Thu. Dec 7th, 2023
Winter Yurt Camp at MacGregor Point Provincial Park

Today’s blog comes from Elizabeth Rose at This growing life, who recounts his trip to the park in 2020.

Over the years our family has camped in all seasons and in many different types of accommodations.

However, it wasn’t until our trip to MacGregor Point Provincial Park that we finally had the opportunity to experience yurt camping.

the yurts

The yurts at MacGregor Point are equipped with two bunk beds that sleep six, a table and chair set, and an electric fireplace that kept us warm and cozy even during the cold winter nights.

Inside the MacGregor Point Yurt

Outside on the covered porch there is a full barbecue and picnic table where we were able to enjoy our meals surrounded by the sounds of the forest.

Four children in a MacGregor Point yurt eating outdoors, winter

Staying in the yurt provided us with one of the best winter camping experiences we have had to date. It allowed us to experience the beauty of the park knowing we had the warmth and comfort of the yurt to return to.

The beautiful natural landscape

Aside from the excitement of staying in the yurts, our nature-loving family was thrilled to experience the beauty and wildlife that surrounded us at MacGregor Point.

Child on the Boardwalk Trail at MacGregor Point

I am very passionate about instilling a deep love, appreciation and respect for the natural world in my children.

And MacGregor Point was the ideal place to do it. On one of our walks we found deer tracks. Later in the evening, we saw two deer crossing one of the park roads.

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Seeing deer is always a pleasure, but seeing them in such a beautiful setting, surrounded by freshly fallen snow, was nothing short of magical.

Two children on the Boardwalk Trail at MacGregor Point

On our second day, the magic continued as we hiked the Huron Fringe Trail near the Visitor Center. I will never forget the absolute joy on my children’s faces as they watched the chickadees flutter around!

We continued our hike along the trail that took us through the forest to the shores of beautiful Lake Huron. There we caught glimpses of red squirrels, a red-tailed hawk, and several blue jays.

The skate park

Aside from hiking or snowshoeing through majestic forests straight out of a Snow White movie, MacGregor Point Provincial Park’s best-kept secret is its 400m forest skating rink.

skaters in puffy jackets

Although the weather didn’t allow us to enjoy the trail on this trip, we would be remiss not to tell you about all the splendor of MacGregor Point without mentioning this winter gem. The trail winds through some of the most spectacular scenery.

We are so excited to return to MacGregor Point when the skating rink opens!

Four children in a yurt at MacGregor Point in winter

Thank you Ontario Parks for this amazing experience and for creating such amazing camping opportunities throughout the seasons!

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