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4 03, 2019

7 Things to Do in Ontario This Winter

2020-04-13T18:11:55+00:00Ontario Vacations|

Despite the slushy roads and cold temperatures, winter is a fabulous season for exploration and adventure. Sure, there’s always the standard go-to activities like skiing and skating but in Ontario, there’s so much more to see and do during this time of year. Whether you’re planning a family getaway or want some time alone enjoying the crisp air, here’s our top 10 things to do in Ontario this winter. 1. See the Northern Lights There’s nothing more magical than watching the northern lights dance in the sky. And luckily for Ontarians, you don’t have to go too far to take [...]

3 10, 2018

Why You Should Visit the Thousand Islands in Ontario

2020-04-13T18:33:09+00:00Ontario Vacations|

Who doesn’t love spending time by the lake? Bonfires, water activities, morning coffee accompanied by the sound of loons, and hiking are only a few of the highlights of renting a lakefront cottage. Luckily, Canada is blessed with an abundance of lakes, rivers, and oceans for people to dabble in cottage living. However, from the brisk ocean air of the Atlantic to the babbling brooks of glacial watercourses of the mountains, perhaps one of the best locations to acquire a Lakeview cottage rental in Canada is actually in Kingston, Ontario. Why Kingston? Kingston, Ontario is not only one of Canada’s [...]

17 09, 2018

Tips For Hiking With Kids

2020-04-13T18:36:18+00:00Ontario Vacations|

Hiking with your kids is a great way to release some of their pent-up energy and spend memorable time together absorbing the beauty of the outdoors. Kids find wonder in an interestingly shaped fallen leaf, unusual animal tracks, or a mysterious bridge over a babbling brook. All the good vibes can be spoiled, however, if you’re caught unprepared for issues that come up while on the trail. Here are some tips for prepping for the hike, and to keep things positive while on the move: 1) Bring a good backpack You’ll want a large, sturdy backpack that won’t fall apart [...]

10 09, 2018

Fall Outdoor Activities Families Can Do Together

2020-04-13T18:37:47+00:00Ontario Vacations|

Time spent outdoors is vital for health, happiness, and an appreciation of the earth. Children especially benefit from the opportunity to relish the outdoors. It helps them release their energy and satisfies their curious minds’ yearning for wonder. Best of all, most fall outdoor activities that families can do together are very inexpensive, if not free. Families who tackle the outdoors together strengthen their bond and teach children essential life skills for making it on their own. 1) Camping No childhood is complete without one camping trip. Camping is a grand excursion that costs next to nothing, other than a [...]

23 06, 2018

4 Reasons Why You Should Take a Family Vacation

2020-04-13T18:43:59+00:00Ontario Vacations|

Some people don't want to take a family vacation. Usually, it's because they don't think they can afford it or that it would just be too much work to organize. Whatever the reason, a family vacation is still extremely important and is a great way to get out of the everyday routine to spend time with the ones you love. Taking a vacation with your loved ones can help you bond, and relieve the stress of your everyday routines. Not convinced you should take a family vacation this year? Here are four reasons that may make you reconsider. 1. It [...]

15 10, 2014

Toronto Cottage Vacation

2020-04-13T20:11:01+00:00Ontario Vacations, Uncategorized|

Photo Credit: Paul Bica | Flickr Life can get hectic and sometimes you need a vacation - and sometimes life can get so hectic that you need a vacation from planning your vacation. For many city dwellers who delve into the frantic hustle of urban living every day, the weight of this truth increases exponentially. We hear you loud and clear, and this is why we're lending a hand by taking the guesswork out of planning your trip from Toronto to the Loughborough Inn for your perfect Toronto cottage vacation. We've mapped out all the best places to [...]

13 08, 2014

Kingston Attractions to See this Summer

2020-04-13T20:11:14+00:00Ontario Vacations, Uncategorized|

Kingston, Ontario already boasts the title of Canada's first capital and the beloved home of Canada's first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald. Since it was first established as Fort Cataraqui in 1673, Kingston, Ontario has enjoyed a rich and eventful history as one of the province's most vital political, military, educational and tourist centers. While this vibrant city offers countless activities any time of year, summer is definitely the most popular time to visit Kingston attractions - for those looking to take in the full-scope of exciting seasonal events and starring attractions. In our opinion, no Kingston summer vacation [...]

25 06, 2014

Canada Day Cottage Activities

2020-04-13T20:11:26+00:00Ontario Vacations, Uncategorized|

No day at the cottage is just any day. There's always something new and exciting to do! This July 1st, we want to help you make the most of your Canada Day cottage activities by offering up some fun, festive and unique ideas. Perhaps best of all, our suggestions are affordable, easy and perfect for kids or kids at heart. 7 Fabulous Canada Day Cottage Activities: Most of us already break out the sparklers and bust out the fireworks, but there’s more to Canada Day than burning your eyebrows off – though that’s definitely a tradition for some! Let’s take [...]

7 05, 2014

Battersea, Ontario

2020-04-13T20:11:34+00:00Ontario Vacations, Uncategorized|

Beautiful Battersea, Ontario is located in the township of South Frontenac - a mere 20 kilometers north of historic Kingston, Ontario. This popular destination is well-known for its phenomenal outdoor activities, which includes fishing, camping and boating. Battersea, Ontario is frequented every year by a host of passionate outdoor enthusiasts who are looking to enjoy the unspoiled charms of nature. Loughborough Lake, Dog Lake and the Rideau Canal are a few of the main attractions, as is the friendly, open, small town atmosphere. History of Battersea Battersea, Ontario was founded in 1840 by Henry Van Luven. Van Luven was a [...]

15 10, 2013

Adopt the Muskoka Chair

2020-04-13T20:12:20+00:00Ontario Vacations, Uncategorized|

For over 100 years, the Muskoka chair, also known as the Adirondack chair, has been a signature piece of furniture on the many patios and docks of cottages and resorts in Ontario - including the ones at the Loughborough Inn. So where did these popular chairs come from, and why are they so popular? The Muskoka chair is the chair's Canadian name. It was actually thought to be invented by American Thomas Lee in 1903. While on vacation in the Adirondack Mountains, Lee was inspired to create a comfortable chair for his summer home. He began work. His main objectives were [...]