Category Archives: Parks and Protected Lands

Scotsdale Farm: Fantastic Halton Hiking Trails on the Bruce Trail

Scotsdale Farm

Scotsdale Farm is one of the prettiest places to immerse yourself in nature near Georgetown, Ontario. It’s a heritage farm that’s home to some of the best Halton hiking trails. These Halton trails are also managed by the Bruce Trail Conservancy. The trails at Scotsdale Farm consist of the main Bruce Trail and several side […]

The Great Trail: The Longest Hiking Trail in the World

The Great Trail

The Great Trail is the longest hiking trail in the world, and it’s right here in Canada. You can walk, hike, run, cycle, cross-country ski, and even paddle on the longest trail in Canada (and longest trail on earth). Also known as the Trans Canada Trail, the Great Trail was 25 years in the making […]

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park in Winter: How to Plan a Hiking Trip

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park Winter

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park in winter is equally amazing as a visit in the other seasons. You might be a little more limited in terms of the places you can hike, depending on how skilled or adventurous you are. Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay, and Northwest Ontario put on quite a show in the winter: a […]

Pinery Provincial Park in Winter: Hiking, Skiing, Yurts and More

Pinery Provincial Park Winter

Pinery Provincial Park in winter is a magical wonderland with lots of opportunities for outdoor fun. You can still go hiking, stay in a yurt overnight, car camp, discover winter sports like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, and even visit the beach. Okay, a trip to the beach might not exactly be the same as in […]

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 […]