Category Archives: Southwest Ontario

Solitude Nature Reserve: Beautiful Hiking Trails Near Port Stanley

Solitude Nature Reserve

Solitude Nature Reserve is a little known place to go hiking near Port Stanley, Ontario. There are several beautiful, well maintained trails, spots to enjoy a picnic, and places to simply relax and enjoy the scenery. There’s a marsh surrounded by boardwalk trails, a wildflower garden, and lots of informational signs on the way. This […]

Rondeau Provincial Park: Hiking Trails With Beautiful Scenery and Wildlife

Rondeau Provincial Park

Rondeau Provincial Park is known first and foremost for its incredible biodiversity. It’s a renowned bird watching destination, and there’s a popular bird watching festival in the spring called “Festival of Flight”. According to the Friends of Rondeau, over 360 species of birds have been spotted in the area. 130 of those species breed within […]

Yarmouth Natural Heritage Area: Explore a Beautiful Wetland in Sparta

Yarmouth Natural Heritage Area

Yarmouth Natural Heritage Area was such an amazing surprise when I visited. I’d rank this one as one of the best places to hike in Elgin County, Ontario. There’s over 250 acres of forests and wetlands that’s home to many species of plants and birds. Some of this area is naturalized and some has hiking […]

Springwater Conservation Area: Beautiful Boardwalk Trails Near London

Springwater Conservation Area

Springwater Conservation Area in Alymer, Ontario is a great place to enjoy nature and the outdoors. There are four hiking trails at Springwater Conservation Area, campgrounds, a pond and a small beach. There’s even a maple syrup festival here in the winter. If you’re looking for places to hike near London or St. Thomas, Ontario, […]

Best Walking Trails in St Thomas Ontario on Trans Canada Trail

Walking trails in St Thomas Ontario

There are so many wonderful walking trails in St Thomas Ontario because the spectacular Trans Canada Trail (formerly known as The Great Trail) runs right through town. The Trans Canada Trail is the world’s largest continuous trail system that extends right across Canada. While you could easily spend the day walking the entire Trans Canada […]

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 […]