|Fishing For Tadpoles|
|Ava's Caterpillar Farm|
We found tadpoles in puddles along the shores and a water snake hiding under leaves. Frogs were sunbathing in waterholes and in the evenings a young deer visited our campsite twice not being disturbed by us at all.
On one afternoon we took the "Lookout Trail" which is a short 30-minutes hike with our kids. Our daughter excitedly jumped from rock to rock, climbed down little paths and through the forest, listening to the animal sounds around us. Once we reached the end of the trail we were treated to a spectacular view of the Bay from the Lookout point which sits on top of a huge rock. We had lunch in the shade of the trees before we walked home on a scenic path along the shore of Georgian Bay.
Watching the sunset was an enjoyment for the whole family.
Sadly we had to leave Killbear Provincial Park on Sunday already. We all enjoyed our break from the city. Besides having lots of fun, the children had the possibility to see and learn so much about Ontario's wildlife and its' beauty.
We are excited to visit Killarney in August for another great adventure.
Killbear Provincial Park is located on the eastern shore of Georgian Bay, about 3 hours north of Toronto. The park contains a wide variety of geographic formations from the bold granite rocks of the Canadian Shield to the sandy beaches of Kilcoursie Bay. The park contains a diverse ecological system of forests and wetlands.
Killbear Provincial Park is a natural environment park. These parks protect the landscapes and special features of the natural region in which they are located, while providing ample opportunities for activities such as swimming and camping.
Whether you want to relax on a beach, hike in the woodlands, swim in the clear waters of Georgian Bay, paddle a canoe or kayak, explore the island waterways surrounding the park or take part in one of our educational programs Killbear has something to offer all outdoor enthusiasts.
About the campground:
Seven campgrounds offer 881 campsites, 236 with electricity, all near the water. Each site has a picnic table and fireplace. Vault toilets and drinking water taps are convenient to all sites, and there are comfort stations with hot showers and flush toilets (the facilities are very clean). Each campground has its own character, from the sandy, protective beaches of Kilcoursie and Beaver Dams to the pine and rocky settings of Harold Point, Granite Saddle and Georgian campgrounds.
source: http://www.friendsofkillbear.com/ http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/killb.htm
If you plan to reserve a campsite remember to book ahead of time as these campsites are very popular.