Category Archives: Parks and Protected Lands

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 […]

Elora Gorge Conservation Area and a Complete Elora Hiking Guide

Elora Gorge Conservation Area

Hiking in Elora and the Elora Gorge Conservation Area was on my list for quite some time. I’m happy that we finally had a couple of days to devote towards visiting Elora, Ontario. We spent most of our weekend in Elora wandering around town, eating lots of delicious food, and relaxing at our posh Airbnb. […]

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 […]