Featuring a beautiful natural sand beach on the coast of Lake Erie, Evangola State Park offers a beautiful shoreline to enjoy throughout the summer months. This park also houses a little bit of something for everyone, and should not be missed by anyone. Hiking can be done on three miles of trails that wind themselves throughout Evangola State Park.
There are several sights to see on these journeys, so make sure to take several breaks and take in everything you can. You should bring a camera to capture some of the wildlife and gorgeous views. During the summer, the areas surrounding these paths are filled with vernal pools, which are large, temporary puddles in the forest that host a wide array of amphibian life until they dissipate several months later.
You can feel free to bring your dog along, as long as you clean up after any mess they might make. Leashes should be no shorter than six feet on the trails. If you are a camper looking for a spot to crash, Evangola State Park has you covered. Their campgrounds contain 47 sites available for public rental throughout the warmer months.
These sites come standard with a water hookup, as well as a fire pit and picnic table. Public showers and washrooms are available at three adjacent locations throughout the campgrounds. Reservations tend to fill up fast and can be made as far ahead as one year. Canines are welcome to visit these areas provided they stay on a six-foot leash or shorter.
During the winter months, there are unique ice formations that form on Lake Erie called ice volcanos. These formations happened when the crashing waves freeze upon impact. As they build up over time, they stay hollow and erupt lake water as the waves crash into them. Canines are welcome to come along and see these marvels, provided you use the best judgment as not every dog is meant for the snow.