It was time for another mid-week day trip.  We decided to drive south toward Lake Erie to Big Creek National Wildlife Area in Long Point Ontario, and try out Alex’s new scope.

There have been numerous occasions in our travels where we wished we could see what was in the disctance more clearly – for example icebergs, whales, puffins and more! So when Alex found a deal on the SVBONY SV13 Spotting Scope, he took it.  Testing it out in the wildlife reserve seemed like the perfect spot.

This park is absolutely beautiful.  It was very quiet in terms of people – we only ran into a couple of other wildlife watchers while we were there.  There are 2 platforms for viewing far off into the disctance, and a path connecting the two.  We spent much of the time watching a crane, “up close and personal”.  Watch our video below for more of what we saw during our visit.

All the fresh air made us hungry, so we drove down to Long Point Beach for a little picnic lunch.  We found a spot on Hastings Drive where we were allowed to park and spent an hour listening to the waves.

I looked around on google maps and saw that Port Rowan Harbour was closeby so off we went to explore it.  It was lovely and reminded me a little bit of our time on the East Coast.

Big Creek National Wildlife Area

June 2020

July 2021

Big Creek National Wildlife Area is about a 2 1/2 hour drive from Toronto.  If you’re looking for a peaceful get-away, this is it!


 Thanks for visiting!

Yours Truly …. Yula