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Awenda Provincial Park

About two and a half hours north of Toronto , you’ll find a very special place— Awenda Provincial Park . Though I had never heard of Awenda, it seems that others certainly had because most of the park’s sites were occupied during our visit. Yet, despite so many visitors, we felt like we “owned the […]

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Glen Haffy Conservation Area

We are trying to work our way through as many Conservation Authorities as we can this year. For what it’s worth, we have hiked all of Halton region, about half of Grand River , most of Credit Valley and are working on completing Toronto Region. Of course, if we want a fresh hike, we’ll eventually […]

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Shade’s Mills Conservation Area

We have a very unique cat who we believe does not realize that he is indeed a cat. His name is Shade and perhaps that is why we were initially attracted to Shade’s Mills Conservation Area. Of course, it could also be because we travel the 401 an awful lot as we visit family that […]

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Island lake Conservation Area

Island Lake Conservation Area We started out on what seemed to be a bright and sunny day, me practically soaking myself in sunscreen while Rob drove donning his new sunglasses. Of course, as luck would have it, by the time we reached our Island Lake destination the dark and grey clouds had rolled over us. […]

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Long Sault

After taking a look at all of the hikes that we’ve done over the past year, we realized that we’ve been neglecting many great opportunities to the east of the city.  Yes, we confess that we live on the western edge of a city and just naturally tend to drift even more to the west […]

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Cootes Paradise

With fresh, perfect snowball-making-snow on the ground, we decided to try a hike that is very winter-friendly:  Cootes Paradise.  The area, owned and operated by the Royal Botanical Gardens, is also a Fish and Wildlife Habitat Restoration Project—in fact, the largest restoration project of its kind in North America . From human overuse and the […]

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Kortright Centre for Conservation

Just the Facts about hiking the Kortright Centre for Conservation: 16 KM 30 KM / 30 Mins Kortright Centre for Conservation Run by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority, this 324 hectare package of beautiful woodlands that are filled with a variety of bird and other wildlife, is right in the centre of an area that is […]

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Hendrie Valley Trails

Thanks to a tip from a family of Journeys Ontario fans, we were led to this amazing hiking trail in Burlington. The Royal Botanical Gardens supports a number of conservation projects in the greater Hamilton area (and beyond), including this 247 acre spread of forest and wetland. As a matter of fact, about 90% of […]

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