Winter Musings 21/22

As the winter season has come to an end (although I’m convinced there will be one more snowfall) I reflect upon the great winter we had.

This winter we made the decision to embrace it early on, and it was SO fun. We made it out to Buffalo Pound 6 times, we camped in a yurt, and we had tons of fun in our own yard.

February was rough, some cold days, some covid, a little gastro. We definitely did not make it outside as much as I wanted. We were surviving, not thriving.

I tried to make notes of little things I learned or appreciated throughout the winter, and it is now time to share these little thoughts.

1. Always bring extra mittens

We learned this when we only had multiple pairs of very wet mittens and matching cold hands. This also came in handy when I dropped one of my mittens in a pit toilet – this lesson is not just for kids! We also adapted a no mittens in the pit toilets policy after my incident.

1. Put Kleenex in your pocket

There are so many boogers to be had in the winter. I became that mom with the handful of Kleenex in every pocket always.

3. Goggles are great

You know when it’s so cold it hurts your face? Wear the goggles (and balaclava). There were some very cold days where we still got out, and I’d like to make a special shout out to our goggles for that. We didn’t need anything fancy and found some affordable options online.

4. Say YES

This was a big one for us. There were quite a few days when I would have gladly stayed warm and cozy in the comfort of my home, but the kids would ask for us to join them – so we said YES, and it led to some pretty fun family time outside.

5. You never regret going outside

Kind of a play off #4. No matter how cold we were – if we were outside for 5 minutes or an hour; we never once regretted doing it.


Bring your own firewood. There was a few times at the lake where starting the fire was a tough go. Frozen / wet-ish wood was all that was available and it just made it a bit more difficult to get things going.

7. Everything is more exciting in the dark

Sliding, playing, walking, dancing – all more exciting in the dark. The LED toques were perfect for everything outside, and when it’s dark by 5 pm you can still get out before bedtime. Make. Them. Tired.

8. Fleece pyjamas make a great base layer

Don’t have merino wool? That’s ok. We used fleece pyjamas as a base layer because why not? Be resourceful, we don’t need the fancy gear to stay warm.

9. ODP

Three words – outdoor dance party. Not only will dancing bring joy (and entertainment), it will also keep you warm!

10. Vent Dryer is a must have item

This little winter accessory is a staple in our house. 10/10 highly recommend, we love dry winter gear.

Bonus thoughts:

⁃ Fires with friends are fun. Invite your friends outside! We had a few lake days with friends and family and it was so fun. Invite your neighbours to a yard fire. “Sometimes all you need is good company.”

⁃ Sand toys make great snow toys

I hope you all had the opportunity to enjoy the winter season.

See you next year for another winter of Sasking in the Snow!

Echo Valley Provincial Park- Winter Edition

All winter I have been eyeing the weather, and availability for a yurt at Echo Valley.

It finally happened, one night available. *Sold*

One night was all that we wanted as this truly was an experiment. This was as “winter camping” as it gets for us. We honestly had no idea what to expect with regards to how warm or cold we would be. I had called the park inquiring about the heater situation and was informed that there were 2 radiant space heaters. We were still worried, worse case scenario we freeze – or pack up and go home.

Fun fact – our family of 5 only had 2 sleeping bags. Maybe we weren’t ready for this?

I swear I tried to be minimal (as the truck is packed full).

Here’s what we packed:

  • Sleds
  • Skates
  • Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows
  • Winter gear
  • Clothing
  • Food for supper night one
  • Food for breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Kettle for instant coffee
  • Dishes/ cutlery

After a big dump of snow Thursday, it was still snowing Friday – the perfect time for winter camping – a snow storm. Upon arrival the park was pretty quiet ( ie we were the only ones there).

We set up our beds in the yurt and Ty started the fire for our gourmet hotdog and brown beans supper.

The kids were being not their best selves. It was bad, and really dragging us down. We contemplated going home. Privileges were lost (marshmallows, movie before bed, tv for the week). My six year old told me he was never going to talk to me again, even when he is an adult.

It turns out everyone was HANGRY. I swear as soon as we ate a switch was flipped and we were back to having the best time ever. Hanger can truly gets the best of us.

After supper (it was a later supper). We decided to skate the park. Selfishly I really wanted to see it all lit up. Upon arrival (it was dark) , P was scared of wild animals, specifically – wolves.

