Have you ever been on a camping trip with your family? Most people say yes ,and along with saying yes they have a great story to go along with it. Some funny , Some Scary..well there is basically every kind of story under the sun to tell about camping.

fixing the old Jonson Motor with my dad while camping
fixing the old Jonson Motor with my dad while camping

Ever since I can remember my family and i have gone camping 2 weeks every summer. I love Camping , my whole life I have been a nature enthusiast and I like how Ontario parks and other camping and conservation authorities protect the wild life and let people see the true beauty of nature.

Once summer comes around in Canada I find it difficult to understand why people need to travel so far from Ontario , spending thousands of dollars when we have such a beautiful place to be right here in our own backyards. There are so many things do do in Ontario Parks, some of my favourite things dodo are, go kayaking , canoeing, fishing and ride my bike down the great trails. Also my best memory last year was walking down to the beach at The Pinery with my girlfriend to watch the sun go down. The sunsets over the great lakes are always beatiful and there is nothing like going for a quick swim before the sun goes down. After that we would go back to our campsite and get the fire started so we could tell storys about our day and roast marshmallows and smores. When my family camps we have the “luxury” of camping in a tent trailer its pretty small and its from 1972! its a classic ;).

Me getting up close and personal with a White Tail Deer camping at Killbear Park
Me getting up close and personal with a White Tail Deer camping at Killbear Park

Anyways I would recommend any free chance you get this summer or even this weekend , check out some of Ontarios Parks or in our area Grand River Conservation. I bet youll have fun..If not at least you will make a memory. Now that I have turned 18 It would be great if I got my license and traveled to one of the parks on my own. Come summer, the beaches are filled with adults and teens alike so it would be great for socializing.
One of the only times my brother and I spend time together is fishing when we go camping.  this is Pinery Park in Ontario
One of the only times my brother and I spend time together is fishing when we go camping. this is Pinery Park in Ontario

Things to remember when camping…

1. Have fun! leave all the troubles of life back at home and make memories with the people you have! that’s how you have things to look back on.

2. Bring bug spray! there is nothing worse than being eaten alive on a trip “unless its by a bear” haha

A Yellow Bellied Sapsucker at Killbear Park.  Always great oprotunities for bird watchers while camping!
A Yellow Bellied Sapsucker at Killbear Park. Always great oprotunities for bird watchers while camping!

Written by Trina Stewart

Trina Stewart is the editor-in-chief at Life's a Blog. Blogging and Social Media is her passion by night, while project management and business development fills her day.

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