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Revisiting Mountsberg Conservation Area

Every time we go exploring, even at locations we’ve already been, Frank and I find something new of interest. Revisiting Mountsberg Conservation Area reminded us of our last visit  back in the summer of 2011, when we checked out the trails, the birds and the barn animals. Recently, we decided to check out the boat launch area and the dam ...

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Camping after Labour Day Weekend

Why you should camp after Labour Day weekend

I’m going to share with you the reasons why you should camp after Labour Day weekend. For those who live in Ontario, Labour Day weekend is usually the last extended weekend for camping and cottaging before we go back-to-school and back-to-work. Families will descend on provincial parks, conservation areas and other campgrounds for at least a few days. But here’s ...

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Five hiking trails near Toronto

With fall almost upon us, it’s time to wrap up the camping gear and stow it away. But this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors. For Frank and me, it’s fall hiking season! We’ve visited many places over the past few years, and here’s a round-up of our favourite fall hiking trails near Toronto: Hendrie Valley – Burlington / ...

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Eramosa Karst

Visiting Eramosa Karst Conservation Area

The Eramosa Karst Conservation Area is a place to not only hike and enjoy the outdoors, but also learn a bit more about geology. What few people in Ontario know is that there are many areas in this province where karsts are found. Karst topography has porous rock eroded by water over time creating cenotes, caves and sinkholes. The Eramosa ...

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Preventing lyme disease

Tips on preventing Lyme disease – avoiding ticks when outdoors!

A bit of timely news for all who are heading out hiking or camping this summer: The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance is sharing information on preventing Lyme disease through ticks. This disease is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in North America and if untreated in early stages can lead to serious problems involving joints, the heart and central nervous ...

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