Gearing Up for August Long

WHAT TO DO AROUND CAMP - GEARING UP FOR AUGUST LONG!

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Wow! Another long weekend is almost upon us! And it can't come too soon!

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If you're new to camp or just here for the weekend, and are looking for ways to entertain your family / guests / friends / yourself, this post is for you!

HIT THE BEACH & TAKE A DIP

Pop down to South Camp and get your beach on! Our beach is full of photo-op friendly spots such as the yellow bench, the life saver, and of course - the docks with the red chairs! OR! Skip the photo shoot and dive right in! There's nothing quite like the refreshing waters of Lake of the Woods!

HIT THE TRAILS

The surrounding area is filled with walking and quad trails - take some time and explore at your leisure! Many trails are unmarked, so explore the area at your own discretion, and always obey posted signs!

FRY UP FRIDAY

Lake of the Woods is world-renowned for its fishing - join in the fun and bring your boat and fishing gear to Pye's! Celebrate your catches with a good old shore lunch at camp! Yum!

FIRE IT UP

 No long weekend is complete without a nightly campfire - and you can pick up your s'more essentials at the store! Don't forget to be fire safe, and burn responsibly! Please obey all fire restrictions!

HANG OUT

Activities are a great way to fill up your holidays - but don't shy away from a little rest a relaxation. Grab a book from one of our mini libraries; play a favourite board game or try a new one; and spend time with the folks who make you happiest!

HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY AUGUST LONG WEEKEND FROM EVERYONE AT PYE'S!

Market Wednesdays & Other Summer Activities!

 The Matiowski Farmer's Market at the Kenora Harbourfront

The Matiowski Farmer's Market at the Kenora Harbourfront

Today is Wednesday which means from 8:30am-2pm Kenora's Harbourfont was bustling with vendors and visitors! A special summer gem, this weekly activity is a great event that puts your dollars in the hands of local makers, farmers, growers, and crafters! Catch the Matiowski Farmer’s Market every Wednesday!

What other activities does Kenora and area have to offer? 

Also at the Harbourfront every Thursday evening (July/August)  you can catch the Harbourfront Concert Series!

Other summer activities include:

August:

Harbourfest

Sioux Narrows Arts Festival

Kenora Bass International

Sioux Narrows Moose ‘N Fiddle Music Festival

September:

Sioux Narrows Bassin’ for Bucks Tournament

Crow Lake Bass Tournament

Annual Musky Cup Nestor Falls

 

For some general things to check out: 

Trip Advisor ‘s Top 10 Things to Do in Kenora & District 2018

Stay In Kenora’s Activity Guide

Trails/ Hiking: Kenora City Trail Info

LOTW Trail Guide

Urban Trail Guide

Events Listings to Stay on Top Of:

Kenora City Calendar

Kenora City Special Events

LOTW Museum Events

Kenora Online Calendar

89.5 FM The Lake Calendar

Visit Sunset Country Listing

Sioux Narrows/Nestor Falls Calendar

Dryden Events

 

What are your favourite summer events in Kenora & District? Did we miss any? Comment below!

Hidden Gems in Keewatin

It's Blogsday! A "Special Hidden Gems" edition because what better way to spend the long weekend than to explore a neat Canadian town?!

Keewatin is located a short 15 minute drive from Pye's Landing and has some little known gems such as the Glacier Rock Holes, which can be found just off Highway 17, on 6th Street. There's a small sign indicating where to turn - but if in doubt, take the street directly west of Keystone Security Solutions. The holes are a neat geological feature left behind from the Laurentide Glacier that covered most of Canada, and safe viewpoints can be found down a nicely maintained pathway, leading to a covered viewing section - perfect for those hot sunny days (which hopefully we will get many of this long weekend!) Heads up - this gem will not appear on Google Maps - check out the Facebook page for the natural attraction above to find directions! 

 The largest Rock Hole

The largest Rock Hole

Also a hop, skip and a jump from the holes is Keewatin Beach, a lovely spot for a picnic, and a family swim to cool off during these beautiful, and muggy, summer days!

Venture into old downtown Keewatin, and you'll find yourself at the Mather Walls House - built in 1889, you can enjoy tea with the resident ghost in this classic Queen Anne Victorian style home. The ghost is so notorious the house was featured on an episode of Creepy Canada.  To find out more, watch this video!

Another awesome thing to check out is the Keewatin Foot Bridge - where you can walk over the Winnipeg River, gaze at the lily pads, and enjoy a lovely day on, but not in, the water! Parking can be found at the Keewatin Memorial Arena and you'll be able to see the unique arch-shaped bridge from the lot! Warning: this bridge is ideal for photos and daydreaming! Perhaps you can make an afternoon of it, and pack a picnic!

Don't pass up Keewatin - this oft passed-by spot is full of neat houses, and interesting hidden gems - if you stop by, be sure to tell us your favourite spots and new discoveries!

Other Canada Day Weekend activities to look forward to include the annual Camp Fireworks happening in the New Development - seasonal and overnight campers are welcome! Look to the sky Saturday evening at dusk and join in the celebration!

Have a joyous Canada Day!

 

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