Mew Lake in a Yurt: Algonquin Park in the Shoulder Season»

Writer and outdoor adventurer Martin Lortz headed to the iconic park to discover what camping’s like at Mew Lake when no one else is around. Canada’s oldest provincial park is one of the most visited destinations in summer and fall, but starting in November and up until March, winter is an opportunity to experience this... Read more»

2019 Winter Carnival Fun in Ontario’s Cottage Country»

Nothing’s more fun for the entire family than a small-town’s annual winter carnival. Oozing the country charm and warmth you’d expect from rural getaway spots, your family’s winter vacation to Ontario’s cottage country should include one of these highly entertaining events. If you’ve never been, grab the kids, bundle up, and head to a ‘winter country fair’ in the great... Read more»

Cottage Country New Year: Ring in 2019 North of Toronto!»

Pack your party toque and head to Ontario’s cottage country to ring in the New Year! With celebrations happening at accommodations, restaurants and attractions throughout the region, with pristine snow forming a picturesque backdrop, and fantastic entertainment too (including fireworks!), a getaway to the countryside is sure to be one of your most memorable celebrations of... Read more»

Parry Sound Girlfriends’ Weekend 2018: Late Fall Fun on Georgian Bay»

Grab your girlfriends and head to Parry Sound, Ontario for a jam-packed weekend of fun November 23-25, 2018! Activities begin with a Welcome Party and exquisite shopping on Friday night and finish at brunch on Sunday morning, with plenty of exciting events and activities planned by the Parry Sound Downtown Business Association in between. Local... Read more»

Massasauga Provincial Park: Then & Now»

Outdoor adventurer and writer Martin Lortz revisits the park that impressed him so much over twenty years ago.   Wow – 1997! I knew I had a map of Massasauga Provincial Park that I purchased on my last visit, but dang, hard to believe it’s been this long! That’s the same year this Ontario gem... Read more»