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Sit back, relax, and enjoy reading about the “sites” and scenes of our Learn to Camp season!
The forecast for this summer was hot, hot, hot! Learn to Camp ran throughout the heat of summer and we had the opportunity to see what was really happening in all of our parks!
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Stay with us as we bring you some of the best parts of our park tours:
Darlington Provincial Park
This was the first stop on the Learn to Camp Park Tour 2019! Being a new park for all of us, we had to see everything it had to offer!
We took a morning hike along the Burk Trail and headed to the famous overlook. Let me tell you, it’s popular for a reason. This place is surrounded by a beautiful canopy of coniferous and deciduous trees, and if you look just beyond the tree line, you can see Lake Ontario.
When you visit Darlington, take some time to pay attention to this viewpoint – you won’t regret it! Once you’re done enjoying the view, you can head down the trail toward the water or head back to the trailhead.
Emily Provincial Park
We take you and Emily to try life in the cabin.
After a long day touring the park, we returned to base camp and were lucky to do so. The Emily Learn to Camp program has the perfect setup for taking photos of your camping trip.
We take a seat in the Muskoka chairs that are placed under a banner of brightly colored flags. You can even choose to use their accessories when you stop by, and we suggest you do!
Grundy Lake Provincial Park
This was one of the longest excursions during our summer, but it was worth the trip. Grundy is definitely a park to visit!
With so much to see in the park, we set out on our tour as soon as possible. The Gut Lake Trail was our first hike. A white-throated sparrow greeted us at the beginning of the trail and with that we began our journey.
This trail takes you along the lake and provides a perfect view of the exposed rocks along the water. So head to the most popular trail in Grundy Lake Provincial Park!
Six Mile Lake Provincial Park
Once we had taken on all of Grundy, we headed to Six Mile Lake.
We started the day with a hearty breakfast and were ready to hit the trails.
If you’re looking for a longer hike, you can take a great hike along the park’s three trails.
Sibbald Point Provincial Park
We got straight to the point… at Sibbald Point!
The Lake Simcoe overlook was one of the highlights! We followed a path next to the dock area that leads to a beautiful secluded dock, where you can take in views of the lake.
Sibbald Point is a great place to fish. Or if you prefer to take a dip in the lake, this park has a very popular beach that combines perfectly with the warm summer days.
Brontë Creek Provincial Park
We took a hop, skip and a jump from the big city of Toronto to beautiful Bronte Creek.
In Brontë, we visited Spruce Lane Farmhouse and enjoyed the past. The farmhouse was filled with lots of history and secret staircases. We met some of the discovery rangers and learned what it was like to be one of the first farmers at the turn of the century.
Behind the farmhouse there is a barn. Unlike the farm, it is filled with many animals. We had the opportunity to see some sheep, chickens and ponies. I must say that they are quite friendly people.
Earl Rowe Provincial Park
Next we decided to go to Earl Rowe! A place full of diverse trails and wildlife.
On our trip through the park, the Rainbow Run Trail took us over all types of terrain! We saw everything from forests to fields, and all the wildlife that lives there.
When we reached the viewpoint, we were met with stunning views of the treetops and farmers’ fields. When hiking these trails, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. We saw almost everything under the sun.
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Thank you for staying with us on our walk down memory lane. This summer was an amazing season for the Learn to Camp program, especially in such beautiful parks!
With all the traveling we’ve done, it really feels like we’ve been everywhere, man.