Unique Ideas for Celebrating the Holidays in the North

Traditional holiday greeting card for celebrating the holidays, featuring St. Nicholas on skis.

Most of us tend to spend the holidays visiting with family and friends, though some people like to travel, since for many, this is also vacation time. Either way, sometimes it’s hard to come up with something different to do, especially for special occasions. If you’ll be celebrating the holidays in the North, here are some festive ideas […]

Landscapes of the Killarney Area

Landscapes of the Killarney Area: Scenery from Local Hiking Trails

If you’ve been following JourNiackery for a while, then you know how much I love the Killarney area. Just maybe, it’s even possible that you started following JourNiackery because of my Killarney articles! And perhaps there are a few of my photos that have stayed with you along the way. Well, now for a limited time only, I’m […]

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 […]

Triple the Fun at Dokis Summerfest

Dokis Summerfest Logo 2013

Imagine hitting a single while a live band plays a cover of the latest hit single in the background. That’s the atmosphere the participants of Dokis Summerfest get to enjoy every year. Since 2011, this annual community event has been rocking a July weekend with family-friendly activities that have been attracting more and more people. The grounds of […]

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30+ Scary Haunted Walks and Ghost Tours in Ontario

A scary ghost in a room, from Punch Magazine, 1853.

Searching for something spooky to do? A lot of people like a good scare any time of year. Whether or not it’s Halloween season, you’re guaranteed to have a frightening fun time on one of these haunted walks and ghost tours. This list is full of unique ideas for things to do. Haunted walks and ghost tours combine […]

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 […]

Enjoy These 3 Walks or Rides on the French River Multi-Use Trails

Pioneer Trail scenery in French River

If you’re in the French River area and your legs are itching to go, the French River Multi-Use Trails offer little-known walking and riding options. The trail network consists of three main multi-use routes, with three shorter non-motorized-use side trails branching off. I’ve previously written about our excursion walking Pioneer Trail to Lac Barbotte Lookout, but since then, […]

Absolutely the Most Delicious Strawberries at Ruby Berry Farm

Ruby Berry Farm strawberry close-up.

For the past two years, we’ve been picking our berries in Chelmsford. For those living in the Sudbury area, Ruby Berry Farm is a really great nearby option. We couldn’t be happier with our strawberries, and we’re definitely going back next year! We decided that we would start picking berries in Chelmsford because many of the farms closer […]

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