Albion Hills

Albion Hill Conservation Area – May 2015

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Our Campsite!

 

Our first trip out in May 2015 was to Albion Hills Conservation Area. We left on a Friday after work and arrived at the park around 7pm. Our campsite was pretty nice. It was grassy, level and easy to back into. Both sides were decently private with trail access close by, a playground close by and a large firepit. There were a few other campers in the same campground, but it was very quiet at night. 

Albion Hills is located North of Bolton off of Hwy #50. It’s a decent size park located along the Humber River. There are 234 serviced and unserviced sites including some pull thrus for larger rigs. Our site in the Deer Run campground had 30 amp, 15 amp and a water hookup. There are a total of eight campgrounds within Albion Hills with some seasonal sites. 

The park is very scenic with many hiking and biking trails. As well, there is a pool and splash pad and a small reservoir where you can paddle. The park lists fishing as an activity, but the reservoir didn’t look very deep to us, so we didn’t try.  I imagine the Humber River may have some fishing too. Here are some park photos:

 We brought our mountain bikes hoping to ride some of the many trails here. Behind our site was access to a trail, so we hopped on a loop trail from there. Talk about convenient! It wasn’t an overly long trail, but it was scenic and fun too, especially when we hit the swampy area! Muddy shoes, muddy legs, muddy clothes!

The weather was hot and sunny considering it was only the first weekend of May. Besides bike riding, we enjoyed walking around the park checking out other campgrounds and the Humber River. It was really a nice park! The park was very clean and very well maintained with the exception of one road which was in great need of repair! It would be easy to maneuver a larger unit through these campground roads and find a suitable site with full amenities. Here are some other photos of Albion Hills:

We were impressed with our campsite at Albion (site #108). It was recommended to us by a fellow RVer in our Facebook Group “RVing in Canada”. If you’re staying at Albion and decide on the Deer Run Campground, keep in mind that the post will be on the same side as the hookups on your RV if you choose even numbered sites. Odd numbered sites will require you to run water and electrical hoses across your campsite to the post. Just a little tip! Here are some photos from our campsite:

  

Albion Hills was a super park and we’d definitely come back here again. When we do return, I’ll book again in Deer Run as it’s quiet and the site quality is good. There’s easy, convenient trail access and if you have small kids, you’ll appreciate the playground conveniently located in the centre of the campground loop. There are no comfort stations in the Deer Run loop, but there are pit toilets. We used our own facilities in the trailer, so we didn’t book based on comfort station location. The park website lists WiFi access at the Chalet, but we didn’t test it.

I’d say the only issue we had with this park was the set up at the dumping station just outside Deer Run. I’m not sure if there are other dumping stations,  but be advised if you use this one, it is surrounded by steel posts and on the wrong side of the campground road. The steel posts mean you can’t get overly close, so make sure you have a decent length of black water sewer hose. It was an awkward set up, but we got the tanks emptied. 

The only other bit of advice would be if you’re coming from South of Albion Hills, don’t come up Hwy#50 through Bolton. Take Airport Road instead and cut across at Old Church Road. You’ll miss the north bound ride through Bolton and all the traffic and many lights. Besides, it’s a nice ride through the country!

Here are some links to the park and reservation site:

http://trca.on.ca/enjoy/locations/albion-hills.dot

http://www.reservations.trca.on.ca/en/park.cgi?&p=262

HAPPY CAMPING!!!

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