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Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve
Travel

Blue Mountain is know in Ontario as a great place to go skiing, mountain biking or simply as a getaway. It is also known for the Collingwood Scenic Caves & Nature Preserve. Blue Mountain is technically not a mountain, it is part of the Niagara Escarpment, which runs from Niagara Falls to Tobermory Ontario. Rising more than 300 metres in elevation above Georgian Bay, it is one of the highest points in southern Ontario.     Less than two hours north of Toronto, it is worth the drive north. The views and the unique surroundings make for a worthwhile opportunity to explore. The suspension footbridge at Scenic Caves is one of Ontario’s feature attractions. Take a walk across the 126-metre suspension bridge, which crosses 25 metres above the valley. This location gives fantastic views of Collingwood and Nottawasaga Bay.   The bridge holds the title of being the longest suspension

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Discovery Harbour Midland Ontario
Travel

A road trip is to Midland Ontario is not complete without a visit to Discovery Harbour. This original British naval and military base located near Penetanguishene, was built to provide protection to Upper Canada after the War of 1812. The British naval presence on Georgian Bay was to provide ships to supply British outposts westward. By the 1800s, it was home to sailors, officers, shipwrights and soldiers. In total, five large ships, 15 smaller vessels and numerous workshops and dwellings were built.   As a teenager, my family and I would travel around Ontario, exploring the rich history that Ontario has to offer and Discovery Harbour was overflowing in stories from the past. Take your time and stop at the Base Commander’s house or examine the cartographers quarters, it is truly a great way to learn the history of Upper Canada.         Visitors will enjoy informative and

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Port Severn Cottage Weekend
Travel

Getting away from the city during a spring or summer weekend can change your whole perspective. A chance to recharge your batteries and spend some time outside instead of sitting in front of a computer in the office. This particular weekend was spent at a cottage just east of Port Severn Ontario. Port Severn is the gateway to Georgian Bay. The locks at Port Severn are the very end of the Trent Severn Waterway. This water route begins at the Bay of Quinte and finishes at Georgian Bay with a total distance of 386 kilometers through locks, lakes and channels. Attached are some of my images that I think capture the some of the Severn region well. I hope you enjoy them.                 Check out some of the links below for more information about this area of Ontario: 400 Eleven – Travel Information

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Ontario Summer Trips
Road Trips

Summer in Ontario is not complete without planning a trip to a cottage, provincial park or just visiting a town or city somewhere in our vast Province. I have assembled a list of three different Ontario summer trip destinations that are great experiences that I have personally enjoyed and would recommend. My three recommended destinations could be either a day trip, weekender or a week-long getaway.  All of the listed destinations offer many different activities that can be enjoyed individually or as a family. Port Burwell, Ontario Port Burwell was originally surveyed in 1830 by Lieutenant-Colonel Mahlon Burwell, a surveyor for Colonel Thomas Talbot. Situated at the mouth of Big Otter Creek on the north shore of Lake Erie, it has over 1000 residents. Like many of the Ports along Lake Erie, it is known for its fresh perch and pickerel. It is also home to one of Canada’s oldest

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