WAINFLEET, Ont. (July 6, 2018) – A unique group of guests will be setting up camp at Long Beach Conservation Area this weekend, bringing along their vintage fibreglass Boler trailers. While this small and lightweight trailer is normally a rare sight, this is not the case on Ontario Bolerama weekend.
Since the first meet in Earlton in 2001, molded fiberglass trailers have been meeting in Ontario every summer to enjoy a great camping experience. The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) is excited to welcome back over 100 trailers from across Canada and the United States, as their owners hold a rally and campout.
“Ontario Bolerama is as much fun for our staff as it is for our guests,” said Mike MacIntyre, Long Beach Superintendent and Acting Manager of Conservation Areas. “The group has enjoyed memorable experiences since 2010 and we’re happy to see them come back year after year.”
The Boler trailer gained popularity after it was invented in the late 1960s but fell out of fashion by the 1980s. With their recent increase in popularity, boler trailers are the perfect choice for easy, cost-effective camping, but they are presently a rare luxury.
A variety of molded fiberglass trailers can be seen at Long Beach Conservation Area this weekend, as their owners enjoy the company of others who share the mutual love of travelling light.
Since Victoria Day, campers of all sorts have been spending their day, weekend or whole summer at Long Beach Conservation Area on Lake Erie. With 225 serviced and unserviced campsites, and a beautiful sandy beach, there is plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy summer.
The NPCA manages the impact of human activities, urban growth, and rural activities on the Niagara Peninsula watershed with programs and services that help keep people and their property safe from flooding and erosion, while retaining the safety of our drinking water.
NPCA manages 41 Conservation Areas, including Ball’s Falls, Binbrook, Long Beach and Chippawa Creek. These lands are held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. NPCA’s Conservation Areas marry nature, culture and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.
Questions related to the above release should be directed to:
Erika Navarro, Communications Specialist