish there are multiple points where you can shore fish like Adeline Park, Jackson’s Point, even in the Keswick Canals just to name a few. 

It may not be the season yet, but Keswick is a great location to try ice fishing with the family! 

With several well-established ice hut operators, it makes it easy for families and others to try this great winter sport.

2. Claredon Beach Park

Location: Claredon Beach Park

Claredon Beach is a sandy beach located on Lake Simcoe that has some rock. Trees line the northern perimeter of the park where the parking lot is located, and the park is mostly grass. There are picnic tables, a playground and portable washrooms (May-August). There is also a small building with change rooms, but it is not always open.

3. The ROC - Recreational Outdoor Campus

Location: The ROC Splash Pad

The ROC is the community pride and joy of Keswick.  During the warm months their ropes course, climbing wall and 300’ zipline is sure to please those who seek a bit of adrenaline.  Families can cool themselves in the ROC’s water play splash pad. Didn’t pack a lunch? Don’t worry, you can get something to eat from the Canteen. 

Hike on their year-round walking trails or bring your bike and immerse yourself in the bike park for all different skill levels. Is there a tennis or basketball player in the family?  Bring your equipment to enjoy the two half-basketball courts or the four asphalt-surface, fully-lit tennis courts.  Catch a tan on the beach volleyball court located next to the Chalet.  

If you require some quiet time, experience healing at the single-path walking labyrinth.  For the history buff, check the Historical Pioneer Village.  The ROC also features award winning soccer fields plus artificial turf, a full regulation-sized baseball field, enhanced t-ball and softball diamonds.  With an abundance of parking, The ROC can comfortably hold large tournaments and events with ease.  The ROC’s winter activities can also be enjoyed by the entire family including tubing, skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, and trails. Make sure to check their website for their hours of operation. 

4. The Pioneer Village and Archives

Location: The Pioneer Village and Archives

The Pioneer Village & Archives is a dynamic location for hands-on, interactive and educational programs. Focusing on the daily lives of early settlers, these programs are multi-sensory.

During a visit to the Pioneer Village, families may take part in various demonstrations and activities that depict the chores, jobs, and pastimes of nineteenth-century settlers. Some of the demonstrations and activities to choose from include butter making, weaving, candle making, and old-time laundry.

For updated hours of operations, visit their website

5. Sibbald Point Provincial Park

Location: Sibbald Point Provincial Park

Sibbald Point Provincial Park is located close to Keswick in Sutton West, Ontario. Sibbald Point Provincial Park has long sandy beaches off the shores of Lake Simcoe. Along with this beautiful beach families can enjoy sunny and shaded campsites, large grassy picnic areas and a forested hiking trail. Because it’s proximity (70 kilometers north) to the GTA, families can come for half a day or a weekend. 

Although the beach is the most popular spot, families can also enjoy hiking the Maidenhair Fern, an easy trail that would take you about an hour travelling at a leisure pace. 

Are you a history buff? Visit the Sibbald Memorial Museum where you could see how early pioneering farming families lived. 

Make sure you consider Keswick for your next family vacation!

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Edmond Ishag

Edmond Ishag is a Real Estate Broker servicing GTA, and its surrounding areas. He is a professional realtor with several years of sales, marketing experience. He possess an exceptional customer servic....

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