Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Part 1

Lake Superior Provincial Park, located on the southeast shore in Ontario, was the first official stop on our 7 week circle tour of Lake Superior that began the first week of June. Upon arriving at the park, we found a quiet campsite right on the beach and immediately set out for an exploratory walk along the shore towards the headlands to the south. We had already seen the beautiful water of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron on our travels north, but Lake Superior was even more spectacularly clear, and the granites and basalt shores much more dramatic. Making our way down the beach we climbed up and over the headland as far as we could go before reaching an impassable fracture, soaking up the views along the way.

The park was a wonderful place to begin our circumnavigation of Lake Superior, and our campsite was perfect: I was able to read on the beach when the black flies weren’t out and we had front row seats for the sunsets on clear nights as well.

View from campsite on the beach, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

View from campsite on the beach, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Abby is introduced to Lake Superior, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Abby is introduced to Lake Superior, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Beach, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Beach, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Granite on the beach, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Granite on the beach, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Walking towards the headland from camp, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Walking towards the headland from camp, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Climbing the basalt headlands, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Climbing the basalt headlands, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

View from the headlands, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

View from the headlands, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

View into the cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

View into the cove, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Me looking into a fracture in the headland rock, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Me looking into a fracture in the headland rock, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Sunny afternoon walk near camp, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Sunny afternoon walk near camp, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Sunset, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Sunset, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

We did multiple beautiful hikes which will all get their own posts, but we hiked one section of the Coastal Trail that cut through a lot of brush and wasn’t notable – except for coming upon a brain-like mushroom and the short stretch of beach near the end where Abby swam with some geese:

Brain mushroom, Coastal Trail, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Brain mushroom, Coastal Trail, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Abbs swimming with geese, Coastal Trail, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada

Abbs swimming with geese, Coastal Trail, Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada