I decided I would go a little further out today to reach the rest of the four parks along the Lake Erie shoreline. I started out at the furtherest point in order to make the drive home shorter. My first stop was John E. Pearce Provincial Park, a day use park with it high sand cliffs inhabited by cliff swallows.
Below the cliffs lies a narrow beach where many like to spend their summers. After some exploring and deciding not to climb down the sand dune with my gear, it was off to another day use park – Port Bruce. This stretch of sandy beach has shallow waters for those looking to get their feet (and the rest of themselves) wet. Many sunbathers were out enjoying the park on this hot summer day.
As you can tell from the photo above – most were out in the water to keep themselves cool. Across the road from the beach is the main parking lot which hosts a yummy little takeout place where I stopped to have a bite. Then it was off to Port Burwell with it’s 2.5 kilometre long beach.
If this had been my last stop for the day I would have enjoyed plopping myself down on its sandy shore and maybe even got myself to explore the water a little more but I had one last stop – Long Point Provincial Park.
The fourth oldest park in Ontario, established in 1921 its long sandy beach is one of the largest bird migration sites in North America. This is where I decided to settle down for an hour and enjoy the sun and sand – and yes a little water before the long drive home.