Day Hike on the Manitoulin Shoreline at Misery Bay

A bench overlooking Misery Bay sits on a stretch of coastal alvar pavement.

There are several good hiking opportunities on Manitoulin Island, though Misery Bay is the only operating provincial park on the island. Even so, it’s unique in that it’s not staffed. Instead, it’s run by volunteers. Because Misery Bay Provincial Park is operated by its Friends organization, entry fees are also lower than at other parks. At $2 per […]

Beautiful Backpacking on the Trails at Frontenac Park

Sunrise scenery from our campsite at Buck Lake.

Many years ago, during my first time trekking Killarney‘s La Cloche Silhouette loop trail, I met another backpacker who claimed he preferred walking the trails at Frontenac Park. He told me that it was beautiful backpacking out there, so ever since then, I’ve been curious to check it out. Last long weekend, we finally got the chance! Actually, […]

See More of the Agawa Area on These 2 Lake Superior Hikes

View of the Agawa River from Agawa Falls.

Famous for its Agawa Rock pictographs, Lake Superior Provincial Park is home to many trails of varying lengths and difficulty levels. From the easy 2km-kilometre-long Crescent Lake Trail to the very demanding 65km-kilometre-long Coastal Trail, there’s something for every type of hiker. I’d been dying to see the park, so at the end of last summer, fed up […]

Grand Campment-Nagle Loop: 2 Days on the OTHT

View of Nagle Bay from the OTHT.

Three years had passed since we had last been on the Ottawa-Temiskaming Highland Trail (OTHT), so we decided to return on the anniversary of our first trip, Canada Day weekend. Last time, we’d hiked up Rib Mountain, but this time we chose a route on the southern portion of the trail and settled on the Grand Campment-Nagle loop. […]

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Day Hike to The Crack & Beyond for Killer Views of Killarney Park

An amazing view from The Crack in Killarney :)

For a guaranteed fantastic day hike not too far away from home, we love heading out to The Crack in Killarney Provincial Park. Since it’s on the La Cloche Silhouette Trail, we go as far as we can until we have to turn back, so it’s never the same hike twice. And as one of Ontario’s high points […]

Weekend Hike to Five Finger Rapids on the French River

Fantastic scenery while on a weekend hike to Five Finger Rapids, French River.

French River is known for its paddling routes, not hiking trails. But few know that hikers can go backpacking Papase Trail at Dokis First Nation, a 21– to 28 kmkilometre return weekend hike to Five Finger Rapids on the French River. Nearly three years ago, we went hiking along the French River on Dokis First Nation’s Papase Trail […]

Fun Day Hiking on the White Bear Forest Trails in Temagami

A broken boardwalk across a beaver pond seen while hiking the White Bear Forest Trails in Temagami.

Ever since we went hiking up Rib Mountain on the Ottawa-Temiskaming Highland Trail a few years ago, we’d been dying to go see more of Temagami‘s backcountry. So last spring, we decided it was time to explore the White Bear Forest Trails. Based at Finlayson Point Provincial Park for the weekend, it was easy to combine a fishing […]

Hiking the Trails at Mississagi Park in a Long Weekend

Helenbar Trail scenery at Mississagi Park.

A few years ago, we went on a paddling and hiking combo trip to Mississagi Provincial Park, which got us really interested in exploring more of the area. So last May long weekend, we spent a few days hiking the trails at Mississagi Park. We chose a romantic backcountry beach campsite based at the northeastern tip of Semiwite […]

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