Originally Posted by Hills Family
We've been tent campers for 15 years and stuck pretty much to provincial parks close by (we're in Brooklin, just north of Whitby). Our favourites are Balsam Lake and Sandbanks.
Now with the trailer we're getting a bit more adventurous - we're going to go to and from Florida, camping along the way and staying at Disney's Fort Wilderness. This first summer I am being cautious and pretty much sticking with KOAs (which I remember well from my own childhood).
I counted last night and I have 30 nights of camping booked between May and September - can't wait!!
By the way, I contacted Forest River and for my model, the 294, the weight limits are 150 lbs upper bunk and 250 lbs lower bunk.
The KOA's in Kingston, Cardinal and Gananoque are really nice... and expensive. Guess you get what you pay for. We were at Goreski's last year for the weekend, very disappointed by the lack of cleanliness ( broken beer bottles in the pavilion at 11:30 in the morning with kids playing everywhere near ). The place is so close to home with much potential but not a lot of pride of ownership (IMO). We have yet to find a KOA that was not spotless and quiet. Bon Echo is supposed to be a really nice spot also.
We are supposed to be going back to Disney next year, I can't convince the boss to take the trailer and camp. We got 34 nights in the first year we had our trailer, we didn't get it until June 12!
We are going to Yogi Bear park (somewhere up the 400?) and the water park that is up that way this year, maybe in June. We spent a couple days at Yogi Bear in New Brunswick last year.
Our big trip was 5000km last year and spent around $1200 in gas (out to the Cabot trail and back through Nova Scotia). If you ever go that way you will have to see Hopewell Rocks, really cool.