Camping Roadtrip: 19 Glorious Days on the Road

The following is a guest blog post from Jeff Milligan – avid camper, and ambassador.

Well, we are back from 19 glorious days on the road.grundy-lake-provincial-park

We started our trip with a 1 night stop over at Six Mile Provincial Park. It is a nice family friendly park, with great beaches, Interpretive centre and Parks store. The park caters more to smaller trailers, and tents, but has a few nice size sites to get a bigger trailer into. Our site was tight to get in with a 32 ft fifth wheel, but was a great stop over, and leg stretch for ourselves and the dog. We took a walk through the park, and checked out the amenities. friendly-bearThere were lots of families having a great time there, although we would not do an extended stay there, there was lots to see and do, and was a great stop over on our way to Grundy.

We arrived to Grundy Lake Provincial Park the next day, after an uneventful drive! We were welcomed to a very friendly parks staff at check in, and headed off to our site. We had a large pull through site that could easily handle our rig, on the recommendation of a friend. The site was clean, and the other campers were quite friendly. There is lots to do in this park, with many clean beaches at the different campgrounds. With Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing and Hiking, the possibilities are endless. The park and facilities were clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. grundy-lakeThey have great programs for all ages, at different times in the week. The Wardens patrolled on a regular basis and made their presence very noticeable. We did not have any issues with wildlife, but in other parts of the park, there were bears present. Keep a clean site, and put things away and there is no issues. Spotted a sticker on a truck and went and introduced myself to Kirby. It was great to meet him. Although there is no store in the park, a 2 minute drive out of the park there is the Grundy supply store, that has everything you might have forgotten, including gas and Canoe/Kayak rentals.
We visited the Lost Channel Inn for Sunday Brunch, also on a friend’s recommendation, a must do while visiting the park. The French River Provincial Park was just up the road, and was a great stop also, as was the French River trading post. Over all I would give the great park a rating of 10, as it had everything we wanted and more. Can’t wait to go back.

our-rideAfter 10 days at Grundy, we Headed South to Earl Rowe Provincial Park. Once again it was just a stopover park for us, as we stopped there on our way to Algonquin last year. The park is large and spread out with a great store and a 1 acre pay per use pool for those that don’t feel comfortable swimming in the man made lake. It too is a very family friendly park with lots to do, but not a place for us on an extended stay.
The next day, we headed, west towards Inverhuron Provincial Park. This is one of our favourite parks, It is smaller in size, very family oriented, with lots of swimming opportunities. Although the main beach was small, due to the high water levels, you can still swim at many of the other areas within the parks shoreline. This is great park with many improvements this year, with 3 new water fill stations on the way in. The new Holmes Bay sites are large, and most if not all can accommodate Rvs over 32 ft. There are mini comfort stations in this area also, with a shared comfort station between the campgrounds. The Staff are very friendly and abundant, when and if you need them. It is a very quiet park, with a short drive to MacGregor Provincial Park, Port Elgin or Kincardine. We like going there to just our-setupkick back and relax. That was our 3rd trip this year there, including a great stay at their group site with 4 other fifth wheel units.They run programs throughout the season, that are very informative and fun for all ages. We always look forward to going back, which we have planned already again this year.

Unfortunately that ended our trip. We had no major problems or set backs, we also stopped into Point Farms Provincial Park to have a look at some sites on our way

home. Can’t wait to get back out again. — Jeff

Jeff Milligan - MCR Ambassador

Jeff Milligan is an avid camper who spends his free time travelling and camping with his family across Ontario and beyond.

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