Parks & Beaches Guide
With the hot summer temperatures in Hilton Beach, you're going to have to go swimming sometime. There are three public beaches in the vicinity of Hilton Beach - Forbes Park, which is in the Village; Big Point Park, which is in Hilton Township; and Twin Lakes Park, which is on a warm inland lake in Hilton Township.Other parks and beaches dot the shoreline of St. Joseph Island, including Beech Beach, Stribling Point Park, and the Women's Institute Park in Richards Landing.
A scenic one-mile-long boardwalk runs along the waterfront of Hilton Beach, starting at the marina and ending at Forbes Park. With weeping willow trees and memorial fruit trees following alongside the path, it makes for a pleasant walk any time of the day.
Forbes Community ParkThis sand beach features numerous picnic tables, a buoyed swimming area and a raft from which swimmers can dive off. Public washrooms, changerooms and playground equipment make this a pleasant destination for an afternoon getaway. The Hilton Beach boardwalk runs through the length of this park.Big Point ParkThis sand beach features picnic tables, washrooms and playground equipment. Bring your camera -- majestic cranes like to walk amongst the reeds on shore. Twin Lakes ParkOn the warm inland Twin Lakes, this sand beach features picnic tables, playground equipment, washrooms and changerooms, as well as a pavillion structure for get-togethers with family and friends!
Community Hall Lions' ParkSwings, a slide and a baseball field are in behind the Hilton Beach Community Hall. Marina/Cenotaph ParkWhile the marina shoreline is a virtual park with its boardwalk, flowering trees and many picnic tables, a playground exists near the war memorial cenotaph. A variety of playground equipment is available for children to play on, within view of the deck at the Tilt'n Hilton restaurant.