Tag Archives: Awenda Provincial Park

#3 – Make Bannock over a camp fire

We used the most basic recipe available (and one that didn’t include lard).  I have no idea if we were successful or not, but the end result was pretty tasty, so I give us a pass.

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Details: The recipe we used can be found here.

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#34 – Make S’moreos over the camp fire

S’mores are delicious.  S’mores made with Oreos (S’moreos) are amazing.  We did the list item, then things got serious when we added in some Reese Peanut Butter cups.  #noregrets

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Details: Roast a marshmallow; twist open an Oreo; put a chocolate square or Reese cup in there; squeeze the marshmallow off; enjoy the messy, gooey awesomeness.

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#4 – Go Camping

Adam and I both grew up camping a lot and love to go as much as we can.  We have our favourite camp grounds and had never been to Awenda Provincial Park, which was suggested as part of our road trip itinerary.

Awenda was beautiful, the sites were well spaced out (to the point that we couldn’t even really hear our neighbours) and the beach and glacier lake in the park are lovely.  Our only complaint was that the camp sites are quite a hike from the beach, so you either plan for a long walk (which we were into) or plan to drive over.

We spent the (very chilly) night concocting different S’mores recipes and made fresh baked bannock on the fire for breakfast.
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Details: Park details can be found here.

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#7 – Go on a road trip with a destination

Scenery, heart-to-hearts, nearly missed turns, missed turns, loud ’80s music singalongs.

We found a great weekend road trip itinerary put together by The Grid TO, outlining three two-day adventures out of Toronto; one west, one east, and one north.  We picked the North route, as it was the most budget-friendly and it also included a couple other list items.

We followed the itinerary laid out fairly closely, though we didn’t go to either restaurant suggestion on the Sunday (they weren’t kidding about Wendy’s butter tarts).

We started early on Saturday; our first stop was Rock Gardens Farms for some food for the weekend (and some cuddles with their seriously adorable cat).  Then we were off for Mono Cliffs Provincial Park to hike on the escarpment; stopped by Creemore Brewery to grab some beer for Saturday; flew kites on Balm Beach (recently renamed to Tiny Beach); played arcade games at the 80-year-old Georgian Grill; then on to Awenda Provincial Park for a night of camping (and making s’moreos!).

Sunday morning we baked bannock for breakfast and then explored the camp ground’s glacier lake.  Once back on the road, we stopped for Wendy’s butter tarts; played a little frisbee golf in Penetanguishenewandered around the Roadshow’s 400 Antique Market; and walked through Holland Marsh’s board walks before heading home.

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Details: The Grid Escape Clause itinerary can be found here.  Balm Beach seems to have been renamed, so if you are counting on a GPS, you’ll have trouble finding it.

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