Pinery Provincial Park

The Pinery


Apparently National Geographic has claimed the Pinery has some of the best sunsets in the world.  Even through the rain clouds we could see that this may be true. The horizon on the lake seemed infinite. The humid air gave our sunsets an opalescent quality that made me feel like it came straight out of Narnia.


Sand Dunes

One of the reasons I wanted to go to the Pinery were for the sand dunes. They didn’t disappoint. They provided hours of fun for kids to play in – imagine one giant sandbox.  The really soft sand and great vista made the dunes a perfect place to chill.


Canoeing on the Old Ausable

The kids did really well on their first canoe run. We saw lots of fish and even a little blue heron, which according the park’s bird watching guide is an 0v. Which means they have no evidence of this bird breeding there nor do they expect it to be seen in the park.  We have photo evidence.


R & D
Little Blue Heron
Bird watching

We aren’t huge bird watching, but we do enjoying spotting and identifying the ones that come our way.  At our camp site we saw a woodpecker, cardinals, goldfinch, some kind of blue bird and many others.

Stand Up Paddle Board

This was the first time I had brought my paddle board out of the GTA.  It was nice to paddle on Lake Huron.  I’ve now decided I need to paddle at least once on all 5 Great Lakes.

As nice as it was to have the board there is so much to do there. The board wasn’t necessary.  If we return we’ll bring the bikes and look for flying squirrel and five lined skink.

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Kids programs

By far the park had some of the best kid’s programs I’ve seen in a long time. They are educational and fun.

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