One-Tank Trip for April 27-19
(c) By Jim Fox
Campers are getting ready to come out of hibernation after a long, cold winter.
Roughing it in the wilderness beside a lake, stream or river is entrenched in the Canadian psyche and, for newbies, there couldn’t be a better time to learn all about it.
Trading the urban wilderness for the wilds of the woods isn’t all that difficult and Ontario Parks can help with its Learn to Camp program.
|These campsites will soon be filled in Ontario Parks. (Barbara Fox photo)|
Family camping is one of the great summer traditions, with the launch of the season traditionally on the coming Victoria Day holiday weekend.
Ontario has more than 100 provincial parks that offer drive-up camping, with most parks open from late spring (May or June) until fall (Labour Day or Thanksgiving weekend).
For those hardy souls, parks such as Algonquin, MacGregor Point, Pinery and Killarney offer camping year-round.
|Some people like to “camp” with the comforts of home at McRae Point Provincial Park near Orillia. (Jim Fox photo)|