Camping - 2007
MacGregor Point Provincial Park
Port Elgin, Ontario
July 29th - August 1st
For the first time in years,
it doesn't rain while we are camping!
Sure makes for a much nicer experience.
It was hot too, excellent beach weather.
Our home for 4 days, Nipissing area, site #233
site is nice and private with full trees. We couldn't see any other
sites actually, quite nice!
beaches aren't the best for swimming. As shown above.
They are quite rocky with slime on the rocks!
However there is a
great beach just 5 min. outside of the Park.
This is Gobles Grove Beach (or as the locals call it CAW beach).
It is a nice, sandy section of Lake Huron. As a bonus we
swam with some Canada Geese!
Chantry Island and Lighthouse in the far right.
the Parks beaches are not the best for swimming, they more then make up
stunning sunsets. The 3 nights we were there, we were treated to
amazing scenic displays.
These were taken at various locations along Sunset Point trail.
The rocks add lots of interest to the
We have a remote control on our Canon G7 camera,
thus allowing us to
get pictures of us both together!
Some more photos of us along the rugged Lake Huron shore.
Our site was visited by red tailed squirrels, this big bunny (both
chipmunks, raccoons, and a skunk passed behind us one evening,
during our campfire.
The Park has a few ponds / wetland areas
We've never seen a Great Egret (large white bird) before, so this was
There is a huge variety of birds, like Blue
Herons and King Fishers, which we also saw,
but not able to photograph - move too fast!
pretty abundant in Ontario and usually co-operate for photos, like
We've been wanting a photo
Poison Ivy for sometime now and we finally got one.
We were never exactly sure which 3 leafed greenery it was?
But the visitor centre at the Park has some
out front with a sign pointing to it.
It makes your skin very itchy with a rash
if you get the plant oils on you.
Luckily we haven't had any on us before.
It was a very successful camping experience,
with the bonus of no
As all the Provincial Parks in Ontario, MacGregor Point
has lots to
offer. Port Elgin is also a very nice area,
every Wed. there is a Flea
Market on the beach.
Being particularly hot & humid this trip, we
enjoyed our time spent on the beach the most!
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