Parks and Picnic Areas

Stan Darling Park

The Village offers a number of ideal, picturesque and comfortable spots to enjoy a quite reflective moment. Whether your looking for a place to unpack your picnic or a place for children to play, the Village has a number of locations to chose from.


A playground located at the rear of the Almaguin Highlands Health Centre at 150 Huston Street, offers not only a shaded picnic area, but a great place for children to place. Swings, slides and more are an ideal break from the summer heat. For the comfort of park users, a porta pottie is available during the summer months.

Stan Darling Park

Originally named after Mr. Stan Darling, former MP Parry Sound-Muskoka, centrally located The Village Green is locally known and offers a shaded picnic area overlooking the flowing waters of the Magnetawan River. Take shelter from the sun or rain under the covered picnic tables as you take lunch or a coffee break. The Village Green during the summer months is home to several community events, such as live music events, movies and even our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony held in December.


Another picnic area which takes advantage of the beautiful and picturesque scenery of the Magnetawan River is that of the picnic area located at the Village Boat Launch. The Boat Launch and town docks are conveniently located beside the Village Welcome Centre at 170 Ryerson Crescent/Highway 520. Offering savory treats the Welcome Centre is a great place to grab a cool drink and take a short walk to the boat launch to sit and enjoy the waterfront.

Heritage River Walk

Additional spots to enjoy the areas natural environment is that of the Heritage River Walk. Chose one or more of the many trails offered in the winding and overlapping trail system which makes up just over 2 kilometers of trails. Ranging from difficult to easy, these trails are kept as close to natural as possible, chose from wide, level trail to steep bush incline trails or a trail that carves along the water line of the Magnetawan River. Situated in various locations throughout the trail system, hikers will find over 13 spots to take a break and enjoy comfortable picnic or park bench seating area. During the winter months, the central trail is reserved as a connecting link for the 305/306 Snowmobile trails, trail users are asked to use caution when snowmobile trails are open.  

Heritage River Walk Trail Map Heritage River Walk Trail Map


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