Places to visit near Owen Sound

A road trip: places to visit near Owen Sound

We thought we had explored every part of southern Ontario (anything south of Sudbury), but it seems that we just found a new area for future road trips. There are many places to visit near Owen Sound, a city of about 21,000 residents, located on an inlet of Georgian Bay. On Labour Day weekend  in 2012, we headed out on a mini-day trip. My husband Frank woke me up early and we were hopping into our car in the wee ...

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Phone camera or DSLR for hiking

A few kilometres hiking on a moderate or difficult trail while lugging around a DSLR camera can be a pain in the neck… especially if your camera has a heavy lens and the strap is fraying. Increasingly I debate whether to use the phone camera or DSLR for hiking trips, trying to figure out which will be the most useful while also keeping me comfortable. While many times I forgo the ease of a iPhone camera on our hiking excursions ...

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Port Credit, MIssissauga

Port Credit in Mississauga – Why You Must Visit

Like walking along a waterfront? Check. Like small, privately-owned shops with character? Check. Like many choices for delicious dining? Check. There are many things to do in Port Credit in Mississauga – it’s a favourite for many because it has a little bit of everything for everybody. From Scoops Ice Cream, which during the summer is packed with families, to Port Credit Marina which attracts sailors and boaters alike, Port Credit is one of the top areas in Mississauga to ...

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Ireland House in Burlington

History at Ireland House in Burlington, Ontario

Historic Ireland House in Burlington at Oakridge Farm is very special for one key reason – almost all of its contents on display are original. With approximately 90% having been previously used by the Ireland family, the furniture, décor and daily items make Ireland House a rarity in North America. This is one of the reasons why it’s a must-visit in Burlington. Our visit happened on a very rainy day as part of the #VisitBurlON media and blogger tour of ...

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Things to do at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Seven Things To Do at the RBG in Burlington

The day we visited the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington as part of our #VisitBurlON FAM trip tour, it was raining. Despite big drops splashing on our camera bags, we were very happy, as were the RBG employees. With no rain for almost a month, the grass was a bit brown and the flowers shriveled up a bit… not the best scenario for a place that thrives on showcasing some of the most beautiful gardens in Canada. This was my ...

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Trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park

Trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park

In early Spring, the trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park are a magical place in the early morning. With few hikers on the trails, you can stop, take a breath and listen to bird songs. Waking up very early on the Saturday of Victoria Day long weekend, my husband and I drove three hours from Burlington to experience the pastel-coloured landscape and trails at Algonquin Park… and to perhaps see a glimpse of moose at the side of the ...

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