SUMMER DAY TRIPS BY CAR FROM BARRIE
As we welcome summer amid reopenings, we can all indulge in notions of traditional summer fare like patios, barbecues…and road trips!
Of course, Barrie’s central location makes us a prime hub to launch car voyages through the warm weather months. Every Thursday through September, we’ll bring a new Ontario destination you can reach in a reasonable travel time. And if you’ve got some suggestions, we want to hear them!
Road Trippin’ – Part 5
You’ll find Sandbanks Provincial Park in Picton, the jewel in stunning Prince Edward County. And even if you are the kind of person who doesn’t usually have a thing for lakes, this one will win you over.
The area is awash in clean, clear water over rock-free sand bars. Bring a stand-up paddle board if you’ve got one, because the water here is calm and often shallow. It’s safe for the kiddos, as long as they are in sight. And the shoreline is ideal for sandcastle construction and mudpie making.
Featuring the world’s-largest baymouth bar on a freshwater lake, the beaches here are the real draw, including the dunes—some as high as 60 metres!
It’s $20 to access the park’s gates and park one vehicle (or less depending on how long you stay) but there are no other costs to worry about. Camping is available as well, but of course Covid restrictions are in place.
What did you think of Road Trippin’ – Part 5? Let us know in the comments, or let us know if you’ve been there! We’d love to share your pics! And if you are a business in Barrie that is open during Stage 2, reach out today! We will get you Uncovered.