These Apps Will Transform Your Phone into The Perfect Camping Tool

Posted : August 13, 2014

Our blog is chock full of great ideas for fun things to see and do in York Durham and Headwaters. We are always adding new content and updating old posts, but sometimes you might stumble upon something from our vault. If this article has inspired you to hit the road, be sure to double-check that the featured stops in this post are still welcoming visitors.

Camping no longer means roughing it in the woods with no connection to the modern world! There are now many apps that can transform your smartphone into a multi-use camping tool, so that you can make the most out of your next trip to the great outdoors. We’ve put together a guide to some of the best apps out there for exploring the natural world.


Discover new hiking trails with this useful app, available for both Apple and Android devices. AllTrails offers up comprehensive descriptions of the greatest hikes across the US and Canada. Find the perfect route for you with key facts like distance, elevation, and route type, alongside informative reviews and ratings. Some of the top trails include Caledon’s Albion Hills Conservation Area.


By using the GPS functionality of your phone, MapMyHike tracks your path and makes it easier to navigate the outdoors. You can find your hiking buddies through real time updates on an interactive map and stay informed with useful data like time, distance, speed, and elevation. Full integration with Facebook and Twitter means that you can not only bookmark your favourite trails, but share them with all your friends!

Be Skin Smart

Being outside for long periods of time can put your skin at risk! Without proper protection, exposure to the sun can cause serious harm to your health. Be Skin Smart is an app designed to help you protect your skin by advising you on sunscreen use. Based on a customizable profile that takes into account factors like your eye colour and skin tone, this great app sets up reminders for you to reapply sunscreen, so that you’re always shielded from the elements.
What are your favourite camping apps? Let us know!

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