Ontario’s Southwest is the perfect region for weekend road trips and short getaways that truly feel
Trip Inspiration | Outdoor Recreation
Most noted philosophers used walking to get their thoughts going. Wilderness visionaries like Henry David Thoreau walked a great distance to experience the wilderness landscape (Thoreau walked 100 days in 1866, from Montreal to Quebec City). But you don’t need a major pilgrimage to become familiar with nature.
Looking for slightly more challenging paddle routes in Southwestern Ontario? The region is chalked full of amazing paddling destinations, from day use to a quick overnight. Here are some of my favourite intermediate routes.
Canoe and kayak sales are going bonkers right now. There are more people out paddling than ever before. Some are heading to the far north to soak in the solace of some far-off wilderness waterway. But a lot more are just looking for tranquility on a piece of nearby semi-wild water, and maybe even practice up their skills a little bit.
Does your dog give you, “the look” when you try to leave your home? You know, that “Please don’t leave me behind when you go out!” look that both breaks and melts your heart? Avoid the drama and bring your dog for the adventure! Here are six fun things you can do in Ontario’s Southwest with your most loyal friend.
Thursday, July 9, 2020 3:00 PM by Bri Mitchell
There’s nothing quite like rising early in the morning and enjoying a warm cup of tea and something to read. This is even more true if you take pride in your own garden oasis. Now more than ever, Ontarians are spending a little extra time at home, basking in nature which is literally in their own backyard.
Monday, June 29, 2020 1:00 PM by Megan Carman
Take advantage of the local, photo worthy, destinations that are right here in Southwestern Ontario. You’ll want to take lots of pictures to share with loved ones you can’t visit this Summer. And since now is the perfect chance to up your phone photography skills, we’ve compiled six easy ways to take better outdoor photos.
You’ve heard the saying “nature heals,” and it’s true. Scientific studies show that being in nature lowers stress, elevates mood, improves sleep, increases productivity, and even creates pleasant feelings. We need all of these now more than ever after long periods spent indoors.