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Manitoba will say goodbye to summer at 3:44 Sunday afternoon. That's when Autumn officially arrives. But Tracy Elbourne with Manitoba Parks says when you're referring to camping seasons, fall camping arrived nearly three weeks ago already.
"It's been pretty good," says Elbourne, referring to the fall camping season. "We've had some great weather the last three weeks." Elbourne says in fall, if the weather is good, campers will come out.
Elbourne notes their summer camping season winds down after Labour Day. Some campgrounds in the province will remain open a few more weeks but only six or seven campgrounds remain open until Thanksgiving.
According to Elbourne, the campground at Birds Hill Park was full last weekend. But she's quick to point out half the campground is closed right after Labour Day. She adds numbers also look very strong for this weekend at Birds Hill and Winnipeg Beach.
"There's certainly people out there, myself included that love camping in the fall," admits Elbourne. "You have no bugs, you have cooler temperatures and because the campgrounds aren't full, you have an opportunity to view wildlife. That's really great," she says. Elbourne adds it's often a different demographic that goes camping in fall, noting families are often too busy with school activities.
Another one of the differences from summer to fall camping is that this time of year there are fewer tents, notes Elbourne. "In the fall the serviced sites are at a premium in terms of their demand."
Here in the southeast, Elbourne says campgrounds that specialize in fall camping include Falcon Beach and Birds Hill Park.
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