We made it one lap, I didn’t even put on my skates (just so much effort). P was so scared, the kids started to get cold, was everyone crying? Maybe?

This is the point of our weekend where we realized we would have a flat tire in the morning. Thank goodness for tire sensors am I right? Not sure how, or when, but it was something we (Ty) would worry about in the morning. Spoiler alert – at some point we drove over a screw. Cool, cool.

As we listened to the sound of popcorn popping and fire crackling, you could hear the sweet sweet sounds of a toddler yelling “Mom!” “Dad” echoing through the trees. Nature, so zen.

We ended the night with a popcorn (and a popcorn meltdown). S wanted more popcorn and there was no popcorn and the ultimate solution as a 2 year old is to yell “popcorn” at the top of your lungs, so we obviously bribed her silence with chips. Also, now just realizing no one brushed their teeth.

I lied. We ended the night with a diaper blow out. Pooping in a diaper seemed better than a 2 year old and a pit toilet at 9 o’clock at night, the blow out was a bonus. The only reason we had extra pyjamas for her was to use as a fleece layer under winter gear.

Everyone had a sleeping bag and blanket, the children slept wonderfully. Sweet little S was the last one standing around 11pm. Bless her. Ty and I slept as comfortable as you could as millennials in a camping cot (our backs). We had moments where we felt cool in the night, but never uncomfortable.

Rise and shine! We woke up around 7am and had a gourmet breakfast of muffins, cantelope, and yogurt juice. Ty and I enjoyed some instant camping coffee mochas. Ty also enjoyed changing the flat tire.

The kids played on the snowbanks while I packed up. Why are sleeping bags so hard to put back in the bag? Why?!

To end our 24 hour adventure I really wanted to try something new, I then changed my mind, but Ty persisted. Snowshoeing. Rentals are available at the park office for $10 a day, $5 for children. We took advantage of the rentals for less than 1% of the day.

We tried to follow an existing trail to a look out, and carved a little bit of our own path as well. The kids really enjoyed getting to the look out. The kids did not enjoy having to snowshoe back. P cried hysterically the whole path back. I’d also like to make in known that we were snowshoeing for less than 30 minutes. M had a good attitude and let me know at the end that he was just thinking about what he would order for lunch.

Lunch – we planned our final meal to be from the Echo Ridge Golf Course stationed at the visitors centre. Ty and I both got the cue bowls (pulled beef or pork, mac and cheese, coleslaw). M went with mac n cheese, P went with nacho Doritos (the snowshoe was hard on him- anything goes). S was able to take anything from anyone. We tried eating outside, but it didn’t last long. We saw/ heard the signs and packed up to head home.

The kids slept soundly on the drive home, we played a new game that I had started on the way there. Anyone who falls asleep on the drive gets a prize. Everybody wins, it is my new favourite game.

Final thoughts – The snow fell magically all weekend, it was beautiful. We really enjoyed our one night in the woods. There was chaos followed by calm and despite our challenges (behaviour, hanger, meltdowns) we would do it again, and even for 2 nights (weather depending).

You don’t know if you don’t try – so we try.

Keep on sasking [in the snow] ❄️

Iceville – Mosaic Stadium ( Evraz Place) Regina


This was our second year attending Iceville. Last year it was freeeeeezing cold when we went (but I was determined to go).

The weather for the week was looking beeeeautiful. We booked the 4 pm slot on Friday to accommodate school hours and to time it perfectly for a supper outing.

Making the trip to the big city we need to drag it out a bit, and take long enough so that when we get home it’s bed time. Mission Accomplished.

Skating as per usual was magical. It was snowing and I felt like I was in a snow globe, and I just loved it. The boys had so much fun, Spencer barely skated and was pulled on the sled for the most part. I get it. If I had the option of being pulled around I’d probably take it too.

Knowing the food menu was improved this year we had planned to eat supper in the chalet lounge. The food was delicious, and the vibes were extra cozy. The kids were okay 😂.

Highly recommend everyone to experience Iceville.

  • Affordable ($5 a person)
  • Skate rentals available
  • Food and beverage (before or after your skate)
  • Live music on weekends (7pm)
  • Dine & skate special events

Happy Sasking [in the snow]!

January blues getting you down?

Inspired by the @lostgirlsguide Saskatchewan Winter Bucketlist Bingo, I thought I’d put together my own family version!

