One-Tank Trip for May 20-17
(c) By Jim Fox
If you find a “no vacancy” sign posted for your favourite Ontario Provincial Park, don’t despair, there are other options.
Heading toward the Victoria Day long weekend and the traditional opening for many parks after the winter hibernation, it was not unusual to find things super busy.
|Drop me a line. Heading out to fish at Bass Lake Provincial Park. (Jim Fox photo)|
This is especially true at the five most popular parks – Algonquin, Bon Echo, Killbear, Pinery and Sandbanks.
Parks’ bloggers have suggestions “we’re sure you’ll love” for alternate getaway locations.
Another option is to skip roughing it in the wilds and stay at a cozy bed-and-breakfast and use it as a home base for exploring the parks.
Switch it up
When Pinery’s full, try Inverhuron Provincial Park near Tiverton, south of Owen Sound.
Inverhuron is “prized for its sandy beach, dunes and sunsets” and has outstanding swimming and well-treed campsites.
|This perfect campsite, just steps from the lake, will soon be taken for the season at Ontario Provincial Parks. (Barbara Fox photo)|