Category Archives: Parks and Protected Lands

Solitude Nature Reserve: Beautiful Hiking Trails Near Port Stanley

Solitude Nature Reserve

Solitude Nature Reserve is a little known place to go hiking near Port Stanley, Ontario. There are several beautiful, well maintained trails, spots to enjoy a picnic, and places to simply relax and enjoy the scenery. There’s a marsh surrounded by boardwalk trails, a wildflower garden, and lots of informational signs on the way. This […]

MacGregor Point Provincial Park: Beautiful Hiking Trails at Lake Huron

Macgregor Point Provincial Park

MacGregor Point Provincial Park is an amazing place to go hiking in Port Elgin, Ontario. It’s home to provincially rare and significant habitats, and it’s one of the most ecologically diverse places to visit on the shores of Lake Huron. These coastal freshwater wetlands, like fens, marshes, ponds, and swamps, have unusual inhabitants, like carnivorous […]

Rondeau Provincial Park: Hiking Trails With Beautiful Scenery and Wildlife

Rondeau Provincial Park

Rondeau Provincial Park is known first and foremost for its incredible biodiversity. It’s a renowned bird watching destination, and there’s a popular bird watching festival in the spring called “Festival of Flight”. According to the Friends of Rondeau, over 360 species of birds have been spotted in the area. 130 of those species breed within […]

Yarmouth Natural Heritage Area: Explore a Beautiful Wetland in Sparta

Yarmouth Natural Heritage Area

Yarmouth Natural Heritage Area was such an amazing surprise when I visited. I’d rank this one as one of the best places to hike in Elgin County, Ontario. There’s over 250 acres of forests and wetlands that’s home to many species of plants and birds. Some of this area is naturalized and some has hiking […]

Hardy Lake Provincial Park: Picturesque Trails in Muskoka

Hardy Lake Provincial Park

Hardy Lake Provincial Park is one of the prettiest places to go hiking in Muskoka. It’s a lesser known gem with scenic views of Hardy Lake from several vantage points along the way. There are boardwalk trails that extend across various points of the lake. The prettiest lookout points are about halfway through the hike […]

Chikanishing Trail in Killarney: Hiking This Beautiful Coastal Trail

Chikanishing Trail

The Chikanishing Trail is an amazing place to go hiking at Killarney Provincial Park. If you love beautiful scenery of the water and picturesque Canadian landscapes, you’re in luck! While there are many great hikes at Killarney Provincial Park, I highly recommend fitting the Chikanishing Trail into your plans. The Crack is the most famous […]

Arrowhead Provincial Park: The Ultimate Hiking Guide

Arrowhead Provincial Park

Arrowhead Provincial Park provides the wow factor that you might be seeking on Ontario hiking trails. There’s an incredible lookout point, a beautiful waterfall, a peaceful lake, and shaded paths through the woods. Whether you’re going camping at Arrowhead Provincial Park or simply visiting for the day, it’s an amazing park in Ontario that you […]

Hiking the Crack in Killarney: Killarney Provincial Park’s Epic Trail

The Crack Killarney

The Crack in Killarney Provincial Park is one of the best Ontario hiking trails, hands down. In fact, it’s one of my most favourite places to hike of all time! Needless to say, I was really impressed by this hiking trail in Ontario. If you’re a hiking enthusiast, you absolutely need to hike The Crack […]

Springwater Conservation Area: Beautiful Boardwalk Trails Near London

Springwater Conservation Area

Springwater Conservation Area in Alymer, Ontario is a great place to enjoy nature and the outdoors. There are four hiking trails at Springwater Conservation Area, campgrounds, a pond and a small beach. There’s even a maple syrup festival here in the winter. If you’re looking for places to hike near London or St. Thomas, Ontario, […]

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 […]