- Published: Tuesday, 13 June 2017 15:50
Parents across Canada are looking for ways to tear their children away from the screens and encourage them to engage in real life and there's no better way to do it than taking your kids camping on the French River via Hartley Bay Marina.
I love nature. I just can’t get enough. While many women would not imagine heading into the wild without a man, I sometimes just NEED to get out and I usually can’t find anyone that can go when I can go. But also I’ve observed that we are stuck in a culture where women are working hard, and often feel unable to do stuff on our own.
Winter is fast approaching, and with that, the annual closing of Hartley Bay Marina, on October 31st. That leaves you with a small window of opportunity to enjoy a few more days and nights of camping in the French River Provincial Park.
Spring is open season for Pickerel and Pike and Victoria Day weekend saw some fantastic catches. Known for its excellent fresh water pickerel (walleye), bass, pike, muskie and crappie fishing, the French River is also famed as Canada’s first Heritage waterway and its canoe routes and historic shorelines became the French River Provincial Park in 1989.
Here at Hartley Bay Marina, we have welcomed campers for years, and we've seen what makes for a successful camp, and what doesn't. Every seasoned camper has his or her own preferences of what they need on a camping trip, but it takes quite a few trips to really find the right balance. You can only bring so much in your pack, and you want to include items that enhance your trip, rather than weigh you down.
aIn this article, we're going to cover some of the essentials. Note: this is not a be all and end all list. Just some things we notice people often forgetting over the years when they arrive at our shop.
The days are getting longer and there's a certain excitement in the air. Here at Hartley Bay Marina, we can already see how Mother Nature is starting to shed her winter coat in favour of something new and fresh. The wildlife is more exuberant and we're already seeing signs of new life
The excitement for spring fishing in Northern Ontario is palpable everywhere you look.
You may already know about the great fishing in French River, but did you know that there are Pukaskwa pits found here in the French River Delta? If you didn’t know about that, here are 10 things that you might not know about paddling routes in the historic French River in Northeastern Ontario.
Our canoe trip began with the warm glow of the sun shining on my faded tent walls and the sounds of morning birds singing their melodic songs to each other from above in the treetops. It was still cold from the night before as I lay sheltered in the warmth of my sleeping bag not daring to slide the zipper and let in the cold morning air.
Ice and snow are gone!!! The summer season has begun!!!
Even though fishing doesn’t start until the third Saturday of May, we have been busy getting boats ready and in the water for those early comers eager to get French River access.
After such a long and cold winter we are just as eager to see you all too!