The other day we met some friends at Collins Lake in Scotia.Â Between visits, I forget just how pleasant it is.Â The beach is open from noon to 7:45 pm, and if you go late like we did, it’s quiet and relaxing.Â It’s $2/person with kids 5 and under (or maybe it was 6?) free.
Plenty of lifeguards, one long dock, and a beautiful view.Â Â There’s a covered pavilion just outside the beach area, and the playground and bathrooms are a short walk away.Â Don’t forget the sand toys.
We’dÂ made it a late visit partly so that some of our husbands could join us, so we walked over to Jumpin’ Jacks for dinner.Â Â Tasty.Â It was our first visit this summer, and I forgot that it actually stresses me out, a bit, to order at Jumpin’ Jacks.Â Then when I went looking for my link I saw this list of etiquette rules on the Visit Scotia blog.Â If you’ve never gone before, it’s excellent preparation, really. Â You can also view the menu online:Â please, may I recommend the twisters over the regular fries?
Anyway, we weren’t even paying attention and we happened to be there on a Tuesday night, which meant that it was crazy-busy for the water ski show.Â Of course we had to stay.Â The kids enjoyed it, and then my super-alert friend (who also provided these photos–thank you!)Â realized that we should start walking to the ice cream (it’s soft ice cream; no hard) before the very end of the show, and it’s a good thing–that was a very long line.Â Jumpin’ Jacks opens at 11 am, so if you really wanted to skip the lines, you could have an early lunch before the beach.