• Activities,  Places and Spaces

    – 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. This year, 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 this past Family Day Weekend was no exception. In fact, this 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…

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    A Day On Algonquin Park’s Hailstorm Creek

    Did you know that a canoeing venture into Algonquin Park’s back country can be done as a day trip? Back country bliss. This was the Algonquin Park we were seeking on a day trip paddling Hailstorm Creek. We’ve been to Algonquin Provincial Park a bunch of times, with each visit giving us a different glimpse into this amazing parcel of Ontario nature. For the most part, we stick to campgrounds and trails located along the Highway 60 corridor.  But recently we decided to do something a little different that would give us a small taste of what the park has to offer off the beaten track.  We booked a water…

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    9 Camp Activities To Keep Kids Busy

    We started camping with Emma when she was 18 months old. We quickly learned that we didn’t have to bring a lot of toys to camp, but we did need to have some activities to keep her busy while we took care of “grown-up” chores around the site, or to keep her interested and engaged on hikes. Most of my ideas have come from my own memories of Girl Guide crafting, activities I did with kids when I was a camp counselor, and a nature-focus on activities Emma already enjoys at home. There are also lots of books, blogs and websites that can provide hours of fun ideas. With camping…