Beaches and Water Quality
Midland is home to three beautiful public swimming areas: Gawley Park, Little Lake Park and Pete Pettersen Park. The water at each beach is tested on a weekly basis by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) and the beaches are maintained by the Town of Midland Operations staff. For details on beach water testing and the status of beaches in Midland and other communities in Simcoe Muskoka, please visit the SMDHU's Beach Water Testing web page.
Water quality can change from day to day or even hour to hour depending on the weather and other conditions. The Health Unit regularly samples designated public beaches for bacteria. However, due to the delay in receiving lab results, beach goers cannot rely on only lab results to know if it is safe to swim. The information below will help you predict the quality of beach water during your visit. Should a water quality advisory come into effect, our Operations staff will always post notice on site as soon as possible, and notices will be posted on the Town website and social media.
Find out if a beach near you is safe for swimming today! Download the Swim Guide App for your iOS/Android device today and keep up to date with beach postings and closures, plus get recommendations on other great local beaches while you explore the Heart of Georgian Bay!
PLEASE NOTE: There are no lifeguards on duty at public beaches. Always swim safely and play safe!