Silver Falls Provincial Park – Summer 2021

Canoeing on Dog Lake

Wow the weather is great today, 31 Celsius and sunny.  We left for Silver Falls Provincial Park, a park we have not been to before. When you turn off the highway, it’s about 4.5 km of a really bumpy road to get to the Park entrance. And by bumpy, I mean severe washboarding, we have never been on road like this before, especially pulling our trailer. We went fast, we sent slow, it didn’t matter! But we finally got to the Park; this is a small Park, 56 seasonal sites and 10 open sites. There is no main gate, no maps, no comfort stations, no water and no electricity; I can hear banjos lol

The Park is situated on Dog Lake, it’s a huge lake with lots of little islands. There is only one hiking trail and it’s about 10 km in length and goes to Silver Falls.   We drove down an old dirt road and found another access to get into Dog Lake for a paddle. We paddled a couple of hours and saw nothing except for some huge old rusted pieces of possibly an old boiler for a steam engine. Kind of unique finding these pieces in the lake.

We saw a lot of flowers, bugs and dragonflies on the dirt road that we drove down to get to the canoe launch and spent a long time there taking photos. Here are a couple of mine.

They have a nice beach and we spent an afternoon there, hanging out and swimming until it got really dark and it did end up raining later in the evening.

So here we go again, packing up and heading to the next location! See you next Blog Post…..

11 thoughts on “Silver Falls Provincial Park – Summer 2021”

  1. Looks like you have discovered another beautiful park and a rustic camping site. A beautiful afternoon floating on the water – you might be like us with the water frozen over and the temps in single digits (Fahrenheit) – ugh.

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    1. It’s so cold here lately! We went to a local Provincial Park Friday morning to walk and it was very cold, especially by Lake Ontario. I think our weather is supposed to warm up this next week. It has been around -20 Celsius or lower!

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      1. That is really cold and as a walker, I would rather have cold than snow as then it gets icy and dicey. My luck has run out as we’re going to get a foot of snow, may 18 inches (45 cm). We’re both ready for warmer weather!

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