Building a Dream: Olive the Lake Lodge in Marten River

Building a Dream: Olive the Lake Lodge in Marten River

Have you ever dreamed about owning and operating your own hunting and fishing lodge in beautiful Northeastern Ontario? It’s a dream shared by many a hunting and fishing enthusiast, myself included. A friend of mine from Ottawa, Dave Smetana, shared this same...
Marten River Lodge: A Century of Wilderness Heritage

Marten River Lodge: A Century of Wilderness Heritage

Owners and operators of Marten River Lodge, Ray Sapiano and his wife Donna are carrying on a legacy this famous lodge started nearly a century ago. After “getting out of Dodge” as Ray puts it and leaving their urban home of Kanata, he and Donna embarked on a...
Your Home Away from Home on Manitoulin Island

Your Home Away from Home on Manitoulin Island

Located in the westernmost village on Manitoulin Island in beautiful Northeastern Ontario, Meldrum Bay Inn & Restaurant overlooks the breathtaking and vast North Channel of Lake Huron. Gazing at this massive body of water will make you feel small and there’s just...
Ice Fishing for Two at Big Moose Camp

Ice Fishing for Two at Big Moose Camp

We lean into the powerful wind that buffets my wife and me as we trudge across the open lake, trying to protect ourselves from the windblown snow and ice crystals that obscure the path ahead. Just as our exposed skin begins to tingle from the bitter -30°C wind-chill,...
Back Lake Adventuring: Fishing for Brook Trout & Splake

Back Lake Adventuring: Fishing for Brook Trout & Splake

Have you ever had an adventure with your fishing partner and ask yourselves why you do the things you do? I often find this the case when heading out to back lakes for the various trout species within our region—mainly brook trout and splake. These species often...