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Northern Ontario RV Adventure

April 12, 2024 By Martin Lortz

Editor’s Note: This 8-day Northern Ontario RV Adventure began from Toronto and completed a loop of roadway in Northeastern Ontario and Algoma Country. Hey Algoma, here we come. After a relaxing morning at Cameron’s Beach and Campground, we’re ready to roll into day three of our eight-day Northern Ontario adventure. Before making Onatrio’s Algoma region […]


The Algoma-Corridor Ride

January 3, 2023 By Martin Lortz

The distance between the front door at Wawa Motor Inn and the Companion Hotel Motel in Hearst is three hundred and sixty kilometres. A distance that is often considered a day’s ride in the Northern Ontario snowmobiling community. We, however, are here for a good time, not a rushed time, and the plan is to […]


Embracing Cottage Life in Algoma

September 21, 2022 By Martin Lortz

Nothing says summer like time spent at a cottage, be it your own, with friends, family, or, like us, a lovely one-bedroom cabin rental on the shores of Spanish River North Channel; welcome to Blue Heron Resort. Located just a few minutes south of Trans Canada Highway 17, in Ontario’s Algoma region, Blue Heron Resort offers […]


Two Wheeling The Grand Algoma

February 1, 2022 By Martin Lortz

With 49,000 km of Northern Ontario real estate within its boundaries, Algoma is no stranger to the rumble of an engine. Snowmobiles in the winter, ATVs, and motorboats, are all fine tools to explore the region’s vastness. Come summertime the best view comes from behind the bars and the seat of your motorcycle. With so […]


The North Shore Loop

January 3, 2022 By Martin Lortz

The Lake Huron North Channel, with a combination of rugged shoreline, grand water views and friendly communities, is no surprise, an Algoma summer destination favourite. Summer sounds good; what about when the lake views become an expanse of ice, and the landscape disappears beneath a blanket of snow? Well, if you are a snowmobiler, it […]


Hello Winter: Snowmobiling Algoma Country

December 3, 2021 By Martin Lortz

Few things put a smile on a snowmobiler’s face like the words “winter is coming.” Add details such as 3,200 km of groomed trail, 300 cm of snow annually, and the longest snowmobiling season in Ontario and that smile transitions to an ear-to-ear grin that will last for months, often from December to April. Welcome […]


A Rider’s Guide to the North Channel of Lake Huron

September 29, 2021 By Martin Lortz

Planning a Northern Ontario motorcycle tour often starts with a destination, Lake Superior, Wawa and beyond. Thanks to Ontario’s vastness, what these places have in common is distance and plenty of it. What it all boils down to is getting there requires some long days in the saddle. Take the Lake Huron North Channel and […]


9 Things to Do this Fall in Algoma

September 10, 2021 By Martin Lortz

Hello fall, welcome back! As the good times of summer fade to memory, it’s time to refocus on the upcoming show of nature’s splendour as the landscape prepares to transform itself into a boldly coloured artist’s canvas. The obvious plan is to focus on the leaves as they transition from everyday green to a red, […]


Day Five – Snow Day in the Soo

March 2, 2018 By Martin Lortz

Skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, ice fishing, time sure flies when you’re having fun. Hard to believe that we are on the last day of our five days of winter in Algoma adventure. The day five agenda is road-tripping north along the shore of Lake Superior in search of the famous ice caves. Well, that was […]


Five Days of Winter in Algoma – Day Three – Hiawatha Highlands

January 31, 2018 By Martin Lortz

If you ask me if I consider myself a cross-country skier the answer would be yes but it’s complicated. There was a time in my youth when, as a family, we would venture north every weekend through the winter. With backpacks filled with snacks and hot chocolate, we would explore the trails for hours. These […]