Cookout at the Lookout

By , published on March 25, 2017
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© Cobi Sharpe

One of my favourite things about nature is watching the seasons change. It’s amazing what plants and animals go through when they prepare for winter and how they come alive when spring happens. With the warm temperatures we have had over the past couple of weeks I wanted to get to Algonquin Park to see…

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Bikepacking Algonquin Park

By , published on June 28, 2016
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Algonquin Outfitters

Bikepacking Algonquin Park: Corridor Confession I can’t tell you how many times I’ve driven through Algonquin Provincial Park using the Highway 60 corridor. Coming from Simcoe County, the park offers a scenic route when travelling to parts of Eastern Ontario when a canoe or hiking trip isn’t on the agenda. There’s always a good chance…

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Bikepacking Ontario

By , published on April 19, 2016
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Ontario Bike Packing

What is “Bikepacking”? Bikepacking is a relatively new term in the grand scheme of cycling for most of us, however, it has been around for years. In essence, it’s the amalgamation of cycle touring and mountain biking; stripped down to its simplest possible form. Bikepacking.com defines it perfectly… “Simply put, bikepacking is the synthesis of…

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Used Canoe Buying Experience

By , published on April 14, 2016
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Used Canoe

Our Used Canoe Buying Family Adventure! We are an active family that loves the outdoors. We spend our summer vacation split between our family cottage and camping in Provincial Parks. We enjoy hiking, swimming, biking and exploring nature in general. We love being out on the water with the kids and the dog: paddling, tubing…

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First Days of Spring 2016

By , published on March 23, 2016
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First Days of Spring

2016 will see the earliest first days of spring in 120 years!   Did you know that spring will arrive earlier than it has in the last 120 years?  According to The Weather Network, “The equinox occurs at exactly 4:30 UTC on March 20 for the entire planet, however, due to the way we track…

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Spring Ice Out 2015

By , published on April 22, 2015
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Spring Ice Out

Spring ice out conditions in Algonquin Park can change quickly You may have heard that spring is bit late arriving in Algonquin Park this year.   The Spring 2015 Advisory announcement by Ontario Parks in early April advised that backcountry permits wouldn’t be issued until May 8th due to “Due to another bitterly cold winter and the…

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A Meanest Link story to get you “thinking spring.”

By , published on April 9, 2014
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  The Meanest Link canoe route received unprecedented attention in 2013, when The Happy Camper, Kevin Callan, completed the route with his canoeing partner Andy Baxter. Kevin’s terrific videos about the route created a lot of buzz, not to to mention that he took the “Once Around Algonquin” story on his winter speaking tour. But…

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