Take the time to visit local parks and businesses in your area you might just find a place worth visiting again.
Last week I did just that with a small group from the Chamber. We held our meeting at Lower Beverley Lake Park and met with the Chairperson of the Park Management Board, Cathy Livingston, and Park Manager William Morris who gave us a guided tour by wagon ride of the park and campground. Everyone was surprised at how large the campground is and what awesome events and services they provide. Listening to William talk about the park, you would swear he was talking about his child. The obvious pride he has in the place makes his job a labour of love.
The park for those of you who do not know is located on 106 pristine parkland acres in the small village of Delta. The park contains an astounding 235 campsites and 11 cottages and is a home away from home to many revisiting seasonal campers. At full capacity in the peak of the hot summer months, the campground population easily surpasses that of the small village it is situated in. With the swelling numbers of visitors in the Summer, the management team ensures the place is safe and secure with round the clock security.
With great fishing, a sandy beach, nature trails, kids arcade a fun playground and full canteen there is something for everyone to enjoy. If that isn’t enough to keep you busy, then the impressive calendar of events including Eddy & The Stingrays still to play on September 2nd is sure to entertainment and delight you. Known for their popular “Celebrating the Season” event in November and December the park opens up and provides wagon rides for viewing the 90,000 lights magically strung through the site.
But, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves though because we still have some time before we need to bundle up and think about hot chocolate and wagon rides through the snow. The park is open until the Monday of the Thanksgiving weekend and is only $5 per car so stuff everyone in or if you enter on foot it’s free!
I encourage you to take the time to see what’s in your area and share your discoveries with friends and family so they can visit the hidden gems in your neighbourhood.
We hope you enjoyed the edition of Write Time with Tanya Hammond! Check back to our blog menu regularly to visit with Tanya as she shares wisdom, wonder & whimsy! Tanya, a lifelong resident of Eastern Ontario believes it’s always the right time to write and she loves shining a spotlight on the people, places, and things that inspire her.” To view an archive of Tanya’s past work you can visit her at www.writetime.ca.