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Sit back, relax, and enjoy reading about the “sites” and scenes of our Learn to Camp season!
The forecast for this summer was hot, hot, hot! Learn to Camp ran all through the heat of the summer, and we got the chance to see what was really happening in all of our parks!
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This was the first stop on Learn to Camp Park Tour 2019! Being a new park to all of us, we had to check out everything it had to offer!
We took a morning hike on the Burk Trail and headed to the renowned lookout. Let me tell you, it’s popular for a reason. This spot is surrounded by a beautiful canopy of coniferous and deciduous trees, and if you look just further than the treeline, you can see Lake Ontario.
When you visit Darlington, take some time to give this lookout some attention — you won’t regret it! Once you’re done soaking in the view, you can head down the trail towards the water or loop back to the beginning of the trailhead.
We take you next to Emily for a taste of the cottage life.
After a long day of touring the park, we headed back to the basecamp, and lucky that we did. The Emily Learn to Camp program has the perfect set up to take photos of your camping trip.
We took a took a seat on the Muskoka chairs which are set up under a banner of brightly colored flags. You may even choose to use their props when you swing by, and we suggest you do!
This was one of the longer excursions during our summer, but well worth the drive. Grundy is for sure a park to visit!
With so much to see in the park, we set off on our tour as soon as possible. The Gut Lake Trail was our first hike. A White-throated Sparrow greeted us at the beginning of the trail, and with that we set off down the trail.
This trail takes you right along the lake, and gives the perfect view of the exposed rocks along the water. So mosey on over to the most popular trail at Grundy Lake Provincial Park!
Once we had taken in all of Grundy, we headed out to Six Mile Lake.
We started the day with hearty breakfast, and we were ready to hit the trails.
If you are looking for a longer hike, you can actually make one big hike out of all three of the park’s trails.
We went right to the point…at Sibbald Point!
The lookout point on Lake Simcoe was one of the highlights! We followed a trail by the boat launch area that lead to a beautiful secluded pier, where you can take in the sights across the lake.
Sibbald Point’s a a great fishing spot. Or if taking a dip in the lake is more your speed, this park has a very popular beach that pairs perfectly with warm summer days.
We went just a hop, skip, and a jump from the big city of Toronto to beautiful Bronte Creek.
At Bronte, we visited the Spruce Lane Farmhouse and got a blast from the past. The farmhouse was filled with lots of history and secret staircases. We got to meet some of the discovery rangers, and learned what it was like to be an early farmer at the turn of the century.
Behind the farmhouse is a barn. Unlike the farmhouse, it is filled with lots of animals. We got the chance to check in with some sheep, chickens and ponies. Must say, they are pretty friendly folk.
Next, we decided to go to Earl Rowe! A place filled with diverse trails and wildlife.
On our journey through the park, the Rainbow Run Trail led us over all kinds of terrain! We saw everything from forests to fields, and all the wildlife that live there.
When we reached the lookout, we were met with the breathtaking sights of treetops and farmers’ fields. When you hike these trails, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. We saw just about everything under the sun.
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Thank you for staying with us for our walk down memory lane. This summer was an awesome season for the Learn to Camp program, especially in such beautiful parks!
With all the trips we went on it really feels like we’ve been everywhere, man.