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Specific day hikes +/- swimming in southern-central Ontario?

Hi all, the girlfriend and I are planning a trip for the August long weekend, and we'd like to go somewhere where we can do a moderately exertional day hike (i.e. 5-6 hrs or so). We were thinking about heading to the Bruce peninsula, but despite our combined Google-fu, we're having trouble locating specific hikes (as in, "Start at point x, see nice things y, finish at point z") that meet our criteria. We're going to be getting the reference guide to the Bruce from the library, but I was wondering if anyone had specific ideas about good, scenic day hikes that would be feasibly within a 3-4 hour drive of Toronto. Areas other than the Bruce also considered! Bonus points for access to a beach in the area (e.g. on Georgian Bay or a lake). [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Jun 29, 2014 - 7 answers

What are some good meal ideas for a houseboat vacation?

My family will be vacationing with another on a houseboat. Total of 4 adults and 5 kids, all good eaters (but the kids are kids, too). We are trying to optimize our food and seeking wisdom from those with experience. [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Jun 23, 2014 - 9 answers

maine camping trip

My boyfriend and I are planning a (somewhat) last minute camping trip to Maine. So far these are the details we have finalized. The trip will be from August 3-14, we will be staying in Kennebunk for a night, and we will spend 3 nights in Camden Hill State Park. [more inside]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Jul 21, 2013 - 13 answers

North Cascades National Park or Glacier?

North Cascades National Park or Glacier? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Jun 19, 2012 - 6 answers

New England/Mid Atlantic spring break for an outdoorsy family ideas?

I need ideas for a New England/Mid Atlantic spring break trip. Would like to go to rent a house on or near a wild beach... [more inside]
posted by LittleMy on Mar 12, 2012 - 7 answers

Pa and I want to escape the city for a few days.

Your ideas for a 3-day (preferably outdoor) adventure in southern or central California with my dad. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Dec 2, 2010 - 12 answers

Destinations near LA and Tucson...

Help me plan this last minute trip! West coast and the south west... [more inside]
posted by pilibeen on Oct 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Camping at 6-7 months pregnant?

Camping at 6-7 months pregnant. A very bad idea? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Mar 12, 2010 - 22 answers

Need advice on WV New River/Gauley trip on a budget

We would like to plan a family trip (myself, husband, 15 & 18 yo athletic teens) to the New River/Gauley in WV & would like some recommendations about which river, which outfitter, and lodging recommendations. [more inside]
posted by caroljean63 on Jul 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Writing retreat for East-coast cheapskates?

We've a gallon of Rebel Yell, a tupperware of pesto pasta, and 200 pages to go. But where to? Where in the DC area can we get away from people on Memorial Day weekend for cheap? [more inside]
posted by metajc on May 4, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I travel in Europe on a horse?

I want to spend a month in the summer either horseback riding or hiking/camping with a pack mule somewhere in Europe. How do I go about this? [more inside]
posted by snoogles on Mar 11, 2009 - 6 answers

Lake District Recommendations?

UKFilter: Planning a camping trip to the Lake District in October looking for suggestions and recommendations of places to stay and things to do. [more inside]
posted by Elmore on Sep 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Please help with an impromptu Nova Scotia/PEI trip

My girlfriend and I are planning a somewhat impromptu driving trip to PEI and Nova Scotia - maybe involving camping... [more inside]
posted by o0dano0o on Jun 29, 2008 - 8 answers

Enjoying the Apostle Islands and Superior Lakeshore

Trying to take a long weekend trip to the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior. We've only got about 3-4 days up there, so we want to make the most of it. Are we missing out by camping on the mainland? Besides kayaking, any must-do activities in the area? (Especially decent hiking that is easily accessible?) [more inside]
posted by sararah on Jun 27, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me impress my GF with a frugal, adventurous, and romantic vacation

I need to plan a relaxing, adventurous and very frugal vacation for my GF and I in late July leaving from So-Cal. Help! [more inside]
posted by Waffle_King on May 16, 2007 - 9 answers

I shall walk into the wild...

I shall walk into the wild maybe for a week or so, depending on the weather, blisters, etc. Who has recommendations for (relatively safe) *long* solitary walks in the U.S. or Canada? Specifically, I'm looking for a hike/trail/path that I can follow -- walking 7-10 hours a day, for 5-7 days in a row. No cell phone, no computer, no schedule. This would be a sort of annual retreat/walk/vacation/time-to-reset-my-body, that I'd like to do every year. Time to think, lose a few pounds, kick-up my metabolism, detox, chill out, regroup, spiritually recharge, etc. Assuming I don't want to carry a gun into the wild (to protect against critters or humans), where are some interesting, safe destinations??? I'm not a survivalist and I'm not looking for an adventure per se. Prefer a minimum of life-threatening hazards and/or 100+ degree temperatures or freezing nights.
posted by pallen123 on Sep 25, 2006 - 23 answers

Tulum, Mexico Travel Advice Needed

Where can we camp near Tulum, Mexico? Suggestions of places to eat, swim, snorkel, hike, and meet other travelers also welcome. [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Mar 14, 2006 - 7 answers

Good Places to camp in the SF Bay area?

What are some good places to camp on the beach in the San Francisco Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by Espoo2 on May 23, 2005 - 11 answers

Camping in North America

I want to camp for cheap in the northeastern US and southeastern Canada. [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by mragreeable on May 1, 2004 - 9 answers

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