2016 – We love Neys Provincial Park. Did you know it used to be a German POW camp in WW2? The camp held hundreds of German POWs from 1941-1946. I read that Neys is a biblical term for refuge. I wonder if the POWs thought that. Fascinating history and there are still remnants of the old camp.
Rabbit Blanket Campground, not sure where the name came from but it is a nice campground. Sites are more private and treed. But it is not on Lake Superior and there are no sandy beaches. There is a Rabbit Blanket Lake for paddling.
Lake Superior Provincial park has two campgrounds, some distance from each other. We decided to stay for a bit at Agawa Campground and then move on down the highway to Rabbit Blanket campground.
If you like beaches, this is the place to be in Ontario, actually this whole area has lovely beaches and blue Caribbean style water. The campground is right next to Highway 17 and there is lots of traffic so its definitely not the quietest park. We only stayed two nights at this Park. Continue reading “Pancake Bay Provincial Park”
Sault Ste Marie or the “Soo” is a terrific city. You can take the Agawa Canyon tour; go to an Art Gallery, stop at a microbrewery (there’s that word again), Canadian Bush plane museum, gamble at the Casino or walk along the Boardwalk and stop and have lunch outside. You are also close to Fort St Joseph National Historic Site.
2016 – GoManitoulin Island via the Chi-Cheemaun ferry, leaving from Tobermory ! If you take this ferry, particularly in the summer months, its best to make a reservation ahead of time……just sayin’. Its super busy. We arrived early in the morning and we were the first vehicle in line for the ferry. Had a lot of time to kill, so went exploring in the small town. Tobermory is located on a small harbour at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula. We had breakfast at Craigie’s one of the original buildings in Tobermory. Lots of little cafes and cute little shops; not to mention a microbrewery!
McGregor Provincial Park was the first stop on our Lake Superior Circle Tour. It took about 5-6 hours to get here. With stops of course. We had site 223 which was an okay site; this is a busy park. You can do a lot of biking in McGregor Park and there are lots of trails to hike. I don’t know about paddling on Lake Huron but the Saugeen River is close by.
Lake Superior Circle Tour 2016 – We left mid July to start our Lake Superior Circle Tour; staying at 14 Provincial Parks Ontario, 1 Provincial Park Manitoba, 2 National Parks, 2 US State Parks and 7 private campgrounds.