Friday, May 1 at 9 a.m. is the official opening of the 2020 camping and recreational season at Grand River Parks.
The Grand River Conservation Authority operates 11 Grand River Parks, eight of which offer camping with about 2,500 campsites. Other outdoor activities include hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking and swimming.
The parks that are opening on Friday will be Byng Island, Brant, Pinehurst Lake, Conestogo Lake and Elora Gorge. Belwood Lake, Laurel Creek, Guelph Lake, Rockwood and Shade’s Mills are open year-round, but will now be providing a broader range of services. Elora Quarry will open in mid-June when the weather is warmer for swimming.