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It will be a summer you will never forget when you sign up for Ontario’s original zip line aerial park experience. A breath taking experience, exploring the trees on zip lines, swinging bridges, monkey cables, Tarzan swings and much more during a 3-hour tour.

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Source: https://thekawarthas.ca/what-to-do/treetop-trekking-ganaraska/

Treetop Trekking is the perfect adventure for families, groups of friends and couples… and everyone can learn – from beginner to expert. And the fun is just not for the adults!

How about Discovery Kids Courses? You must be at least 5 years old and 45 inches tall. Kids can make their way through the courses filled with wood bridges, balance logs, net walkways, zip lines and more… all while wearing a climbing harness and helmet.

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Source: https://treetoptrekking.com/parks/barrie/

Of course there are options for adults too. The local Treetop Trekking park is located at the Ganaraska Forest Centre between  Port Hope and Peterborough, Ontario. Along with a number of easier courses, the Ganaraska park is home to Timberwolf, the most challenging aerial course in Ontario.

The Ganaraska Forest Centre is the perfect location for tree top trekking. The Park boasts over 12,000 acres – making it one of the largest blocks of forested land in southern Ontario.

There are a number of Treetop Trekking locations throughout the province, and activities vary among the parks. Ganaraska offers Zip Line and Aerial Game Treks, plus a team building program.

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Source: https://treetoptrekking.com/parks/barrie/

Treetop Trekking will make this a summer to remember!

Contact them for more information:

ganaraska@treetoptrekking.com

Toll-Free: 1-855-280-0900

Phone: 1-905-797-2000

 

 

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Known to many as a recreation paradise, the Trent-Severn Waterway spans 386 kilometers of rivers, channels and lakes. The waterway travels through Central Ontario, joining the Bay of Quinte wth Georgian Bay. It is divided into 5 regions: Trent, Otonabee, Kawartha, Talbot and Severn.

Rich with history, the Trent-Severn Waterway now bustles with boating and other tourist activity year round.

An easy way to take a tour is with Liftlock and River Boat Cruises.

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Liftlock and The Riverboat Cruises offer a variety of different cruise options. You can choose to go sightseeing with your tour group over the world’s highest hydraulic liftlock, or spend an afternoon on a luncheon cruise, or have dinner featuring live entertainment in the evening. Get all the details at https://www.liftlockcruises.com/yacht-charter.

And if  you miss the summer season, don’t miss out on the Triple Crown Fall Colours Cruise . Starting on September 24rth until the end of the cruising season, you can enjoy a unique water experience. The cruise departs from Little Lake,  travels Northbound up the Trent Severn Waterway to Lock 20, then cruises over the famous, world’s largest hydraulic Liftlock, a 65 foot lift.

There are five Trent-Severn Waterway Locks in Kawartha Lakes:

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Source: https://www.explorekawarthalakes.com/en/explore/trent-severn-waterway.aspx

  • Bobcaygeon Lock 32
  • Lindsay Lock 33
  • Fenelon Falls Lock 34
  • Rosedale Lock 35
  • Kirkfield Lock 36

Each one offers boat services ranging from  mooring to boater camping, picnic areas and access to groceries. Check  to see what each Lock offers before you head out.

And in case you didn’t know, Kawartha Lakes is the Houseboat Capital of Ontario! Discover all of the details including how each houseboat operator will train and license you for your family’s trip at http://www.houseboatcapital.com/

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Source: http://www.rrhouseboats.com/

For more information contact Kawartha Lakes Tourism:

Kawartha Lakes Tourism
180 Kent Street West
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada K9V 2Y6
Telephone: 1-866-397-6673

 

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It never fails to amaze me – living in the Bethany area provides unlimited opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty surrounding us. And the month of June is a perfect time to get out and enjoy the local conservation areas.

CPRA celebrates the month of June as Parks and Recreation Month.  We take this opportunity to recognize the benefits of parks and recreation, encouraging Canadians to get out and be active in their communities.  This initiative raises awareness about the importance of parks and recreation and the role it plays in the quality of life for all Canadians.”   (Canadian Parks and Recreation Association)

There are 2 conservation areas within 10 km of Bethany: Fleetwood Creek Natural Area and Squirrel Creek Conservation Area.

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Source: https://ontarioconservationareas.ca/component/geocode_factory/?view=mapcb&idMap=1&Itemid=538 

Fleetwood Creek Natural Area is a river valley system located within the Oak Ridges Moraine. Visitors can discover and experience a distinctive part of Ontario’s natural heritage including lowland forests, hardwood bush, meadows and steep valleys. You will also find over 250 kinds of plants and 44 types of birds, including wild turkey that were reintroduced into the region during the 1980s.

And if geology is a hobby of yours, you will find a variety of geological formations caused by the past glacial period including kames, kettles, eskers and ice-contact ridges.

Squirrel Creek Conservation Area sits along the Otonabee River. In addition to the natural vegation it includes a beach, picnic shelters, baseball diamonds, boat launch and small dock. If you have an event, you can rent the picnic shelters and ball diamonds.

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Source: https://ontarioconservationareas.ca/ 

Travel a little further. Within a 25 km radius there are 9 more conservation areas.

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Source: https://ontarioconservationareas.ca/component/geocode_factory/?view=mapcb&idMap=1&Itemid=538

CPRA is encouraging followers on Twitter and Facebook to help spread the word about what ‘June is Parks and Recreation Month’ means to you.

Post pictures to @CPRA_ACPL or to Canadian Parks and Recreation Association on Facebook, using #JPRM2018 over the month of June.

All participants will be entered into a draw for the chance to win 1 of 3 – $50 Mountain Equipment Co-op gift cards to start your summer off right with new recreation gear.

You can post your pictures all month long!

 

 

 

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The Rolling Hills Studio Tour runs today till 5pm.

Check out the website for all of the details:

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/

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Last month I wrote about the annual Mother’s Day event – The Rolling Hills Studio Tour and covered Studios A, B, C, D and E. Today I will cover the remaining 4 studios.

STUDIO F

Valerie Kent will be in Studio F with an array of her artwork including acrylics, oils, watercolours, and mixed media. In addition to being a visual artist she is also a workshop facilitator. Her exhibitions have taken her to France, Italy, Korea, Japan, China and the US.

You can find Valerie at

1535 County Rd 10, Cavan

On the east side of County Rd 10, just north of Hwy 7.

http://www.valeriekent.com

705-944-9444

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Source: https://valeriekent.com/

STUDIO G

Meet Tim Bellhouse in Studio G. Tim is a self-taught photographer. He combines his photographic skills with his work and training as a biologist, producing photos that highlight the rich natural diversity in Ontario.

Tim will be at

814 Lifford Road,  Bethany  705-277-3236

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/bellhouse/index.html

STUDIO H

Studio H will feature Lucya Almeida and The Tima Collection. This will be an opportunity for you to see her unique collection of one of a kind jewelry pieces.

Her specialities are copper, semi-precious stones and collectible Canadian penny jewelry. Her work has been shown across Canada and is available in many gallery shops.

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Source: http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/almeida/index.html

Find Lucya at

5 Christie Rd, Bethany

From Ski Hill Rd turn east onto Bethany Hills Rd, then turn left onto Christie Rd (top of the hill) to the 2nd house on the left (west) side.

http://www.thetimacollection.com 

STUDIO I  

Carol was originally a wildlife artist. She was inspired by a wild turkey feather she found in the woods and created a painting of an eagle head on the feather. Since then her unique talent is focussed on feather art.

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Source: http://www.carolsfeatherart.com/index.php/paintings.html

Find Carol at the All Creatures Great and Small Studio

669 St Mary’s Rd, Reaboro: on the west side of St Mary’s Rd, south of Mt Horeb Rd.

705.879.4223

Download the tour map at

http://www.rollinghillsstudiotour.com/brochure.html

Happy Mother’s Day and see you on the tour!

 

 

 

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Do you have what it takes to perform on the twin stages of the 29th annual Havelock Country Jamboree?

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The Havelock Country Jamboree, Canada’s Largest Country Music and Camping Festival has partnered with The Ranch Resort Banquet & Conference Center in Bethany Ontario to present The Next Country Music Star Talent Search.

The contest will run over a series of Saturday evenings at The Ranch Resort starting March 10th, 2018 , taking a break on March 17th and resuming on March 24th until May 5th, 2018.

Industry professionals will judge the artist performances and will include the audience vote as part of their final consideration. 

The weekly performances will be streamed to Facebook Live, and can be watched on the Havelock Country Jamboree  or  The Next Country Music Star pages.

One winning contestant from each night of the first round will advance to the Semi-Finals.
In addition, a wild card winner will also be chosen from each audition night by Facebook voting within two days after each audition date. In total, 12 contestants will advance to the April 28th semi-final round. Six performances will advance to the finals on May 5th.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the winning artist or group to secure a spot and showcase their talent in the 2018 Havelock Country Jamboree line-up and win other prizes being offered by our other sponsors.

Audience tickets are available in advance by calling The Ranch Resort 705-277-1942 or can be purchased for $10.00 at the door.

The Ranch Resort will be offering a Dinner from 6 pm-8:30 pm for $20.00 + HST throughout the series; bar beverages and snacks will also be available during performances. Reservations are recommended!

Doors will open at 5:45 pm each night. Please refer to the “Schedule” tab for each weeks schedule of performances and connect to the “Performers” tab to get detailed bios on this year’s contestants.

http://www.thenextcountrymusicstar.com/

 

 

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