The Roadtreking Tobermory Gathering brought 60-plus Roadtrekers to Canada’s beautiful Bruce Peninsula National Park near Tobermory, Ontario for a week of camping in the Birches campground on Cyprus Lake.

It was all boondocking, for while the campground has scenic well-equipped and mostly wooded and private sites, there were no electrical or water hookups. Except for a little rain early Thursday, the weather was pretty much postcard picture perfect.

Our campers all had Class B motorhomes- Roadtreks of just about every model out there, from 1988 to a new CS Adventurous that was purchased just last week.  There was one Pleasure-Way as well. Our campers came from across North America. There were lots of Canadians from Ontario and Quebec, and our U.S. campers came from Colorado, Vermont, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio, New York, Wisconsin, Texas, Illinois and Florida

Days were filled with sightseeing, lots of hiking, snorkeling the crystal clear waters of Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay, photographing and lots of socializing. Here are some of the highlights;

Sunrise on Cyprus Lake. The campground is right on the shores of this beautiful inland lake, which is itself just a half mile from Lake Huron.

Sunrise on Cyprus Lake. The campground is right on the shores of this beautiful inland lake, which is itself just a half mile from Lake Huron.

Mike and Jennifer's dog, Bo, loved the lake. The park welcomes dogs, as long as they are on a six foot leash

Mike and Jennifer’s dog, Bo, loved the lake. The park welcomes dogs, as long as they are on a six foot leash

A lighthouse on Georgia Bay off Tobermory

A lighthouse on Georgia Bay off Tobermory

The Grotto, a rock faced stretch of shoreline just a short hike from the campround, draws many. The water is cool but clear.

The Grotto, a rock faced stretch of shoreline just a short hike from the campground, draws many. The water is cool but clear.

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Bo surveying the action from the grotto

There were miles of hiking trails leading from our camground

There were miles of hiking trails leading from our campground

Roadtrek sent lots of swag - hats, to-go coffee mugs, coozis, notebooks, etc

Roadtrek sent lots of swag – hats, to-go coffee mugs, coozis, notebooks, etc

Happy campers like the Roadtrek swag

Happy campers like the Roadtrek swag

Jim and Rhonda Phipps were among several in our group to go snorkeling in the crystal clear fresh water

Jim and Rhonda Phipps were among several in our group to go snorkeling in the crystal clear fresh water

The inland lake we camped on is named for these massive cyprus trees which grow right up to the shoreling

The inland lake we camped on is named for these massive cyprus trees which grow right up to the shoreline

At night, we'd take chairs to the lakeshore to watch the sunset

At night, we’d take chairs to the lakeshore to watch the sunset

One sunset was golden

One sunset was golden

 

Another view from another spot

Another view from another spot

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Sites were wooded, roomy and quite private

Roadtrekers Ohlen and Connie Cartmell from Ohio enjoy a romanic dinner under the cedars at the camsite

Roadtrekers Ohlen and Connie Cartmell from Ohio enjoy a romanic dinner under the cedars at the campsite

Jim and Rhonda Phipps enjoyed a sunset swim on Cyrus Lake

Jim and Rhonda Phipps enjoyed a sunset swim on Cyrus Lake

The shrot path to the beach from our campsite

The short path to the beach from our campsite

There were regular social times for the group late in the afternoons

There were regular social times for the group late in the afternoons

Meet our Roadtrekers….

Jennifer and Mike Wendland and Bo

Jennifer and Mike Wendland and Bo

Yan Seiner and Gunner

Yan Seiner and Gunner

Yvonne and Michael Maddox

Yvonne and Michael Maddox

Ohlen and Connie Cartmell

Ohlen and Connie Cartmell

 

Linda Hein and Tom Gross and Sienna

Linda Hein and Tom Gross and Sienna

Paul and Jenny Fisher

Paul and Jenny Fisher

Lil and Rod Vokey

Lil and Rod Vokey

Kathleen Darling

Kathleen Darling

Jim and Rhonda Phipps

Jim and Rhonda Phipps

Steve Spaulding and Jayne Sheridan

Stevie Spaulding and Jayne Sheridan

Joe Rehak

Joe Rehak

Janet Mathews and Sasha

Janet Mathews and Sasha

Graham and Madelaine Gordon

Graham and Madelaine Gordon

Dorothy and Ron Worth

Dorothy and Ron Worth

Dan and Darlene Michaud

Dan and Darlene Michaud

Christine and Larry Taylor

Christine and Larry Taylor

Carole and Tim Mallon with Otto and Ruby

Carole and Tim Mallon with Otto and Ruby

Bruce and Kathy McEwan

Bruce and Kathy McEwan

Bobbi and Carl Braun

Bobbi and Carl Braun

Bob and Carol Bye

Bob and Carol Bye

Bill and Lisa Gruner

Bill and Lisa Gruner

Art Schunk and Joyce Pugh

Art Schunk and Joyce Pugh

W. Dan Hulchanski

W. Dan Hulchanski

Sue and Jim Riddle

Sue and Jim Riddle

Scott and Brenda Andrews

Scott and Brenda Andrews

Scot and Linda Vesterdahl

Scot and Linda Vesterdahl