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Take The Locavore Loop In Lennox & Addington

Locavore: always up for a chance at exploring rural Ontario’s agricultural community   For this trip, Heidi and I set course for the culinary cornucopia of Lennox and Addington County. L&A County is rapidly becoming a prime destinati...
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Searching For Signs Of Spring In Frontenac County

We have had a beautiful and fantastic winter season in South Eastern Ontario. But, at this point, I think winter is being clingy, and quite frankly, I need some space. I think we all could. For our latest adventure, we decided to put the urban sprawl...
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You Have To Take This Incredible Helicopter Tour Of 1000 Islands Gananoque

Take your adventure to new heights! Or should we say: altitude? So far, we’ve explored South Eastern Ontario by car, on foot and upon the waves of the mighty St. Lawrence River. This time, we planned a day trip to the 1000 Islands Gananoque to get ...
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A Sweet Weekend Retreat to Brockville Ontario

All throughout South Eastern Ontario, there is a sense of excitement as the much-anticipated arrival of spring draws ever closer. Of course, the impending end of winter brings with it a particularly sweet season that is also an authentically Canadian ...
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A Wonderful Winter Escape to Prince Edward County

Say hello to two days in winter paradise! For this particular adventure, Heidi created a solid itinerary that took us through The County’s thriving wine and craft beverage scene, as well as local farmers markets, dining venues - and an overnight sta...
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Explore Kingston Ontario With Their Winter K-Pass!

I absolutely love playing tourist in my hometown. Despite living in Kingston, Ontario for the better part of my life, I have always been blown away by the sheer amount of amazing activities, attractions and features that the Limestone City has to offer....
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An Adventure Beyond Reality With Lumina Borealis

In Kingston, Ontario - situated high upon a rather large hill, there lies a storied old fortress, forever standing watch over the Limestone City below. As the warmth of summer and colourful autumn come to pass - the old fort grows colder, quieter and lo...
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Awaken Your Festive Spirit With Alight at Night

It seems like it was only yesterday that we were at Upper Canada Village to create a story about the amazing autumn fantasy of Pumpkinferno. I have always loved visiting the village ever since I was a young lad. Whether it was during a school trip or a su...
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Escape To These Winter Staycation Destinations In South Eastern Ontario

Escape the urban grind, and de-stress in style with this list of luxury staycation destinations Not everyone is head-over-heels in love with winter. And that’s totally understandable. Winter in the big city can be a cold, hectic and rather messy ord...
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Discover Decadent Local Pies and Pastries for the Holidays

Holiday calories don't count. South Eastern Ontario is full of amazing local bakeries that have everything you need to spread some holiday love this season. Pick up some decadent pastries, pies, and cookies for your next holiday party using our handy ...
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12 Dazzling Downtown Shopping Areas to Experience

Confession time. I am the King of last-minute holiday shopping. You know that guy who’s always frantically traversing from store to store trying to acquire the gifts and goodies that he should have a month prior?  That’s me. (more…)...
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Exploring Canada’s Military Heritage in The Bay of Quinte

As the month of November arrives, we collectively look to and commemorate the memory of those whose combined courage, service and sacrifice secured the freedom and way of life that we enjoy today. (more…)...
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Will You Survive the Living Nightmare of Fort Fright?

As the wind grows ever colder, and the days shorter - there is an awakening of sorts in our collective psyche.  For as long as recorded history, human beings have seemingly shared a common observation as summer turns to fall - and the long dark quick...
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Set the Night Ablaze with Pumpkinferno

Photos: Heidi Csernak Summer might be officially over, but the greatest and most exciting events are just getting started! Autumn is an inspiring time of year as South Eastern Ontario’s picturesque landscapes and gorgeous locales take on a vivid spec...
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Savour The Bounty Of South Eastern Ontario’s Fall Harvest!

