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Dehydrating some chicken curry for our upcoming camping trip to Frontenac. I find that the best time to experiment with week-old dehydrated chicken is on an island in the middle of a lake in the middle of the woods, hours from the nearest hospital.#camping #campfood #dehydrating #experiment #salmonella? #getoutisde #outdoorottawa

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Molly added a new Post on June 21, 2017. Retro-Rides, Photo: Retro-Rides

Retro-Rides on Sparks Street Opens

Jason Komendat, owner of Retro-Rides, started by fixing up old and often forgotten bikes for the kids in his community for... View Post

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Molly added a new Activity on June 21, 2017. Stittsville Quarry, Photo: Facebook

Stittsville Quarry

The Stittsville Quarry is a quarry located just off Jinkinson Road in Stittsville, ON where many locals go to cool off and have some fun.

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Scoping out some campsites at Lac LaPêche #camping #canoeing #lake #freshair #getoutside #ottawa #outdoorottawa

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Molly added a new Event on June 20, 2017. Photo: Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival

The annual Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival brings more than 150 teams to compete in dragon boat races at Mooney’s Bay Park.

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Molly added a new Event on June 20, 2017. Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival, Photo: Ottawa Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival

The Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival takes place in Vincent Massey Park (and a few other places) from June 20th to June 25th celebrating the artistic and culture diversity of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

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Molly added a new Event on June 20, 2017. Trail Day, Photo: Velo MSM

Velo MSM Trail Day

Velo MSM is hosting it's third annual trail day will be from 10am until 2pm on June 24th to rehabilitate some of the lake loop trails.

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Dave added a new Activity on June 19, 2017. O'Brien Beach at Meech Lake, photo from flickr user Patrick Tam

Meech Lake

Meech Lake is a huge lake with two pretty small beaches, O'brien beach and Blanchet beach, a hidden nudie beach, the nearby Carbide Wilson Ruins and hiking trails. No wonder it's such a popular Ottawa swimming spot.

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Dave added a new Post on June 16, 2017. Britannia Beach panorama, from Jeremy Davis on Flickr

Ottawa Beaches Open This Weekend

This is the big weekend for beach openings in Ottawa with both the City of Ottawa and the NCC officially opening their beaches for the season!

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Dave added a new Activity on June 16, 2017. Petrie Island - East Bay Beach (photo cred: Ottawa River Keeper)

Petrie Island beach

The Petrie Island Beach on Petrie Island in Ottawa's East end is the City's newest beach, and offers a wonderful sandy beach and spectacular views across the Ottawa River.

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Dave added a new Activity on June 15, 2017. Beckett Creek Waterfall, photo cred: Mapio

Beckett Creek Waterfall

A short hike along a somewhat defined rail leads you to the beautiful Beckett Creek Waterfall set into an outcrop... View Activity

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