Like Breathing


“Every drive up there is like breathing” said one Torontonian about Simcoe County when seeing this photo.

The clouds here are incredible.

This photo was taken with an iPhone 4 on the 9th line just east of highway 27.

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Museum on the Boyne

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Beside Riverdale Park in Alliston, you will find Museum on the Boyne. The museum grounds include a 1914 Agricultural Fair Building housing the main displays, an 1851 log cabin, an 1858 English barn and even an old jail cell.    … Continue reading

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Beeton Honey and Garden Festival

In 1875, you could no longer take the last train to Claksville in central Ontario. Clarksville was renamed ‘Bee Town’ in honour David Allanson Jones who moved there in the 1860s and became the first commercial bee keeper in Canada. … Continue reading

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Fields of gold dot the landscape of Simcoe County; fields of green, yellow, blue, and, in the fall, fields of burnt orange. You can pick asparagus in the spring, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries in the summer and apples and pumpkins … Continue reading

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Sunsets in South Simcoe

Late summer and fall brings some spectacular sunsets.

(This photo is straight from the camera with no adjustments.)

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Simcoe County Forests

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The first European settlers arrived in what is now Simcoe County to find lush forests of both hardwood and softwood species. The logging that followed for the next hundred years left the county quite bare. E.C. Drury, a resident of … Continue reading

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Voice of the Barrie Colts

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This is Darryl Mabley, a radio broadcaster and the voice of the Barrie Colts. Darryl grew up in Innisfil and attended Innisdale Secondary School in Barrie. He moved away to North Bay to attend Canadore College for radio broadcasting. Since … Continue reading

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Matthew’s House Hospice

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The red bungalow on Highway 89 in Alliston, across from the Nottawasaga Inn and Resort, has a sign on the front lawn that lets passers-by know it is no ordinary house. While, to many, a “hospice” is a place where … Continue reading

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Le Petit Chapeau

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If you don’t know where to look, you may miss the little hat shop in Barrie where you can find a unique selection of locally made hats. Le Petit Chapeau can be found on Lakeshore Mews just off of Mulcaster … Continue reading

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South Simcoe Railway

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The South Simcoe Railway runs from Tottenham to Beeton. A 14 minute round trip by car, the journey on this vintage train is about one hour through the rolling hills of South Simcoe.  The train runs weekends from Victoria Day … Continue reading

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