Generations of park visitors to the Pinery Provincial Park have grown up and brought their own families to experience on of Canada's most popular facilities.
The park, one of Ontario's most visited recreational spots, has some 1,000 campsites in three distinct campgrounds on more than 6,000 acres. Four hundred of those sites have electrical hook-ups, many are pull through.
With 10 kilometres of legendary sandy beaches and spectacular windswept dunes (some more than 100 feet high), the Pinery remains as untouched in its elegance as it is attractive to thousands of yearly visitors.
The promise? Great camping and the wilds of a park where sightings of deer or other wildlife is not only common, but expected.
Towing oaks with sun sneaking its way through branches and boughs. Breathtaking vistas that have you wondering where you could find anything more beautiful in nature.
Take your time. You'll have lots of it on hand as you walk through the park's 10 well-marked trails, 38 kilometres that in winter become a haven for cross-country skiers who revel in the quiet of yet another type of park experience, all made possible by the typical plentiful snowfalls the region enjoys.
Whether it's a quiet stroll, a leisurely paddle along the Old Ausable Channel, or simply doing what some like best-nothing-the Pinery Provincial Park is the promise and fulfillment of everything those generations of visitors past, present and future have come to expect.
Indeed, visitors to the Pinery enjoy a true balance of nature experience, the well-equipped facilities, a wheelchair accessible on-premises store for the everyday essentials, along with camping that keeps visitors returning for more.
And even outside the park itself, just moments north, is the resort town of Grand Bend and its additional amenities. Close enough to appreciate. Far enough to give the Pinery its essence of seclusion.