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Top five camping sites near Toronto

Getting a dose of nature away from Toronto, Ontario does not require hours on the road. At most two to two-and-a-half hours are needed to get to great camping sites near Toronto. We’ve either camped or hiked in many provincial parks or conservation areas in Southern Ontario with campgrounds over the years and love that they aren’t too far from ...

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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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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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Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto

Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto 2012

My husband Frank and I headed to this year’s Outdoor Adventure Show in Toronto to check out the latest in travel, outdoor activities and equipment. So many great exhibitors were part of this year’s show, including booths from more tourism organizations focusing on adventure travel. We liked how the show was organized into categories from various travel destinations (Ontario, Canada, ...

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Killbear Provincial Park

Camping at Killbear Provincial Park

When you haven’t gone camping for a while, it’s sometimes not easy to get back into it. Spending two nights camping at Killbear Provincial Park, just northwest of Parry Sound, Ontario, is enough to fall in love with the outdoors, if you’re a city person like me. We decided camping at Killbear Provincial Park because it wasn’t too far north ...

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