Great places to check out in Canada

My journeys

This is just a beginning of my collection of wonderful places to visit and make special memories...

 

 photo of sandbanks provincial park      photo of canoe at sandbanks provincial park

Sandbanks Provincial Park, Prince Edward County, ON

Located about 2 1/4 hours from Toronto.  Sandbanks has a huge natural sand beach, sand dunes (pictured above on the left) and an area for canoeing (canoe rentals are available).  There are many washrooms in the area and even a restaurant with delicious food (great for those like me, who are too lazy to pack food!).

photo of rattlesnake point, milton

Rattlesnake Point, Milton, ON

Located about 45 minutes from Toronto.  Rattlesnake Point is part of the Niagara Escarpment.  You can hike, rock climb and discover many beautiful trails, including Nassagaweya Canyon Trail.

Winter Moose at Awenda Provincial Park, Ontario

Awenda Provincial Park, ON

The park itself seems a bit disorganized.  For example, you can canoe on Kettle Lake and there are canoes right at the lake side, but you have to drive to the other end of the park to rent the canoes.  And although, the website shows that you can rent a canoe, it does not specify that you must have reserved a campsite in order to rent them. Of course, since we drove about 2 hours from Toronto, me and my family were very disappointed that we could not canoe.

Aside from this, there is just something special about this park. I have already taken my family there twice this summer.  It could be the density of the looming beech tree forest, the serenity of Kettle Lake, or the four beach areas along the  Georgian Bay (one is designated for pet use - yet the rest of the park is not designated for pets - let me know if you figure this out!). Next year, I plan to reserve a campsite, canoe and take the time to enjoy all the trails.