Wednesday, April 30, 2014

And the Winner is......

Congratulations to Joanne Brown of London, Ontario 

- Winner of a Spring Weekend for Two at Arowhon Pines, for correctly identifying the following:

1.   Lupulina Moth (common Swift moth)

2.  Garter Snake with American Toad

3.  Wild Turkey

4.  Young fox licking his chops

5.    Male Eastern Forktail

6.  Evening Grosbeak

Thank you to everyone who participated!  The contest this year was a little more difficult!  

The response was tremendous and it’s been a lot of fun!

Thank you again to The Gray's for the photos, information, and patience with us!!!!

Friday, April 18, 2014


OPEN MAY 30TH .......
Despite roller coaster temperatures, freak April 
snow falls and a still frozen Little Joe Lake, we 
feel the warmth of spring around the bend. 
The snow is disappearing with each day,
there are gray jays sitting on eggs and the
male Spruce Grouses are putting on a show
to impress the females.

We are moving full speed ahead to get our 

opening team and plans together. This year, 
we open on Friday, May 30th. 

We hope to see you! 



In March, I traveled with my family to Mexico, to the 
Michoacan province to see the El Rosario monarch 
butterfly sanctuary high in the mountains, and to the 
Yucatan, for the seaside and Mayan culture. Enjoying 
meals at the outdoor markets was our favorite thing to
do. It was wonderful to see families engaged in food 
preparation at all levels and the passion with which 
they cooked. 

In Michoacan, we enjoyed delicious clear mushroom
soup, pork cutlets with crackling, fried cactus, and a 
variety of stewed beef and pork dishes, all served with 
fresh tortillas and various salsas depending on mom's 
recipe. In the Yucatan, there was delicious chicken, 
lime and tortilla soup, fresh fried fish, crisp tacos with 
turkey, and my favorite - slow roasted pork, cooked 
wrapped in banana leaves in a charcoal pit, served with 
bread or fresh tortillas and pickled onions. Food was 
celebrated on every corner! 

So inspired, back in Canada, we’re testing recipes for 
our own corn tortillas, soups, and tacos! Ola!
                                                                                                                                                      David Cooke


Were you aware that there is an alternative, less expensive and “greener” way to travel to Algonquin Park from Toronto or Ottawa?  PARK BUS ( runs from June to October. Pre-booking your trip is recommended in July or August as the bus fills with young backpackers keen to see the north. We’ll happily meet you at the Portage Store at Canoe Lake and drive you into Arowhon Pines free of charge. We hope that you don’t mind a ride in our pickup truck!