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10 Ways to Get Your Adrenaline Pumping in South Eastern Ontario

If you're looking for more thrilling ways to spend some one-on-one time with your S.O., South Eastern Ontario has plenty of options for you. Brockville 1000 Islands 1. Skywood Eco Adventure Park  Whatever your age or perceived ability, you’ll fin...
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8 Ontario Road Trip Ideas To Go On This Fall

Sure, the crisp air and bright foliage may be enough to entice us off the couch in the fall, but for local or long-distance travellers looking for great places to visit in Ontario, autumn has way more perks to keep us happy: no summer crowds, better...
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Down Under: A 1000 Islands Scuba Diving Adventure Guide

Scuba divers in the know don’t call the 1000 Islands the “Caribbean of the North” for nothing. Like its southern cousin, the waters around this 1864-island archipelago in the Saint Lawrence River are clear, fresh and the final home for ships from al...
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Top 10 Hiking Trails in South Eastern Ontario

Go on, dig out those hiking shoes. The warmer temps are here to stay, and you’ve got more tracks than ever to choose from across South Eastern Ontario. Seriously, take your pick: easy strolls along old rail lines, moderate paths around big sand dunes, ...
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Best Of: Prince Edward County

Growing up in Prince Edward County, I always knew I was living in an Eden. Up the road were the Sandbanks, for example, the largest bay mouth sand bar on a freshwater lake in the world. Near Picton: Lake on the Mountain, where clean, fresh water flows fr...
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Best Of: Cornwall and The Counties

Cornwall and the surrounding counties have been about welcoming people no matter their backgrounds for hundreds of years. The post-contact population was a mixture of French Canadian, Ojibwe and Mohawk, and later United Empire Loyalist, Acadian, Scottis...
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Best Of: Kingston

You’d be hard pressed to find a Canadian who doesn’t know Kingston. They might know it as Canada’s first capital or that Sir John A. Macdonald called the place home. Maybe they know its restaurant scene is one of the hottest in the country or that...
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Best Of: Brockville 1000 Islands

When a city is settled over 200 years ago, you can bet it’s learned a thing or two about how to welcome people and show them what it’s made of. Brockville might be the prime example, where downtown it’s showing a revitalized, bustling communi...
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Best Of: 1000 Islands Gananoque

As Charles Dickens rightly noted during his trip here in the 1840s, the Thousand Islands “can hardly be imagined.” Where else in the world can you find almost two thousand islands, some large and richly wooded, a few tiny and cast in granite, all un...
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Best Of: Bay of Quinte

From above, the Bay of Quinte looks like a “Z,” but from the ground it seems more like an “X” marks the spot. Encompassing communities like Quinte West, Belleville and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, its treasures include some of the best walleye f...
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Best Of: Land O’Lakes

The name doesn’t lie, but it doesn’t quite tell the whole story. This is indeed a land of lakes—5,000 of them between Bath, Napanee, Tamworth and beyond—but more to the point: it’s a land of the wild, a wild that has to be reckoned with at eve...
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Best Of: Rideau Heritage Route

If you look hard enough, there’s a story around every bend of the 202-kilometre-long Rideau waterway. At Fort Henry in Kingston, it’s the story of Canada’s beginnings up close. At Rock Dunder, near Morton, a snippet of the Canadian Shield’s four...
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Where To Cross-Country Ski In South Eastern Ontario

When you’ve got outdoor gems like the Sandbanks and the Rideau Trail in your backyard, you want to take advantage of them all year long. And for my money, there’s no better way to do that in the winter than with two skis strapped to your feet and two...
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Rediscover Winter: 3 Conservation Areas In The Bay Of Quinte Region

Dust off those skis and snowshoes, and find your boots: winter is back. Forecasters say there should be plenty of snow to come, and one great place to take advantage of it is at a conservation area in the Bay of Quinte region. Whether you're new cros...
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Art Galleries in South Eastern Ontario: A Mini Guide

Here in South Eastern Ontario, there are more than fifty galleries (way more when you include artist studios) featuring everything from native stone sculptures to contemporary abstract paintings; chances are you’ll find the right brain food in at leas...
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Top 10 Tips for Enjoying Alight at Night

Close to one million lights will be making Upper Canada Village shine brightly once again this year for Alight at Night. Keep reading for 10 tips on making the most of these new additions and everything else happening at Alight at Night this year. 1...
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Stargazing Done Right: The Dark Sky Viewing Area in Lennox & Addington County

It’s harder than ever to find a patch of clear night sky these days in southern Ontario. More city lights means more light pollution and fewer chances to get wowed by the universe as it actually looks from planet Earth. Head just twenty minutes north o...
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10 Stunning Trails In The Frontenac Arch Biosphere

Stretching from Algonquin Park in the north to the Adirondacks in the south, the Frontenac Arch is a ridge of granite rock known as “The Bones of the Mother” in Mohawk tradition. A billion years ago, it was part of the largest chain of mountains in t...
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A Guide To Ice Fishing In Cornwall And SDG Counties

The Bay of Quinte may be the hottest spot for ice fishing in South Eastern Ontario but winter angling in the Cornwall area is one of the region’s best kept secrets. According to Hookandbullet.com, a geographical resource for hunters and fishers, there ...
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Everything You Need to Know About Cruising the 1000 Islands

Once patrolled by pirates and bootleggers, the 1000 Islands between Kingston and Brockville are now a sightseer’s paradise where you’re just as likely to discover historic castles and quaint waterfront villages as opulent vacation homes and rich ...
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A Guide to Ice Fishing in the Bay of Quinte

The Bay of Quinte is home to some of the best walleye fishing in the world, and the best part about it is that you can drop your line year round. Zigzagging from Carrying Place in the west to the eastern tip of Prince Edward County in the east, the Ba...
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Prince Edward County Vineyards Keep on Giving: A Guide to Icewine

A couple of months ago, Prince Edward County wineries were tipping their cup and toasting to another grape harvest during the 5th annual Wassail. And although most of those wineries were burying their vines, too—a sure sign of the last harvest of the y...
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A Thousand Ghostly Tales – Haunted Walks in Kingston and Brockville

Employees at the Gananoque Boat Lines office hear footsteps and wailing in an otherwise empty building. In Brockville, Mary Fulford—dead since 1946—is banging on the front door of her mansion during a thunderstorm.  Are these stories true or j...
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