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November 17, 2019

“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.” - Mary Davis

After a busy work week, the call of the outdoors is generally expected and unrelenting, a persistent pull that urges me to venture out and reconnect. Giving in to that call, it wasn't surprising that I found myse...

September 1, 2019

“The earth has music for those who listen.” - George Santayana

The magic of early evening paddling lives in the melody and in the unrushed pace with which the day draws to a close.

Pushing away from the shore for an after-dinner paddle last night, Cootes Paradise was jus...

February 18, 2019

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks." - John Muir
 

There are certain winter days that appear to be just about perfect, and today would be one of those days. Bright blue skies, brilliant sunshine and a fresh blanket of pristine snow making sun...

September 7, 2018

“Butterflies... flowers that fly and all but sing.” ~ Robert Frost

With a name indicative of royalty, the Monarch Butterfly has quite the reputation to live up to. Fortunately, it does so with great success. Who doesn’t enjoy the unexpected splash of orange and black as...

August 31, 2018

“There is something of the marvelous in all things of nature.” ~  Aristotle

As my way of saying thank you for being a reader of this blog, I am going to share a secret with you. What if I told you that there is a local trail nearby, one that is rich in wildlife, of...

August 24, 2018

“In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” - John Muir

For decades, the Crooks Hollow dam and reservoir was a magical place, like a secret paradise known only by a small group of local residents. When the dam came into disrepair, there was signific...

August 18, 2018

“Exploring is an innate part of being human. We're all explorers when we're born. Unfortunately, it seems to get drummed out of many of us as we get older, but it's there, I think, in all of us. And for me that moment of discovery is just so thrilling, on any level, th...

July 21, 2018

I've heard it described as a northern lake in southern Ontario and paddling the beautiful lake at Rockwood Conservation area, it is easy to imagine that you've traveled somewhere far as the topography is unlike anything else in the area.

This small lake created by dammi...

July 14, 2018

"We choose the paths we take. Some are clearly marked and others are less so but the culmination of the paths that we have taken shape our story. Choose the path that brings you joy, peace and clarity” – Cam Goede

 I do my best thinking outdoors, surrounded by the stirr...

July 14, 2018

When one thinks of hiking destinations in Dundas, the Peak always ends up near the top of the list. With its breathtaking views, this trail is definitely a local favourite and for good reason.

The Spencer Gorge Wilderness Area is part of the Niagara Escarpment, declared...

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