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LiveOutThere.com Exclusive: How Not to Be a Fair-Weathered Outdoor Enthusiast

February 12, 2016

Preface: I’m thrilled to announce that I have joined the LiveOutThere.com team as a guest blogger! LiveOutThere.com is a Canadian online store selling high-quality outdoor clothing and gear from leading brands. Be sure to check them out!

Let’s face it, depending on your climate, it’s really easy to love being outdoors when it’s temperate, pleasant and dry. That’s when the playgrounds are filled with kids, bike paths are hazardous and your Facebook feed includes nothing but selfies taken at the beach or outdoor patio. But the second the weather turns gloomy or frosty? It’s a ghost town out there.

Living in Oakville, Ontario, just outside of Toronto on the shores of Lake Ontario, winters can range from howling blizzards to green Christmases, flash freezes and all points in between. But as a busy working mom to two young kids, who craves fresh air and outdoor activity not just as a means of stimulation but also for my own mental and physical well-being, I’ve learned to adapt to anything the other mother (nature, that is), throws my way. How? Read on.

 

Events, From the Archives, Outdoor Adventures

‘Tis the Season for Maple Syrup at Bronte Creek Provincial Park

March 16, 2015

Winter in Ontario has been a long, drawn out affair. Endless days and weeks (turned into months) of bone-chilling cold and heavy snowfalls conspired to keep kids and their weary parents and teachers inside far more than they would have liked. But spring is coming. It’s coming.  Birds are chirping, snow is melting and the scent of maple syrup is in the air. With that in mind this past weekend, Cat and I decided to go to one of our favourite spots in Halton Region, Bronte Creek Provincial Park, to check out their Maple Syrup Festival.

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