Many campers like to jump into the Halloween spirit by decorating their campsites.
But certain decorations can be harmful to the environment.
Here’s how you can create a super spooky campsite AND protect Ontario’s ecological integrity at the same time.
Continue reading 9 tips for eco-friendly Halloween decor
All good things must come to an end, including the heat of summer.
You’ve learned to set up and take down your equipment this year, but do you know how to properly store it over the winter (without producing any mildew, funky smells, or damage)?
In case you need a quick refresher (pun intended), we’ve created a checklist to help make sure your gear is ready and waiting for your first spring adventure.
Continue reading 4 tips to prep your camping gear for the off-season
When it comes to fall, Ontario’s southwest can be overlooked.
While crowds of people flock to Algonquin Provincial Park or the Niagara Escarpment, there are many places elsewhere in the province that showcase the beauty of Ontario’s changing colours.
What better way to see the colours than by tackling a trail? Here are just a few of our best-kept secrets in southwestern Ontario:
Continue reading Fall hiking gems in Ontario’s southwest
Today, Content Development Specialist Andrea Coulter takes us through some family friendly fall crafts.
Last fall, my kids and I joined my parents on a three-generation camping trip to Canisbay Lake Campground at Algonquin Provincial Park.
We spent our days going for bike rides, hiking, and visiting around the campfire, but my kids’ creative bug was definitely itching. I was glad I had prepared some activities for around the campsite!
Continue reading Falling for campsite crafting
“The heavens wheel around you, displaying to you their eternal glory and still your eye is upon the ground.” – Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy
Many of us live in areas afflicted by light pollution, which prevents us from gazing at the heavens whirling around us.
However, most of our northern and many other parks afford visitors a spectacular view of the cosmos, rich in stars and the Milky Way.
Continue reading Colours in the cosmos: where the beauty of nature meets the science of the cosmos
The crisp air and morning frost that September brings get many Ontarians excited for the arrival of fall colours.
And who can blame us? We would argue that Ontario is the most breathtaking place to enjoy autumn in all its stunning glory.
If you’re planning a trip to take in the colours of the season, here’s everything you’ll need to know before you go!
Continue reading Planning to visit us during fall colours? Start here.
You put your canoe or kayak into the lake. The water is smooth and reflective. The sky’s a deep, dark blue, and the clouds are brilliant white. The day is sunny, cool and crisp, and the trees that cover the hills around you…well, they’re a stunning display of red, orange, and yellow.
There’s something special about paddling in Ontario’s provincial parks in the fall, particularly secluded Restoule Provincial Park.
Continue reading Fall paddling at Restoule
Fall is our favourite hiking season.
It’s not too hot. The bugs are gone. Solitude is easier to find.
But fall hiking has its own complications, especially when it comes to weather.
Before heading out, check out this handy fall hiking checklist:
Continue reading 4 top tips for fall hiking adventures
Fall is the perfect time to paddle.
As the temperatures cool there are no bugs and the lakes become less crowded. Plus you can catch some of our beautiful fall colours!
But fall weather can be fickle. Hitting the lake too late, failing to respect weather conditions, or paddling beyond your skill level isn’t just risky — it’s downright dangerous.
We chatted with Paul Smith, Superintendent of Kawartha Highlands Signature Site, to get some top do’s and don’ts for fall paddling safety:
Continue reading Fall paddling safety
Mikisew Provincial Park lies on the western shores of scenic Eagle Lake, and is the perfect park for holiday fun and camping each summer.
But why put away the camping gear after Labour Day?
Mikisew’s camping season runs through Thanksgiving Weekend!
Continue reading Fall fun at Mikisew