Category Archives: Conservation Areas

Rockwood Conservation Area: Explore Caves, Ruins & Beautiful Lookouts

Rockwood Conservation Area

Rockwood Conservation Area near Guelph, Ontario, is one of the most interesting places that I’ve gone hiking in a long time. While it’s not the longest hiking trail in the world, this intriguing conservation area makes for a great outing for people of all ages, including families with kids. Rockwood Conservation Area is one of […]

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 […]

Thornton Bales Conservation Area: 99 Steps and Beautiful Jokers Hill

Thornton Bales Conservation Area

Thornton Bales Conservation Area is home to the famous 99 Steps, a steep descent down the escarpment on a wooden staircase. You’ll have to go beyond those 99 Steps to fully appreciate this beautiful conservation area! There’s a small loop trail at Thornton Bales Conservation Area, but the property also connects to the neighbouring Koffler […]

Proctor Park Conservation Area: Beautiful Trails You Must Hike

Proctor Park Conservation Area

When you first arrive at Proctor Park Conservation Area, you might not think that there’s much to it. You’ll see a parking lot, a few trees, and a wide open space with a couple of picnic tables. For those in the know, this conservation area is a hidden gem for hikers and nature enthusiasts alike. […]

Windy Ridge Conservation Area: Beautiful Short Hike in Kawartha Lakes

Windy Ridge Conservation Area

Windy Ridge Conservation Area is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for a shorter hike with pretty scenery. The conservation area is technically located in Omemee, Kawartha Lakes, but it’s more like the middle of nowhere. With that said, it’s less than 20 minutes from Lindsay and under 30 minutes from Peterborough. It’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]