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    A little Hike, A Few Geocaches and Some History

    Our paddles and camping gear have been cleaned and officially put away until next year. So now, our outdoor adventures focus more on local trails. We’re really fortunate to live close to lots of beautiful trails, steeped in local history. We of often head to one of the Guelph Hiking Trail Club–maintained trails to enjoy an hour or two outside, close to home. We’re also fortunate that these trails have a lot of geocaches hidden along the path! This weekend, we returned to a section of the Radial Line Trail. We’ve hiked here once before, but decided to return to find some new geocaches that had been placed along the trail…

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    From virtual to reality – How a community came together at Wolf Lake

    As far as trips go, our weekend at Wolf Lake was one of those trips that I will never forget and will never be replicated. It was a weekend of many firsts for the Sometimes Eventful family. And it was a weekend where I saw first-hand how an online group translates into a wonderful real-life community. When casual comments about a group trip first started back in the summer, I tossed our names into the conversation and said my family would be “in”. To be honest, I didn’t think at that time that it would really happen. But when I received a message making the trip invitation official, I jumped…

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    – 42 at Mew: The time we stayed in an Algonquin yurt on the coldest weekend EVER.

    A few years ago, we discovered how awesome it is to experience winter in an Ontario park. It started with staying in a yurt in Killarney. Then we opted for more luxurious accommodations and stayed in a cabin at Arrowhead. In 2016, we decided to officially check-off four seasons of camping in Algonquin Park with four days in a yurt at Mew Lake Campground. With each trip, we have learned something new. And with each trip we have had amazing experiences. Camping at Mew Lake on Family Day Weekend, 2016 was no exception. In fact, that year was really special. We were active participants in Algonquin at the lowest recorded…

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    Snowshoeing the Stubb’s Falls Trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park

    When the air is so cold, your nostrils stick together after taking a deep breath…. When the sky is so blue, the snow glistens like it’s sprinkled with glitter…. When the snow is so deep, that only snowshoes or skis make sense….. That’s the perfect time to hit the trails. With all of those perfect conditions coming together, we discovered that the Stubb’s Falls Snowshoe Trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park is  great for a couple of hours of family-friendly snowshoeing.  Huntsville typically has so much more snow than our area in Southern Ontario, and we couldn’t wait to get out there and enjoy it when we visited Arrowhead for a little…

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    A Cabin In The Woods: Glamping at Arrowhead Provincial Park

    Some people call it glamping. Some call it crazy. We called spending a very cold, winter weekend at Arrowhead Provincial Park a little slice of awesome. Our appetites for a cold-weather get-away grew after we spent nearly a week in a yurt at Killarney Provincial Park last year. That trip was awesome, but we decided to move up on the luxury scale for our 2015 winter trip. After seeing stunning photos of Arrowhead’s skating trail we thought renting one of the parks five cabins would be a fun, new experience that provides some creature comforts while allowing us to be a part of everything the park had to offer, even…

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    A little bit of fishing at Robert Edmondson Conservation Area, Halton

    We had a quick “glamping” get-away at the Toronto West KOA which gave us a great opportunity to do some exploring at two different Halton Conservation parks in one day. Yes! Two parks in one day! Living on the doorstep of these awesome parks for a couple of nights meant that our Saturday could be spent quickly moving between conservation areas and taking advantage of Halton’s “One fee, Seven parks” deal. That’s right, you pay one entrance fee at any of the parks and you have in and out privileges at all seven Halton conservation parks that day. The first day of our getaway marked the opening day of Ontario…