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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Beaches, or “Beach” as many locals call it, is a charming, laid-back neighbourhood with a vintage small-town vibe. Just 20 minutes east of downtown Toronto, the area has two main attractions: its sandy beach and its Queen Street strip. The Lake Ontario beachfront features acres of sand, parks, bike and rollerblade

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario

Monday, July 31, 2017

Last fall, my wife and I were just about to leave for Barbados for a quick sailing vacation when our friend Karen called us to say she had just been laid off. Given the fact that she had some unexpected time on her hands and we were leaving in just a couple of days, we suggested she join us. So, at the last minute, she bought a plane

tags: Caribbean Islands, Destination, Sailing

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Boaters seeking fun in the sun along the north coast of Ohio should cruise over to Cleveland’s Edgewater Beach. New this summer, you can explore the 12,000 square-foot, two-story Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Beach House! Guests will take in stunning 360-degree views of Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland, as well as enjoy a

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

On the list of the ‘Top 25 Best Adventure Destinations in the World’, Marquette County is right on the shores of Lake Superior in the heart of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Put in at Cinder Pond Marina, near downtown Marquette, or Presque Isle Marina, along the City Bike Path, with 160 slips total. From either marina,

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Its name would imply that Watertown is the kind of place you can drift into and dock up for the night. In reality, not exactly — but this historic city with modern amenities is worth checking out when you’re along the shore of eastern Lake Ontario. Located about a dozen miles from ports such as Chaumont, Henderson Harbor,

tags: Destination

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

For thousands of years, waves have been moving across hundreds of miles of cold, fresh Lake Superior water to create one of the most unique beaches in the world–the beach at Julian Bay. Located on the eastern shore of Stockton Island in the Apostle Islands, it faces out over the expansive 300 miles of Lake Superior. Due to the

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Signs of the new Buffalo are everywhere these days – from the craft breweries and new restaurants popping up around town to the surge in recent hotel openings. But, perhaps nowhere is Buffalo’s comeback more apparent than on its waterfront; the result of several years and hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment.

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES Baily’s Harbor, WI When we visited this harbor by boat, we found a 5000-foot crescent-shaped, sandy beach located on the northern shore of this well-protected natural harbor. It is called the Bailey's Harbor Ridges Park Beach, and it is part of the Ridges Sanctuary Park. We loved it because, although it

tags: Destination, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Island hopping on the Great Lakes sure is fun in the warmer months of the year. You can hit the beach, go hiking in the forest, discover new wines, or just lose track of time and explore. But how do you get to where all the fun is happening? If you don’t have your own boat, taking a ferry is the way to go. Lake Michigan If you

tags: Destination, Great Lakes

Friday, May 12, 2017

Traveling to a world-class performing arts center by boat is a special experience not found in many communities around Michigan or the United States. In the freshwater-focused Great Lakes region of Northern Michigan, the newest performing arts venue – the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, opening in summer of 2018 - will offer

tags: Destination, Lake Michigan