Craigleith

CRAIGLEITH PROVINCIAL PARK – OCTOBER 2007

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We camped at Craigleith in October 2007. The site was perfect. I didn’t get pics of it other than this one which is a view from the back. That’s Georgian Bay in the distance. The beach is composed of shale rock and you can walk along it and find lots of different fossils. Swimming would be possible, but the rock shelves drop off fairly quickly in some places. Here are some pics of the campground:

 

While we were camped at Craigleith we hiked the Nottawasaga Trail and hiked at the Collingwood Scenic Caves. Here are some pictures of our hikes:

 

During our stay at Craigleith, we spent some time in Collingwood at the Millenium Park and the Craigleith Museum. You can see from the photos at Millenium Park that it was a stormy weekend. Here are some photos of our road trip to Collingwood:

 

We also took a trip into the town of Thornbury and stopped at the fish ladder on the Beaver River. Highway 26 runs along Georgian Bay and through towns like Collingwood, Thornbury and Meaford. All of them are pretty and have many little shops filled with treasures. In the fall, you can find apples grown here for sale along the roadside. Here are photos of the fish ladder, Beaver River and Thornbury:

 

Our camping trip at Craigleith was nice. The park was scenic with amazing skies over Georgian Bay and beautiful fall colours on Blue Mountain. The girls and I found a lot of fossils on the beach. Our hikes were great but unfortunately it was on the Nottawasga Trail that Dave fell and hurt his knee. Yes, we have lasting memories of this trip, even if we no longer have our prowler trailer. The only downside to this park was it’s close proximity to Hwy 26, which produced a fair amount of traffic noise. Here are some links:

To my Picasa album for Collingwood: http://picasaweb.google.com/Adventurer67/CraigleithPP#

To the Ontario Parks site for Craigleith:http://www.ontarioparks.com/english/crai.html

Collingwood Museum: http://www.collingwood.ca/museum

Thornbury: http://www.thornbury.ca/

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