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Throwback: May 2016 Hikes at Island Lake, Pretty River, Claireville and Humber River

May of 2016 is the first full month of my hiking adventures. My mission was to visit a new trail every weekend, and I did just that. On the throwback docket for this month are Island Lake Conservation Area, Pretty River Valley, Claireville Conservation Area, and the Humber River Bike Path. Island Lake Conservation Area […]

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Bruce Trail: Rural Rocks Side Trail

Day 3 of my birthday weekend adventures, and that means it’s actually my birthday! Which also means it’s time to head home, so boo. But before we do that, we make a quick stop at Rural Rocks side trail. Rural Rocks is a Bruce Trail side trail, but it’s not actually linked to the main […]

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Sauble Falls Provincial Park: Day 2

Back at camp and we’re realizing all this rain has come to a stop. We didn’t want to travel far now, as the sun would be setting in a couple hours and it’s best not to get stuck on a trail if you don’t have to. Instead, we decided to check out the remaining Sauble […]

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Lion’s Head Provincial Park

It’s a good morning for day 2 of this year’s birthday weekend adventures! It’s actually not. It’s quite miserable, and wet. But that’s ok! Today we head out to Lion’s Head Provincial Park. I had planned a couple other trails for today, but with the impending rain we decided we’d just stick to Lion’s Head […]

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Sauble Falls Provincial Park: Day 1

It was still bright enough once we got back to camp for us to keep on exploring! Birthday adventures continued with the short walk around the Historic Site of Sauble Falls Provincial Park. Our campsite is across the Sauble Falls Parkway, so naturally we walked over, because steps. But there are two parking lots available […]

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Spirit Rock Conservation Area

For our third and final trick of the first day of my birthday weekend adventures, we made an impromptu stop at Spirit Rock Conservation Area. Spirit Rock itself was not yet open for the season, which meant parking at the street entrance, but that didn’t stop anyone. We passed a couple runners, and heard more […]

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Smokey Head White Bluff Provincial Park

Continuing with the birthday adventures, we drove to our secondary stop along the Bruce Trail, from the Devils Monument down to the Cape Chin side trail. This is the very northern edge of Smokey Head White Bluff Provincial Park. Obviously, I’m not done with this area. But it’s a good enough start! So here we […]

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Bruce Trail: Minhinnick, Devils Monument, Lillie Family and Lillie Pothole Side Trails

It’s that time of year again – time to escape and forget about aging! So happy birthday to me, and off we go to the Bruce Peninsula to knock off a few more pieces of the Bruce Trail – starting with the Devils Monument! That’s right. I started my birthday celebrations with the devil. And […]