Category Archives: Parks and Protected Lands

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 […]

Claireville Conservation Area: A Little Known Place to Hike in Brampton

Claireville Conservation Area

Claireville Conservation Area is a park managed by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. While I’ve gone hiking on several Mississauga hiking trails, I have to admit that this was my first time going hiking in Brampton. While this trail isn’t exactly in the middle of nature (there are nearby buildings and road noise on […]

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 […]

Ball’s Falls Conservation Area: Two Pretty Waterfalls You Need to See

Balls Falls Conservation Area

Ball’s Falls Conservation Area is a beautiful place to go for a day hike in the Niagara Region that also has plenty of amazing surprises. Did you know that there’s not one, but two waterfalls? How about that the region is a ghost town, formerly known as Glen Elgin, established by the Ball family for […]

Meadowvale Conservation Area: Mississauga Trails on the Credit River

Meadowvale Conservation Area

The Meadowvale Conservation Area might not be the biggest park in the area, but it’s one of the best places to go hiking in Mississauga. While much of Mississauga is urban sprawl or a seemingly endless suburbia, there are a few natural spaces where you can go for a hike in the city. Meadowvale Conservation […]

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. […]

Beausoleil Island Hiking Trip: Visiting Georgian Bay Islands National Park

Beausoleil Island

Beausoleil Island is the largest island at Georgian Bay Islands National Park, and this is the place where you’ll find the best hiking in the national park. It’s a great adventure for a day trip or you can go camping there for an extended stay. I’m going to show you how to plan a Beausoleil […]

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 […]

Boyne Valley Provincial Park: Discovering the Stunning Boyne Valley (Near Orangeville, Ontario)

Boyne Valley Provincial Park

Boyne Valley Provincial Park has got it all. Scenic lookouts, dense woodlands, babbling brooks, wooden bridges, and vast meadows. It’s the perfect place for a day hike, whether you choose a shorter hike or a lengthier one. There are options for everyone. You’ll be able to hike on a section of the Bruce Trail that […]

Landon Bay Hiking Trails at the 1000 Islands National Park

Landon Bay Hiking Trails

Landon Bay is one of the best places to go hiking at the 1000 Islands National Park. The Thousand Islands region a magical place to explore in southeastern Ontario. Although it’s one of the smallest national parks in Canada, it packs a punch: it’s a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and part of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere […]