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Popsicle for a Night: A Stay at Quebec City’s Hotel de Glace aka ICE!

By Judy Wells Imagine twin, double or queen-sized beds of ice in rooms of compressed snow. Now imagine sleeping on an ice bed after wrapping yourself in a shroud-like lining then, mummy-like, zipping into an aptly named mummy sleeping bag. Kind of like being a tightly-wrapped Popsicle in a deep freeze. That was me at …

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Winter Fishing On The Niagara River

Story By Bud Cole–Photos By Bud Cole, Doug Muthard and Matt Yablonsky You won’t see couch potatoes out fishing in the northeast at this time of the year. No, the faint of heart do not go ice fishing or fishing in open waters in winter. These activities attract only the hardiest individuals. While most outdoor sports require …

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Unwinding in Canada’s Muskoka Lakes

The Segwun and vintage small craft.  By Arnold Berke In Ontario’s Muskoka Lakes, people use “cottage” as a verb, meaning not just where they stay but also what they do. Or don’t do, for “cottaging” here—among deep blue lakes, piney forests, and comely towns two hours north of Toronto—can be as lazy as you like. This is …

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Great Cool and Cold Weather Fishing in New York’s Niagara River Area.

   Bud Cole with a nice size steelhead caught on the Niagara River.                                                          By Bud Cole       Fall is the season for many scheduled events such as football games and Oktoberfests as well as unscheduled event like hunting, raking leaves and enjoying the autumn colors and weather. But fall and the milder days of winter can also …

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