Category Archives: Wilderness

Northern Lights in Ontario

Northern Lights

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Having the opportunity to see one of Northern Ontario's most beautiful spectacle is something most people can only dream of. In Northern Ontario, we are so lucky to catch a glimpse of the not so frequent Northern Lights. During September, October and throughout the winter months, you have a higher chance of catching the sun’s charged particles. During this time of year, there is a shortage of sunlight, and the darkness is the ideal time to see the colorful array of the Aurora Borealis. You can spot just about every color in the spectrum when the Northern sky is perfectly clear.

Here is a link to increase your odds of viewing these magical moments in Northern Ontario

View the Northern Lights

Fried Fish: Pan

 

Fried Fish: Pan

 

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A Northern Ontario classic. I’m sure at least one member of each family in this province has their own special fried fish recipe. Here’s mine!

4-6 fish filets of your choosing
Vegetable oil
½ cup flour
2 tbsp cornstarch
¼ cup cornmeal
¼ cup bread crumbs
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp chili powder
2 eggs

First step to fried fish, mix your flour and cornstarch. Season generously with salt and pepper
Next, mix cornmeal and bread crumbs with seasonings and salt and pepper
Whisk eggs, add a splash of water to thin. 
Heat your pan over medium heat with ¼ inch of oil

 

This will be a three step breading process.
Start with the flour, then dip in eggs, finally coat with cornmeal mixture. 
Place fish in frying pan, cook until golden brown on both sides.

Put your own spin on the Fried Fish classic, and enjoy!

Excited to get on the Lake

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If you are interested in getting out on the lake this summer Lake Lauzon Resort offers all of the equipment rentals one needs for a day out on the lake. This writer's toy of choice is a kayak, a recreational touring kayak is a quick way to get out on the open water. With plenty of storage space, it is a great choice for anything from shorts jaunts to longer paddling day-trips. Circling the island just west of the resort is a popular route, but as Lake Lauzon is no small lake, the possibilities for longer trips are endless. The more adventurous may organize a multi-day camping trip down Lake Lauzon and back along the North Shore of Lake Huron. This is a great way to spend a warm spring or summer day at Lake Lauzon. 

Cabin Cooking

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If you are planning a trip to a remote cabin, whatever the season, recipe selection requires a little bit of thought and planning. Especially if you are hiking, boating, skiing, or traveling by any other human powered means, the weight of your meals is something to consider, as there likely won’t be a grocery store nearby. The website below offers a few suggestions for tasty and energy-loaded recipes for your next cabin retreat. A few tips: prepare as much as you can ahead of time (e.g., spice mixes, soup mixes, bread dough) and if you will have a wood oven at your disposal, base your recipes around that.

Check out this link to see what TheKitchn.com recommends to cook at the cabin. 

Spring is Near

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It’s officially March and even though we have loads of snow and many more storms in the forecast spring is at arm’s reach. In the past, we’ve seen signs of spring by St-Patrick’s day. It doesn’t seem like we’ll be this lucky this year, but at least we’re getting there. Hopefully by April we’ll be seeing the birds, the flowers and the lake.

The Birds of Lake Lauzon

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The Lake Huron Centre For Coastal Conservation has a webpage on Lake Huron’s coastal bird population. It states that “Lake Huron is home to a number of migratory and colonial waterbirds" and the "health and abundance of these birds can give us clues about the health of the coastal environment.” The page then goes on to introduce a few of the birds commonly found in the area, such as the Caspian Tern or the Herring Gull. Check out the website for more information on coastal Lake Huron birds.

My Favourite Things #3

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My third favourite thing to do at Lake Lauzon Resort is head out on an adventure around the lake. There are so many beautiful islands, vast crown land and friendly neighbours to spot out on the lake. Whether by motorboat, pontoon or canoe/kayak, exploring the lake is an fun outing for the entire family. 

Getting out Snowshoeing

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One of the best thing about being at Lake Lauzon Resort year round is getting out to enjoy the great outdoors, no matter the season. 

Lake Lauzon's very own, Sharon, has been enjoying regular snowshoe outings throughout the winter on our beautiful trails. 

Come join us on one of our adventure! Our Bed and Breakfast is open and we are taking bookings for this summer. 

See you soon! 

 

Great Conditions for Winter Sports

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This winter is the perfect winter for winter sports. Whether it's snowmobiling or snowshowing, the conditions are great!  The ice on Lake Lauzon is a good 12 inches. Most spots and the winter fishing season is underway! Bring on the fun! 

Winter Dog Safety

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Many parts of the country experience extremely cold weather that presents challenges for dog owners. Keeping familiar with cold weather health hazards can keep your pet safe while allowing both of you to enjoy the outdoors.

A couple good tips noted by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers include:

  • Dogs with short coats or low body fat (Chihuahuas, Greyhounds, miniature Pinschers etc.) will benefit from a water-resistant sweater or coat when outdoor temperatures drop.
  • Boots are a good way to protect feet and pads from salt and chafing.
  • Keep your pet on a leash in cold weather – more dogs are lost in the winter than in any other season. Unleashed dogs may also run onto partially frozen bodies of water.
  • Limit the duration of your outdoor trips to minimize chance of frostbite or hypothermia.
  • Don't let your dog eat snow. The snow may cause stomach upset or there may be hidden objects in the snow.

Keep these tips in mind and enjoy getting out with your dog and enjoying the weather. 

 

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