This is for fun – make your own rules. Challenge yourself and your family, step outside your comfort zone.

Throw in an incentive >> a line- a special treat, full card – a special meal. You do you.

Snow painting – I use food colouring, water, and a spray bottle or peri bottle (you know we’re all secretly holding on to them). You can also dilute washable paint.

Ice Candles – as seen on @borntobeadventerous. DIY reel linked here. Other ideas on Pinterest include ice sun catchers, and coloured ice balloons.

Build a fort, build a wall, build a snow chair or snow sculpture! – Just build! 😉

Say YES – it might take longer to get all your gear on than the time spent outside, but that’s ok! We said yes to our 4 year old this week, we had fun, and not once did we regret going outside.

Can’t wait to see you all embrace winter this year – it’s not going anywhere!

Don’t forget to tag @saskinginadventure on all your bingo cards!

Have fun Sasking in the Snow ❄️

Cypress Hills Provincial Park – Winter Edition

We try to do a winter weekend every year, and 2021 was no different!

As per usual, our planning was last minute. We went with Cypress Hills for a few reasons.

  • Availability
  • Had Never Visited (specifically Lori)
  • Weather was looking 👌🏻👌🏻

We were able to get a hotel room for 2 nights at The Resort at Cypress Hills, we were hoping for a cabin, but they were booked (the joys of last minute planning). At the time of the trip we had a 5, 3 and 14 month old.

I researched the winter programming for the park, and planned as best we could.

To save on meals we tried to pack groceries for breakfast and lunch. Also the resort restaurant did not open until 10 am , so packing for breakfast was a must (so glad I did my research).

As per usual we had to bring everything we own – stroller, hiking backpack, sleds, skates, hockey sticks, fire items. All. Of. The. Things.

I don’t know how I found the brewery, but maybe the brewery found me.

When we saw that there was a brewery in Maple Creek, we added a pit stop to our itinerary. Ty and I like to say that Rafter Brewing was the favourite part of our trip. We added a growler to go for the weekend. While the children peaked from a juice box sugar high, we were almost at our destination.

The first night I think we just tried to survive. The fancy feeling of a hotel has been passed on to our children. Bed time is a nightmare, it doesn’t really exist – we just hope they eventually fall asleep and it’s not super late. We aim low.

Because we were only there 2 nights, we really only had one full day to enjoy. So in that day we tried to do EVERYTHING.

Looking back at the time stamp on my photos we were at the sliding hill by 9 am. There was also a “luge” track – being the end of February and the sun shining it was getting a little beat up, but that was ok because that slowed the kids down.

We squeezed in a hike before lunch.

We prepared lunch by campfire. There are fire pits located around the resort for guests to use – first come first serve. Wood is provided, but you’ll need to bring lighters, fire starter, kindling, ax, etc…

We had a car nap.

We went skating, and sat around a fire.

We prayed the children would go to bed.

The morning we were checking out we did a few more trips down the sledding hill, checked out the lake, and had a tailgate lunch before hitting the road.

Although our time spent here was short, it was quite lovely. I knew I wanted to return in the summer. The weather was beautiful, and there were enough activities to entertain the whole family. Plus it’s really just a beautiful place. THE TREES. Heart eyes.

Things to Note:
  • Nothing other than the Resort is open in the actual park.
  • Maple Creek is a short drive away (20 mins)
  • Minimal businesses are open in Maple Creek on a Sunday
  • Sliding hill – warm up shack and washrooms available
Other activities to be enjoyed:
  • Cross Country Skiing (rentals available)
  • Snow shoeing (rentals available)
  • Snowmobiling (BYOS)

Linked: Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park Winter Guide

Sask ya later.

Buffalo Pound Provincial Park – Winter Edition

Being in Moose Jaw we are so lucky to have Buffalo Pound a short drive away. I remember seeing a SaskParks facebook post advertising what was going on at the lake, and we decided to check it out.

Our first trip out was mid December of 2020. As per usual, we brought everything we owned. Kidding, but it was still a lot.

I knew there was firewood available at the Lower Chalet campground area of the park, and that was enough for us to bring hotdogs and marshmallows. We also knew there was a food truck on site and that would be an excellent back up plan.

