There are some places that I always go back to and wouldn’t have it any other way. The Sand Hills Park is one of those places.
Located on Lake Erie about half way between Port Burwell and Long Point, the sand hills are exactly that: hills of sand. They are Ontario’s largest sand pile reaching somewhere around 450 feet (however, they are shrinking thanks to erosion).
Even though the hills are the main attraction, a lot of the park area is actually designed for camping. It can be a great spot to end up camping in the area but it is a bit expensive compared to the price at nearby campsites. So even though I’d say it would be better to camp elsewhere and just take a day trip in ($6.00 per person), the option is there for you if convenience is why you like.
I’ve been visiting the sand hills almost every year since I was born. My family likes to have our annual picnic there so it’s a bit of a tradition for me to go there every summer. It has gotten to the point where I don’t feel like the summer is complete without a trip to the hills.
Of course the number one activity for me there is the climb and run down the hill. A few times we took my brothers old snowboard and used that on the dunes. But the snowboard broke one year and we were forced back to just using our legs to run. It seems simple, climbing and running, and I guess it is, but it’s still just as fun as it was when I was a kid. I think that’s way I love the sand hills so much. It reminds me of my childhood. I never stayed in one town long enough to put down any roots but the sand hills were constant in my life.
This past summer when I went for my annual trip, I decided to take some video to show you guys so, here it is: