Category Archives: Parks and Protected Lands

5+ Best Hiking Trails in the Bay of Quinte That You’ll Love

Bay of Quinte Hikes

The Bay of Quinte region in South Eastern Ontario is a treasure trove of amazing hiking trails and beautiful scenery. Bay of Quinte consists of Brighton, Trenton, Belleville, and Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, as well as the natural spaces surrounding these cities and towns. I’m going to show you the best places to go hiking in […]

Huron Natural Area: One of the Best Kitchener Hiking Trails

Huron Natural Area

Huron Natural Area is home to some of the best Kitchener hiking trails. I had no idea that this beautiful collection of trails existed until my friend, Sarina, introduced me to the park. She’s a Kitchener-Waterloo local and local residents always know the best spots. Without a doubt, Huron Natural Area is one of the […]

Cheltenham Badlands: The Amazing Mars-Like Landscape in Ontario

Cheltenham Badlands

The Cheltenham Badlands are one of the most unique natural features in Ontario. While this was once a little known gem of the region, it’s now one of the most instantly recognizable landscapes in the province. This exposed red Queenston shale terrain is like no other in the region. It’s likely a bit of a […]

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 […]

Island Lake Conservation Area: Hiking the Vicki Barron Lakeside Trail

Island Lake Conservation Area

Island Lake Conservation Area is a really special place to go hiking in Ontario. I didn’t really prioritize hiking here because I figured it would be an ordinary hike around a lake. Boy, was I wrong about that! Hiking at Island Lake Conservation Area is nothing short of amazing. There are numerous meanders through tall […]

St Johns Conservation Area: One of Niagara’s Most Wonderful Hikes

St Johns Conservation Area

St Johns Conservation Area is one of my favorite places to go hiking in the Niagara Region. You’ll find this park in Fonthill, Ontario, nestled in a rural setting between Niagara Falls and St. Catharines. There are a number of striking features of this conservation area, including a scenic pond, dense hardwood forests, boardwalks across […]

Ultimate Niagara Glen Hiking Guide: How to Visit the Best Niagara Falls Trail

Niagara Glen

The Niagara Glen is one of those amazing natural wonders in Ontario that took me way too long to visit. Don’t make the same mistake as I did! Visit the Niagara Glen as soon as possible, and I know you won’t be disappointed. The Niagara Glen trail descends deep into the Niagara Gorge where walking […]

Woodend Conservation Area: Fantastic Hiking in the Niagara Region

Woodend Conservation Area

Woodend Conservation Area is one of the best places to go hiking in Niagara Falls. Technically, Woodend Conservation Area is located in Niagara-on-the-Lake. On a map, it’s wedged right in the middle of Niagara Falls and St. Catharines, so it’s a great option for hiking if you’re anywhere close to the Niagara Region. The main […]

Marble Rock Conservation Area: A Challenging Trail With Beautiful Lookouts

Marble Rock Conservation Area

Marble Rock Conservation Area is a lesser visited park, upstaged by the popular Thousand Islands National Park. It’s one of the best places to go hiking in the 1000 Islands. I enjoyed this trail just as much as Landon Bay and the Jones Creek Trails…or dare I say that I enjoyed it a little bit […]

Jones Creek Trails: Amazing Hiking at 1000 Islands National Park

Jones Creek Trails

The Jones Creek Trails are a section of the Thousand Islands National Park where you will encounter numerous places to go hiking. There are three mainland properties (Jones Creek Trails, Landon Bay, and Mallorytown Landing) and several islands where you can hike. While Landon Bay is the most popular place to go hiking in the […]