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Killbear Provincial Park (Parry Sound)

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The truth is I only spent a few hours at Killbear with a friend on our way from a summer camp where we had dropped our sons. We thought a dip in Georgian Bay would be a nice treat for our trouble. We found the site so beautiful that I've made myself the promise we would return to camp. We did the Lighthouse Point Trail, a 1-km stroll. It emerged from the trees into a majestic rocky shoreline offering a breathtaking view of the bay and some of its 30,000 islands. Most of the visitors seemed to gather on the beach located on the east side of Lighthouse Point. We chose to go to a more secluded one on the west side (accessible from a small trail on the north side of the parking lot). Small kids would have had a blast in this shallow water with a tiny rock island to "explore". We also checked a section of the 2-km Twin Point Trail near the beach on Kilcoursie Bay. A very soothing lap of gentle waves brushed a sand bar pushing into the bay. Families were enjoying the final hours of daylight. Sailboats were slowly heading back home. Leaving this little piece of paradise was the hardest thing to do!

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