Day 1 - Toronto to Niagara Falls Canada - 112 km/70 miToday's journey is just the beginning of your
great adventure circling Lake Erie. Head south-west on the QEW (Hwy 403)
towards Hamilton. Niagara Falls is between 1 and 2 hours away, depending on
traffic. If you'd prefer to travel only a short distance today, there are
campgrounds en route to Niagara Falls, including a provincial park campground
near Oakville, only 30km south of our Toronto location.full details
The QEW leaves Hwy 403 at Burlington and then winds its way
around Lake Ontario and past St Catharines to Niagara Falls. Most of the
campgrounds in the area are along Lundy's Lane and our recommended campsites
here are Campark Resorts approx 6km from the Falls and Yogi Bear's Jellystone
Park. Plan to spend 2 full days here to enable you to experience all this town
has to offer. Leave your RV at your campground tonight and catch the WEGO
shuttle into Niagara Falls to view the Falls illuminated at night. Explore
Clifton Hill by night before catching the WEGO back to your campsite.
CanaDream Club partners on today's itinerary are:
Jellystone Niagara Camp Resort
Days 2 and 3 - In and Around Niagara FallsWhat
you decide to do during your stay in Niagara Falls will most likely depend on
your personal interests. Tickets to some of the most well known attractions in
Niagara Falls can be purchased with a Niagara Falls Adventure Pass. The pass
covers admission to Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury, White Water Walk
and Maid of the Mist plus 2 days of transportation aboard the WEGO and valuable
money saving coupons with your purchase.full details
CanaDream guests can purchase passes for both adults and children
through the CanaDream Club at a discounted rate.
High above the racing
Niagara River, the Whirlpool Aero Car will transport you through the air in
an antique cable car. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and
offers a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool which is formed at the end of
the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly counterclockwise and the river
escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge. The Whirlpool Aero Car is
located on the Niagara Parkway between the White Water Walk and the
Butterfly Conservatory. While at the Whirlpool Aero Car, visit Souvenir
City Headquarters to view their extensive range of Canadiana items and
First Nations crafts, watch glassblowers in action and indulge yourself with
some delicious fudge made on site at Chocolate World.
If you prefer
experiencing rapids from below, we recommend you take a trip on the Whirlpool
Jet. With departures from both Niagara on the Lake and Queenston, choose
to "soak it up" on the Wet Jet tour or stay dry on board the Jet Dome. The
choice of which to do depends on the age of any children travelling with you
and whether you have a change of clothing close by. On the Wet Jet, you will
get a real adrenalin rush but you’ll also get soaked, so make sure your RV is
parked nearby to escape into at the end of the trip to warm up. You’ll also
get a good adrenalin rush on the Jet Dome but remain dry.
To see the
Falls from a greater height, consider a helicopter sightseeing tour with
Helicopters or National
Helicopters. National Helicopters also offer a range of romantic tours for
couples, including winery visits.
If a helicopter tour isn’t in
your budget, you could take a ride on the Niagara
SkyWheel, affording you breathtaking views of the Falls and beyond.
Towering 175 feet (53 metres) over the Niagara Falls horizon, the SkyWheel is
the newest, most exciting way to see Niagara Falls. From this vantage point
you will be treated to memorable view of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the
Niagara River, Niagara Parks and other landmarks. You can ride day or night,
in any season.
Have you ever wondered about the daredevils who have
gone over the falls and their ultimate fates? The
Daredevil Gallery at the Imax Theatre, Niagara Falls, contains actual
barrels and artifacts along with the fascinating stories of the history of
Niagara and of the daredevils themselves. Hear the stories, touch the vessels
and then imagine the courage (or the insanity) that it must have taken to
climb into a barrel and throw yourself over the edge!
Kids may enjoy
spending a day at Marineland which includes a number of fun filled rides as
well as entertainment featuring amazing dolphins, walruses, sea lions, killer
and beluga whales.
When night falls, Niagara comes alive in a
different way. Lighting illuminates both the Canadian and American Falls, and
on selected days from mid May until mid October, you can view fireworks over
Options for dining out abound – some of our recommendations are the Oh Canada Eh Dinner Show, Canada’s "must-see" musical. Meet a singing
Mountie, hockey player, Anne of Green Gables and more. Full of laughs, this
musical celebration of Canada will delight audiences of all ages. While you’re
enjoying the show, the performers serve you their famous all-Canadian five
course, family-style meal.
