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Long Sault Conservation Area

My second trip to the Kawartha Lakes area this month thankfully didn’t end up in such a shit show. Long Sault Conservation Area is on a maintained road, right up in to its parking lot. This seems like a pretty hopping place, as there were quite a few cars in the lot when we got […]

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Jefferson Forest – Bond Lake to Swan Lake

It’s cold. Again. And we’re out on the trail. Again. This time we didn’t have to travel far. We are out in Richmond Hill along the Oak Ridges Trail, hiking through Jefferson Forest, from Bond Lake to Swan Lake and back. I don’t have a map, apart from the dotted lines on Google. This adventure […]

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Durham East Cross Forest Conservation Area

After a terrible morning stuck in the mud, I finally made it on to trail. One of three that I had planned for that day. Thank the stars the Kawarthas actually let you visit Durham East Cross Forest Conservation Area. For it being nearly Saint Patrick’s Day, and my being Irish and all, I’m not […]

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Earl Rowe Provincial Park

Earl Rowe Provincial Park has been a favourite of my friends for years, however I had never been. The one and only time I was able to join them on their camping trip, they cancelled. Yeah, they’re jerks. So I went hiking here without them. HA. It is closed for the season, but that certainly […]

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Tiffin Centre for Conservation

This lovely little conservation area is located between Angus and Barrie, at Side Road 25 and 8th Line. Tiffin Centre falls under the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority. This is the first of their parks I’ve visited, and certainly not the last. Parking is directly off 8th line, next to a giant trailhead. You really can’t […]

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Boyd Conservation Area

It’s been a long time coming but I finally checked Boyd Conservation Area off my list. I actually ended up visiting here with a boy, which was fun. Of course, that also means the photos are severely lacking. We parked up at Rutherford Road, along the William Granger Greenway, and headed south along the Humber […]

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York Regional Forest – Zephyr Tract

The sun is finally out! I mean, it wasn’t when I started, but the forecast said it was coming. The plan was to hit up both Brown Hill Tract and Zephyr Tract of the York Regional Forest area. However, Brown Hill was closed as they try to tame the ash borer issue. So Zephyr Tract […]