|Booked|||||4 places|||||31 nights|
|Camped|||||1 places|||||4 nights|||||362 km|
|Wellesley Island State Park (Wellesley Island, NY)|
May 18-22, Foxtrot Loop, Site 51, 50A 116VAC, water and sewer.
This year's group camping season opener marked our first return to this state park in ten years. Loop F is an excellent section of the park for group events. I'm glad I thought to purchase a 50A male to 30A female dognone power adapter before the trip, because there was no 30A plug on the power pole.
As usual we had our delicious Saturday night potluck but we did another on Friday night with poutine and hors d'oeuvres. Yummy!
- Park - nicely kept with a wide variety of campsites.
- Full hookups - always a treat because most of the time we camp with electrity only.
- Site - Spacious with nice asphalt pads, though some were significantly sloped.
- Staff - Park staff were pleasant, helpful and courteous
Not so good:
- Exposure - Loop F has few trees and would be pretty hot in the summer.
- Tolls - Every time you visit the mainland you have to pony up USD 2.75 to cross the bridge back to Wellesley Island.
Overall an excellent trip to a park within two hours of home. I think we'll be back.
|Mew Lake (Algonquin Provincial Park, ON)|
June 22-26, Mew Lake, Site 20, 30A (VAC not measured).
Another visit to Mew Lake at the Grand-daddy of Ontario parks. This time Dawn's Mom and Dad camped at a site near us in their class C motorhome.
- The site: Site 20 is huge, relatively flat and easily accessible.
- The park: Algonquin is a magical place and a great way to see a lot of what Ontario has to offer.
Not so good:
- The bugs: Black files and mosquitos abounded, meaning we were either netted up or sprayed down. Dawn and John had plenty of bites as souvenirs.
- The weather: One okay day, two rainy days and one sunny day. Not so bad, I guess!
Despite the less than perfect weather, we had a great time at one of our favourite parks.
|Darlington Provincial Park (Bowmanville, ON)|
July, 1 night. We've booked a lakeside pull-through site in Darlington enroute to Pinery Provincial Park on Lake Huron. Not a long stay but this is our first time here and we look forward to getting a glimpse.
|Pinery Provincial Park (Grand Bend, ON)|
July/August, 23 nights. We haven't camped at Pinery since 2010 and have always wanted to try the longest allowable stay on a provincial park site, so we've combined the two. Pinery is a beautiful park and we have lots of family and friends to the west of Toronto so there'll be lots to do. During this trip we'll pass a major milestone - one year spent in our camper(s).
|Sandbanks Provincial Park (Picton, ON)|
October, 4 nights. Back to Sandbanks for another glorious Thanksgiving!