Lake Huron park has great fishing, hiking, beachcombing and much more
No matter how long they’ve been on summer vacation, kids eventually start complaining that they’re bored. If you’ve got young kids, the splash pad will only buy you so much time. And if you’ve got older ones, it can sometimes be tough to tear them away from screens. The solution? Pack up and head into the great outdoors. While a simple change of environment can do wonders to entertain easily-bored kids, you can up the novelty factor by creating a personalized bucket list. That’s what managing editor Bob Sexton and family did when they visited Inverhuron Provincial Park near Kincardine, Ontario, in June, 2018. He describes five items on their Inverhuron to-do list.
Hit the beach
Inverhuron is well known for its sandy beach and dunes—the latter are protected with steps and a boardwalk. While I went to the nearby town of Tiverton for some supplies, my spouse, Norine Williamson (in blue hat), spent an afternoon on the sand beach with the kids (Maya, 7, and four-year-old twins Sam and Ben) and her sister Meghan Rife (in green hat). The water was a little cool during our stay in June, but is reportedly warm enough to swim by the end of the summer. Meanwhile, the kids spent a lot of time combing the rock beach across from our cabin looking for the perfect skipping stones.