There’s a sliding hill (a part of the ski hill formerly known as ‘Whitetrack’) which is huge and fast for my little wimpy soul. Thankfully when we arrived there wasn’t a lot of people there and I felt that it was safe for our kids. Because they were so young we didn’t have to go up the hill too far for them to be entertained.

Sliding, followed by lunch, followed by more sliding. Little S was freshly 1 and she just waddled around. We ended the day with some hot chocolate from Hillside Smoke’N’Que.

So much FUN, we returned again with friends to celebrate New Years Day.

Things to Note – firewood is provided, but you still need the matches/ lighter, kindling, ax. .. Whatever materials you use to start a campfire.

We are looking forward to heading to the lake again this winter!

I love Buffalo Pound in the winter.

Duck Mountain Provincial Park – Hiking Trails

Moose Lake Cabin Trail

This trail was recommended by Joyce @thedomesticatedcaker. She had taken her FOUR children on this trail to have an overnight in the cabin. IT RAINED. Bless her.

We did this trail first as it was the longest. On our trips we usually start big and end small, so the kids hate us less.

This trail is a part of the Kamsack Ski Club. We started at the Batka trail head. The trail we took was 2.9 km one way (the shortest trail to the cabin). It’s a big trail system and there’s definitely lots of trail options to take.

Because it’s a cross country ski trail it was wide- think trail groomer. Everything was so green and lush, I mean every single shade of green was present that day. There were some small hills, mosquitoes, and due to the forest fires up north, a little smokie air. This was definitely a challenge for the boys, and there were some piggy backs on the way back. The cabin was super cute although there was some garbage which was bleh, and I think due to that there was a little smell. It was fun for all of us to explore inside, and then check out the different vantage points of the lake. Would definitely do again. Beautiful.

Big wheeled stroller friendly.

Fen Trail

Short, but sweet this boardwalk is fun (0.5 km). We completed this after the Moose Lake trail, and the boardwalk feature was our selling point.

The kids just ran up and down the boardwalk- you would think they would have been tired as they had to be CARRIED only moments ago.

The trail takes you through the trees, and through 3 interactive points over the fen.

100% stroller friendly, 1000% a must do trail.

Woodland Trail

This trail is located within the Duck Mountain Provincial Park campground. The almost 2 km loop is crushed rock, and on even ground.

We participated in the SaskParks lead Creatures of the Night walk. This was a super interactive guided walk. The interactive parts were broken up throughout the trail – voice recognition, echo sound exercises, echo meters, and more. This is the trail where I realized how much M is absorbing watching Wild Kratts.

Stroller friendly, bear friendly (there was evidence). Easy loop in the campground. Also goes through the start of a new development at the lake (private campground).

Pelly Point Nature Trail

Day 2 of camping / hiking. I think we chose this trail based on it’s easy rating, and it was a tad shorter than Moose Lake cabin (4.5 km there and back). The trail was more narrow and lead you through the bush, at the trail end there’s a picnic table, warm up shack, and Madge Lake views. There was a bit of stinging nettle, and it was the perfect grazing height for our 3 year old.

Not Stroller friendly.

Damselfly Trail

This trail was accessible from the campground. The dads and older cousins went golfing and we were looking for something easy to occupy our time. The boys rode their bikes, and I had the stroller for S. This trail was quite lovely, and only 0.8 km one way. Easy trail for biking as you go from forest to wetland, and back to forest. The trail ends at St. Michaels Bible camp. There we posed with the angel wings, and investigated the hail damage from a recent storm (it was A LOT).

A great short and easy trail within the campground.

Stroller / bike friendly.

Boreal Forest Nature Trail [ ? ]

Ok – this is a little bit of a mystery trail. The trail entrance was a short jaunt from our campsite, curious about it my sister in law and I decided to check it out at sunset one night. Good idea and bad idea. The trail was heavily storm damaged. Fallen trees and signs. As it got darker it was harder to see a trail, and being not prepared we only had the light on our dying phones. We were trying to follow the interactive signs, but eventually they stopped. We turned around because we were scared and unprepared. The good was that this trail was something the kids would LOVE. Crawling under, over and across fallen trees. The next morning we checked it out again (in daylight). It was so cool, and certainly worth exploring – just trying to piece the trail together in general. We concluded it was a loop, and my plan was to deep dive into google and put the trail name together. It was a fun little adventure and the added obstacles made it interesting for everyone.

Not stroller friendly. Currently not an “advertised” trail, but it was one of my favourites to explore with the family.

The Duck Mountain trails were awesome, and there were more that we weren’t able to check out. I highly recommend visiting this park. Gosh it was good.

Sask Ya Later.

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Super excited to present my 2021 gift guide! This list is genuine; these are all items that we actually use (or gifting this year). I consulted some friends (thank you – you know who you are) and they gave me some really great ideas.

Drum roll pleeeeeease!

1. The Great Saskatchewan Bucket List – Robin and Arlene Karpan

Ok – I actually bought this book at Coles in 2010 – is Coles even still open? It honestly was kind of tucked away until covid when we really got into “adventuring”. Now I bring this baby on every trip. I look to see what is featured in the area, and mark the dates that we visit that bucket list place. It’s been fun. $25

2. Glow Sticks

Great stocking stuffer! I know glow sticks seem simple (cause they are). We love them for camping, and any sort of outdoor evening activity – especially in the fall/winter when it gets dark out real quick! @busytoddler also throws these in the bath! ~ $2

3. Yeti Tumbler

Who likes their coffee hot?! Ok actually I don’t, but it’s great for people who do! Yeti is magic and keeps hot beverages hot, and cold beverage cold. Available in a variety of sizes and colours. ~ $40

4. O2 Cool Mist’N’Sip

A friend had one of these this summer at the soccer field. It was so hot that day and a water bottle with a built in mister seemed genius. ~ $20

5. Catch’N’Fish

Got this at the dollarama! It’s a card game that practices addition and subtraction. You can also adapt to just practice numbers. We will keep ours in the camper for the summer. ~$3

6. East Coast Lifestyle Adjustable Dad Hat

Just launched – I love the look of these vintage washed hats. Available in 4 colours. Will likely buy myself one.

7. LED Toque

I first saw these last year from @bowsandbentos. I think they would be perfect for outdoor play in Sask winters. Also would have come in handy for fall camping… and spring camping?! The LED light is USB rechargeable and the toques come in a variety of colours! ~$20

8. Bush Pie Maker

Friend recommendation, turned into stocking stuffer. Give me one good reason why a delicious sandwich cooked over the campfire wouldn’t be magical. Pizza sandwiches, grilled cheese, fancy sammys. The bush pie maker has no limits – I just looked for recipes ideas on Pinterest. I repeat there are no limits. ~$20+

9. Kids Shakespeare Spincast Kit

We were gifted one of these a few birthdays ago, but really got our use out of it (and bought another one) this summer. It was great way for the boys to practice their casting and pretend to be fishing. Also a great distraction when we had lake-side camping sites. ~$20

10. Windriver Women’s HD1 Long Puffer Jacket

This jacket is available at Marks, and I have 2 of them from previous seasons. It’s so lightweight, but also so warm. Covers the bum, and has a 2 way zipper. There’s 4 colours to choose from and I want brown. I looked back and bought it on sale for $40. I HIGHLY recommend when on sale. ~ $120

11. Camping Journal For Kids

This was a gift (thank you friend!). 3-4 pages are dedicated to each trip with prompts, places to draw and add in any memories (tickets, photos, a leaf). We have the one pictured, but there are lots of options out there. ~ $12

* Included with this gift was a scavenger hunt game. There’s tons of games and books for outdoor scavenger hunts available.

12. Thermacell

I’ve contemplated a Thermacell for a few years now. As soon as @chasingkennedys recommended I ran to the store. We have the “Halo” and from my experience it works. This year Ty might be getting the portable repeller from Santa. I think this would be great for hikes, and well anywhere the mosquitos are – sports field, yard work, camping. etc. Also if you don’t know what a Thermacell is – it is a no spray, no scent, deet free mosquito repellent. ~$35+

13. Female Urination Device

@marinas_and_mountains made me do it. Once Lindsay recommended I was on board. Adds to cart > puts in stocking. I’ll keep you posted. ~$20

14. Waboba Bouncing Ball

When we were at Kenosee Lake my brother-in-law had one of these and it was perfect for the kids to play with in the lake. Once I found out he bought it at Allison’s (the store in the provincial park) I followed suit. ~$15

