On the May long weekend this year we headed north to Killbear Provincial Park on the shores of Georgian bay for our first camping trip of 2014.
We were very excited to get under canvas again after such a long winter but were a little disappointed with the near zero forecast for the weekend. Spring was arriving late and although we had full on sunshine all weekend it was very chilly at night.
I did my research and picked a site right across from the beach and I think we probably had one of the best in the campground. Unfortunately many of the trees in the park have been blighted by disease leaving many of the sites very bare, that combined with the late onset of spring meant the whole park looked a little sad with fallen trees and flooded sites, we definitely didn’t see it at it’s best. I’m sure in the height of summer when the trees are in full leaf it is very beautiful.
The rocky shores of Georgian bay makes the whole area very picturesque and the 3.5km Lookout Point trail is well worth the hour and a half trek to see the gorgeous view over the bay.
The weather dominated our weekend and we didn’t explore very far afield as we didn’t want to stray too far from the fire so I’d love to go back for another visit when it’s a bit warmer! Killbear is quite well known for it’s abundance of wildlife including deer and bear and although we saw evidence of them we didn’t spot a single one, they probably wanted to stay sheltered in the warm too! 🙂