Master Magician Greg
Frewin will enthral you at a buffet dinner and show in his Las Vegas Style
Showroom, located in the heart of Niagara Falls. Experience the mystery and
art of illusion as your imagination is captivated and you are amazed by the show. After the show you will have the opportunity to have your
photo taken with a tiger.
Things to do in Niagara Falls:
- Hornblower Cruises
- Niagara's Fury
- White Water
- Journey Behind the Falls
- Table Rock
- Skylon Tower
- Niagara Falls Fireworks (Mid May to early September - Fridays and Sundays at 10.00pm)
- Take a helicopter ride over
- Visit the Sir Adam Beck
- Wine Trails (own transport required)
Theatre and Daredevil Exhibit
- Lock 3 -
Welland Canal (own transport required)
Niagara on the Lake
(We recommend you take own transport here)
- Explore the
19th Century well-preserved village
- Fort George National Historic
Niagara Parks Garden Trail
- Butterfly Conservatory
- Floral Showhouse
- Botanical Gardens
- Floral Showhouse
- Queen Victoria Park
- Floral Clock
- Oakes Garden
- Centennial Lilac Garden
- Queenston Heights
- Horse and Carriage Rides
Niagara Parks Nature Trail
- Butterfly Conservatory
- Botanical Gardens
- Hiking in
the Niagara Glen
- Bird Watching
- Fishing (permits required)
Niagara Parks Heritage Trail
- The Laura Secord
- Mackenzie Printery
- McFarland House
- The Battle of Chippawa
- Brock's Monument
- Historic Plaques and Markers
- Incline Railway
- Niagara Skywheel
- Canadian Midway
- Movieland Wax Museum of the Stars
- Ghost Blasters Dark Ride
- XD Theatre
- Dinosaur Adventure
- Galaxy Golf
- Ripleys Museum
- Fallsview Casino
Canada Eh Dinner Show
- Greg Frewin Theatre
If you do wish to drive, parking for RVs is
limited. From mid June to early September, we suggest you park at the
Rapidsview Parking Lot which has parking for RVs. All day parking is $10.00
which includes a shuttle ride to Table Rock at the Falls. Between early
September and mid June, parking is available for RVs at the Falls Parking
CanaDream Club partners in the Niagara Falls area are:
Imax Theatre & Daredevil ExhibitCampark Resorts
Greg Frewin Theatre
Oh Canada Eh! Dinner Show
Canada One Brand Name Outlets
Jellystone Niagara Camp Resort
Day 4 – Niagara Falls to Long Point Provincial Park - 225 km/140 miA full day of heritage and nature awaits as you wind
your way down the Niagara Parkway, hugging the shore and skirting the Niagara
River until you arrive at Old Fort Erie and your first glimpse of Lake Erie
iself By now, you will have established that the USA is on the other side of
the river and, at Fort Erie, you’re overlooking the New York State city of
word of caution – if you are planning to follow the Niagara Parkway and
Lakeshore Road to Fort Erie, you will need to divert around the rail bridge as
it’s too low for RVs to pass under (3.3M clearance) then rejoin Niagara
Boulevard past the bridge.
Open from mid-May
to late October, Old Fort Erie was the first Fort to be constructed along the
Niagara River by the British after the end of the Seven Years War in
1763. For most of its life, the original fort served as a supply
depot and port for ships transporting merchandise, troops and passengers to the
Upper Great Lakes. The current Fort was destroyed by the American
troops in the War of 1812-1814 and was reconstructed and restored to the
1812-1814 period in the late 1930s as a joint initiative between the Niagara
Parks Commission and the Provincial and Federal governments.
Today at Fort Erie, you can experience the sights and sounds of the fort
under siege during the War of 1812. Join British or American
soldiers on a tour of the grounds and authentic buildings, and be sure to check
out the musket demonstrations.
Fort Erie, continue west through a number of quaint beach suburbs to Port
Colborne. Originally established in 1832 and known as Gravelly
Bay, the current city traces its roots back to settlements that grew up in the
area following the American Revolution. Port Colborne became the
southern terminus of the Welland Canal after it was extended to reach Lake Erie
in 1833. As a result of this, the population rose and maritime
commerce increased. The importance of the canal to the city is
celebrated each year in early August with the Canal Days Marine Heritage
Festival. If you fancy spending some time watching large ships
slip through the Welland Canal, there’s no better place to go than to Lock 8
Gateway Park. Here you’ll find a landscaped viewing stand and
fountain along with picnic facilities and rest rooms. The lock is
open for shipping for approx 9 months of the year – ice preventing passage over
If it’s a sunny day, take a trip
down to Nickel Beach, one of Port Colborne’s hidden treasures and perhaps take
time out for a picnic, a swim or a stroll along the beach before continuing
around the north shore to Rock Point Provincial Park. Here you
can view fossils embedded in limestone shelves along the beach, indicating that
this peninsula was a coral reef millions of years ago. There is a
provincial park campground here if you decide to stay longer to hike, boat,
fish, swim, canoe or watch the wildlife.
