We started off this month with an awesome long weekend at Windmill Point Campground near Fort Erie, ON. I know, for those who know us, it’s a little close to home – 40 min to be exact! The reason we chose a park so close was due to my work obligations this weekend. I was on call and had to remain close by in case I had to drive into work.
Windmill Point is an excellent park as we already knew – we visited last year as well. This time around we booked a nice back in site that was on the quarry. It was large and easy to access. We had 30 amp service and a water hookup. So here are a few photos of our site (#206)
It wasn’t very private considering it was right beside the snack stand with only a little fence between, but it was very nice. We had an excellent view of the water and also access to swim in the quarry!
The Friday we left we were lucky enough to get off work early but ended up waiting for a bad rain storm to load the fiver and hook up at storage. The weather really didn’t cooperate and of course once the rain let up enough we headed out only to find I forgot half our groceries at home. Back we went! Of course by the time we made it back to storage with all our supplies it was raining hard again. Bah! The good news was that we made it to Windmill Point and got set up with time to spare for relaxing! Stormy skies they were on Friday!
All night long it seemed we had high winds and torrential rain. Needless to say, I didn’t get a good night sleep!
Saturday the rain stopped for the most part but winds were still so strong. We had planned on picking our boat up at home and doing some fishing on Lake Erie, but it was way too rough. A quick trip to the Crystal Beach boat launch showed us just how rough! We returned to camp and around noon the clouds cleared and although it remained cool, the sun did come out!
Saturday we pretty much spent the day walking around the park and just relaxing. By afternoon we had a fire going. The park was putting on a movie night for kids and well, it wasn’t really our thing, but cool for the little ones! If you’ve never been to Windmill Point, they have lots of things to do there for little ones and big ones alike! The quarry is a wonderful clean body of water to swim in and the beach area has huge inflatables. As you can see from the photo above, diving is quite popular at the quarry as well. There are always events for the kids such as movies and crafts. All the facilities and the park itself is very clean! Here are some photos of the quarry:
The park also rents kayaks, stand up paddle boards and peddle boats! Life jackets are provided too!
Sunday was much better weather wise with some sunshine and warmth returning! It was a truly relaxing day spent talking, walking around and for me, swimming! Yup, I just floated around! I wasn’t going to as I didn’t bring a bathing suit but Dave convinced me to just do it! I tried to get him to join me but no go lol. The quarry was so refreshing!
We had some family come over for a BBQ and campfire Sunday night which is always a nice treat. Most of the time we’re too far away for visits, but here, it was a nice close drive for my brother, my great niece and my Dad. It was such a nice visit which we rounded out with a trip to the big tent to see the live band! I must say, events like these are one reason we really have come to like private parks! The band was excellent and we had a blast until 11 pm when they shut down for the night.
And so it was a WONDERFUL weekend away. We picked up a seasonal application to submit for Windmill Point, but it takes a couple years to get in. We’re okay with that as we’re already on the wait list for Long Beach and the way the work things, we’ll get a site for next year. Should we get called for Windmill Point, it would be a nice change maybe? It is such a nice park and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a clean campground in Niagara with lots to.
Here’s a link to the campground website:
The nicest sites in our opinion are the ones that back onto the quarry. Not all have water access from the campsite but some do. Try sites 206, 207 and sites 205 to 201. Those are a decent size with 30 amp and water and back onto the quarry.
Hope you try this park!