Trillium Court is located about 10 minutes north of Lake Erie near Long Point & Port Rowan. The owners, Earl & Marjorie Bouck are both originally from this area and we often reminisce of our public school days and teenage years together.
Back in the ‘80’s they sold their home in Tillsonburg, gave up their secure corporate and union jobs, bought a restaurant on Long Point from Marjorie’s parents and haven’t looked back.
They acquired this 30 acre prime piece of property about 22 years ago with a goal to build a house for their retirement years. Shortly after buying the property Marjorie recalls sitting back near the ravine enjoying a glass of wine together when the idea of a campground began to take shape.
I guess you could say the rest is history.
That vision has become an 85 site nature park with mostly seasonal trailers. A few tenting sites are available to accommodate the weekenders and overnighters as well as a couple of full service trailers for rent on a nightly, weekly, or monthly basis.
The park is extremely well maintained and offers a heated swimming pool, nature trails, activity centre, horseshoe pits and a well equipped playground. The office & RV service centre, located at the entrance to the park provides replaceable parts and supplies for trailers & RV’s.
After touring and comparing several parks & marinas in the area last year we made the decision to make our home here for the summer season. While they didn’t have any open seasonal sites they did guarantee us a temporary spot which was originally a pull thru site. Pull thru’s usually accommodate overnight travellers that just want to get off the road for the night with easy access to entering and leaving the park.
Our goal is to find a spot where we know we can return to each year; a site where we can put up a small storage shed to hold some of our tools that we don’t need to take with us when we head south for the winter.
We love the people here in the park and the location is ideal for us. Marge & Earl have guaranteed us a spot for next year even if it means returning to this site again. There is always a turn over in these parks and we are hoping a more permanent opening will become available. We feel that as long as we are in the park we will be at the top of their waiting list.
Everyone has told us that the ravine and wood lot are covered en masse with trilliums in the springtime. We didn’t arrive here until the end of May but we are looking forward to next year and snapping a few shots of Ontario’s beautiful provincial flower.
We really enjoy the park and all it has to offer but the real attraction is all of our wonderful neighbours. We’ve met many new friends and been re-united with several
old friends people we’ve known for quite a while.
Both of my parents were born and raised in and around Port Rowan so the area is home to me. In fact this park is actually only about 3 miles away from the one-room school house where I attended Grades 1 & 2. Grade 3 to 8 would find me at Walsingham P.S. which is only 4 miles from here.
I’ve come full circle and I’m proud of that.
Our new neighbour and great friend Nancy gave us this sweet glass hummingbird feeder shortly after we moved here and I can’t tell you the enjoyment we receive from watching all the activity going on every day. If you’ve ever tried to photograph a hummingbird I know you will appreciate these pictures.
Above you can see this little guy coming in for a closer look.
These tiny creatures are really quite brave . . . there are times when they will come right up and hover very close to your head for a few seconds and then they just flit away.
Trying a sample . . . .
before flying away to check out the buffet at Nancy’s.
Today I’m grateful for all of God’s creatures. Large & Small.