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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.


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
Snowkiting attracts thrill seekers to frozen local lakes <b>(4 photos)</b>

Snowkiting attracts thrill seekers to frozen local lakes (4 photos)

'When you start feeling the power of the wind ... it’s almost like flying. It’s a big thrill,' said avid snowkiter of unique winter sport
Pandemic can't slow down local Nordic skiers and fat bikers

Pandemic can't slow down local Nordic skiers and fat bikers

'We need to get outside and exercise,' says local OPP staffer, stressing 'even small efforts can have huge impacts'
Local artist discovers unique forms of love in nature <b>(6 photos)</b>

Local artist discovers unique forms of love in nature (6 photos)

Heart-shapes rocks 'remind me of special moments and people and make me more aware of the beauty around us,' says creative local artist
Local athlete, 12, always striving to be 'Queen of the Mountain'

Local athlete, 12, always striving to be 'Queen of the Mountain'

Anna Vurma loves a challenge, whether it's during competition or on an outdoor rink
Olympic-style luge is a labour of love for outdoors fans <b>(6 photos)</b>

Olympic-style luge is a labour of love for outdoors fans (6 photos)

'We’re never too old to play, regardless of what kind of play it is,' says Krista Storey in explaining the reasoning behind building unique adventure in her backyard