Outside Mississauga: 5 fall camping destinations to get back to nature

 

If the fact that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases are constantly increasing has you stressed, you might be feeling like you need to get away from the stress of the city.

If that’s how you’re feeling, there’s good news—Ontario has plenty of Provincial Parks that are open for camping right now that provide beautiful views of the changing fall foliage.

These are five camping destinations outside Mississauga.


5: Fushimi Lake

Located in Hearst Ontario, Fushimi Lake Provincial Park is a little less than 1,000 km from Mississauga, and represents a great camping spot for people looking to get out of the city for a couple of days.

The park is along the banks of Fushimi Lake and offers campsites for RVs, cars, and tents as well as lodging rentals. Guests can enjoy hunting, fishing, and hiking, as well as water activities including canoeing, kayaking, paddlboating, and paddlboarding—rentals for all four are available.

There’s also a fish cleaning station for those who want to eat what they catch—the lake is home to Walleye, Northern Pike and Yellow Perch.

Washrooms are open, but restrictions are in place.

The campsite is open until October 12.

Photo courtesy of Ontario Parks


4: Samuel de Champlain

Located in Mattawa Ontario, Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park is a little less( than 400 km from Mississauga, making it a great option for those who want to get away for the weekend.

The park is on the historic Mattawa River fur trade route in the scenic Mattawa Valley and offers campsites for RVs, cars, and tents. Guests can enjoy hiking, biking and fishing, as well as water activities including boating, canoeing and paddleboarding—canoe and paddlboard rentals are available on-site.

Washrooms are open, but restrictions are in place.

The campsite is open until October 13.

Photo courtesy of Ontario Parks


3: Murphy’s Point

Located in Perth Ontario, Murphy’s Point Provincial Park is a little less than 400 km from Mississauga, making it a great option for those who want to get away for the weekend.

The park is situated along the banks of the Big Rideau Lake, part of the historic Rideau Waterway and offers campsites for RVs, cars, and tents, as well as lodging rentals. Guests can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, and canoeing, and there is a concession stand for those who don’t want to pack a ton of food.

Washrooms are open, but restrictions are in place.

The campsite is open until October 13.

Photo courtesy of Ontario Parks


2: Lake St. Peter

Located in Hastings County, Lake St. Peter Provincial Park is a little more than 300 km from Mississauga, making it a great option for those who want to get away for the weekend.

The park is situated along the banks of Lake St. Peter and offers campsites for cars, and tents. Guests can enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, and hunting, as well as water activities including swimming, boating, canoeing, and kayaking—there are rental options for canoes and kayaks.

Washrooms are open, but restrictions are in place.

The campsite is open until October 13.

Photo courtesy of Ontario Parks


1: Point Farms

Located in Goderich Ontario, Point Farms Provincial Park is roughly 200 km from Mississauga, making it a great option for those who want to get away for the weekend or just the day.

The park is situated on a bluff and offers spectacular views of the blue water and beautiful sunsets of Lake Huron. The park offers campsites for RVs, cars, and tents, and guests can enjoy hiking, biking, and hunting, as well as water activities including boating and swimming. There are also beaches open for dogs, playgrounds for kids, and even public Wi-Fi.

Washrooms are open, but restrictions are in place.

The campsite is open until October 13.

Photo courtesy of Ontario Parks

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