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Do you want to camp in the fall? In today’s post, Natural Heritage Education team member Lauren Jackson announces Hardwood Hill Campground’s season extension.

Due to high demand for more fall campgrounds and interest in fall colors, we are excited to announce that Bon Echo Provincial Park’s Hardwood Hill Campground will be open until October 8, 2018.

Hardwood Camp

Hardwood Hill offers a semi-desert experience for our enthusiastic campers who enjoy the peace and quiet of a radio-free zone.

Hardwood Hill Campsite

This campground consists of 100 private campsites (sites 401-500). Nine of these campgrounds (414-422) are walk-in only. These large, clean sites can accommodate tents or tent trailers. It is important to note that there are no electrical connections at this campsite.

Near the campground entrance is a small comfort station with showers, flush toilets, and a washer and dryer, and vault and flush toilets are found throughout the campground. There are also recycling and garbage containers at your disposal inside the campsite.

Hardwood Hill is situated in a beautiful maple and beech forest, which means the fall colors can be quite spectacular with reds, oranges and yellows.

campingHow pretty will this campsite be when the leaves start changing?

You’ll also be able to see a variety of species, including salamanders, turtles, chipmunks, and white-tailed deer, along with various mosses and ferns. By extending the Hardwood Hills camping season, campers can now enjoy the beautiful, colorful canvas of leaves on the forest floor.

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Autumn at Bon Echo

Fancy hiking in cool weather? Very close to this camp is the Abes & Essens trail, which is quite rugged.

fall color viewpoint

It consists of three loops:

  • Clutes Circuit: 3.5 km / 1.5 hours
  • Essens circuit: 9.6 km / 4 hours
  • Abes Circuit: 17 km / 7 hours

Abes and Essens hiking route in autumn

These loops provide spectacular views of several lakes and forested areas, as well as the opportunity to see some wildlife.

canoeing couple,

If you fancy a relaxing canoe ride or would like to go fishing, head to Lake Joeperry to enjoy the scenery and colors. Joeperry Lake is a short distance from Hardwood Hill Campground. After parking your vehicle, a short 500m walk will take you to this picturesque lake.

We encourage you to get out this fall and explore this wonderful part of Bon Echo!