With our rental renovation pending for September 1st, we had a little over a week for an official “vacation”. While we so appreciate and enjoy driveway surfing with family and friends, after over a month of social time we were craving some alone time. We also recognized that this was our only chance to go “camping” all year, at least until we head south for the winter. We really enjoyed our stay at Kring Point State Park on the St Lawrence River in NY state last summer. Since Nellie was already an hour east of Toronto, continuing east seemed a logical choice. Using my guide to Ontario Conservation Areas, I found Charlottenburgh Park on the St Lawrence River, just east of Cornwall. A quick call confirmed they would have space for us with no reservation required. At almost 400kms, it was a good day’s haul but the 401 made the trip quick and easy.
We rolled in Tuesday afternoon and found multiple options for camping. Interestingly, with our solar panels, we generally want sites that others don’t: no services and lots of sunshine. Not only are sites without electricity cheaper, they are usually located in quieter and/or more scenic sections of the campground. This time we opted for a site close to the beach: the open spaciousness of the sites in that area did not appeal to others and we basically had the entire area to ourselves. Sweet!