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Splitrock Side Trail

It is officially the last day of winter!! The weather was cooperative this time and I didn’t even have to wear a jacket out today. Ah-May-Zing! Today I’m off to check out Splitrock side trail, along the Bruce Trail. Splitrock side trail is actually a side trail of a side trail. It is off the […]

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Heart Lake Conservation Area

This weekend’s destination was Heart Lake Conservation Area in Brampton! Last week was absolutely beautiful. A wonderful lead up to the weekend before Spring officially began. The weekend being our only chance of escape from the city of course was much less beautiful, and much more frigid. Fine, Mother Nature. Have it your way. But […]

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Glen Haffy Conservation Area

Glen Haffy is just under an hour northwest of Toronto, along Airport Road. The parking lot was quite bare so I guess it closes for winter, though the trails are still accessible from a couple points and still seem well-used. From within the park, you start off under the arch for Nature Trails. It’s pretty […]

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Inglis Falls Conservation Area (Plus Walters Falls Side Trip)

This morning started out so promising. The sun was out. It was seasonably warm. We were up and on our way to the trail with few others on the road. We ended up parking at Inglis Falls, which threw me off. I had it in my head to park at Harrison Park. That didn’t happen. […]

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Terra Cotta Conservation Area (Plus Cheltenham Badlands Side Trip)

Out to Terra Cotta for a midday stroll. It is absolutely gorgeous out – finally! Still snowy. And icy. But sunshine and blue skies. I’m happy. It’s a bit of a walk from parking, as the parking is actually at the Bruce Trail entrance to Silver Creek (which I visited last year – twice). No […]

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Speyside N&S Side Trails

About 10 minutes north of the 401, off Highway 25, is Speyside. The Bruce trail cuts through here at Sideroad 15. There are a few side trails off this section of the BT – North Speyside, South Speyside and Vanderleck – which intertwine and form a nice day trip. The Bruce Trail sometimes has some […]

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Ardagh Bluffs

Who in their right mind goes hiking in -16c weather?? We do, apparently. