Trail Angels and Ferry of Bedford Mills

Last weekend we checked out one of the remaining single-track sections of the Rideau Trail that we have left to explore. This short section runs from Bedford Mills to McAndrew Road, and is only a little over 3 km (one way) but as it carves through a beautiful and wild forest it seems longer and is well worth the drive as an excursion. The highlight of the trail is a human-powered ferry, built by some true trail angels, the Rideau Trail Association trail volunteers. Warm up First we got a bit lost and did a bonus pre-loop on some fun ATV trails. We even found a trail named after us! After enjoying what we soon realized was a wrong turn loop, we made it back to the car and started again. Take

New Website and Contest!

We are pleased to launch our new website at Spafford Health and Adventure. The online store is new and improved with the best trail, mountain. ultra, snowshoe and running gear that we have personally tested and endorse. In addition to our store, you can also find the latest information on upcoming races, coaching services and additional resources for all things running related. As a kickoff to the launch of our new website, we are having a little contest to award one lucky winner a FREE ENTRY to the Sydenham Fall Trail Run + a $50 gift certificate from Spafford Health and Adventure online store. All you have to do to enter is share our new website on your social media page and tag Spafford H

Off the Beaten Path

We did some 'Trailbnb' last week, which is basically using Airbnb to find cool places to stay close to trails. Hotel chains don't always locate in the rural areas we like to run, so we have good luck with this approach. Our hosts were located just outside of Whitney, Ontario, and we enjoyed some relaxing down time as well as exploring trails in Algonquin Provincial Park, near where we were staying, and even Silent Lake Provincial Park on the way home. Here are some trail highlights of our little vacation. We were never off the grid, but we definitely found ourselves off the beaten path at times. We highly recommend Algonquin Hide-Away if you are looking for a cozy headquarter for your Algonq

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