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Shelter Valley Campground offers plenty to do

2 Jul

by Diva Christine Harris,

I packed up my husband and my little dog Maggie and we went to spend some time at Shelter Valley Campground this past weekend.  We were greeted by Linda Lucier, who is one of the new owners with her husband Shawn.  She was very helpful getting us situated in the cute little cabin we were to stay in.  This cabin is the only one on the campsite, which made us feel a bit special when some of the other campers took notice and asked if they could take a peek inside.

Our tiny little cabin was cozy and sweet!

Our tiny little cabin was cozy and sweet!

Shelter Valley Campground is located on highway #8 between Clinton and Goderich.  Once you turn off the road you drive down a pathway to the campground in the valley right next to the Maitland River.  There are plenty of amenities and things to do at the campground.  They have a store full of everything you might have forgotten to pack or have ran out of, and if you happen to feel electronically deprived you can even sign up for wifi.  There is lots of playground equipment for the kids, a pool, and shuffleboard and horseshoe pits for the adults. They even have foosball, ping-pong and darts set up in hall.  The weekend that we were at the campground, there was a movie playing, a bass fishing derby, kids crafts, kids bike parade, ice cream social, wagon ride, and a 50/50 draw.

 

Activity Board keeps everyone "in the loop"

Activity Board keeps everyone “in the loop”

We really enjoyed staying in the cabin.  It has two bunks (double on bottom, single on top), a mini fridge, fold out table, chairs, BBQ with propane, hydro, picnic table and a fire pit. There is also a cute little porch to sit on out front to catch some shade during the day.  The cabin is also situated between both river access points and just a short walk to the store and washroom facilities.  All around the cabin are trailer sites and we were pleasantly surprised by how many friendly people stay here.  Almost everyone said hello as they passed by, and someone was even nice enough to let us know that our interior lights had stayed on in our vehicle.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay at Shelter Valley Campground.  Great scenery, great people, and plenty to do!  For more information check out their website: www.sheltervalleycampground.ca or call Linda or Shawn at 519-524-4141.

Camping requires a roaring fire to sit around, doesn't it?

Camping requires a roaring fire to sit around, doesn’t it?

Double size on the bottom, single on the top bunk

Double size on the bottom, single on the top bunk

The camps sits beside the beautiful Maitland River

The camps sits beside the beautiful Maitland River

The little porch on our cabin

The little porch on our cabin

The store was well stocked with camping essentials

The store was well stocked with camping essentials

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24 May

Hi everyone!

So it’s the end of May, which means in about a month, all the kiddies will be out of school!  This could be seen a good or bad thing, depending how you look at it! One thing I remember about getting out of school for the summer was how excited I was about being able to do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted! Sleeping in, watching tv late, spending the day outside playing, etc. However, after a few weeks I began to get restless, continually calling my mom at work saying “I’m boooooored!”  I wanted something to do, I wanted to be around other kids, and have a place where we could all hang out. Well I think I came up with a solution for this boredom that will also benefit the parents. Take them camping!  I don’t mean you need to go a rough it for a few days, I mean take them to a campground. There are tons of campgrounds in Huron County too! The campground I am most familiar with is Shelter Valley, which is located between Goderich and Clinton on Highway 8, not only is it down the road, by my aunt and uncle are also the owners. Unfortunately they did not own Shelter Valley as a kid, so I never got to take full advantage of the opportunities they have for kids at the campground. They have a pool, a baseball diamond, volleyball courts, daily train rides, ping pong, basketball, and much more.

I go to Shelter Valley quite often and see how much the kids enjoy being there! But also, the parents enjoy so much as well. Not only are the kids out of their hair more often, but they also have a great chance to socialize, and also relax. In a sense the kids feel, that their parent are out of their hair as well!

If you want to keep your kids happy, and yourself sane, I recommend looking into all the lovely campgrounds within Huron County, it’s defiantly a wonderful local vacation!

http://www.sheltervalleycampground.ca/

-Kaylie