07.03.2019

LONG BEACH CONSERVATION AREA HOSTS 19TH ANNUAL ONTARIO BOLERAMA

A unique group of guests will be setting camp at Long Beach Conservation Area this weekend, bringing along their vintage fiberglass Boler trailers. While this small and lightweight trailer is normally a rare sight, this is not the case on July 5-7, 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 more than 130 trailers from across Canada and the United States, as their enthusiastic owners hold a rally and campout.

“This year marks the 9th Bolerama held at Long Beach Conservation Area and our staff are very excited to see what styles and colours will come through the park this year,” says Mike MacIntyre, Park Superintendent. “This group of campers get together every year, welcoming new and seasoned trailer campers from across North America. They’re an informal group and many of them don’t know each other until they meet on site yet come together to enjoy a great weekend as one big community.”

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 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. From Trilliums, Scamps, and Casitas, to Bigfoots, Escapes, and other molded types of all ages, the public is also welcome to drop by the park to experience this rare, very cool sight.

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 beach, there is plenty of room to stretch out and enjoy summer.

For more information on Long Beach Conservation Area, please visit www.npca.ca/parks/long-beach. Follow on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

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About NPCA:

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 Mobile: 905-650-4027 enavarro@npca.ca