The other day we met some friends at Collins Lake in Scotia. Between visits, I forget just how pleasant it is. The beach is open from noon to 7:45 pm, and if you go late like we did, it’s quiet and relaxing. 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. There’s a covered pavilion just outside the beach area, and the playground and bathrooms are a short walk away. Don’t forget the sand toys.
We’d made it a late visit partly so that some of our husbands could join us, so we walked over to Jumpin’ Jacks for dinner. Tasty. It was our first visit this summer, and I forgot that it actually stresses me out, a bit, to order at Jumpin’ Jacks. Then when I went looking for my link I saw this list of etiquette rules on the Visit Scotia blog. If you’ve never gone before, it’s excellent preparation, really. You can also view the menu online: 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. Of course we had to stay. The kids enjoyed it, and then my super-alert friend (who also provided these photos–thank you!) 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. Jumpin’ Jacks opens at 11 am, so if you really wanted to skip the lines, you could have an early lunch before the beach.