Category Archives: Parks and Protected Lands

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: Exploring Scenic Trails Near Orangeville

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 is 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 […]

Cold Creek Conservation Area: Lesser Known Trails You Need to Hike

Cold Creek Conservation Area

Cold Creek Conservation Area is the perfect day trip for hiking enthusiasts in southern Ontario, particularly those living in the Toronto area. I hadn’t personally heard of Cold Creek Conservation Area before. I like to “browse” Google Maps and scroll around all of the green spaces near home to see what they are. Sometimes that’s […]

Hiking at Bonnechere Provincial Park: Delightful Hiking Trails in the Ottawa Valley

Bonnechere Provincial Park

Bonnechere Provincial Park is an interesting and beautiful protected space on the Bonnechere River in the Ottawa Valley. It’s just south of Algonquin Provincial Park and the closest villages are Killaloe and Barry’s Bay. To give you a better frame of reference, it’s about two hours west of Ottawa and 2 hours and 30 minutes […]

Crawford Lake Conservation Area: Hiking to Find a Fascinating Natural and Cultural History

Crawford Lake Conservation Area

I love exploring the parks of Ontario so much because they’re all so unique and lovely in their own way. Crawford Lake Conservation Area is a lesser known place to go hiking in Ontario, but it’s one of the most interesting spots. There’s an elevated boardwalk that wraps completely around a rare lake that reveals […]