May 2017

Wye Marsh – Wetland Education

By | 2017-05-23T19:16:57+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Categories: #marsh, #spring, #swan, #swans, #trail, #walk, Adventure, birding, birds, Canada, education, Exploring, fiddleheads, hike, Hiking, learning centre, Nature, Ontario, Outdoors, Trails, turtles, walking, wetlands|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had been wanting to visit Wye Marsh for over a year now. On Sunday, a beautiful spring day, that visit finally happened. My friends Sam and Shylo had also wanted to go. So we picked a day and headed down to check out what Wye Marsh is all about. We paid the admission fee of $11.00 plus person, plus tax. I found it a bit steep but once I found out what the admission [...]

Torrance Barrens Hike – Spring Sensory Overload

By | 2017-05-16T19:28:05+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: #marsh, #rain, #spring, Adventure, alone, bog, bugs, Canada, conservatationarea, Conservation areas, conservationarea, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, hikingtrails, Muskoka, Nature, navigating, navigation, new beginning, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, pond, puddles, River, rivers, sagan, senses, sensory overload, swamp, torrance, Trails, Uncategorized, Up north, water filter|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Have you ever been to Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Reserve in Torrance? I headed there on Saturday to check out the trails and go for a short hike. I had been there in the fall with some friends, and another time in the summer,  and really enjoyed the area. I stopped to take a photo of rose petals strewn out over some rocks near a campsite.  I hoped it was a good experience someone [...]

Hardy Lake Hike – Spectacular Spring!

By | 2017-05-09T15:41:31+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Categories: #trail, Adventure, Canada, Exploring, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, Muskoka, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Trails|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Life has been busy at Camper Christina's headquarters.  LOL.  As you may have read somewhere, I am taking my Level one instructor course with Ontario Sea Kayak Centre in a few weeks and am very excited!  Due to this, I am in study mode and even have pre-homework for the course. LOTS of homework actually. Sadly, there aren't enough hours in the day and sometimes I have to curb my exploring desire and stay home [...]

March 2017

Peck Lake w Jack & Paula- Hiking This Trail Since 1976!

By | 2017-03-07T16:09:17+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Adventure, Algonquin, Algonquin Provincial Park, Canada, cold, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, family day weekend, Fun, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, inspiration, Mew Lake, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Parks, Provincial Park, scenic, snowshoe trails, Trails, Uncategorized, walking, winter, winter camping|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On Family Day, I was lucky enough to be in Algonquin Park, and it was a gorgeous weekend! It was warm and sunny, but the park was also still full of beautiful white snow! I had just shown my hot tent at the Winter in the Wild festival and enjoyed meeting so many awesome people, but not I was ready for some time with nature.  Thankfully, I was able to share that time with two [...]

December 2016

Marching the Marsh! – Snowshoeing at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh!

By | 2016-12-29T19:22:03+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Categories: #marsh, #snow, #snowshoe, #snowshoeing, Adventure, alone, Canada, Cranberry festival, cranberry marsh, creek, creeks, day trip, Exploring, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, ice, Ice trail, inspiration, Marsh Trail, MarshTrail, Muskoka, muskoka trails, Nature, Ontario, Ontario Trails, Parks, Port carling, skating, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I decided to go  snowshoeing at the Cranberry Marsh, I did not expect it to be anything like this! I was online one day in search of places to go snowshoeing and someone asked if I'd been to Johnston's Cranberry Marsh. I actually had, for the Cranberry Festival, but that was it. After a huge week of snow in Muskoka,  some research online, and a few very pleasant Facebook messages between us, I headed [...]

November 2016

Torrance Barrens Trails – Fall Fabulousness !!!

By | 2016-11-01T16:36:09+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: #bridges, bridge, camping, campsite, Canada, carcamping, cold, conservatationarea, Conservation areas, conservationarea, Exploring, fall, fallcolours, falls, Fun, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, hikingtrails, inspiration, leaves, Muskoka, muskoka trails, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Parks, pie, pizza, torrance, Trails, Uncategorized, Up north, walking, walks, water, waterfalls|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since moving to Muskoka, I had been hearing about this place called Torrance Barrens Trails and Dark Sky Reserve. I knew it was a great place to go for night viewing of stars, meteor showers, etc, but had no idea that there were hiking trails there as well. My dear friend Nicole came to visit me in Port Carling. I was so happy she was here with me and we decided to go for a [...]

September 2016

Portaging a kayak-3×2 to Scorch Lake – Algonquin Park PART 1

By | 2016-09-21T18:04:04+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Categories: Algonquin, Algonquin Park, Algonquin Provincial Park, backcountry, backcountry camping, Bear vault, camp, Campers, camping, campsite, Canada, cooking, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, homemade, kayak, kayak carrier, kayak portaging, kayak rack, Kayaking, Nature, Ontario, ontario parks, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, paddle, paddle canada, paddling, portage, portaging, Provincial Park, scorch, scorch lake, tent, tentcamping, Uncategorized, Up north, walking, women|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When my friend and fellow blogger  Joyce asked me if I wanted to do a trip to Scorch Lake with her, I said yeah! When she told me there were 3 portages totaling over 3 km's, I said ABSOLUTELY NOT!!!  I mean, I paddle a kayak, not a canoe, and I have portaged my small kayak,  but never that far. I suggested we rent a canoe, then I thought about it for the night.  Then [...]

Huckleberry Rock Trail – a gem in Muskoka

By | 2016-09-07T06:57:04+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Categories: Canada, Exploring, garbage, hike, Hikers, Hiking, hiking trails, hikingtrails, huckleberry rock, Lake Joseph, lake muskoka, lake rousseau, litter, Lookout, Muskoka, Nature, navigating, navigation, Ontario, Ontario Trails, Outdoors, Port carling, sightseeing, solo trip, tourism, tourists, Trails, Uncategorized, Up north, walking, walks, water|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Since moving to Muskoka and making the drive to Bracebridge for groceries and supplies, etc, I have noticed a sign along highway 118 that says Huckleberry Rock Trail, but until today, I had not investigated it.  I was really glad I did because it's a pretty nice place! It was the day of the Tragically Hip concert, their farewell show in Kingston. I had originally had plans to go camping with some friends but things [...]

August 2016

Meeting Melba & Adam The Real Woods Explorers!!!

By | 2016-08-04T21:55:00+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Categories: @tctrail, biking, cycling, Exploring, Fun, girls, Ontario, Ontario Trails, ottawa, parliament hill, River, rivers, sightseeing, swimming, tct, tourism, tourists, Trails, trans canada trail, Uncategorized, walk this way, walking, walks, water, women, yolo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As many of you know, last spring I applied for Canada's Dream Job with Woods Canada.  The contest brought forward almost 4000 applicants and out of those people, I sadly was not chosen.  Melba Seto and Adam Kochanek were chosen and they were absolutely awesome! I followed along with the Woods Explorers every step of their journey and was so involved, Woods even sent me a set of Woods Explorer shirts for myself and my mom [...]

November 2015

Virtual Hike at Woodend – Laura Secord, TCT, Wetland Ridge AND Bruce Trail? WOW!

By | 2015-11-16T06:00:00+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Categories: #hikes, Adventure, conservationarea, Exploring, falls, hike, Hiking, leaves, Nature, Outdoors, Trails, walking, walks|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One day after work I decided to go for a hike at Woodend Conservation Area.  Woodend is one of my favourite 'quick & easy' places to hike. It is right beside a major highway and just on the outskirts of St. Catharines in Niagara On The Lake, Ontario, but it still feels like I am in the forest when I am there (minus the sounds of the traffic). The weather wasn't the best, but so far [...]

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