The Lake Opeongo food barrel robbery
By Allen Macartney
A relaxing week on a remote arm of Opeongo Lake in Algonquin Park started in late August as my wife and I nosed our canoe onto a sandy beach and started unloading gear. After supper and a glorious northern sunset melting into the horizon, we packed away all our food in a heavy-duty, tightly sealed food barrel and slipped into our sleeping bag.
SLEEP CAME QUICKLY
In the morning, with breakfast on our mind, we found the barrel tipped over with its metal, clamp-tight security hoop in the forest and the lid it was supposed to protect lying beside it. >>>
By Jenna Thompson
Algonquin’s Barron Canyon makes a perfect fall getaway weekend only 3½ hours from Ottawa. It’s in the less-travelled east end of the park and far from the campgrounds and access points along Highway 60, so serenity on the water is easy to find. This area is great in both spring when the Barron River’s falls and cascades are roaring their strongest and in the fall when the... >>>
Paddle Barron Canyon
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Fall camping is cool fun
No bugs, no bears, no sweat
By Allen Macartney
So many people happily camp happily from May to the end of August, but stash their gear in winter storage after the Labour Day weekend. Too bad. Most arguments against fall camping are rooted in fear of cold, and that’s silly.
Early fall camping, hiking and canoe tripping has benefits that far outweigh any drawbacks. In fact, on close inspection most “drawbacks” don’t exist. >>>
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Mark your Calendar & Come Out!
THE EDDIE BAUER
"LIVE YOUR ADVENTURE"
When? T.B.E., 7:30pm
Where? Eddie Bauer Store at 110 Place D'Orléans
Why? To listen to outdoors speakers, get a 20% discount on items, draw for a door prize and enjoy drinks + snacks!
Who? Surprise guest upcoming!