|Swimming in Lake Huron at the Pinery.|
|Behold the sand dolphin. Also, you can see the crowds of beach goers in the background.|
|Lookout Trail has a long, but not terribly arduous set of stairs to get to the actual lookout.|
|At the lookout! You lookout over trees so not the most exciting thing in the world but still fun.|
You can also rent canoes, hydro bikes and and canoes at the park too which is a great way to try out canoeing with the kids.
|You can get popsicles at the beach.|
|I don't know who Archie is, but he is quite adept at separating children from their allowance money. This is on the main street in Grand Bend.|
|Checking out the rocks at a stall in the flea market, whilst clutching the sock monkey she bought in Grand Bend.|
|The most Canadian bookseller ever?|
- The Pinery is big. You will likely not be able to walk to the beach from your site, especially with kids and all of the mountains of stuff you have to take along when you have kids. I mean, lets be real, you are going to look like this when you are heading to beach with kids.
- They have a slightly confusing road system in the park. The road becomes one way part way through the park so if you miss your turn you will have to go all the way around since you can't turn around.
- They don't have much in the way of concession stands at the beach but you can buy pop and popsicles and drinks from a little stand near beach 8 and probably at other places too.
- There are change rooms and wash rooms at the beach.
- On a busy weekend you may have trouble finding parking at the beach, especially if you have a trailer or boat or anything on the back of your car. We hit the dog beach when we had the trailer since we thought it might be less crowded. It was, but only just.
- You also can't park your trailer at the flea market so if you are planning on hitting it on the way home from the park, think again!
- They charge an entrance fee to the flea market which I found highly objectionable. For some inexplicable reason if they had just called it a parking fee I wouldn't have batted an eye. Kids under 12 are free though so it cost us $4 to get in and the kids did really like it.
- You can also camp in the winter at the Pinery, they even have yurts, which is a fun word to say. I may have just said it a dozen or so times.