Posted on Sunday, July 07, 2019 04:46 PM
I can’t think of a nicer time of the year to enjoy nature’s changing colours than on a bike in October. Sunny, temperature of 13, moderate winds – but oh the hills! I’m in my senior year, so I take the hills slowly and don’t let them intimidate me.
This route begins at Lake Ontario with views of Rice Lake halfway along. Starting from the municipal parking lot behind the Dutch Oven (bakery/restaurant) in Cobourg, I headed east on County Road 2 to Brookside Road. Signs for the Ramble and Greenbelt...
Posted on Sunday, June 09, 2019 05:09 PM
For our annual Mother & Daughter bike ride we chose this looped route and found that combining cycling with walking this delightful route created some of our fondest memories.
We started in the heritage Village of Grafton which has a nice café and some small shops. We enjoyed Orchard Grove Road aptly named because you’ll see apple blossoms in May or heavily-laden apples trees in the fall. This road to Lakeport Road was low in vehicle traffic, and had lots of places to stop, like pebbly...
Posted on Saturday, June 01, 2019 12:11 PM
Due to COVID-19, the Cobourg Canada Waterfront Festival will not proceed in 2021.
Canada Day, July 1, is one of our favourite weekends of the summer. It's the first holiday of the kids' summer break and it's a great way to celebrate the end of their school year.
Every year, we look forward to the Cobourg Waterfront Festival. My husband and I have been coming to the Festival since the 90s and even managed to work it into our wedding day - who wouldn't want wedding photos on the beach, with a...
Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 02:19 PM
This route encompasses the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail at Lake Ontario and forms a leg of the Greenbelt Route (Northumberland to Niagara) around the Sylvan Glen Conservation Area.
Mid-August nature is spectacular because in full bloom are Tansies, Dames Rocket, Chicory, Sumac, and Sunflowers. An early start brings shade from the mature trees along most of this route, and offers some lovely long shadows for dramatic photos.
Hills are rolling – some long and gradual as experienced...
Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2019 10:08 PM
It's time to take the kids on a Saturday spring drive through Northumberland County.
We referenced our "Top 5 Road Trips" map from Northumberland Tourism, and my husband and I both agreed that the "Trent Hills Chocolate, Cheese & Craft Beer" route would make a great family road trip. With the promise of a restaurant brunch, the kids quickly changed out of their pj's, and we all piled into the car and headed off to Banjo's Grill in Hastings. What a perfect place to start!...