Family Weekend Roadtrip to Breathtaking Killbear Park

The last four months of lockdown – working, schooling, parenting – have been so hard but also creatively and emotionally rewarding. But the hubby and I are beyond burned out.

So we took T for a recharge in nature with a short but sweet family roadtrip – three hours from home – to scenic Parry Sound, Ontario.

We arrived Friday evening and spent Saturday at beautiful Killbear Provincial Park, one of my fave places in the world.

The hubby and I have camped here four previous times, two with T when he was a toddler. This time, we stayed at an inn, because of the pandemic.

I’ve posted previously about Killbear and I can’t rave enough about it. The scenery is so breathtaking. Rocky shores and jagged hillsides.

We were blessed with perfect weather; sunny and breezy, warm but not scorching.

We stayed longer than planned, seven hours, going in and out of the water six times and skipping lunch altogether.

Swimming in the fresh lake water was so rejuvenating. It was comfortably cool and energizing.

From the two other times the hubby and I came here before we adopted T, we always looked forward to him getting old enough to take him to Harold’s Point for cliff jumping.

Our fearless little boy jumped right off the 10+ foot ledge into the water. Again and again until we told him we had to stop because we were tired.

We spent the late afternoon sitting on the rocky shore, in our own spot well distanced from others, eating snacks and lost in our gaze at the gorgeous Georgian Bay all around us.

Seeing T’s content, happy, laughing, smiling face was all the refueling I needed to get through the upcoming few weeks. He really needed this weekend. And you know what, so did we!

An hour after we got back to the hotel on Saturday night, the skies thundered and with a huge crack of lightning, the heavens poured down onto the ground.

“Good thing we’re not camping!” I told the hubby with a laugh and climbed into our soft comfy bed, while T played on his tablet.

Killbear is a tradition we want to keep going every summer. I look forward to many more visits and building more memories in the years to come.

Our first Killbear visit with T in July 2016.

18 thoughts on “Family Weekend Roadtrip to Breathtaking Killbear Park

  1. I wanna be like T , Fearless and just being one with the moment. This is the very feeling and adventure we all hope to feel everyday. Family road trips are the best ways to build happy moments with those we love, to find ourselves , to be inspired and feel we’re truly alive. Thank you. This is what Summer should be like…awesome!

    1. It was a wonderful day of, as you noted, to feel alive. Just for a day during this pandemic and these challenging times. Thanks for stopping by! 😊

  2. Your weekend sounds absolutely amazing Ab. A real tradition at this point. And very wise to bring the screen fir T’s distraction. The pictures show a really beautiful destination… thanks for sharing 😃

    1. Thanks Andi. It’s one of my favourite places in the world and we’re blessed that is is relatively close to home. We’ll be back over and over again. 🙂

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