you’re a golfer, take a break at Turkey Point provincial park – the only
provincial park with a golf course. Turkey Point is also a
naturalist’s paradise, its diverse ecosystem including marshes, bluffs and oak
savanna. Here, hiking trails lead to a fish culture station, a
hatchery pond and panoramic view of Lake Erie. As with Rock Point
provincial park, this park offers swimming, hiking, fishing, boating and
Our choice for your
overnight stay tonight however is at Long Point Provincial Park.
This park is part of a 40 kilometre long sandspit which is recognized as
a biosphere reserve by the United Nations. It is a world-renowned
refuge and stopover for migrating birds in fall and spring. Its
dunes and marshes team with songbirds, spawning fish, turtles and frogs.
The campground has 256 campsites, all within a five minute walk of the
beach. The park has a store, children’s playground, laundromat,
showers and flush toilets. If you require a site with
electricity, we recommend you book in advance.
Overnight at Long Point Provincial Park Campground
Day 5 – Long Point Provincial Park to Point Pelee National Park - 252 km/157 miThe fastest way to reach Point
Pelee National Park is to head inland and join the 401. This route will,
however take you away from many of the quaint towns and villages which are the
essence of the North shore of Lake Erie. While the Coastal Trail doesn’t
exactly follow the coast for much of it’s length, following it is a relaxing
way to wind towards your next destination.full details
If you have the time and inclination,
stop in at John E Pearce Provincial Park. From
bluffs high above Lake Erie, you can see lake freighters, fishing tugs, maybe a
bald eagle and migrating hawks. In the springtime, the woodland
trails are blooming with flowers. The Backus Page museum
nearby, celebrates the history of the Talbot settlement.
There is no campground here.
Talbot Trail to Kent Bridge Road then turn off to Rondeau Provincial
Park. The landscape here is mainly agricultural with
wind farms all around. Rondeau Provincial Park is a haven for
birdwatchers as is evidenced in the camp store where guests are invited to share
information about the species they have spotted during the day.
The park itself juts out from the shores of Lake Erie in a crescent
shaped sandspit. Marshlands here are home to herons, bitterns and
rails, along with rare animal species including the endangered prothonotary
warbler and the eastern spiny softshell turtle.
Continue along Talbot Trail towards Leamington and
follow the signs to Point Pelee National Park.
Point Pelee is the southernmost point of mainland Canada, located on a
glacial spit that bites into Lake Erie.
Again this park is a haven for birdwatchers, being part of a
bird and butterly migration corridor over Lake Erie and the Lake Erie
islands. Over 360 species have been recorded in the park.
Peak time for bird watching here is spring, especially May, when tired
migrants make first landfall after their journey north across the lake.
In addition to bird watching, the park is popular for biking, hiking,
canoeing, kayaking and photography.
possible to visit Pelee Island – a ferry service operates
regularly from Leamington – check Ontario Ferries for details.
Overnight at Point Pelee
National Park Campground
Day 6 – Point Pelee to Maumee Bay State Park (via Windsor-Detroit bridge) - 210 km/131 miToday you begin your exploration of the US sections of Lake Erie. If you're not in a hurry to get there, continue following the Coastal Trail to Amherstburg before skirting the Detroit River into Windsor.full details
Amherstburg is a pretty city,
sporting pristine English and contemporary gardens, family fun parks and great
hospitality. Fort Malden, originally known as Fort Amherstburg, was constructed
here in 1796 and was headquarters for the British forces there in the War of
1812. The site is open to visitors from mid-May to mid-October.
you're in a hurry to reach Maumee Bay, join Highway 3 which will take you right to
the Ambassador Bridge - the crossing point from Windsor into Michigan. This
will save you around 30-60 minutes, depending on where you choose to stop.
The Ambassador Bridge will bring you into Michigan south of downtown
Detroit. After passing through US border control, keep left and take the Fisher
Freeway (Hwy 75) south. Look out for signs to the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfields
Village. The museum is the USA's greatest history attraction, the exhibits
having begun as Henry Ford's personal collection of historic objects. His
intention was to "collect the history of our people as written into things their
hands made and used ... When we are through, we shall have reproduced American
life as lived, and that, I think, is the best way of preserving at least a part
of our history and tradition..."
