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You Need To Try These Authentically Canadian Maple Syrup Experiences

From pancakes to taffy you will definitely have a sugar rush once you get back home.  The late winter temperatures bring our favourite time of year - maple syrup season. Headlining maple season in South Eastern Ontario are two events: Maple ...
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6 Tips For Cycling The 1000 Islands

Stretching from Gananoque to Cornwall, the 100-kilometer 1000 Islands Parkway bike path treats cyclists to some of the prettiest ridings in South Eastern Ontario. Part of the Waterfront Trail, sections of the route were resurfaced in 2015, also making it ...
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Skywood Eco Adventure Park: 8 Things To Know Before You Go

A trip to Skywood Eco Adventure Park in South Eastern Ontario is a chance to connect with your inner child - climbing trees, playing in the forest and hollering like Tarzan as you zip-line through the forest. Once complete, Skywood Eco Adventure Park wil...
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The Mystery And History Of The Kingston Penitentiary

The sky is flawlessly blue and the June sun shines high overhead, but I feel chilled in the limestone passageway of the 138-year-old Kingston Penitentiary. Part of it I know is a logical chill - the rock walls keep out most of the heat. But the other par...
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Spelunking The Hell Holes Caves

The Hell Hole can only be accessed by climbing down a ladder through a narrow opening which takes you 7.5 metres below the forest floor. Photo: Jen Pinarski When you travel with young children, a sense of adventure is the most important thin...
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7 Must-Sees At Brockville’s Aquatarium

The Aquatarium is 27,000 square feet of interactive fun that is dedicated to showcasing the waterways and wildlife of the St. Lawrence and 1000 Islands. Excited by the prospect of peeking inside a warship, seeing river otters up close and trying out t...
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Explore These Snow-Covered Trails On Fat Bikes This Winter

Your soon-to-be favourite winter sport. In the spring, summer and fall, South Eastern Ontario offers endless road cycling adventures. Bike-friendly communities, combined with thousands of kilometres of quiet highways allow you to explore the region a...
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Winter Camping 101: How To Sleep Under The Stars In South Eastern Ontario

Ontario turns into a gorgeous snowy wonderland every winter, and camping will let you experience it to the fullest People freak out when you say you go winter camping, but trust us - it's really fun!. When you're all done you feel like you really acco...
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5 Family-Friendly Museums In Kingston

The family-friendly Miller Museum of Geology invites kids to explore exhibits hands-on. It used to be that museums were places where children were only seen and most definitely not heard. It's time to shake off that dusty old notion, especially in Kin...
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The Best Routes For Hiking In South Eastern Ontario

Hiking is a great way to spend a day outside and enjoying nature in all its splendor. From flat, well-groomed public routes like Cataraqui Trail to the rugged beauty of Frontenac Provincial Park's back country, there is a trail for every age and ability ...
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5 Family Day Trips To Take This Fall In South Eastern Ontario

Autumn has arrived in South Eastern Ontario, and brings with it brilliantly coloured leaves, refreshingly crisp temperatures and a slower pace that invites you to savour the shorter days. Here are five family day trips to try this year. 1. Upper Canad...
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Family Camping At St. Lawrence Parks

It has been more than a decade since I last slept under the stars. The reason I remember my last camping experience so vividly was because it was the middle of June in Northern Manitoba and I had to brush snow off my coffee pot almost every morning. Shor...
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Eat Like A Local: Farmers’ Market Favourites In South Eastern Ontario

The satisfying crunch of garden-fresh corn, drippingly juicy plump tomatoes straight from the vine and the riotously bold colours of sunflowers and gladiolas...these are just a few reasons why August is one the best times to visit a farmers' market or r...
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3 Running Trails To Beat The Heat In South Eastern Ontario

With more than 100 kilometers of trails, Frontenac Provincial Park offers a great challenge for trail runners looking to beat the summer heat. (Derrick Spafford) The sultry dog days of summer are upon us in South Eastern Ontario, evident by our busy w...
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Cycling The County Trails

The County Trails in Land O'Lakes offers cyclists quiet back roads and spectacular scenery. (Jennifer Pinarski) Quiet country roads, small town hospitality and scenic routes make the County Trails a road cyclist's dream come true! Located in the he...
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