Quaint Ontario Town: Niagara-on-the-Lake

 

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A stroll along the path in Niagara-on-the-Lake allows you to appreciate the beauty of Lake Ontario.  You can sit on this bench and see the historic Old Fort Niagara across the Niagara River in the United States.  You can also look out towards the Lake Ontario and see the sky meet the blue water.  It truly is serene.  For those of our readers that happen to live in Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a top weekend trip.  For those of our readers that are visiting Canada, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a must stop on your tour of Ontario.

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Algonquin Park July 2013

The last couple annual trips were easy, canoed one way, stayed on the campsite for two days and came back the same way.

2013 = challenge

Yes, approximately 70 km of paddling over four days.  This is not a trip for the faint of heart.

Canoe Lake access point, on the dock and packing the canoe.

Canoe Lake Access point dock.

Canoe Lake Access point dock.

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Algonquin Park July 2012

A beautiful, serene peaceful lake… McIntosh Lake

McIntosh Lake

McIntosh Lake

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Algonquin Park July 2011

If you go to the same destination more than once at the exact same time of year, call it an annual event.

Annual July long weekend back country camping trip.

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Algonquin Park July 2010

A 32 km hike over a three day period.

No problem for some people, but as a first backcountry trek?  Many people may think this is crazy however if you like to prove people wrong this is the hike for you!  Especially if you love a challenge.

The first day (about 12 km) and straight up a hill.  This is no joke.  The huffing and puffing began towards the break point, Maple Leaf Lake, about half way to our destination Maggie Lake.  This is when you start to question why you decided to pick Maggie Lake as the first stop and not Maple Leaf Lake.

Maple Leaf Lake

Maple Leaf Lake

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