After visiting the Ford Museum, take
time to stroll around Greenfields Village, comprising nearly 100 historical
buildings on 90 acres of land. Ride around the village by horse-drawn omnibus,
steam locomotive, a 1931 Model AA bus or an authentic Model T Ford. If you're
interested in touring a working automobile factory, you can arrange a tour of
the Ford River Rouge Factory. Buses leave from the Henry Ford Museum for the
River Rouge Plant where Ford has built cars since the Model A. The factory was
once a city in itself, employing 100,000 people and boasting its own fire and
security departments. Plan to spend a good chunk of your day at the Henry Ford
and its many attractions, then head south on I75 bound for Maumee Bay State Park
Campground. The trip from Dearborn to Maumee Bay should take you around 60-90
minutes. This State park is a great place to relax. A nature centre there is equipped with
interactive displays, a research laboratory and viewing windows.
Overnight at Maumee Bay State Park
Day 7 - Maumee Bay State Park to Kelleys Island State Park - 78 km/49 miTake Hwy 2 south-east following the Lake Erie
Coastal Ohio Trail signs branching off onto Hwy 163 (W Lakeshore Dr /
W Harbor Road to Port Clinton. Highway 163 will take you to
Marblehead Lighthouse State Park on 9 acres of land at the east
end of the peninsula at the entrance to Sandusky
The lighthouse, built in 1821 is
popular with photographers and is the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation
on the US side of the Great Lakes. Lighthouse Tours are offered
during summer months. Picnic tables around the shoreline provide a
pleasant place to enjoy the surrounding scenery.
Marblehead Lighthouse, return to Marblehead and look for signs
to the ferry to Kelleys Island. During the summer months,
ferries depart at least every hour. RVs can be carried on the
ferry. We suggest you pre-book your campsite at Kelleys
Island State Park. Once on the Island, consider touring
the world famous Glacial Grooves. If you’re
energetic, rent a kayak and paddle around the island. Hike the
North Pond Trail or bike the East Quarry Trail. There’s so much
to do on the island that you might like to plan a two-night stay here.
Overnight at Kelleys Island State Park Campground.
Day 8 – Kelleys Island State Park
another day exploring the island.
Kelleys Island, known as Lake Erie’s Emerald
Isle, is a fascinating destination for nature enthusiasts, and a
relaxing retreat for vacationers. The island is renowned for its unique
geological, ecological, and archaeological features, and popular for its
recreational offerings and picturesque landscapes. The 677-acre state park is
located on the northern shores of the island. A variety of bird species can
be seen throughout the year. Here you can also find sandy beaches, caressed
by the gentle waves of Lake Erie, enticing you in for a swim.
more adventurous, enjoy summer diving among the many shipwrecks in the area or
go sea kayaking and experience Lake Erie's ever changing moods. If you just
want to kick back and relax, spend some time enjoying a sip at Kelleys Island
Wine Co. or Kelleys Island Brewery.
Day 9 – Kelleys Island to Cuyahoga Valley National Park - 136 km/85 miTake the ferry back
to Marblehead then continue east on 163 to E Bayshore Road and on to
Sandusky. Sandusky has a very prominent tourism industry fueled
by the world-renowned attraction of Cedar Point, the Islands and numerous
indoor and outdoor water parks.full details
travelling with kids, you might like to spend a day riding the roller coasters
at Cedar Point. The Park has the most roller coasters in any
park in the world and is ranked among the world’s best amusement parks. Parking
will set you back around $20.00 then expect to pay $50 or more per person for
Downtown Sandusky has some beautiful
historic buildings and an historic waterfront. Spend some time here soaking in
If you decide to spend the day at Cedar Point, you
should allow approx 2 hours to reach Streetsboro from Sandusky
or add an extra day to your itinerary and continue exploring the south Erie
lakeshore before heading further east.
If you decide to skip Cedar
Point, continue along the Lake Erie Coastal Ohio Trail to
Huron and Vermilion. Shipbuilding was once a
major industry in Vermilion. The Harbour Town Historic District features
housing styles from the Victorian, Italianate, Arts and Crafts and Queen Anne
eras. Just off Liberty Avenue, stop to stroll among the Vermilion
Lagoons where scenic private residences overlook deep water dockage
and million dollar yachts. Wander down Main Street to visit the Inland
Seas Maritime Museum or wade in the cool waters of Lake Erie at Main
Street Beach. The beach features an observation platform and the
Trainspotters won’t have to wait
long to see trains racing through the town. A rail-viewing platform sits in
Victory Park featuring a deck, benches, a rail fan information
station and a radio. Five trains an hour pass through the town coming or going
Tonight’s destination is slightly inland from the Lake but
worth the detour. Look out for interesting villages as you make your way
south-east on back country roads towards Cuyahoga National
Park. Stop in Olmsted Falls and take time to wander
through David Fortier River Park and view the covered
pedestrian bridge spanning the Rocky River.
The area around Cuyahoga
Valley National Park is dotted with vineyards and you might like to call into
one or two to sample some of the excellent wines produced here.
National Park is Ohio’s only national park. Covering more than 20,000 acres,
the park was established to preserve and reclaim the rural landscape along the
Cuyahoga River. Cuyahoga means "crooked river" in Mohawk, which is part of the
Iroquoian language family. There is no camping for RVs in the park but there
are a number of good RV parks in close proximity. We suggest you try Woodside
Lake Park in Streetsboro, 13 miles east.
Rent bikes and ride the
Ohio and Erie Canal Towpath Trail – you can even bike it in
one direct then hop on board the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad
for a relaxing ride back to your vehicle.
Day 10 – Cuyahoga National Park to Cleveland - 33 km/21 miWith a population of around 400,000
people, Cleveland ranks amongst the 100 largest cities in the
USA. Established as a commercial and manufacturing centre, Cleveland has
come through hard times and is now recognised as an emerging global
city. full details
for things to do here are:
- Get tickets for a Cleveland
Browns football game or take a Behind the Scenes stadium tour
- Visit the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame
- Buy fresh
produce at the West Side Market
- Get educated at the
Great Lakes Science Center (a must if you are travelling with
- Take in a Cleveland Indians baseball
- Wander through the Cleveland Botanical
- Check out one of the world-class museums in the
Overnight in Cleveland
Day 11 – Cleveland to Lake Erie State Park - 230 km / 130 miFeel free to spend more time today
in Cleveland before continuing along the Great Lakes Circle Trail to your
overnight stop at Lake Erie State Park. Your journey today will
take you from Ohio, across the northern tip of Pennsylvania and into New York
way, there’s ample time to explore. There are more pretty towns
you may like to visit along the route including Geneva on the Lake, a resort
community developed over 130 years ago. This village is nestled on
the shores of Lake Erie in wine country in the county of Ashtabula.
Photographers may be interested in doing a tour of Ashtabula’s covered
bridges – 18 in all of which 12 are driveable. Of these 18
bridges, most are historic.
passing through the township of Conneaut, a large blue sign
announces that you have crossed the border saying Welcome to
Pennsylvania. This 50km stretch of land along Lake Erie was
unclaimed land until the late 1700s when the states of Pennsylvania, New York
Connecticut and Massachusetts all laid claim to it. Pennsylvania
was eventually successful in gaining the land as, of the four competing
claimants, it was the only land locked state and the acquisition of the “Erie
Triangle” gave them access to the Great Lakes and its ports.
Continue along Highway 5 to Erie Bluffs State
Park. This is the largest undeveloped stretch of Lake Erie
shoreline remaining in Pennsylvania. The park has one mile of
shoreline, 90 foot bluffs overlooking Lake Erie, fishing, picnicking, hiking,
canoeing and kayaking. The only developed area of the park is Elk
15 km further east, take time out to
visit Presque Isle State Park, Pennsylvania’s only seashore. It is
one of the top birding spots in the USA. Fishing is popular in the
park with species such as perch, bass, walleye, trout and steelhead the most
common. Presque Isle provides a sheltered harbour for the city of
Erie which is home to the first lighthouse to shine on the Great Lakes.
Now located in Lighthouse Park, the current sandstone tower was built in
The coastal route continues on for
another 20 miles to the New York border. Vineyards and wineries
are abundant here and a green Welcome to New Yorksign leaves you in no doubt that
you’ve left Pennsylvania behind you. From here it’s only a short
hop to Lake Erie State Park, your overnight destination. This Park is another with breathtaking views of Lake Erie from high bluffs. It has some good hiking trails and is an excellent place for locating rare migratory birds. If you want to secure a campsite with a lake view, we suggest you book ahead, particularly if you are planning to travel between early June and late September.
