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19 06, 2018

Tips for Organizing a Group Hike

2020-04-13T18:47:52+00:00Attractions Ontario|

The 135 acres surrounding the Loughborough Inn includes some of Ontario's premier hiking trails. Just steps from your cottage or cabin at Loughborough Inn are endless opportunities to enjoy the beautiful landscape on foot. If you’re planning a hike with a group of friends, it’ll require some planning on your end. Take a look at our tips for organizing a group hike. 1. Know Your Route Before heading out on the trails, it is crucial to know where you are going. Whether that means taking a picture of the map provided at the trailhead or bringing along a physical copy [...]

29 08, 2014

Summer Vacation Ideas Part 2: Cottage Vacation

2020-04-13T20:11:09+00:00Attractions Ontario, Uncategorized|

If your idea of the perfect summer vacation revolves around the lakeside, you're not alone. The lake is a bastion of peace and tranquility in an otherwise hectic, over-scheduled and over-stressed world. Ideally, many of us would love to live by the lake all year round, but of course, the weighty practicalities of day-to-day living make this improbable, if not all out impossible for most. Still, this doesn't mean you can't enjoy a healthy hit of perspective a few times a year by taking a lakeside vacation. It is a well-known fact that stress is one of the major contributing [...]

5 06, 2013

Boldt Castle

2020-04-13T20:15:08+00:00Attractions Ontario, Uncategorized|

Boldt Castle is located on Heart Island, one of the best known of the famous 1000 Islands. Heart Island can be found on the St. Lawrence River, off the northern border of New York. Boldt Castle owes its popularity in part to its stunning architecture and in part to its intriguing history. In 1900, George Boldt, millionaire proprietor and general manager of the famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in NYC, initiated the construction of an enterprising 6 storey masonry castle on Heart Island. The structure was to be a monument of his love for his wife. Prior to this, Boldt and his [...]

4 06, 2013

The Thousand Islands

2020-04-13T20:15:04+00:00Attractions Ontario, Uncategorized|

The Thousand Islands (1000 Islands)are by far one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kingston, Ontario. They are made up of 1,864 diverse islands in the Saint Lawrence River as it comes out of the northeast corner of Lake Ontario. These islands begin in Kingston, Ontario and stretch 80kms downstream. Some of the islands are over 40 square miles, and others may only be big enough for a single home or even a single tree. The islands where highly popularized as a summer resort in the late 19th century and early 20th century by admiring (and rich) visitors. Some of [...]

31 05, 2013

Restaurants in Kingston: Chez Piggy

2020-04-13T20:15:00+00:00Attractions Ontario, Uncategorized|

Chez Piggy is the pinnacle of restaurants in Kingston. This hot-spot is both trendy and totally unique – and the food has earned the restaurant international accolades. There is no single element that makes Chez Piggy so popular. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, yet the experience is also reminiscent of many fine dining establishments. The restaurant is tucked away in a vine spangled courtyard, and the building is actually a renovated limestone stable. There is a patio, a long bar, and an upstairs dining area. It’s perfect for an intimate evening for 2, or even a large family dinner. [...]

26 05, 2013

Lace Up For the Best Hiking in Ontario

2020-04-13T20:14:49+00:00Attractions Ontario, Uncategorized|

The best hiking in Ontario can be found close to home, so make a date with your boots and hit the trails! Hiking is one of the most popular forms of outdoor physical activity. Most people already know it is great cardiovascular exercise, but there are some other not-so-commonly touted benefits of hitting the trails. It's Affordable Who says the best things in life aren't free? Hiking in Ontario is one of the most inexpensive physical pursuits.  Many of the trails in Ontario are free to use - all you need is a good pair of supportive hiking shoes or boots, [...]

23 05, 2013

Hiking Ontario: What to Bring

2020-04-13T20:14:37+00:00Attractions Ontario, Uncategorized|

Hiking Ontario trails isn't exactly as physically demanding as traversing the Alps, but this doesn't mean you should just pick a trail and start walking aimlessly. When planning any kind of outdoor excursion, it is always best to adopt the Boy Scout motto and be prepared. This isn't to say you've got to map your exact route and pack a week's worth of provisions - merely that you should give some consideration to a few key factors. Duration How long are you going to be out? An hour, a few hours, overnight? Obviously, what you would bring for an overnight [...]