Best Family Friendly Campground Near Toronto
Posted on July 31, 2020
The TRCA is divided into three separate camp sites, Albion Hills, Indian Line and Glen Rouge. Of the three, Glen Rouge is the only site actually located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) along the Rouge River. In fact, they bill themselves as "an urban camping experience".The TRCA Glen Rouge Campground is near the Toronto Zoo, as well as several beaches and playgrounds, and boasts hiking trails and family-oriented activities. Amenities at this site include pits for evening campfires, showers, and bathrooms. The park offers activities for the entire family including canoeing, swimming, biking, as well as picnic areas. And in the winter, if you're brave enough to camp then, the park even offers cross-country skiing. The TRCA Glen Rouge is located at 7450 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, Ontario, about 30 km from Downtown Toronto.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Open for camping from early April until late October, Bronte Creek Provincial Park has much to offer. There are five separate hiking trails; one of the trails leads to a creek where you can fish for Rainbow Trout. There are two interpretive centres at the park. Spruce Lane Farmhouse is a one-of-a-kind living history museum that showcases what life for the early farmers in the area must have been like. The Nature Centre is located next to the big Red Play Barn and Children's Farm. Displays feature the unique natural elements of the park: ravine and creek, field and forest. Kids love to visit with the resident turtles and explore hands-on in the discovery room. Bronte Creek Provincial Park is home to one of Canada's largest outdoor pools. This 1.8 acre pool is a large pond shape that is designed for wading with a starting depth of mere centimeters, gradually deepening to two meters in the center. Not to worry, lifeguards are on duty. Bronte Creek Provincial Park is located at 1219 Burloak Drive, Oakville, Ontario, about 40 km from Downtown Toronto.
Elora Gorge Conservation Area
The primary attraction here is the Grand River as it flows through the bottom of a stunning gorge, approximately two kilometres long, with limestone cliffs reaching 22 metres in height. The gorge was formed by glaciers retreating after the last ice age. Riverside and scenic overlooks provide hikers with stunning views of the water far below where kayakers and tubers make their way through the rapids. If you're feeling adventurous tubing equipment is available to rent. The Elora Gorge Conservation Area is one of the eight Grand River parks with a total of over 2,200 campsites as of the summer of 2018. Popular activities at Elora Gorge include camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, cycling, swimming, picnicking, and tubing. Elora Gorge has 250 unserviced campsites and 130 serviced sites with water and electric. The park is located at 7400 Wellington Rd 21, Elora, Centre Wellington, Ontario, about 100 km to Downtown Toronto.
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