4 Reasons to Check Out Maple in the County

Spring has finally arrived, and, other than rejoicing at longer, sunnier days, that means one thing: it’s time to indulge in a little (or a lot of) maple gold. This Saturday and Sunday, you can satisfy your maple syrup cravings in Prince Edward County for Maple in the County, a celebration of the first sap harvest of the spring. From sugar bush tours to maple-inspired …

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A great paddle and hike to Blue Mountain on Charleston Lake, Ontario

If you like to paddle and hike, the trail to Blue Mountain on the east side of beautiful Charleston Lake is perfect for this. Blue Mountain is the highest point in Leeds County. I love the panoramic views it gives you of the surrounding area. The trail head to Blue Mountain is only accessible by water from Huckleberry Hollow, so you can paddle and park …

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Time to “See Red” – Go Bulls Go!

Mess with a Bull, you will get the horns. At least that seems to be the case in Belleville, Ontario lately. This week marks the end of the 2012-2013 regular season for the Belleville Bulls. On Saturday March 16th they conclude their home games by taking on the Sudbury Wolves. So what comes next? PLAYOFFS! Currently leading both in the East Division and the Eastern Conference, …

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Lighthouse Brings Sunny Days to Brockville

This Saturday (March 16th), legendary Canadian rock band Lighthouse will be at the Brockville Arts Centre for a concert that’s sure to get out you out of your seat. With a lengthy catalogue of classic hits, including “One Fine Morning” and “Pretty Lady,” the band has songs that, forty years later, still play on radio and television—and still draw thousands of fans to shows every …

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A Guide to Ice Fishing in the Bay of Quinte

The Bay of Quinte is home to some of the best walleye fishing in the world, and the best part about it is that you can drop your line year round. In January, the World Fishing Network mentioned the eighty-five kilometre long waterway in its list of top ice fishing destinations — no surprise to those here who’ve managed to reel in some nice catches …

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Someone said, “I really like Charleston Lake . . .”

A fellow paddler said, “I really like Charleston Lake”, so a group of us followed along with our kayaks to check it out. As kayakers, we seem to be driven by a quest to explore and search for a less-traveled wild cove that we can have to ourselves for a lunch break and indulge in a refreshing swim on a hot summer’s day. It’s part …

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Downtown Belleville – Shop ’til you Drop!

Like any girl I have a weakness for the odd shopping excursion. Okay…maybe more than just the “odd” excursion. While shopping malls are easy for your go-to shopping needs, I have found that exploring your town can lead to the greatest experiences. Not only are you helping out local business owners, but you are also finding something unique. Since moving back to my hometown of …

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Team Jennifer Jones Makes its Way to Kingston for Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The most dominant team in Canadian curling for the past ten years will be in Kingston this month to compete for the the sport’s Holy Grail. The national championship, happening from February 16-24 at the K-Rock Centre, is one Team Jones is always a threat at (they’ve won four times). It’s never a cakewalk, though, especially this year. The 2013 field is as strong as …

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Visiting the Battle of the Windmill by kayak, Prescott, Ontario

In November, a paddle buddy and I visited the Battle of the Windmill National Historic Site in Prescott, Ontario when the mornings are cold and the days are short. Oddly enough, the Battle of the Windmill raged for several days in the middle of November in 1838. We visited the site by kayak, during the same month 174 years later. If you don’t have a …

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Prince Edward County Vineyards Keep on Giving: A Guide to Icewine

A couple of months ago, Prince Edward County wineries were tipping their cup and toasting to another grape harvest during the 5th annual Wassail. And although most of those wineries were burying their vines, too—a sure sign of the last harvest of the year—a few others had one last trick up their sleeves: Icewine. Harvested between December and February, Icewine grapes make for a sweet …

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