Category Archive: hiking

The Mind-Blowing Beauty of the Chikanishing Trail: Killarney Provincial Park, Part 1

The Chikanishing Trail was a complete surprise, both in the sense that we didn’t have a plan to hike it and that it ended up being one of the best hikes we did… Continue reading

North Shore Rugged Trail, Parry Sound

There are no shortage of provincial parks or trails along the eastern side of the Georgian Bay so to be honest I’m not sure how I chose the North Shore Rugged Trail. I’m… Continue reading

Twin Points and Lighthouse Point Trails, Killbear Provincial Park

On our full day in Parry Sound Ontario we had a continuation of the weather we’d been having since our arrival – cloudy as hell with a threat of rain. Nonetheless we set… Continue reading

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Part 3: The Grotto and Overhanging Point

The Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park is so popular that there is literally timed entry for parking at the Cyprus Lake Trailhead. Because the first image I ever saw from the park… Continue reading

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Part 2: Hiking the Bruce Trail

The day after our glass bottom boat tour and exploration of Flowerpot Island we returned to Bruce Peninsula National Park to hike a couple sections of the Bruce Trail. From our stop at… Continue reading

Glass Bottom Boat to Flowerpot Island, Fathom Five National Marine Park

I happen to love boat rides. Plus I’m fascinated by underwater archaeology and seeing shipwrecks. And – as I mentioned in my last post – I was very much looking forward to experiencing… Continue reading

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Part 1: Burnt Point Trail and the Blue-Green Waters of the Georgian Bay

I’m not sure exactly when it as that I first saw a photo of the Bruce Peninsula – though it was definitely sometime prior to the beginning of my travels more than 5… Continue reading

Weekend with Nick, Part 1: Acadia National Park

Our last few days in Maine were spent with Tom’s son Nick who came up for the weekend from New York with his friend Emanuelle. We initially met up for a late night… Continue reading

Hiking the Cutler Coastal Trail

Our hike in the Cutler Coastal Preserve was one of the best trails I’ve done on the Maine coast. Similar to our hike at Boot Head, we began by crossing maritime woodlands until… Continue reading

The Schoodic Peninsula and an Encore at McClellan Park

Our day on the Schoodic Peninsula in Acadia National Park was a mistake. When I’d visited Maine 4 years ago I happened upon an awesome hike in the Great Wass Island Preserve that… Continue reading