One of our activities on the trip through Ontario was to attend a Shakespeare play at Stratford (and yes, the Avon River runs through the town, making it upon-Avon!). For that part of the trip, I didn’t spend any time reviewing and evaluating campgrounds. I simply picked the closest provincial (state) park I could find and selected the most isolated campsite available in the campground’s audio-free section.
Imagine my surprise when we discovered what a gem the campground and even our specific campsite was!
Rounding the corner onto the further road of the campsite, a view of Lake Huron greeted us.
From our campsite, there was a steep trail that led to our own private beach on the lake! In fact, from our tent, we could hear the sound of the surf. I slept like a baby those two nights, lulled to sleep by the waves.
This location had everything I love about the beach: clear blue water, the sound of the waves, sun, and lazy days, and nothing that I hate: too many people, salt/sand everywhere, and gaudy shops. From not even planning or caring about this particular location, we stumbled into the perfect “beach” location. We are already planning a more intentional vacation here in the future!