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Gifts for Father's Day

10 Fun Gifts For Father’s Day

This year, my husband is celebrating Father’s Day for the first time. He keeps talking about how getting a good night’s sleep would be an amazing thing. I’ll strive to give him the gift of peace and relaxation for at least a day. However, I’m also considering what to get my Dad and Father-in-law and so I’ve been pulled together ...

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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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Trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park

Trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park

In early Spring, the trails along Highway 60 in Algonquin Park are a magical place in the early morning. With few hikers on the trails, you can stop, take a breath and listen to bird songs. Waking up very early on the Saturday of Victoria Day long weekend, my husband and I drove three hours from Burlington to experience the ...

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Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville

Visiting Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville

The Island Lake Conservation Area in Orangeville, Ontario is a 332 hectare area, along the shores of the Orangeville Reservoir, managed by the Credit River Conservation Authority.  As it’s not overly large and located outside of the immediate greater Toronto Area, many have not visited it, unless they live in the area. We had passed by the Reservoir on past ...

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