Category Archives: York Durham and Headwaters

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 […]

Nokiidaa Trail: The Path That Connects Three Communities

Nokiidaa Trail East Gwillimbury

The word “Nokiidaa” is an Ojibwe term that means “walking together”, and it’s very fitting to call this path the Nokiidaa Trail. After all, the Nokiidaa Trail connects three communities: East Gwillimbury, Newmarket, and Aurora, Ontario (in York Region). This path is perfect for walking, hiking and biking as it’s lengthy and relatively flat the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Happy Valley Forest and the Oak Ridges Moraine Trail Hike in York Region (GTA)

Happy Valley Forest

When looking up hiking trails in the York Regional Forest, Happy Valley Forest caught my eye. You might think that with a name like “Happy Valley Forest”, it must be a pretty magical place. It grabbed my attention for other reasons. You see, I’m a massive fan of British crime dramas and there happens to […]

The Bruce Trail: Everything You Need to Know About This Legendary Ontario Trail

The Bruce Trail

When it comes to hiking in Ontario, my heart belongs to the Bruce Trail. While I’m on a journey to eventually hike the entire trail, I find myself stumbling upon those white blazes more often than I intend to. In southern Ontario, we owe a lot of our favourite places to hike to the Bruce […]