15. Woods LED Light

My dad has this light and we took it camping when we were in New Brunswick. We then purchased for our fall camping when our light sources were limited. Perfect lantern for night time cards, reading your camper manual when trying to figure out the furnace, or trips to the washroom. It is LED rechargeable and the brightness is adjustable. ~$40

16. Outdoor School – Hiking and Camping

Outdoor School has a few books that look great for outdoor adventuring. We have the one pictured on the guide and my oldest (6) just looks at all the pictures. A lot of great information in an easy to read format. ~ $20

17. Kids Ski Goggles

Santa got these for the boys last year, they have been awesome for snow days, outdoor play, and sliding. ~ $30+

18. Bumkins Snack Bags

We have been using these for a few years now. They are perfect for all the snacks – fruits and veggies, crackers, cereal. Easy to open, and easy to clean. They come in a snack size 2 pack, and a sandwich size. I found them in the baby section at Superstore. ~$12+

Ok! That’s all I got! If you have any questions please send a message

I hope you have found this helpful this holiday season.

Lastly – don’t underestimate the power of stickers, bubbles, and popcorn twists.

Duck Mountain Provincial Park – Camping

August Long 2021

Well now this trip feels like forever ago, but a recap is still due. This was my first time to Duck Mountain Provincial Park, and let me tell you it was lovely. The landscapes reminded me of home, and the drive near Kamsack reminded me of the Annapolis Valley.

Another multiple family camping weekend planned (with overlapping days).

As per usual throughout the drive I come to realize all of things we forgot. – Meat for one of our meals, jiffy pop, marshmallows, and peanut butter. We stopped in at a grocery store in Melville to pick up some of our missing items. We were going to be ok.

I managed to secure an on the lake site in the Pickerel Point – Birch campground. We were a little weary of lake access, but it actually provided a wonderful distraction throughout the weekend – a great paddle board launch, and fishing and rock throwing spot – and the children were surprisingly pretty safe.

For fun we decided to time our set up. Ty and I work independently, and by the end of it we are good. It took exactly 1 hour- and was probably one of our better experiences. While we set up the kids played on the shoreline. This also where M had his first leech experience. I think the whole campground heard him scream.

Our site was a short jaunt to the smaller beach on the campground. We actually didn’t go to the main (and much larger) beach until the last day on our way out!

We tried to do a hike a day, with the kids having free range in the afternoon. Free range included mini golf + ice cream [Waves Ice Cream and Mini Golf], horses [Madge Lake Bible Camp], beach, bear hunting (this consisted of driving by the bear trap), car naps, and Sask Parks lead activities.

The weather was hot, the air was smokey. We finished our last night with a family potluck. This park was one of my favourite visits of the summer.

Sask you later ~!

10 Reasons Why I love Fall Camping [in a tent trailer]

You know when you find a recipe on Pinterest and there’s a huge backstory before you get to the recipe- well I’m doing that today. Skip to Recipe. Just kidding, you can’t.

When Ty and I purchased our tent trailer in June we had really wanted to be able to extend our camping season. After spending almost 3 weeks in New Brunswick in August, and a very busy September – we (Ty) were torn between one more trip or winterize.

Here in Saskatchewan we have been having a beautiful fall – we’d be silly ( and hypocrites) to not go camping! After a very hesitant Ty finally got onboard with camping in October- we were off. We had a few options of staying close to home or heading to Cypress.

We chose Cypress Hills – the meadows campground still had electricity and a service centre open which fit our needs perfectly.

Posted on Instagram here are our top 10 reasons I love fall camping [in a tent trailer]

  1. No fire ban
  2. Not sweating my tatas off
  3. It’s quiet
  4. Fall colours are 🔥🔥🔥
  5. Sunrise and sunset times are family friendly – and so are bedtimes
  6. Because of number 5 – we can chase sunsets at lookout points
  7. Also because of number 5 it’s not daylight at 4 am
  8. Feels safe for my free range children (less traffic)
  9. Not stressed out booking a campsite online
  10. Furnace doubles as white noise machine

And here are the downsides:

  1. Furnace might quit in the middle of the night
  2. It’s dark and quiet- be prepared for wildlife at nighttime bathroom breaks
  3. It might be cold and windy which leads to potentially freezing tatas off
  4. No stores open if you forget coffee
  5. A lot of businesses/ paid activities are closed for the season

We loved fall camping, and can’t wait to book more fall camping trips next year ( weather depending of course!).