Studies show that people who take part in extra-curricular activities are better problem-solvers and more creative. So, over the summer we’ll share what we like to do in our spare time.
VP Anne Locke talks about celebrating her 10th anniversary – while relaxing at the Millcroft Inn.
The love of getting outside and being active is something my family shares together. With demanding careers, escaping from it all and getting ‘lost’ (but not really because those trail blazes are there for a reason) among the trees recharges us and gives us space to just ‘be’.
So, escape we did: my husband and I made it an overnight adventure, exploring Caledon in honour of our 10th anniversary. While we’re avid hikers, and proud, t-shirt-wearing, app-wielding members of the Bruce Trail Conservancy, we kept things easy and stayed on the property of the gorgeous Millcroft Inn.
Now, being lazy isn’t something that comes naturally to parents of a 7 year-old and almost 2 year-old, but we thoroughly enjoyed the cold and hot springs and relaxed with some good books (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and The Illegal, if anyone’s curious), while the kiddos had a blast with family back home.
Waking up early is just habit now, so we hit the trails on our mountain bikes before breakfast and then lounged outside by those springs until duty called.
Up next? We’re having a proper camping trip in Algonquin to round off the summer and then heading north to explore Tobermory (the start of the Bruce Trail) in the fall.