When our Emilie asked me to do a blog on my best places to camp, I was immediately excited !! L'Hirondelle enjouée (my totem among Guides) is still present in me. My love of nature and camping is always very developed. Yes but beware, luxury camping just because I never go out without my 16 foot trailer, my flute glass and my sparkling!
Despite my love for "luxury camping" I prefer wild camping. Where neighbors are almost nonexistent, hidden by the many trees and open spaces. That's why my favorite campsites are mostly national parks.
Here's a list of my favorite places:
First, our inescapable: the Bic National Park. Each year, at Thanksgiving, we are there with our jackets, our hats and our gloves. What a joy to walk through the trails along the St. Lawrence River with its breathtaking scenery. Early morning we will make a trip to the village bakery for their delicious baquettes or croissants, and when the tide is at its lowest, we always visit the Ile du Massacre.
Last month, during the long weekend in May, we went for the first time at the site of Batture SEBKA in the beautiful region of Kamouraska. Love at first sight!! Our campsite was right on the riverfront. There was ten kilometers of trails with several lookouts to go walking or jogging. The only "hitch" is that this campsite, wonderful as it is, is "semi-wild". This means that there is no electricity and the toilet are chemical toilets!
We lived more than two years in Ontario. So we traveled a lot and went to different Ontario Parks. One of my favorites was Craigleith. This park is located on the south shore of Georgian Bay. There is no sand, but fractured shale plates that form the shore and which include fossils of 450 million years. This park is located close to Blue Mountain.
There is another park that I love: Awenda which is located in Penetanguishene, on the shores of Georgian Bay. I like it simply because it is beautiful and very spaced. When we are in Penetanguishene, we also definitely visit Discovery Harbour and Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons.