We drove north from Lake Superior Provincial Park on the Trans Canada Highway and stopped in the lovely town of WaWa, Ontario. WaWa takes it name from an indigenous word for goose and has a 28 ft metal goose sculpture in town. Fun!
Which brings us to our next scene which was Young’s General Store. Since our last name is Young this was a must stop and was an cute store with all sorts of products from clothes, camping goods, cookware, food, etc. for sale. AND it had a giant Goose too!!
We continued on the Trans Canada Highway passing by other interesting places in the area such as Pukaskwa National Park (the only true wilderness national park in Canada providing back country experiences) on Lake Superior, Manitouwadge (where you can buy a house for less than a car and has tons of outdoor activities), White River (birthplace of Winnie from Winnie-The-Pooh fame), White River Provincial Park (largest lake on the Lake Superior Circle Route – good fishing for Walleye and Northern Pike), and Marathon (Built on Paper and Laced with Gold). We just didn’t have time to stop and explore all the wonderful places Ontario has to offer.
Neys Provincial Park is located on Lake Superior’s North Shore and was a former POW camp for high ranking German officials during WWII. It is a beautiful campground with a fabulous setting along the lake with sandy beaches and clear, warm water.
Campground: Neys Provincial Park – Area 4
Location: 45km east of Terrace Bay on the shores of Lake Superior
Site: 94 (back-in)
Cost: $48.57 (CAD)
Services: dry camping
Comments: We loved this place. Ideally, we would have camped in Area 1 directly on the water but Areas 1, 2, and 3 campsites were full so we stayed in Area 4 which is a very short distance to the lake but in the woods therefore we had quite a few mosquitoes. The lakefront is void of insects, YAY!
Neys has almost 150 campsites spread out over 4 areas. Areas 1, 2, and 3 face Lake Superior and Area 4 is in a wooded area at the confluence of Little Pic River and Lake Superior.
Our campsite was less than a 5 minute walk to the Lake Superior beach where we spent most of our days walking and splashing in the water. There were a few families enjoying the beach, sunning themselves and swimming in the water but even with the campground full there was still plenty of room and space on the beach for everyone to enjoy.
We liked to walk the beach as the sun begins to set and you get that beautiful golden light. There is plenty of driftwood and rocks to sit and watch the sun glimmer on the water (margarita please). We had beautiful weather and great skies. We loved this place!