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Lessons I Learned Glamping at Mew Lake Algonquin AKA What Went Wrong

This trip to Mew Lake wasn’t my first time glamping, but, to be honest, Airbnb accommodations are vastly different than staying at an Ontario Parks yurt. With COVID-19, there are restrictions in place, such as the showers and laundry facilities are unavailable, “[…] check-in/ check-out times may be modified, and some amenities may not be…
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Spruce Bog Boardwalk Algonquin Provincial Park Photoblog

Photography Journal by Heidi Csernak I have dreamed of exploring the vast wilderness of Algonquin Provincial Park for years, and finally, I was on my way! The Spruce Bog Boardwalk was at the top of my list of trails to explore – I love the kind of plant and wildlife that call this unique biome…
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Charleston Lake Provincial Park #1000islands Kayaking PHOTOBLOG

Photography and Journal by Heidi Csernak About Charleston Lake Provincial Park: “The park occupies 23.53 square kilometres in the Frontenac Axis region, a southern extension of the Canadian Shield. Charleston Lake offers many opportunities for paddle sport enthusiasts. Paddlers can explore the lake’s 75 km of shoreline and numerous bays and coves. Portions of Running’s…
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Gould Lake Kayaking Summer PHOTOBLOG

Photography Journal by Heidi Csernak Hidden Gem in South Frontenac There is no doubt that Gould Lake Conservation Area is an ideal place to enjoy a tranquil day. This lake is so peaceful, with minimal boat traffic, and even when there are dozens of paddlers, with 222 hectares of surface area, it’s easy to feel…
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The Point Restaurant #inFrontenac FOODIEBLOG

The fantastic little restaurant is in Sydenham, South Frontenac, Ontario. Centrally located in town, the dining location is close to the Cataraqui Trail, and the nearby Gould Lake Conservation Area, and Frontenac Provincial Park. This makes The Point Restaurant perfectly located for explorers, after a day relaxing on Sydenham Lake, hiking the wilderness or a road…
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Bon Echo Provincial Park Cruising & Kayaking PHOTOBLOG

Photography Journal by Heidi Csernak Mazinaw Rock at the Narrows From the first moment I saw the 330 foot tall Mazinaw Rock, I only wanted to get closer. Everytime I saw boaters and paddlers along the cliff face, it only made me long for our time on the water. We spent much of our first…
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Bon Echo Provincial Park Summer Hiking PHOTOBLOG

Photography Journal by Heidi Csernak Pillars of Nature Once we arrived at Bon Echo Provincial Park, there was only one thought consuming us – and that was getting our first look at Mazinaw Rock. But before we’d even seen the cliffs, we were awestruck by how tall the trees were. The roads and trails are…
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A Tasty Two Days in Toronto

Story by Mike Hector | Photography by Heidi Csernak After an unforgettable series of experiences and stories throughout South Eastern Ontario, Heidi and I are very excited to take the next step and embark on a whole new chapter of our own, right here on Organic Road Map! For our first summer escape of 2019,…
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Boldt Castle Helicopter Tour Winter PHOTOBLOG

Photography Journal and video by Heidi Csernak 1000 Islands Helicopter Mike Hector: Writer & I have toured with 1000 Islands Helicopter for Tourism 1000 Islands blogs, but this time, we had a guest coming to visit! Amber, Adventures of an Oxymoron had added a *small* detour to her road trip, lured by the beauty of the #1000islands…
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