• Places and Spaces

    Take a backcountry day trip in Algonquin Park

    Every fan of Algonquin’s front-country campgrounds and trails should really taste the wilder side of Ontario’s Provincial Park, away from the Highway 60 corridor running across the park. But that isn’t always an easy thing to do. Maybe you don’t have the time to plan and execute a back country trip. Maybe you don’t have the gear. And I know this is a big one…. Maybe you don’t have the skills/experience or confidence to do a multi-day excursion. I’ve experienced all of these challenges, but my desire to get off the beaten track and see the back country of Algonquin was too big to let them get in the way. I…

  • Activities,  Places and Spaces

    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…