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These stories related to the great outdoors, adventure sports and eco-tourism are made possible through the continued support of Lake Country Physiotherapy as part of our Community Leaders Program.


Spikeball is the 'lawn game of your wildest dreams' <b>(3 photos)</b>

Spikeball is the 'lawn game of your wildest dreams' (3 photos)

'It’s easy to learn; it’s good exercise, and really portable,' says local Spikeball enthusiast of unique game that can be played - safely - almost anywhere
Make your weekend adventure a Hike for Hospice <b>(4 photos)</b>

Make your weekend adventure a Hike for Hospice (4 photos)

'You could say that having hospice care lets you die on your own terms. That’s really meaningful to me,' says participant in this weekend's fund-raising event
Cycling around lake offers an adventure in history <b>(12 photos)</b>

Cycling around lake offers an adventure in history (12 photos)

Cycling is a permitted activity during stay-at-home orders and this 55-kilometre route offers something for everyone
People are 'pumped up' about hidden gem in Washago <b>(5 photos)</b>

People are 'pumped up' about hidden gem in Washago (5 photos)

Pump track draws young and old from far and wide; 'The surface material is really good quality; there is nothing like this in the area,' says Orillia skateboarder
Local club invites you to take a run on the 'wild' side ... for free

Local club invites you to take a run on the 'wild' side ... for free

'She pushes me to go outside of my comfort zone. It’s very motivating because she puts her heart and soul into helping us succeed,' says novice runner
Feeling adventurous? The library has cool things to borrow to help you enjoy the outdoors

Feeling adventurous? The library has cool things to borrow to help you enjoy the outdoors

'We try to fill the gaps and help to make opportunities affordable for everyone,' said library official, noting provincial park passes, disc golf sets and more can be borrowed
Spring is ideal time to go 'wild' about photography <b>(5 photos)</b>

Spring is ideal time to go 'wild' about photography (5 photos)

'When I see an area that is rich in wildflowers, it’s exciting because this is an indicator of the health and wellbeing of the forest,' says local photographer
Skateparkers seek funding and flow to create new facility <b>(5 photos)</b>

Skateparkers seek funding and flow to create new facility (5 photos)

'If it’s designed properly, a new skate park could also become an attraction for the city,' says advocate behind push for new facility
Pandemic has served as a reminder of nature's 'awesome power'

Pandemic has served as a reminder of nature's 'awesome power'

'In this age of apps and smart phones, who would have predicted we’d soothe our souls with a simple walk in the woods?' says Couchiching Conservancy official
Dog owners have an extra incentive to enjoy the outdoors

Dog owners have an extra incentive to enjoy the outdoors

'There are real physical and mental health benefits from getting outside with your dog,' says avid dog walker