Reasons to visit a farm - horses

Five Reasons Why You Should Spend a Day on a Farm

I’m up close and personal with Leroy the llama. To clarify – as close as he will allow me. Leroy doesn’t like to be touched, so all I can do is hold out my hand to let him sniff it and snort a bit of his snot all over it. His soft gaze is entrancing. He’s handsome, with his big ...

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How to relieve stress through adult colouring books

If you happen to wander into a Chapters bookstore these days, chances are you will find a table with an adult colouring book display.  The reason is that many seek to relieve stress through adult colouring books, spending time focusing on something creative and fun and completely different from daily life. With so many stressful jobs out there, I bet ...

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Fall Hiking at Hilton Falls

Hiking the Bruce Trail Near Hilton Falls

With legs feeling like jelly, quivering from exhaustion, and my ankle joints in pain, I kept on climbing over limestone rocks and tree roots on the Bruce Trail near Hilton Falls. I was hiking a section of the Iroquoia area of the Trail just east of Hilton Falls Conservation Area with my husband Frank. With it being Fall, the trail ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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