March 2016

Decew Falls – Historic Hiking in Niagara!

By |2016-03-28T17:42:31-04:00March 28th, 2016|Categories: Adventure, alone, Brock, bruce trail, brucetrail, Canada, day trip, Decew, Decew Falls, Decew House, Exploring, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, icefalls, Lake Gibson, Morningstar Mill, Nature, Niagara, Niagara Bruce Trail, Ontario, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Parks, solo trip, St. Catharines, Trails, walking, walks, water, waterfalls, waterways, wind, winter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Decew Falls is named after John DeCou, who purchased the land in about 1788, buying 100 acres with an axe and an indian blanket. In 1812 he purchased the land along the top of the escarpment from his newly built stone house to Decew Falls.  During the war of 1812, DeCou served in the Lincoln Militia and his home served as headquarters by the British where Laura Secord brought news to in June of 1813, of a potential [...]

September 2015

GEESE GANGS & A BEAR – CAMPING AT MEW LAKE IN ALGONQUIN PARK

By |2015-09-16T11:23:49-04:00September 16th, 2015|Categories: Algonquin, camping, Canada, Hiking, Mew Lake, paddling, swimming, Trails, waterfalls|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Every year for four years now, I pick a weekend to spend at Mew Lake in Algonquin Park. This year was no different, what was different though, were the people I was going with. I was lucky enough to have two of my most favorite people on the planet accompanying me on this adventure and we were all excited and ready to get it underway! We headed out at 5am and had a wonderful, traffic-free journey. [...]