Things to Do in Southwestern Ontario: Camping

Winter and summer, camping is a popular activity in Grey and Bruce counties. Camping gives you the chance to truly get away from it all and enjoy sleeping under the stars. There are so many places to do just that, with some of the most inspiring and amazing camping experiences in all of Ontario right in our backyard.

Tent, Trailer and RV Camping

With the expansive park system in Grey Bruce there are many places to camp both in a tent and in an RV. Sauble Falls Provincial Park, MacGregor Point Provincial Park and Bruce Peninsula National Park all have a variety of campsites available. There is also camping available at Cape Croker Park, which is owned and operated by the Chippewa tribe. Camping is not just limited to the park system; there are over40private campgrounds and resorts throughout Grey Bruce that have sites for both tent camping and RVs. In Sauble Beach alone there are seven different campgrounds so that you can enjoy your next vacation near the beach.

Backpacking

If camping to you is an adventure sport, you will find some of the most challenging and well-known hikes in Canada here. Those who prefer being deep within the wilderness with only what they can carry will want to explore the 800 km Bruce Trail. It begins in Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula and extends to Niagara Falls. There are numerous campsites along the trail that can only be reached on foot. There are access points that allow hikers to customize the distance that they plan to travel or choose sections with varying difficulty of terrain.

“Glamping”

For camping with all of the comforts of home, try “glamorous camping” or glamping. Rustic but comfortable accommodations such as yurts, tipis and treehouses offer accommodations deep in the woods combining a wilderness adventure round structure that are modern versions of the ancient dwellings of Central Asia.

Ontario Yurts in Grey County provide luxury wilderness, eco-tourism vacations complete with sleeping in a yurt, tipi or treehouse and having a “forest butler.” This unique concept combines a nature adventure with catered meals and local wines.

MacGregor Point Provincial Park and Bruce Peninsula Park both offer yurt camping. This is a great way to enjoy a park getaway in style. The yurts at MacGregor Point Provincial Park are available year round so that visitors can enjoy winter activities as well as summer.

I can’t wait to talk with you about the best place to enjoy a camping getaway. Call me at PEAK┬« Point Real Estate Brokerage and we can talk more about enjoying the great outdoors in Grey and Bruce counties.