Let me start this off by saying, I miss the summer! I don’t miss the humid, hard to breath days. Instead I miss the family time. I miss the time I spent this summer exploring the outdoors with my family. We really discovered places that we normally would have never gone to. Some we have always heard about but never got to see. Sandbanks Provincial Park is one of those places. Located on Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County near Picton, Ontario, Canada. There are 3 huge beaches at the Sandbanks with the softest sand your feet will touch, much like a family getaway to your favourite resort.
We made a day trip to the Sandbanks on a hot Sunny day, making a few pit stops along the way for the kids, one being the Big apple which is a Roadside attraction you see when driving East. We decided to stop there since we heard so much about it. Let me tell you it was worth the stop. The Big Apple is a bakery and restaurant which is apple inspired. We found everything from Apple Coffee, Apple Pie to Apple Bread Loaves! They also had a small petting zoo and the option to do a little mini putting with the family. The Big Apple itself was closed for maintenance so we were unable to tour the inside of it.
Once we got to the Sandbanks Provincial Park we set up our Camping Tent, and cooler. It took us a total of 2 hours to get there which isn’t bad at all. We spent the whole afternoon enjoying the water warm breeze and watching the sun set. The water was warm with shallows water hundreds of feet out with small drop offs. I was a little shocked at the amount of sea moss at the shoreline, however I was told that due to a bad storm it caused the sea moss some disturbance. None the less the water was really beautiful.
As the evening approached and the heat cooled down we packed up and waited for the Sun to set. That was the highlight of the day for me, there is nothing more beautiful than watching the Sun as it sets. The Sandbanks has a lot to offer during the Summer as well as Fall season. That we plan to utilize next year such has camping facilities, birding( especially during the fall). Biking, Fishing and Natural Heritage Education. Its safe to say that we really had an eventful summer. Last year we had just moved into another family home and didn’t get to enjoy the outdoors. This summer was our chance to make up for lost time and we did just that. Stay tuned for my last summer excursion coming soon to the blog. Thanks for reading!