While we were in Leamington, we though we would take a side trip to this park.
When we first entered the park, we went to the Marsh Boardwalk. My wife had sprained her foot so I asked to use their wheelchair. They agreed which was nice. Only thing was that the tires were almost flat so I could not push it around the boardwalk. When I mentioned the tires to the staff, they did not offer to blow them up for us. My wife therefore had to sit in the parking lot and wait until I finished the walk.
The walk around the boardwalk was beautiful.
We then went to visit the Dunes. That is where we first encountered the Stable Flies. They are aweful. They bite and hurt when they do this. There were tons of them. We had to get out of the Dunes and back to our car as fast as we could go - which was not easy for my wife with her sprained foot.
We then headed for the tip of the park. There is a free shuttle and the staff are nice here. We took the shuttle and when we got there we could see lots of people running for the shuttle to get away from the Stable Flies. They were screaming and yelling and swatting away. My wife decided to take the shuttle back to the parking lot and I decided to brave it - you have to walk a short distance to get to the tip. Part of it is in the woods and the other part is along the beach. The Stable Flies were terrible. I finally made it to the tip. Along the way, there were tons of dead fish. The smell was terrible as well. The view was nice.
I would never return when the Stable Flies were biting again. Best to check and see if the Stable Flies are out when deciding to go to this park - unless you only plan to visit the Marsh Boardwalk (which did not seem to have the Stable Flies).
As we were leaving the park, we noticed a small sign that said that the Stable Flies are biting.. best to take notice of this sign and not go when this is happening.
Also, we found out through other tourists that the e-coli levels were high and that swimming was not allowed. Other than hearing it from other tourists, we would not have known this information. There were no signs posted.
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