Our lady church
Kayaks and canoes in Eramosa River
A view of the beach
Close to Toronto and Highway 401, home of Grand River, many attractions within Guelph
Ontario provincial highway 6
In a nutshell
Small, Developing, College Town
River Run Centre
The River Run Centre is a brand new theatre and event centre. It is a great place to see performing arts of all kinds, from theatre, to comedy, dance and mustic, to literary readings snf public speakers. The programming is always new and interesting. If you plan on going to...
Church of Our Lady
Arhitect Joseph Connollyyear built 1876-88Situated on a hill overlooking downtown Guelph, this church is the most visible and recognizable symbol of Guelph arhitetural heritage. Although not a cafedral, it has many elements of traditional European cathedrals. Some of...
Stampede Ranch: Country Music, Country Flavour
If you're into country music, like country-western bar decor, and perhaps want to learn to line-dance... oh, and you like reasonably priced, good food... then The Stampede Ranch is the place for you. I've been here about 5 or 6 times, I think, mostly because a friend of mine...
Bombay Cafe: Indian Food
My human companions really enjoy this quaint little restaurant. They've been going for years. They usually get the dinner for 2 and sometimes splurge on the upgraded dinner for 2. The food is excellent. The owner is a very pleasant and genteel host. Small restaurant, seats...
Stampede Ranch: Down-Home Party at the Ranch
SO, anyone wishing to get a real Southern Ontario New Country Experience MUST check out the Stampede Ranch. The Ranch (as it is called) is a country/western bar, with all the things you might imagine that come with such a place. Thursdays are the rowdiest nights, with Friday...
Doogie's: My favourite bar
Doogie's is the best (in my opinion). It's a pretty small bar in downtown Guelph but they always have great live music playing. It's casual (as is most of Guelph) so you can just go and hang out with your friends. There is a small dance floor (I mean extremely small) but for...
Coach service to Guelph
Greyhound coaches travel between Guelph and Toronto (http://www.greyhound.com/). Coach Canada coaches travel between Hamilton and Guelph (http://www.coachcanada.com/coachcanada/). Both offer travel between Guelph and other locations as well.
The city buses are quite efficient and run frequently (every 15 to 30 minutes depending on the route). They meet downtown at St. George's Square-there is no official bus station. It seems weird at first, but the location is convenient to do some quick shopping or other...
Harmony Global Arts & Jewellery: Harmoniously Beautiful
Harmony Crafts is a shop that I could browse for hours. It is not your run-of-the-mill gift shop. They carry items from all over the world that are hand-picked by the owner for quality, beauty, and novelty. I am always happy when I receive a gift purchased at Harmony.
The Bookshelf: One Stop Culture Shopping
It was tempting to write up the Bookshelf under Must See Activities. I cannot overstate how cool this place is. It is our go to every chance we get while we are in Guelph. It is an incredible bookstore, plus a cafe and repertory cinema as well.If you visit, make note of the...
Ticks and Lyme Disease
Ticks are closely related to spiders. They are typically small when unfed, (1 to 5 mm in length), and all active stages feed on blood. They cannot fly and they move quite slowly. Ticks usually come in contact with people or animals by positioning themselves on tall grass and bushes. They may take several hours to find a suitable place on the host to attach to feed. Most tick bites are painless. The majority of bites will not result in disease because most ticks are not infected with the agent of Lyme disease.
Lyme disease & blacklegged ticks ;
Lyme disease is an infection caused by the corkscrewshaped bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi. In Ontario, these bacteria are spread by the bite of blacklegged ticks (formerly called deer ticks), Ixodes scapularis. The blacklegged tick can be found sporadically throughout the province.
Even with a bite from an infected blacklegged tick, there is only a small chance of getting Lyme disease. Ticks are most likely to transmit infection after being attached for more than 24 hours of feeding. Because of this delay, prompt detection and removal of ticks is one of the key methods of preventing Lyme disease.
Dog ticks are common in this area. They are not known to carry the bacteria for Lyme disease. They are about 4 times the size of a blacklegged tick.
Written Jan 1, 2012
- Related to:
- National/State Park
- Hiking and Walking
Ancient Cedar Trees at Rockwood Conserv. Area
After Bruce Peninsula National Park, we had our second encounter with ancient cedar trees in this park. Cedar trees grow all along the banks of the Eramosa River, including through Rockwood Conservation Area. Some cedars that cling to the limestone cliffs are as old as 500...
Largest birds of NA at Rockwood Conserv. Area
We saw a flock of turkeys and were surprised by their presence. We knew that turkeys have made a comeback in Grand River region, but were not aware that they can be found here. They were eradicated from this area, the province and many states by 1909 due to unregulated...
Potholes at Rockwood Conservation Area
Another geological feature that we observed at the park were potholes. The conservation area has over 200 potholes that vary in size and diameter. The potholes were created during the retreat of the glacier. Pieces of stone — mostly hard granite from the Canadian Shield had...
Caves at Rockwood Conservation Area
An important geological feature that we observed in the park were caves. Our earlier experience with caves had been at Bruce Peninsula National Park. The cave system is one of the most extensive ones in Ontario and includes stalactites, columns and flowstone. The...
Stories of rocks at Rockwood Conservation Area
Rockwood has a unique geological history that has left it with glacial bluffs, potholes and caves. The glacial bluffs were formed during the most recent ice age, which ended 11,000 to 16,000 years ago and range from five to 30 metres deep and seven to 200 meters wide.A visit...
Hiking in Rockwood Conservation Area
We accessed the Gilbert MacIntyre Memorial Trails from the beach. The terrain in the Rockwood Conservation Area had high cliffs and steep slopes. Therefore, we had to be very careful for nobody could afford a sprained ankle. On that hot late June day, all of us were sweating...
Picnic at Rockwood Conservation Area
Picnic tables are scattered throughout the conservation area. Although the Park brochure stated that open fires are not permitted for safety reasons, we saw barbeque facilities provided in one area that were being used by visitors. Of course, our interest was too much on...
Water Activities at Rockwood Conserv. Area
There is a large sandy beach, which was fully used by toddlers in the entourage. The area marked by buoys provides a shallower area for swimming. The beach is not patrolled, so parents or guardians must keep a close watch on children at all times. Some of us rented out pedal...
Biking in and around Guelph
For some odd reason motorbikers call Guelph and Wellington county home. In our most recent visit to Guelph, we noticed hundreds of motorbikers who were probably coming out of a meet (see pictures).
The Grand River territory and neighboring counties offer terrain that is to the liking of motorbike lovers.
My advice: Please accord respect to motorcyclists. They deserve it.
Equipment: Motorcycle and related gear.
Written Jun 7, 2009
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- Road Trip
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