When we initially made reservations for Lake Superior Provincial Park, our favourite sites were already taken. We booked one near the highway that gave us a good view of the people leaving on the holiday Monday so that we could get a good site with views. We ended up on an electrical site on the road across the beach.
The park has some wonderful hikes. One of the first ones we did was along the beach.
We met up with our friends from previous years at Lake Superior and did the Orphan Lake hike.
Orphan Lake is just a stone’s throw from Lake Superior on the trail.
When we’re hiking, I think about what life would have been like a thousand years ago. This location and small lake would make for a good winter home. Well protected from the winds coming off Lake Superior. The small lake would freeze and offer winter ice fishing. There are lots of trees for fuel and places where a person could make a warm camp.
With the cool weather, this rocky beach retains the heat of the sun. It’s a wonderful place to stop for lunch.
I never would have thought to take off my hiking boots midpoint on a hike for fear that my feet wouldn’t fit back into the boots. A friend, who is a guide, told us how wonderful it is to take the boots and socks off at a lunch stop. It gives everything a chance to breath. Since the first time I tried this process I have enjoyed the freedom it has given and the second portion of the hike has been much more pleasant.
A week at Lake Superior was wonderful and on our way home we had a few stops.
Pancake bay was busier than usual this year, but we found adjoining sites with Kim and Diane.
One of the things we’ve learned is the importance of stopping for lunch. Much like taking off the hiking boots, the short walk around and the rest from driving is refreshing enough to make the journey much more pleasing and safe.
Our next stop was Chutes Provincial Park. We found that this is a good stopping point between home and Lake Superior.
I love the bridges over rapids and falls. Looking down at the rushing water is so calming.
Our last stop before home. We wanted to check out another campsite at the Samuel De Champlain Provincial Park for another time. We found the non serviced sites we wanted but they were taken. We ended up on a couple of nice sites that were challenging to get into. The fun of RV trailers.