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Best Mosquito Repellents

The best mosquito repellent should protect you from bites without irritating your skin. To find our top picks, we consulted with mosquito experts, researched active ingredients, and tried 20 sprays, wipes, and lotions on our own skin to figure out which ones we’d actually want to use. Best DEET-Based Repellents...
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Albion Falls Base Restrictions

  NOTE: Due to recent issues, NO PUBLIC ACCESS is permitted to the base. Visitors are required to stay on the marked trails and to view the falls from the viewing platforms and vista points provide. Previously we had noted "For the Adventurous Only" on the Albion Falls page, the...
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How to Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites

by Karen Thompson InsectCop.net   Mosquito bites can be extremely itchy and irritating, therefore we try to avoid them and protect ourselves to the best of our ability. There are many different techniques and numerous products for repelling mosquitoes. So here is a list of some of the most popular...
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Shuttle Service at Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls CA

A shuttle service will now run between a large parking area just outside Dundas and Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls Conservation Area, for visitors to access this popular conservation area on weekends and holidays from Saturday, May 13 to Sunday, October 29, 2017. Spencer Gorge/Webster Falls map All waterfall parking for Spencer...
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Which Is Better: Hiking Or Running

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Written by R.Brown - a runner, sports writer and owner of Runabees.com The ongoing debate about which is better - hiking or running does not seem to have one right answer. The truth is, both activities are enjoyable, and have their benefits for your wellbeing, fitness level and are excellent...
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New registration problems -update

UPDATE: The registration problem has been repaired and all is working (except for facebook registration at the moment.) 85% of social media registrations on this site are through Google (gmail) with only 4% by Facebook. In addition, a separate Register button now appears beside the blue login button to make...
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Taking great photos on your phone


-How to take great travel photos on your phone by Amy Whitley - a blogger, editor, writer, and outdoors expert who lives in Southern Oregon. Source: eReplacementParts.com
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Register for Hiker Initiation

New to Hiking? Join the Toronto Bruce Trail Club's Spring 2017 Hiker Initiation Program Register Now! For those who would like to know more about hiking the wonderfully scenic trails in Southern Ontario, the Toronto Bruce Trail Club is offering a Hiker Initiation Program (HIP) again this year. The program...
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Wanna be a Google Trekker?

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Help the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail put the beautiful off road sections of the Trail on the map! This summer we will be working with Google loaned equipment to Street view the off road sections of the Trail.
They are looking for volunteers who are able to walk off...
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Free Talk: Walking for Wellness

Mount Dennis library, located at 1123 Weston Rd., will be offering a free talk on ' Walking for Wellness " presented by C.K Lung on Saturday April 8, 2:00-3:00 p.m. This informative one hour talk will cover the benefits of walking, proper walking posture, common injuries, walking equipment and explore the...
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Urban Sugar Shack: March 26

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Come celebrate Canada 150 at the Urban Sugar Shack, a unique fundraising event that gives a modern spin to the beloved French-Canadian Sugar Shack and tree tapping tradition. This student charity event supports both the Humber Scholarship Fund and the Ernestine's Women's Shelter to allow for children there to have the...
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Hiking Boots vs Trail Running Shoes

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What's Better For Hiking: Trail Running Shoes Or Hiking Boots by Cara Haley Whether you are a newbie or an experienced hiker, the question of finding the best shoes for hiking is an important issue and is often a topic of debate. So, what is the truth - is hiking...
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year at ROM

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Interested in wildlife, nature, and the outdoors and looking for something to do over the holidays? I highly recommend the wildlife photography display at the ROM in Toronto. Discover striking wildlife and captivating landscapes as Wildlife Photographer of the Year , the longest-running and most prestigious nature photography competition in...
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Adsense Ad Policy changes and a hike

Google Adsense has introduced a new policy that images cannot be placed beside a Google Adsense ad on a website if this results in a large ad above the fold on mobile. Ads on the site are an important way to help support this website. This policy has a great...
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Highland Creek Hike draws 27 hikers -video added

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Once again on our second TorontoHiking hike, we were blessed with fantastic weather and a super-friendly and energetic group of hikers on Sat, October 15! We were a total of 27 members, although some had to drop out early due to other commitments. Along the way, we enjoyed lively chats...
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Arc'teryx Yorkdale Grand Opening -Oct 18

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Tuesday October 18, 10 am - 9 pm at Yorkdale Shopping Centre. First 50 in will receive a gift bag. Join the gang for Craftsmanship demos with free food, drinks & music. Shop for outdoor clothing, technical outerwear & accessories in the brand new  Yorkdale store opening. See comment below...
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Mississauga's Lakeview Project

Province Pledges $450,000 to Fund Mississauga's Lakeview Waterfront Pier Revitalization Project Today, the Honourable Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance and MPP for Mississauga South, announced $450,000 in provincial funding for Lakeview's Western Pier , located on Mississauga’s southeastern shores. The funding will go towards environmental and structural studies which are...
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Humber Valley Trail: A Strange Tale

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Hike L19 The Humber Valley Heritage Trail has always been one of my favourite hikes. But then about three years ago, it was decided that a new parkway was needed in the Bolton Area and the Emil Kolb Parkway was born. It sliced right across the HVHT just before waypoint...
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Hike input from readers

As August drew to a close, we received two comments from our readers. One talked about Hike L37F Elora Gorge Loop noting that once you get to (009)-The Hole in the Wall- there is no way to exit from the park due to major constructionn which blocks all pedestrian access. The...
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Group Hikes

About this blog This blog will provide information about the group hikes we plan to offer on occasion. Look here for information about the hike, it's length, difficulty level and how to register for the hike. In addition, the blog can serve as a contact point for hikers who are...
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