As much as I love exploring the world, a large part of my heart is devoted to traveling around Ontario. We have so many amazing places and spaces. One of my favourite things to do in the summer and fall is to explore Ontario Parks. With 330 parks to explore, it can take quite a while to put a dent into that list. Especially if you’re like me, and keep visiting parks that you fall in love with.
This summer, I headed to one of my favourite parks, Awenda Provincial Park. Awenda is near Midland Ontario on the Georgian Bay. The park has 2,900 hectares of land and pristine shoreline.
The park has 6 campsites to choose from. We chose to camp at the radio-free Bear campground. I love radio free campgrounds because I’m a grump and like silence when I camp. Our campsite (#142) was rated average. It was shady with lots of trees, and was close to the comfort station. (more…)
There’s nothing more Canadian than camping. Don’t stress out if you aren’t the camping type. It’s never too late to learn! Parks Ontario has put together this great list of reasons why you should learn to camp this summer.
Top 10 Reasons to Camp @ Ontario Parks
Get out and enjoy the great outdoors
Enjoy an affordable vacation
Spend time with your family
Relax and enjoy a change of pace
Hang out with your friends
Get away from the city
It’s fun to explore a park!
Try something different
Stay active and healthy by taking part in outdoor activities
It’s finally summer. Aren’t you so glad that winter is over? Now is the best time to book your campsite with Parks Ontario. It’s always better to book early so that you can get the best spot! Nervous about camping? Attend a Learn to Camp event this summer to brush up on your camping skills! Here are my top campgrounds in Ontario.
Currently this park is my favourite place to camp! Hardwood Hills is my campground of choice. I love the huge old growth trees. Mazinaw Rock is gorgeous and it features over 260 Aboriginal pictographs. You can also hike it! (more…)
This summer, I upgraded my air mattress to the Coleman Durarest and headed out to Killbear Provincial Park (where we saw a bear. No biggie.) It was definitely time for a new air mattress, as I would regularly fall asleep on a nice high mattress, and wake up on a deflated mattress. (more…)
I had such a good time camping at Bon Echo in 2012 that I went back again this summer! Bon Echo is a massive provincial park about 4 hours away from Toronto. The campsites are spacious and secluded. (more…)
As we drift into cooler summer and pre fall weather, it’s the perfect time to go camping! The bugs are dead, it’s not so hot, and if you wait long enough, you just may see some fall colours. Check out my picks for camping gear!
1. Poppytalk for Target: This collection may be running low in your store, so if you see it, grab it! The skewers are the best- the extend!
I woke up snug beneath several layers of warm blankets- so cozy that I didn’t want to get out of bed. I padded on the hardwood floors to the bathroom and splashed warm water on my face and took a shower. I then got ready and headed out to breakfast. Did I mention that I was in a tent? Welcome to glamping.
When I found out about their Wilderness Suites, I knew that I had to stay there! I was a little worried about spending the night there during the first weekend of an unseasonably warm May. I didn’t have to worry- it was awesome! (more…)