I love camping! I have only gone camping twice my whole life: once in May of this year at Selkirk Provincial Park and once last weekend at Turkey Point Provincial Park. Both campsites are about a 1-2 hour drive south-west from Brock. I love the outdoors, but I’ve refrained from going camping my whole life because I’m usually at my cottage all summer. BUT I decided that it was time I experienced camping for myself, and it was a blast……..well……..sort of.

I arrived around 9:00 pm at Turkey Point when it was already dark. Setting up camp in the dark wasn’t too difficult, but it sure was creepy! Driving into the forest in the pitch black is kind of terrifying, and since school has started and it’s starting to cool down, there weren’t many campers around. However, when I woke up in the morning I realized just how beautiful it was!

I went on a 3 hour hike through the forest’s trails all afternoon, ending up at Lake Erie. Although it was kind of chilly, it was really cool to see the Great Lake since I’d never seen it before.

I BBQ’d sausages for dinner… and that’s where the trouble really set in. About a 1/2 hour after dinner, my campsite was raided by raccoons!! And they’re precocious little creatures! Despite my best attempts at barking like a dog to scare them away (something I’m sure the other campers around us appreciated) they hung around until all the smells and scraps were gone (HOURS later). Now that being said, it was totally my fault for leaving dinner scraps around the campsite! I’m a newbie… give me a break.

All in all though, it was a really fun experience, and a great way to kick-start the fall season! To learn more about Turkey Point, camping, or Ontario Provincial Parks in general, click here. Happy camping!


About Emma

Hey everyone! My name is Emma and I’m in my sixth year here at Brock University. I've graduated from the Concurrent Education program, majoring in English and minoring in Dramatic Arts, and am now going into my Master's in English. I’m also an alumni of the Brock Leaders Citizenship Society, which allowed me to participate in many awesome events around campus during my undergraduate degree, such as the Flora Broley Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament for Alzheimer’s. Please browse my blogs and feel free to post any questions or comments you may have!

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