Guest Blogger: Evan Holt, Traversing
I heard about the Frontenac Challenge a few years ago… which is to hike the provincial park’s 11 loops and 160km of trails between September 1 and October 31. With the park’s All-Season Camping Challenge (camp at least one night in each month of the year for 12 consecutive months) and the Junior Hiking Challenge (Youth up to 12 years of age can take part in a mini Frontenac Challenge where they only need to complete six of the main loops in the park), Frontenac offers some great incentives to take in the sights and smells of the outdoors.
Continue reading Frontenac challenge: challenge accepted
Guest Blogger: Derrick Spafford, http://healthandadventure.com/
Trail running has grown tremendously in popularity over the past few years. Many runners are taking to the trails to enjoy benefits similar to hiking, such as being in nature, fresh air, solitude and amazing views. Trail running typically allows you to travel lighter and faster than hiking which makes it an attractive activity for some.
Ontario’s Provincial Parks feature some of the best trails to run on in the country, and Frontenac Provincial Park is a trail running paradise with over 100 kilometers of backcountry running bliss.
Continue reading Trail running at Frontenac Provincial Park
If you and your family are looking to experience something incredibly cool this summer, head down under to the Mica Mine at Murphys Point Provincial Park in Perth.
Continue reading 10 cool things about the Mica Mine at Murphys Point
Ontario is blessed with spectacular wildflowers and spring is the time to see them in Ontario Parks. Especially before leaf-out.
Continue reading Spring wildflowers are all the rage
Want a fun way to bond with your kids, get some decent exercise and enjoy Mother Nature? Take a hike at Ontario Parks. Here are five parks with hiking trails that are easy day trips from Ontario’s major urban centres:
If you are looking for a new trail to trek this summer, the Lonesome Bog Trail at Esker Lakes Provincial Park might be just the ticket! As the trail sweeps around Sausage Lake and travels across different landscapes, it introduces visitors to multiple ecosystems while also providing a glimpse into the park’s history.
Continue reading Hitting the Trail at Esker Lakes
The idea behind orienteering is to use a map and compass to navigate from point to point in the least amount of time. If you’re a newbie and the whole map and compass thing is a little intimidating, try digital orienteering. Continue reading Learn Digital Orienteering at Ontario Parks
Need a flashlight? Looking for easy campsite recipes or a trail to hike? How about a new outdoor game for kids? Camping apps have exploded over the last two years. Continue reading There’s an app for that!
Looking for your ‘bucket list’ vacation this year? Hit the road to Northern Ontario. Spectacular provincial parks are in every part of this massive region, encompassing over 802,000 square kilometres. Many parks have the same amenities and programming that you’ll find in southern parks. Here are 3 northern Ontario Parks to whet your appetite: Continue reading Road trip: Northern Ontario
Looking for easy ways to escape the heat this summer? Head to Ontario Parks. Many provincial parks are an hour drive from urban areas. Think about purchasing a Summer Daily Vehicle Seasonal Pass for just $125.00, valid from April 1, 2015 until November 30, 2015 and enjoy a summer of family fun. Here are three day trip ideas to get you started: Continue reading Day trips at Ontario Parks