Overnight at Lake Erie State Park.
Day 12 – Lake Erie State Park – Niagara Falls (American Side) - 144 km/90 mi
Niagara Falls is less than
2 hours away as you continue along the coast trail towards the city of
Buffalo. The coastal route will eventually bring you onto highway
I90, across Grand Island and into Niagara Falls.
Niagara Falls State Park,
established in 1885, is America’s Oldest. Parking
for RVs is free at the Aquarium of Niagara at 701 Whirlpool Street or call the visitors center for more information at
716-278-1796 if you would prefer to park on Goat Island. The best way to see the park is by boarding the Niagara Scenic
Trolley. The trolley will take you to several locations throughout
the park where you can get on and off as you please.
The prime viewing area for the American Falls and Rapids
is Prospect Point, which is also home to the Visitor Center, Niagara Adventure
Theatre and the Observation Tower. Other ‘must-dos’ whilst on the
American side are:
- Terrapin Point – Get
a birds-eye view of the thundering Horseshoe Falls from across the
- Observation Tower – this is the only
place in the Park where you can view both the American and Canadian Falls at the
- Luna Island – this small island
between the American and Bridal Veil Falls has a great view of both
- Cave of the Winds – Get face to face
with the pounding waters of the Bridal Veil Falls from the Hurricane
- Niagara Adventure Theatre
- Three Sisters Islands – get a unique view of the upper
rapids as the water races for the Falls.
After experiencing the Falls from the American side we
recommend you head north on the Robert Moses Parkway then join
18F at Lewiston to follow the Niagara Gorge to Youngstown and Fort Niagara State
Fort Niagara is the oldest continuously occupied military site in North America. In 1934, Old Fort Niagara opened as a historic site and public museum. The Fort includes the six oldest buildings in the entire Great Lakes region and serves as western New York's only tangible link to the Revolutionary War period. Old Fort Niagara has earned distinction as a National Historic Landmark and a New York State Historical Civil Engineering Landmark. The Fort is recognized as western New York's most popular State Historic Site.
Camping is available at nearby Fourmile Creek State Park. Advance reservations are recommended during July and August.
Overnight at Fourmile Creek State Park Campground
Day 13 – Fourmile Creek to Toronto - 130 km/81 miToday marks the end of your Lake Erie Circle
Tour. Allow between 1-2 hours for the drive back to
Toronto on the QEW Highway. full details
Plan to spend a couple of days in the Toronto area after
dropping off your RV. We'd be happy to drop you at Lester B Pearson Airport
so you can catch the airport shuttle downtown or arrange a taxi for you.
Toronto is a vibrant city with lots to do and see. Take a helicopter tour
over the city, visit the observation deck at the CN Tower,
take a one hour cruise on Lake Ontario, step back in history
at Casa Loma - the possibilities are endless.
CanaDream Club partners in the Toronto area are:
Toronto Harbour Tours
Haunted Walks of Toronto
Gray Line of Toronto
Yorkdale Shopping Centre
For a list of CanaDream Club partner hotels in the Toronto area,
Travel Tips for the Lake Erie Circle RouteTo help make your vacation easy and enjoyable, we've included a few helpful travel tips, along with some useful websites to check out.full details
Internet on the go:
Many of the campgrounds recommended for this RV road trip don't have WiFi. You can connect to free WiFi at almost all McDonalds Restaurants. Many Starbucks and Tim Hortons Coffee Shops also provide free WiFi.
Provincial and State Park Campgrounds v Private Campgrounds
While there are a number of private campgrounds along your route which you may choose to stay at, we believe that a road trip around Lake Erie is about getting back to nature and simplicity. Most provincial and state park campgrounds provide hot showers, flush toilets and fire rings. Many also have sites with power and water. Here you'll find links to the various Provincial and State Park websites along the route.
Ontario Provincial Parks - www.ontarioparks.com
Ohio State Parks - www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks
Pennsylvania State Parks - www.dcnr.stateparks
New York State Parks - nysparks.com/camping
New York State Camping Guide - http://nysparks.com/camping/documents/NYCampingGuide.pdf/
If you plan to build a campfire, please purchase your firewood locally. Do not take unused firewood with you to your next campsite. Transporting firewood leads to the spread of diseases and invasive insects that can quickly kill large forests. Your compliance with this regulation is appreciated.
AcknowledgementsCanaDream wishes to acknowledge the assistance of the following organisations/websites for some of the information contained this itinerary. These websites contain additional information for trip planning purposes:full details