Autumn is here, and although summer has come to pass, a stunning array of colourful beauty awaits. Already, the days grow shorter, if ever so slightly and the night’s breeze carries a cool whisper of the next changing of the season. The vivid emerald sh...
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An Unforgettable Road Trip Along The 1000 Islands Parkway

Not so long ago, I was writing a story about the incredible variety of adventures that take place beneath the 1000 Islands. Above the waves of the majestic St. Lawrence River, there is a venerable bounty of experiences to be had; both on the water, and dr...
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Explore Transportation History In South Eastern Ontario

I never grow tired of writing about South Eastern Ontario’s vast historical significance. Every destination from The Bay of Quinte to Cornwall, and beyond is built upon a fascinating series of stories, each chapter contributing to the overall story of C...
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Experience Science and Discovery in South Eastern Ontario

Are you a geology nut who loves to spelunk for cool rocks or minerals? Perhaps biology is more your thing - and you’re dying to unravel the mystery of the American Eel’s decline. Have you ever wanted to hunt for fossils, dig up dinosaur bones - or eve...
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The Return of The Opinicon Resort

South Eastern Ontario is a world famous destination for summer escapes. Places where you take your family, or friends to do away with the trifles of urban existence. You know what I’m talking about. That place where you can kick back, unwind, and be im...
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14 Luxurious Cottaging and Glamping Ideas in South Eastern Ontario

Tents, sleeping bags, S’mores, and freaky ghost stories by a crackling fire. They’re all synonymous with a cultural phenomenon that has lasted centuries. Today, the term “camping” can encompass a lot more than sleeping on a blow-up mattress in a ...
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An Incredible Edible Afternoon with Kingston Food Tours

Photos: Mike Hector Before we get started, I should be completely honest with you. I have lived in Kingston, Ontario for the better part of my life - so, naturally, this particular experience was on familiar territory. After spending a sunny afternoon wi...
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Discover a Fascinating World Beneath the 1000 Islands

Here at South Eastern Ontario we’ve explored some amazing locations together and told countless stories about the variety of things to do and places to see on dry land.  However, it’s beneath the surface of the St. Lawrence River, that we ...
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Explore South Eastern Ontario’s Celtic Culture and History

Saint Paddy’s Day is not all about funny hats, leprechauns or copious amounts of green beer. Don’t get me wrong, those are a staple element of the worldwide festivities, but there’s an age old saying that is repeated every year: “On St. Patrick...
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18 Of The Most Charming Romantic Getaways In South Eastern Ontario

As we find ourselves in February, we can finally see that light at the end of that tunnel known as winter. The sun holds fast to the evening horizon as the days grow longer if ever so slightly, and yes, love is in the air. This year, instead of the ty...
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Amazing Art Galleries in South Eastern Ontario

Prince Edward County Wellington Sybil Frank Gallery Sybil Frank Gallery is a relatively new addition to Prince Edward County’s vast selection of art galleries and artist studios. Curator, Craig Alexander has gathered an inspiring collection consi...
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Your Guide to Winter Activities in South Eastern Ontario

Love it or hate it, winter isn’t going anywhere soon. While some people tend to hunker down and hibernate the cold months away. Others, embrace the crisp winds of winter and take full advantage of things to do in South Eastern Ontario. Getting outdo...
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Exploring South Eastern Ontario’s Best Flea Markets and Antiquing Spots

Antique shops, flea markets and other purveyors of vintage curios allow us to do something that few museums can.  For starters, you can touch many of the items on display, and for a negotiable price; you take the artifacts and exhibits home for perso...
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9 Incredible Heritage Gems to Visit in South Eastern Ontario

One of the most fascinating aspects of South Eastern Ontario is the diverse number of ways to immerse one's self in history.  From the earliest days of Upper Canada and beyond the echoes of our past are everywhere you look- ranging from stunning arch...
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12 Paranormal Locations In South Eastern Ontario We Dare You To Visit

South Eastern Ontario is world famous for its rich history. Home to two UNESCO world heritage sites and the place of several significant battles; we are constantly standing where a nation was forged – more often than not: in combat. The story from t...
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Off the Beaten Path: 16 Must See Hidden Gems in South Eastern Ontario

I am always amazed by the sheer number of remarkable places here in South Eastern Ontario that are often hidden in plain sight. While touring the staple routes and attractions, it’s easier than you think for some truly captivating locations to slip righ...
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