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Pride in the Pines

Pride in the Pines: A Guide to Celebrating Yourself in Nature

Nature is for everyone — A sanctuary where all can find peace and belonging.

This Pride Month, we’re proud to reaffirm our commitment to being an inclusive, safe space for the LGBTQ2S community to celebrate and connect with the great outdoors.

Celebrating Pride in Nature’s Embrace

Pride Month is a time for self-celebration, reflection, and community. What better way to honor this special time than by escaping to nature? Here’s why a getaway to the wilderness can be a perfect way to celebrate Pride.

Inclusivity and Acceptance
The great outdoors is an inherently inclusive space where everyone can feel accepted and celebrated. In nature, there’s a sense of belonging that transcends societal boundaries. The natural world doesn’t judge; it simply exists, providing a serene backdrop where you can be unapologetically yourself.

Adventure and Exploration
For those who crave adventure, nature offers endless opportunities. Whether you’re hiking along scenic trails, exploring hidden waterfalls, or simply wandering through the woods, each experience is a reminder of the beauty and resilience of the natural world. These adventures can mirror the personal journey many undergo during Pride, symbolizing exploration, growth, and discovery.

Physical and Mental Wellness
Spending time in nature is known to have numerous physical and mental health benefits. The fresh air, physical activity, and disconnect from digital distractions all contribute to improved mental clarity and reduced stress. Engaging with nature can boost your mood, enhance creativity, and provide a sense of calm and well-being.

Community and Connection
Celebrating Pride in nature doesn’t have to be a solitary experience. Whether you’re with friends, family, or a partner, the shared experience of exploring the outdoors can strengthen bonds and create lasting memories. Group hikes, picnics by the lake, or evenings by the campfire foster a sense of community and collective celebration.

Rediscover the joy of being you, embraced by the beauty and inclusivity of the great outdoors. This Pride Month, consider trading the urban noise for the serene sounds of nature, and celebrate in a space that honors your unique journey.

Check out our Summer Adventure Guides for each region to find inspiration for your perfect getaway.

Why not turn the festivities up a notch? Imagine savoring a refreshing Pride-themed mocktail while relaxing on the dock, adding a splash of color and flavor to your serene surroundings. Here’s a vibrant and delicious recipe for a Rainbow Refresher mocktail that embodies the spirit of inclusivity and joy.

Rainbow Refresher Mocktail

1 cup red fruit juice (like cranberry or pomegranate)
1 cup orange juice
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup green apple juice
1 cup blue sports drink (like blue Gatorade)
Ice cubes
Fruit slices for garnish (optional)


Fill a tall glass with ice cubes, which will help to layer the drinks.

Pour the red fruit juice slowly over the ice cubes.
Next, gently pour the orange juice over the back of a spoon to create a second layer.
Repeat the process with the pineapple juice, followed by the green apple juice, and finally the blue sports drink, pouring each layer over the back of a spoon to prevent mixing.

Add fruit slices on the rim of the glass or inside the drink for an extra festive touch.

Plus check out our Cabin Kickback Kit (with optional tie-dye add on!) or Cider and Charcuterie Kit for more memorable experiences.

From all of us at CABINSCAPE,


Blog written by Rachel Naish. Photo contributions by: Bill Alexander, Michael Tan, Andressa Calheira

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Your Ultimate Cabin Snack Guide

Fuel Your Adventure: Delicious Cabin Snacks for Every Getaway

Welcome to the ultimate cabin snack guide, where we explore our favorite treats to enjoy in the great outdoors!

Whether you’re craving crunchy delights, sweets and treats, on-the-go goodies, or cozy ’round the fire favorites, we’ve got you covered for your next wilderness adventure


For those laid-back cabin days, nothing beats a customizable grazing plate. Tailor it to your taste buds, accommodating any dietary restrictions or preferences effortlessly.

Some must-have items include a variety of meats like salami, prosciutto, and speck, alongside an endless array of cheeses, from sharp cheddar to creamy Brie. Don’t forget to pair them with some crusty bread or crackers for the perfect crunch. Enhance the flavor profile with tangy additions such as olives, fig jam, or pickled vegetables, and add a touch of sweetness with fresh fruit or indulgent chocolate.

Prefer not to DIY your own board? We’ve got you covered! Simply add our Cider & Charcuterie Kit to your cabin adventure, and we’ll handle the rest.


We’ve got some irresistible picks to indulge your sweet tooth in the wilderness!

Chocolate: A must-have treat that satisfies every time. We love a variety, from a classic Hershey Bar, to a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, and anything in between! No cabin adventure is complete without a chocolaty sweet treat.

Check out our Irresistible Romance Kit, featuring artisanal chocolate from Ontario’s own Perth Chocolate Works (nearby to our Lanark County cabins!)

Candy: For a burst of fruity flavor, you can’t go wrong with Fuzzy Peaches and Swedish Berries. Looking for a low-sugar option? Smart Sweets are a great choice that doesn’t skimp on taste.

Dipped, Drizzled or Covered “Anything”: Give us a chocolate, yogurt or caramel dipped snack and we’re satisfied! Some of our favourites include pretzels, almonds and popcorn

These sweets and treats are sure to add a touch of indulgence to your cabin getaway, making every moment a little sweeter.


Having the right on-the-go snacks is essential to fuelling your adventures. For a quick energy boost on hikes, day trips, paddling excursions, and any other outdoor escapade, here are our favorite snacks to bring along…

Trail Mix: A perfect blend of nuts, dried fruits, and chocolate—the sky is the limit! Make your own at home or purchase a pre-made mix!

Pro tip–Our NEW Cabin Kickback Kit includes ready-made Trail Mix, in perfectly portioned pouches for easy packability.

Protein & Granola Bars: For a convenient option that doesn’t take up a lot of space, pack a granola bar or two for the journey.

Jerky: For a quick boost of protein that doesn’t require refrigeration. Plus, jerky comes in all kinds of delicious and unique flavours!

Whether you’re paddling the Fall River or exploring the serene Haliburton Forest trails, these convenient snacks are your go-to companions for all your wilderness endeavors.


When it comes to satisfying those crunchy cravings in the great outdoors, we have a few faves…

Potato chips: A classic, must-have! Offering that classic, salty goodness that everyone loves. (We’re loving Canadian Hardbite Kettle Chips, right now!)

Pretzels: Always a hit, with their satisfying bite and just the right amount of salt.

Veggie Sticks: For a healthier crunch, we like carrots, celery, and bell peppers dipped in hummus add a fresh and tasty twist to your snack lineup.

Popcorn: A light and airy treat that’s perfect for sharing around the cabin, whether you’re watching the sunset or telling stories by the fire.

These crunchy delights are sure to keep everyone happy and satisfied during your cabin adventure.


There’s no better way than to end the day gathered around the campfire. Roasting marshmallows and sharing stories from the day’s adventures. Here are a few of our favourite fireside recipes:

S’mores: This tried-and-true classic is essential for any cabin getaway. All you need is graham crackers, a toasted marshmallow and chocolate!

S’moreomels: A CABINSCAPE exclusive recipe! Think classic S’mores remixed with Oreos and Caramilk bars. Check out the recipe here.

Unconventional Roasting: Thanks to social media we have officially tried the trending roasted Rice Krispie & roasted Timbit trends and we can say both are as delicious as they sound! A must-try during your next CABINSCAPE getaway.

As the flames dance and the stars twinkle above, these fireside recipes are sure to make memories that last a lifetime, adding the perfect sweet ending to your day of adventure.

So, pack your bags and head out to our cabins for an unforgettable escape filled with delicious snacks and local flavors! Book your escape now