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Cheltenham Badlands

The red rock of Cheltenham Badlands

UPDATE: The Cheltenham Badlands has been closed due to abuse and damage to the delicate soil.  Read more on the subject via the Ontario Heritage Trust news release. It looks like a hilly, red desert in the middle of a forested area just north of Toronto, but it’s actually soft rock that has no vegetation on it. The red hue ...

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Going up north

Driving to Northern Ontario – easier than it used to be

I have fond memories of sitting in the backseat of my parent’s ’84 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, with a bright orange, plastic cooler separating me from my younger brother (so that we wouldn’t have World War III happen), and driving “north” to a cottage or to a campsite. Back then there were fewer cars on the road, and less cottage-bound traffic ...

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Elora, Ontario

Photos of Elora, Ontario on a summer morning

Taking photos of Elora, Ontario is one of the things many amateur and professional photographers do when day-tripping around Ontario. Elora is one of the prettiest towns in this province. It’s no wonder it is a popular spot for day trips from Toronto. Not only is the town so photo-worthy, but it also has local trails including the Elora Gorge ...

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Visiting Halton County Radial Railway Museum

Transit history: taking a ride at the Halton County Radial Railway and Museum

Depending on your age, you probably remember different types of streetcars and subway trains in Toronto. Remember when the Red Rocket was actually the Red Rocket? I do. Visiting the Halton County Radial Railway and Museum is like taking a ride down memory lane. Select retired streetcars, rail cars, rapid transit, locomotives, and freight and passenger trains make their home ...

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road trip along the Lake Erie north shore

Five reasons to take your next road trip along Lake Erie

Think you’ve seen all that Ontario has to offer? Hate the crazy traffic on the 400-series highways that drives you nuts when you try to escape the urban sprawl of Toronto and neighbouring cities? For a change of pace, you may want to take a road trip along Lake Erie – along the north shore. This area is not congested with ...

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Photos of Rattray Marsh in Mississauga

Mississauga has some beautiful parks and natural areas – none is as lovely as Rattray Marsh, located by Lake Ontario. Frank and I recently took an early morning walk at the marsh with cameras in hand. Battling mosquitoes and hanging spiders, we managed to take several photos. Here are a few that I took: Directions: The best way to get ...

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Things to do in Mississauga

Things to do in Mississauga, Ontario

The outdoor patios are closed up and dismantled. Hiking trails are covered in rust-coloured leaves. Shoppers scurry from store to store at the outdoor Heartland Centre outlet mall, fighting the gusts of cold air. However, despite chilly Fall weather, there are still things to do in Mississauga to play tourist for a day or two. Well-known for its feisty, long-reigning ...

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