One-Tank Trip for April 21/18
By Jim Fox
Whatever surprises “Mother Nature” and lingering “Old Man Winter” throw at us, Ontario Parks are moving into their spring mode.
Once the remnants of that mid-April freezing rain, ice pellets, sleet and snow melt away, Ontario’s provincial flower, the white trillium, will burst into bloom in the parks and campers will return after a long, cold winter.
|Fields of trilliums will soon be blooming in Ontario Parks. (Jim Fox photo)|
Along with gas prices at near record highs, things look good for a busy season for “staycations” as the provincial parks mark their 125th year.
The welcome mat will soon be out at the parks not open year-round, with the 330 parks attracting 10-million visitors yearly.
Ontario’s oldest park is Algonquin, since 1893, and the land mass of all the parks at 82,000 square kilometres is larger than Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island combined.