South March Highlands Conservation Forest – Brady Trailhead

South March Highlands Conservation Forest – Brady Trailhead

Graeme just moved into his new house at the start of the month and was determined to host Thanksgiving dinner this year.  I knew that they wouldn’t need my help in the process, so my brother and I took the opportunity to go for a walk along the nearby complex of trails in the South March Highlands Conservation Forest. (Location)

The members of the Ottawa Mountain Bikers Association have done a nice job of marking the trails and making improvements to them so that they can benefit both bikes and walkers alike.  Continue reading

Foley Mountain Conservation Area, Westport, Ontario

Foley Mountain Conservation Area, Westport, Ontario (Location)

The Foley Mountain Conservation Area is one of a number of natural areas maintained by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) and many volunteers. Foley Mountain is located on the high side of the Big Rideau Lake which itself is the high point of the Rideau Canal System, A UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the Spy Rock ramp and viewing area, you can gaze out over the town of Westport and see for miles.
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El Otro Varadero …. The Other Varadero – Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

El Otro Varadero …. The Other Varadero – Varahicacos Ecological Reserve

We had traveled into the town of Varadero and done the tourist shopping thing already so today the plan was to visit the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve on Varadero Peninsula. In stark contrast to the manicured lawns of the surrounding resort complexes, this bit of preserved natural habitat in the middle of the Varadero Peninsula offered us a look at “El Otro Varadero … the Other Varadero”. Continue reading