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Top RVing Destinations in 2017

Redwood National Park- California.  Home to the tallest trees on Earth, Redwood National Park offers an array of different environments; from vast prairies to enchanting woodlands, and scenic riverways. There are also over 40 miles of pristine coastline that draw people to the water’s edge.  Over 200 miles of hiking trails wind throughout that offer a calm and serene adventure through the wilderness.  Crescent Beach Overlook is one popular destination within the park where park goers hike to take in the picturesque views of the cliffs and to swim and walk along the shoreline.  Camping throughout the park is available at four designated campgrounds. Backcountry camping . . . Read more

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Winter Activities in Thunder Bay

If you have spent any time living in Canada, you know that it can get pretty frigid this time of year. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit on the couch this winter! Snow and the cold can bring some inconveniences, but it also provides a lot of really unique and fun activities! We will give you a list of great winter activities to do before the weather gets warmer. Take a look! Camping We would be remiss if we didn't tell you to go camping! Going camping in the winter can be hard, but if you find the right areas, winter camping can be a truly amazing experience. There is something different about winter camping that is hard to explain. Some people describe it as the most peaceful type . . . Read more

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Experience The Hunger 11

Thunder Bay is known for its festivals and events. They go all out with music and food and performances galore!  So, it’s no surprise that Halloween is any different.  Every year they have their annual Hunger 11 festival in downtown Thunder Bay.  The 2016 festival is October 29th from 8pm – 2am. Admission is $15 for the entire night with funds benefiting the Contemporary Arts. This year marks the 11th anniversary of this popular Halloween Cabaret and they’re celebrating in style with a massive event featuring 52 music acts and performances throughout 7 bar venues in the area.   From live bands, to Dj’s and live musicians on the streets, come down . . . Read more

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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

When you hear sleeping giant, most people might think of “Jack and the Giant Beanstalk” or “David and Goliath” but this sleeping giant is not what you might imagine. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park was named for its geological features that look like a sleeping giant. Established in 1944 and formerly known as Sibley Provincial Park, Sleeping Giant was renamed in 1988.  The park is 244 sq kilometers located on Lake Superior in Ontario, CA. There are over 80km of hiking trails with spectacular views of Lake Superior, especially fromThunder Bay lookout point. The visitor center offers a glimpse into the history of Sibley Peninsula and . . . Read more

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Plan Your Next Trip to Sault Ste. Marie KOA

Have you ever looked at campgrounds online that looked so nice and clean, only to get there and find out that it wasn’t all it was cracked up to be? Well you don’t have to worry about that at the Sault Ste. Marie KOA in Ontario. They are an award winning campground that offers their guests the best experience they could hope for. Named the 2015 Campground of the Year, and receiving the Founders Award and Presidents award from KOA, Sault Ste Marie KOA sits on 74 acres of beautifully landscaped property.  Located at 501 Fifth Line East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON they are only minutes away from the U.S. Border.  They have campsites for RV’s, tent camping, Rustic cabin camping, . . . Read more

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Lake Superior Circle Tour

The great lakes are amazing bodies of water that are all interconnected by channels and filled with natural landforms, abundant sea life, and spectacular shorelines with undeniably beautiful views. That is why so many people flock to them every year and want to build their houses on the lakes. If you are one that wants to explore the entire lake, scenic drives are rising in popularity and often the best way to go. Lake Superior offers what they call the Circle Tour. Interested parties can explore Lake Superior in its entirety by land or by lake. This 1300 mile tour takes you around the lake, passing through Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin and crosses the border into Ontario, CA.  Along . . . Read more

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Your Summer Guide to Thunder Bay Events

There’s a lot happening over the summer in Thunder Bay, Ontario but what are some of the must see and do’s? Check out our listing here of the top events happening in the area. Canada’s Birthday! Canada is 149 years old! And they’re celebrating in style. Friday July 1st at the Thunder Bay Marina Park come on down for Canada Day on the waterfront and enjoy activities and fun for the whole family.  From 5-11pm, visitors can enjoy live music and performances, with headliners Poor Angus. There will be hand drumming workshops where you can learn to drum with the best. The Lakehead Canoe club and Wilderness Supply Company will be on hand all day for guests to enjoy . . . Read more

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Local Focus: Thunder Bay

By: Jordan Brandes When living on the road, it can be easy to live off of franchise chains and overlook the local businesses that give communities their flavor. This is especially true in smaller communities like Thunder Bay, ON in Canada. With a population of just over 100,000 the city depends on small businesses to survive.  With lush forests and an economy based on medical research and education the town is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for a little serenity. Below you will find our favorite local businesses in the area.  The Kitchen Nook Located at the heart of Thunder Bay’s historic Bay and Algoma business district, The Kitchen Nook/Finnish Bookstore offers . . . Read more

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