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Dog at Mountsberg Conservation Area, Campbellville Ontario

Maple Syrup Time at Mountsberg… with raptors and dogs, but not together

Spring’s almost here and that means two things: melting snow reveals and the stagnant smells hiding beneath, and Maple tree sap start flowing. The two are unrelated … unless you’re my dog. He spends more time on walks with his head down sniffing in circles than he does moving forward, and he gets to check […]

dog along river near dog-friendly Fort Wellington, Prescott, Ontario

Park Quest #7: Fort Wellington National Historic Site Prescott, Ontario

That’s why Victor loved Fort Wellington National Historic Site in Prescott, Ontario, Canada.
I’m not saying Fort Wellington stinks, just the opposite: it’s an ideal stretch and learn stop along the Toronto to Ottawa journey, about 10 minutes from the TransCanada highway.

dog at Stouffville's Mutt Masquerade 2017 dogtrotting.net

End of summer dog adventure blow out Part II: Mutt Masquerade, Stouffville, ON

Then I do what I’ve done before looking for a place in a strange city to let my crazy terrier Victor run free after a long drive: I pull up beside someone walking a dog. Actually, the only person I can find walking a dog. I guess everyone is at the dog park.

I found the Stouffville leash-free park at the end of a dead-end street behind the Walmart plaza, just where he said it would be – only today the road to the dog park is lined with cars. Many cars.

dog tales festival www.dogtrotting.net

End of summer dog adventure blow out Part I: Dog Tales Festival, King City, ON

Fuchsia, scrolls of white, and gold accent is the colour palette of Dog Tales’ promotional cards, dog kennels and today, the festival. The beautiful grounds of this dog rescue and horse sanctuary are landscaped reminiscent of English Earls – except manicure rose gardens are replaced with fenced dog runs (with ponds) for about eighty happy hounds looking for forever homes.

Muddy Paws dog and wine festival

Vineland, ON: Get Your Paws Muddy for a Cause … and Wine

  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an appearance at Muddy Paws winery festival for dogs. Ok, no he didn’t. But his dog cookie likeness did, June 8 and 9, 2017. Trudeau’s image in the shape of an all-natural wheat-free treat is the latest from Spoil the Dog Bakery based in St. Jacobs, Ontario. It looks […]

Maple Syrup Festival Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Park Quest Site #3: Bronte Creek Provincial Park Maple Syrup Festival

We got there. Just in time. I didn’t know it then, but my dog Victor and I made it to the last day of Bronte Creek Provincial Park’s Maple Syrup Festival on March 26, 2017. Every weekend in March – and throughout March Break – this provincial park celebrates one of Canada’s favourite sweet and […]

dog elora trails

Travel Elora, Ontario: Easy Dog Trails, Arty Vibe, and Fur Friendly B&B

For me, the Elora Gorge will always be about picnicking and hiking – walking actually – with dogs. From May to October, it’s an easy scenic three-kilometre walk along clearly groomed paths, and stairs with railings that overlook a 22-metre drop in places with a clear view of waterfalls. Bring a camera.