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Belfountain, Ontario

Taking the winding road through Belfountain, Ontario

There are some weekends when you really don’t feel like doing much physical activity. Yet, you’ve got the itch to just get out of the house. We were in just this type of  mood on a chilly, winter day in early February 2011. Hopping into the car, we went exploring in a new area. For the past few months our ...

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Going Up North

Going Up North in Ontario: How Things Have Changed

When I was little, going up north was an annual thing. Every August we would take a trip to Martyr’s Shrine in Midland, Ontario for a special Mass celebrated by the Polish community. We would wake up early for what felt like a very long car trip. Thirty odd years ago, Midland was a tiny town in the middle of ...

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Relaxing at Port Burwell Beach on Lake Erie

Do you enjoy peaceful and quiet beaches? I found one of these relaxing beaches at Port Burwell Provincial Park. Located along the shore of Lake Erie, about two hours souwthwest of Toronto, Port Burwell Beach is a long stretch of sand with a fairly shallow shoreline. It’s a popular location for families and those just seeking a quiet spot to ...

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Day Trip to Tobermory

A Day Trip to Tobermory: Exploring the Town

Our goal was a day trip to Tobermory, Ontario – approximately 300 km from our starting point in Burlington, Ontario. If you think an experience-rich, one-day visit isn’t doable, I will prove you wrong. The trick to making it happen is timing. We headed out early in the morning and drove up Highway 6 to escape the suburban sprawl. What ...

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