Not going out a lot during these pandemic days but the few days of remaining sunny days push towards a day out with friends. Lots of my friends have been visiting outdoors during summer weekends and posted tons of pictures. For us, weekend didn’t seem any different for last 6 months, we closed ourselves in work, kids and house chores. Boys have their own thing going own and none of them of time to discuss if there is any possibility of exploring the sunny Canadians outdoors when we still had a chance before the predicted harsh winter shows up. I’ve been crying and craving for a nice hiking trip with the boys but walking around the flying bugs and creepy grounds doesn’t interest them at all. I was laughing one day and said, “I wish you get a girlfriend who wants to go to visit a sunrise on top of the mountain. Baby let’s wake up at 5 tomorrow morning and hike to see the sunrise”. I wonder if you’d still say no but no one seems to care except the little one who has some of the exploring genes from me and adores outdoors and nature. He is always ready for an unplanned trip or drive.
Last Sunday, as going through our normal looking day, one of my relatives called up to ask if we would like to visit Niagara Falls with them. We haven’t been to Niagara Falls at all this summer due to COVID. People are still taking chances and flocking towards the falls in groups, no wonder the cases after the weekends tends to go higher. They wanted to check with everyone at home and call them back immediately. They were planning for a night stay, but we could just be together for the day and come back. Niagara Falls on Sunday didn’t appeal to the boys and they declined, so I called back and said the same. Few hours later, they called again that they were now planning a beach day and we should really join. It was a long time since we went anywhere and getting together with them sounded great, so we rushed and left for new bewitching destination in Ontario.
Goderich beach sits on the shore of Lake Huron, prepossessing pale green waters seem mesmerizing as soon you hit the parking. There is a long stretch around the lake with free parking, washrooms, and restaurants. You can choose to sit over the rock beds overlooking the docks or drive to the main beach. We halted just near the dock and blocked a small area for our family. When we reached, they were already there. The distance from our home to Goderich beach was 139 Kms, through 401 West and then 60 kms through countryside. But the destination was worth it, it felt so calm sitting on the coast of Lake Huron. The water seemed much cleaner than Lake Ontario, the police were on duty and were catching people with large groups. Group of 10 is only allowed together, otherwise they got a warning. The nice red bricked restaurant across the park was full since they opened. There was free parking for the restaurant and around the road. The road leads the stairs up to the light house, the view of the lake from the top was exquisite.
Goderich’s three glamorous beaches are a must-see. With free parking, picnic shelters, playgrounds, and public washrooms these beaches are the perfect location for a day trip. With a boardwalk stretching 1.5 kilometres along the beachfront, you can be sure to catch the famous sunsets from every angle. The hours of operation are 6 a.m. – 11 p.m. Recreational vehicles and trailers of any type are prohibited. There are several campgrounds in the area for you to book and spend the day at the beach. If you’re a sunset enthusiast like me, do wait up to the experience the sunset at the end of the day. Unfortunately, I missed the sunset time as it had started getting chilly and the boys wanted to return home. Goderich Ontario is one of the most beautiful places, a must visit for the family. I really want to go back again soon and this time I would definitely wait for the sunset.