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Find your beach. Bring your SUP!
The first time I tried a stand up paddle board (SUP), I said, “I’ll never get into this. Why is it so popular!” It felt so odd, and so tippy. Thirty minutes later I was in love, and a year later I own two SUPs. SUP is an emerging paddle sport that has blossomed and become popular world wide. There are many makes and models …
Fishing The Great Waterway
By Sean Mercer, Ottawa Bass pros consistently do well on the St. Lawrence River but what about the average guy, weekend warriors, …
What I like about the cool new oTENTik at Mallorytown Landing in the 1000 Islands
I tested the new Parks Canada oTENTik at Mallorytown Landing in the 1000 Islands this August. Two thumbs up! Parks Canada has been working to diversify their accommodation offer. In the summer of 2013, Thousand Islands National Park installed some …
The peace and serenity of Narrows Lock for boaters and paddlers on the Rideau Canal
Oh what a feeling when the place you visit makes you feel peace and serenity. You just want to take your time and spend more time there. And you go back more than once to linger in the same summer. …
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Embrace wind, sun and sand beaches in Sandbanks Provincial Park
Cool blue cottage-country lakes and canals; the gently flowing St. Lawrence River; the waves and beaches of Lake Ontario. South Eastern Ontario has water activities for every mood and sport. Sandbanks beach in the Prince Edward County's Sandbanks Provincial Park faces the gusts of Lake Ontario with swimming and sailboarding. On shore, imposing dunes rise
behind a sun-lover’s beach of fine sand. Camp here for a day or a week. On-site amenities like groceries and laundry make it easy to stay. Sandbanks Provincial Park is right next door to Picton and the wineries of Prince Edward County. An easy drive from tent to table, there’s no reason to rough it at Sandbanks beach.
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Blend cottaging with boating for Land O’Lakes relaxation
Lower your mainsail and slow it down in the Rideau Canal, crown jewel of the Rideau Heritage Route. Boating over 200 km of lakes and locks connects heritage towns and villages with deep pioneer roots. Pull up to the dock at the Foley Mountain Conservation Area for swimming in crystal-clear water at a fresh-water beach. If solitude is your goal, more than 5000 lakes in the Land O’Lakes region west of the
Rideau Canal are the place to spread out on a secluded beach steps from your luxury cottage rental. Strap on water skis for a refreshing lap around the lake or take the wheel and tie up in an historic town for a local. Don’t forget to pack your bikes on your houseboat rental. South Eastern Ontario offers the long and short of great cycling tours.