Category Archives: Hamilton Halton and Brant

Hilton Falls Conservation Area: Don’t Only Visit the Waterfall (Hike the Trails, Too!)

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 […]

Limehouse Conservation Area: Hiking, History and the Hole in the Wall

Limehouse Conservation Area

Limehouse Conservation Area is one of the best hiking trails near Toronto, nestled between Halton Hills and Georgetown, Ontario. There are a few conservation areas and hiking trails in the vicinity of Halton Hills and Georgetown: Limehouse Conservation Area, Silver Creek Conservation Area, and Terra Cotta Conservation Area. The Bruce Trail is the main hiking […]

Dundas Valley Conservation Area: Hiking the Dundas Valley Trails

Dundas Valley Conservation Area

The Dundas Valley Conservation Area is one of my all time favourite places to go hiking. I am from the town of Dundas (now part of the city of Hamilton), and I used to live really close to these Dundas Valley trails. I have so many memories of hiking here when I was a kid. […]

Silver Creek Conservation Area: Scenic Trails in Halton Hills

Silver Creek Conservation Area

Silver Creek Conservation Area is one of the best places to go hiking in Halton Hills, Ontario. One of the best trails in Ontario, the Bruce Trail, meanders through the conservation area. You’ll also have the opportunity to hike several of the Bruce Trail Side Trails. Silver Creek is the largest of all the Credit […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]