Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin Provincial Park is a very large park with many different types of habitat. The wetland habitats are excellent for amphibians. Algonquin has 7 species of salamanders, and 10 species of frogs and toads.
Awenda Provincial Park
Awenda Provincial Park has many different habitats. These habitats provide homes for 16 species of amphibians – 9 frogs, 1 toad, 5 salamanders/newts and 1 Mudpuppy, to be exact! Awenda has many trails and boardwalks through its woodlands (especially good for salamanders and newts) and wetlands (especially good for frogs).
Grundy Lake Provincial Park
Grundy Lake Provincial Park has many lakes and rivers. Frogs live in areas near water, so many species of frogs can be found in this park.
Inverhuron Provincial Park
Inverhuron Provincial Park is on the coast of Lake Huron. Inverhuron has many sand dunes and many wetlands. The wetlands near the park’s dunes are a good place to find amphibians.
MacGregor Point Provincial Park
MacGregor Point Provincial Park has many trails and boardwalks. The Huron Fringe Trail will take you into the park’s wetlands. This trail makes it easy to see frogs and newts. In the early spring, the Spring Peepers (a type of frog) call so loudly that you almost want to cover your ears!
Murphys Point Provincial Park
Murphys Point Provincial Park is a great place to see or hear amphibians. Murphys has rocky Canadian Shield that doesn’t drain very well, so there are a lot breeding pools. Murphys is farther south than the rest of the Shield, so it is warmer than other areas. This combination of Shield and warm climate means that there is a lot of diversity at Murphys. This park is home to 7 kinds of frogs, 1 kind of toad and 5 kinds of salamanders.
Presqu’ile Provincial Park
Presqu’ile Provincial Park has a very large marsh. It is one of the largest protected marshes on the north shore of Lake Ontario. The Marsh Boardwalk is a trail that winds its way through the marsh. You can see many frogs by looking over the sides of the boardwalk. Presqu’ile also has 6 species of salamanders. The Jobes’ Woods Trail has many temporary pools that salamanders use for breeding grounds. A wooden boardwalk crosses the wet sections of the trail.
Rondeau Provincial Park
Rondeau Provincial Park is located on the shore of Lake Erie. Many amphibians live in the open marshes and forested swamps at this park. This is one of the few places where you can find the Fowler’s Toad. The Fowler’s Toad is a species at risk – it is threatened.
Six Mile Lake Provincial Park
Six Mile Lake Provincial Park has a mix of northern landscapes and southern species. This diversity of habitat makes it an excellent place for viewing amphibians. Remember not to handle amphibians (especially if you have bug repellent on your hands). Use your eyes and your ears only!