Outdoor Recreation

Get outside and play

With over 900 kilometres of shoreline, some of the planet’s best beaches, an incredibly diverse range of birds, fish and wildlife and a vast network of scenic parks, trails and routes that link all of these experiences together, it’s easy to find an unforgettable outdoor adventure in Ontario’s Southwest.

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Paddling the Thames - Ingersoll to Putnum The Thames River has nearly 400 km of waterways navigable by...

Five Great Places to Stay in Middlesex County Looking for a home away from home this summer? TEASER BREAK...

Paddling the Thames - Fanshawe Dam to North London The Thames River has nearly 400 km of waterways navigable by...

Superb Sips & Wild Waves Lake breezes, soothing sun and local wine; these three...

Paddling the Thames - Kilworth to Delaware The Thames River has nearly 400 km of waterways navigable by...

Bountiful Berries and Tranquil Escapes With the warm summer sun shining in the window and the...

Padding the Thames River The Thames River has nearly 400 km of waterways navigable by...

Elgin County Bucket List Adventure beckons as the summer of 2017 stretches out before...

Go To Ride, Stay to Play in Norfolk County I had visited Norfolk County a couple of times in the past,...

Become a Detourist in Erieau Take the road less travelled and find yourself...

The Ultimate Treasure Hunt in Ontario’s Southwest James Turland told us about the ultimate Treasure Hunt where...

Discovering Lake Erie This summer, explore one of the beautiful beaches on Lake...

Summer Sun & Sand Shakeup When it’s time to escape with your friends this...

How to Go Coastal in Ontario this Summer Go Beyond the Beach  TEASER BREAK Not all water lovers...

Your Guide to Ontario's Best Beaches All You Need to Know to Plan Your Best Beach Vacation ...

Get Your Adrenaline Pumping If you’re in the mood for an adrenaline rush, try...

Get Hooked Behind the Reel in Erieau. Lake Erie is the most productive...

Picture Perfect Paddles Lake Erie’s Big Creek and the Grand River offer...

Ontario's Forgotten Coast Jim Byers explores Ontario's Southwest. ALONG...

Cycling Route: Looping Through Lambton Take off on a scenic cycling trip along the St. Clair River....

Rondeau Rarities Discover the birds of Rondeau Provincial Park. Rondeau...

Explore Lake Erie Shoreline Glamp, visit wineries and take a trip to the tip of Long...

Sunsets & Songbirds Discover the birds of Pinery Provincial Park. Pinery...

Cycling Route: St. Thomas & Four Ports A 4-day cycle along Lake Erie shorelines. This four-day...

Hook Line & Blinker Escape on an Erieau fishing trip. Whether you’re a...

Make a Break For It! Find March Break fun without the crowds this year. TEASER...

Happy Campers It's not too early to start planning your summer camping...

Exploring the Grand River One of the many aspects that draws me to fishing is that no...

Beaches, Black History & A Marvellous Hotel Charming Chatham-Kent A Cool Part Of Ontario’s...

Hawk Eyes Fun ways to get out and play with some birds of prey this...

Cycling Route: Lake Erie River Run Experience the rich culture and heritage of local towns...

10 Things NOT To Do While Camping Knowing the do’s and don’ts of camping can make...

Grand Bend “Beach Bucket” List Hitting up one of Ontario’s best-in-class Blue Flag...

Wheels to Wine Get a taste for Ontario’s emerging wine region on...

Lake to Table 101 An insider’s guide to catching some of Ontario’s...

Pelee Island Pedal Cruise the Lake Erie Waterfront Trail around Canada’s...

Past Tents 10 cozy cabin rentals that offer a comfy take on summer...

Look Up! Join In! Great festivals & events for celebrating spring in...

The Secret’s Out An insider’s guide to best birding bets for...

Shroom Zoom In Search of Edible Mushrooms. The Wildnerness Mushroom...

Canada's Best Beach Town Jim Byers explores Grand Bend. I’ve spent many a day...

Flavour Crusaders Try truly unique craft brews featuring locally grown...

All Aboard! Tour Lake Erie's North Shore Wineries by Trolley Car....

A City Girl's Visit to Norfolk Exploring Ontario's Garden. Recently I was given the...

The Grand Experience Exploring Haldimand County. I’ve never really had the...

Family Day Fun Winter fun for everyone. Family Day is almost upon us; the...

Great Kayaking, Fab Food, Tasty Wine and a Great B&B Jim Byers explores Norfolk & Haldimand. ALONG THE LAKE...

Eco Tourism Adventures Fresh air family fun. It seems that Ontario’s...