Crawford Lake Conservation Area: Hiking to Find a Fascinating Natural and Cultural History

Crawford Lake Conservation Area

I love exploring the parks of Ontario so much because they’re all so unique and lovely in their own way. Crawford Lake Conservation Area is a lesser known place to go hiking in Ontario, but it’s one of the most interesting spots. There’s an elevated boardwalk that wraps completely around a rare lake that reveals […]

Short Hills Provincial Park: Hiking at the Largest Park in the Niagara Region

Short Hills Provincial Park

While there are numerous trails to hike in the Niagara region, Short Hills Provincial Park is right up there with the best of them. Located in the middle of the Niagara Peninsula, Short Hills Provincial Park is 1600 acres (660 hectares). It’s the largest provincial park near Niagara Falls. The park has numerous small and […]

Mount Nemo Conservation Area: Easy Breezy Hiking Trails with Pretty Views

Mount Nemo Conservation Area

Mount Nemo Conservation Area is a protected natural space where you can enjoy some fresh air relatively close to the city. On the outskirts of Burlington, Ontario, it’s a wonderful place to go for a hike for an hour or two on your own or bringing the whole family. Although there are a few slightly […]

Best Hiking Trails in Ontario for Long Distance Hikes: Ontario’s Longest Hiking Trails (100km+)

Long Hikes Ontario

Do you love a challenge? Setting small or big goals is a great motivational tool. I have personally challenged myself to hike the Bruce Trail – yes, the entire 900km trail – even though I know it will take years only doing a few hikes a year. As it turns out, there are lots of […]

The Best Port Credit Parks and Trails: Beautiful Parks in Mississauga on the Waterfront

Port Credit Parks

Justin and I are fortunate enough to call Port Credit our home. We’ve lived here for several years, and we love so many things about this vibrant little village in the city. First, Port Credit is part of the city of Mississauga, but it has its own small town vibes. Second, there’s a main street […]

The Bruce Trail: Everything You Need to Know About This Legendary Ontario Trail

The Bruce Trail

When it comes to hiking in Ontario, my heart belongs to the Bruce Trail. While I’m on a journey to eventually hike the entire trail, I find myself stumbling upon those white blazes more often than I intend to. In southern Ontario, we owe a lot of our favourite places to hike to the Bruce […]

West Perth Thames Nature Trail and West Perth Wetlands (Mitchell, Ontario)

West Perth Wetlands

The West Perth Thames Nature Trail is a wonderful hike through nature in the town of Mitchell, Ontario (in Perth County). The hiking trails wind along the Thames River in the north side of the town and end at the West Perth Wetlands in the south. The West Perth Thames Nature Trail is 10km in […]

Scarborough Bluffs Hiking at Scarborough Bluffs Park and the Top of the Bluffs (Toronto)

Scarborough Bluffs Hiking

Are you ready to see some of the most beautiful views in Toronto? The Scarborough Bluffs are a hidden gem in the city offering spectacular scenery of Lake Ontario and towering, rugged cliffs. It’s possible to take a Scarborough Bluffs hiking trip. However, it’s primarily a walk in the park at the base of the […]

Top 10 Hamilton Hiking Trails: The Best Hikes in Hamilton, the City of Waterfalls

Hamilton Hiking Trails

I grew up in the Hamilton area (in the town of Dundas), so I spent much of my childhood and teenage years exploring Hamilton hiking trails. Even though I’ve moved away from Dundas, I find myself returning to the Hamilton area quite often for the vast forests and green spaces. Hamilton is the City of […]

Rattray Marsh Conservation Area: Boardwalks, Wetlands and Birds in Mississauga

Rattray Marsh Conservation Area

Despite living down the road, I took years to discover Rattray Marsh Conservation Area. Living in Port Credit, Ontario (a village within the larger metropolis of Mississauga), I am spoiled for choice when it comes to walking paths by the lake. The Waterfront Trail is quite literally in my backyard, just a two minute trek […]