Your long weekend golf road trip: 72 holes in 72 hours

It’s finally Spring. After what feels like months of below-zero temperatures, snow storms, winter jackets, and hot chocolates by a fire, skis and toques can be replaced with golf clubs and ball caps. Most golf courses in The Great Waterway region are now open for the season and, although they are approximately a month behind their opening dates in 2012, most are looking forward to …

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10 Weeks, 10 Festivals

From a professional rodeo in Belleville to a showcase of new wines in Prince Edward County to a War of 1812 re-enactment battle with more than six hundred troops at Upper Canada Village, The Great Waterway region has you covered for festivals this spring and summer. Here are ten you won’t want to miss. – Seeley’s Bay Spring Opener When: May 18th and 19th Where: …

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Kayaking the big sky of the Long Sault Parkway, Ontario

Every time I paddle, something predominates. While paddling the St. Lawrence River along the 11 islands of the Long Sault Parkway one hot, summer day, with a group of seven kayakers, I kept thinking, “Big sky! I love the big sky here!” Often in Canada, we benefit from what I call “interesting sky days” caused by ever-changing cloud formations mingling whimsically with azure blue skies. …

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Upper Canada Village: A Living History

Upper Canada Village is more than just a museum or a series of buildings recreating life in 1860s English Canada, but a living history that connects you to the people who helped build our country. From bakers to blacksmiths to farmers to flour millwrights, Upper Canada Village’s costumed interpreters take you back in time to a place that should never be forgotten. Located just east …

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Cycling The Great Waterway spring, summer, and fall!

This year I’ll be out scouting favourite cycling itineraries along Ontario’s Great Waterway in spring, summer and fall. I’ve made a list of cycling hot spots that I want to check out from the cycling itineraries provided by The Great Waterway website. I’ll be biking through towns, forests, wetlands, parkland and farmland, on paved recreational pathways, hard-packed stone dust, and roadways. Occasionally wandering off trail. …

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Ella & Oscar: A Grand Tribute to Two Jazz Greats

On Friday, April 12th, the music of jazz giants Ella Fitzgerald and Oscar Peterson will be brought back to life on The Grand Theatre’s main stage by singer Carol McCartney, pianist John Sherwood and the Kingston Symphony Orchestra. With a set list that’ll include Ella’s famous scat “Lady Be Good” and Oscar’s “Love Ballade,” the night promises to be a fitting tribute to two of …

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Raising a Pint to the Brockville Museum

This Friday, April 5th, you can make a toast to the Brockville Museum (5 Henry Street) with a pint of local beer for an event being dubbed “Raising a Pint to the Brockville Museum.” You can actually toast with a few different beers if you want. Beau’s All Natural Brewing, the award-winning brewery from nearby Vankleek Hill, will be there with five of its tasty …

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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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