Category Archives: Hamilton Halton and Brant

Apps Mill Nature Centre: Beautiful Hiking Trails in Brantford

Apps Mill Nature Centre Brantford

Apps Mill is a conservation area, operated by the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) and it’s one of the best places to go hiking in Brantford, Ontario. On this 266 acre property (107 hectares), you’ll discover mature forests and peaceful meadows with serene views of Whitemans Creek. It’s a wonderful place to wander through the […]

15 Best Hamilton Hiking Trails: The Ultimate Hamilton Hiking Guide

Hamilton Hiking Trails

If you’re looking for the best Hamilton hiking trails, you’re in luck. I grew up in the Hamilton area (in the town of Dundas), so I spent much of my childhood and teenage years exploring hiking trails in Hamilton. Even though I’ve moved away from Dundas, I find myself returning to the Hamilton area quite […]

Princess Point Trails in Hamilton: How to Hike at the Royal Botanical Gardens

Princess Point in Hamilton

The Princess Point trails in Hamilton, Ontario are a fabulous place to go hiking on the waterfront. You’ll enjoy brilliant views of Cootes Paradise on the way, as well as some forest treks on the outskirts of Westdale. The hiking trails at Princess Point are part of the Royal Botanical Gardens trail system. I’m going […]

Robert Edmondson Conservation Area: A Little Known Hiking Trail You’ll Love

Robert Edmondson Conservation Area

Robert Edmondson Conservation Area might be a shorter hiking trail in Halton region, but it’s a hidden gem that you won’t want to miss. It’s a relatively flat and easy trail, but it has many makings of a memorable adventure outdoors: a pretty body of water, a wooden boardwalk, and perhaps some wildflowers (depending on […]

Bronte Creek Provincial Park Trails: Beautiful Hikes in Oakville

Bronte Creek Provincial Park

The Bronte Creek Provincial Park trails allow for lovely little walks that aren’t too far from the city. If you’re looking to go hiking in Oakville or Burlington, Bronte Creek Provincial Park is a great place to spend time in nature for a couple of hours. These are fantastic hiking trails near Toronto, Mississauga, and […]

Scotsdale Farm: Fantastic Halton Hiking Trails on the Bruce Trail

Scotsdale Farm

Scotsdale Farm is one of the prettiest places to immerse yourself in nature near Georgetown, Ontario. It’s a heritage farm that’s home to some of the best Halton hiking trails. These Halton trails are also managed by the Bruce Trail Conservancy. The trails at Scotsdale Farm consist of the main Bruce Trail and several side […]

Kerncliff Park: One of the Best Hikes in Burlington, Ontario

Kerncliff Park in Burlington

Kerncliff Park is one of the top places to go hiking in Burlington, Ontario. It’s somewhat of a hidden gem. I hadn’t really heard much about Kerncliff Park until learning about it from some members of the Ontario Hiking Facebook group. It looks quite unassuming from the starting point at the parking lot, like there […]

Royal Botanical Gardens Trails: Hiking the Bridle Trail Loop

RBG Bridle Loop Trail

You might have visited the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington and Hamilton, Ontario in the past. There are stunning gardens featuring gorgeous flowers, plants, sculptures, rock gardens, and more. Did you know that the Royal Botanical Gardens also boasts 27 km of hiking trails, too? There are numerous Royal Botanical Gardens trails in both Burlingon […]

Hilton Falls Conservation Area: Hike to the Beautiful Reservoir and Waterfall

Hilton Falls Conservation Area

When Justin and I visited Hilton Falls Conservation Area on a weekday afternoon, it was really crowded in one place and one place only. Hilton Falls, this beautiful waterfall in Milton, happened to be swarmed with people and families. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a pretty waterfall, even if it’s only a trickle of water […]

Sixteen Mile Creek Trail in Oakville: A Magical Natural Escape in the City

Sixteen Mile Creek Trail

Sixteen Mile Creek Trail was such a pleasant surprise. While I live in the nearby village of Port Credit in Mississauga, I didn’t know if there were any good opportunities to hike “next door” in Oakville. Sure, there are lots of Conservation Halton Parks in Burlington and Milton. Credit Valley Conservation has great places to […]