June 2018

ORCKA Basic Canoe Course 1-4 with Kirkwood Canoe

By |2018-06-26T21:09:01+00:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Adventure, Canada, canoe, canoeing, education, enthusiasm, Exploring, Huntsville, Ontario, Outdoors, paddle, paddling, teaching, training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have always wanted to take a canoe skills course but just never got around to looking up the info and actually committing fully to doing it.  A few months ago my friend Sam sent me a message to advise she wanted to take hers also and had found a good course with Judy Kirkwood of Kirkwood Canoe in Huntsville.  She sent me all the details, I checked out the info and told her I [...]

April 2018

Hunters Bay Trail – Hiking with Eileen – 032418

By |2018-04-03T06:00:29+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Adventure, Canada, enthusiasm, Exploring, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, Huntsville, Muskoka, muskoka trails, Nature, Ontario, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, scenery, scenic, Uncategorized, Up north, walking, walks, winter, women, womens event|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In June, 2017, I was invited to participate in the Women on Water event.  It was a wonderful event and during my time there, I met a lovely lady named Eileen. Eileen was there by herself and I went over to introduce myself and talk to her a bit about her pink hair. She had put it in for the weekend to show she was a wild woman and I thought it was very cool, [...]

February 2017

Arrowhead Birches Celebrate Galentines

By |2017-02-21T16:16:25+00:00February 21st, 2017|Categories: Adventure, arrowhead, Canada, Cross country skiing, day trip, Exploring, Fun, girls, Hiking, hiking trails, Huntsville, ice, ice skates, ice skating, Ice trail, inspiration, learning, Lookout, Niagara, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Parks, Provincial Park, scenery, scenic, sightseeing, skating, skating trail, skating trails, ski trail, skiing, sledding, Trails, Uncategorized, Up north, winter, winter Wonderland|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ever since my visit to Arrowhead last year  I have been dying to go back again.  When I was in Niagara for Christmas, I had a visit with my friend Andrea, who had been trying to come see me in Muskoka since I'd moved,  but hadn't made it yet.  We devised a plan and this Saturday, was the day we were going to visit Arrowhead with one of our other awesome friends Kim. As Valentines day [...]

January 2017

Limberlost – Snowshoeing in an Enchanted Forest with Lovely Ladies

By |2017-01-17T16:44:23+00:00January 17th, 2017|Categories: #snow, #snowing, #snowshoe, #snowshoeing, Adventure, algonquin highlands, bridge, cold, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, frozen waterfalls, Fun, girls, hike, Hiking, hiking trails, Huntsville, Muskoka, muskoka trails, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, ontarios highlands, Outdoors, shoe, Solitaire, Trails, Uncategorized, Up north, walking, walks, water, waterfalls, waterways, winter, winter Wonderland, women|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I have heard of Limberlost but only vaguely and had never been there.  A new friend from Port Carling asked me if I'd like to go snowshoeing there and I was totally up for it!   I had just camped for a few days at Mew Lake in the Tipi and headed straight to Limberlost Forest and Nature Reserve from Algonquin Park. The roads were a bit crazy and snow covered but we were going [...]

April 2016

The Spring Cottage Life Show

By |2016-04-25T22:36:09+00:00April 25th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, blog, booths, camp, campchairs, Campers, camping, Canada, carcamping, Chairs, cottage, cottage show, cottaging, Exploring, glamping, homes, hot tent, Huntsville, inspiration, kayak, Kayaking, learning, Ontario, outdoor products, Outdoors, outdoors show, paddle, paddling, Parks, Presentation, show, tent, trade show, Uncategorized, winterglamping, wood|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was a Thursday night when i got the message from a fellow blogger, Let's Discover Ontario, asking if I wanted to go to the Spring Cottage Life Show. I had never heard of it, as I'm a camper and generally not a cottager, but it sounded like a great way to spend a cold rainy Saturday. I graciously accepted after receiving a yes from Peter about if he wanted to go with me. I [...]

January 2016

Arrowhead Park-Winter Wonderland Day Trip – Skating Skiing & Snowshoeing-AWESOME!

By |2016-01-19T07:19:08+00:00January 19th, 2016|Categories: #snow, #snowshoe, #snowshoeing, Adventure, Canada, cold, Cross country skiing, day trip, Exploring, Fun, Huntsville, Ice trail, inspiration, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, Parks, Provincial Park, skating, skiing, Trails, Uncategorized, walking, walks, waterfalls, winter, winter Wonderland|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Once upon a time, I hated winter ...but then I decided to embrace it. I bought a pair of snowshoes from my favourite place Outdoors Oriented , Elektra's made by Atlas Snowshoe Compamy. Then, I waited, but the snow didn't come! I went winter glamping twice, but it wasn't cold enough for the ice to freeze to skate on, it wasn't snowy enough to snowshoe and cross country skiing wasn't even an option.  I was ready, [...]

December 2015

Winter Glamping at Mew Lake! – Yurt Trip

By |2015-12-29T07:30:26+00:00December 29th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, Algonquin, bear, camping, Canada, cold, cooking, Exploring, falls, Fun, glamping, hike, Hiking, hikingtrails, Huntsville, inspiration, Mew Lake, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, photography, River, sunset, tarps, texting gloves, Trails, walking, walkling, walks, water, winter, winterglamping, yurt|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

If someone had told me a year ago that I would go winter camping, or glamping, in this case, I would've said they were crazy.  Up until this year, it has never crossed my mind to even attempt adventuring in the snow, and now I have done it and am actually even camping in a tent for my next two trips!  Being in nature in the snow is truly magical and I now understand why [...]

August 2015

Trans Canada Trail in Huntsville – Natural works of art everywhere!!

By |2015-08-27T12:00:39+00:00August 27th, 2015|Categories: #trail, hike, Hiking, Huntsville, Trails, trans canada trail, walking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Saturday August 22, 2015, my mom and I, en route to the cottage, stopped at the #TCTrail in Huntsville, Ontario, to check it out! It was 8am when we got there and the area was heavy with fog, but it was extremely beautiful! We turned into the parking lot at Avery Beach Park at  the end of Yonge Street, grabbed our backpacks and headed out to do some exploring, donned in our #WoodsExplorer shirts to promote the [...]

July 2015

Trans Canada Trail in Tay, ON, – The Tay Shore Trail

By |2015-07-07T16:55:11+00:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Adventure, Exploring, Huntsville, Ontario, Outdoors, Trails, trans canada trail, Uncategorized, walking|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Tay is a town in Central Ontario located in the Southern Georgian Bay Region.  On my way home from a lovely 4 days at Grundy Lake Provincial Park,  I decided to stop for a short trek on the Trans Canada Trail  to stretch my legs, break up the four hour drive, and check out the area.  I was not disappointed in what I saw and was very happy I made the decision to make the stop. [...]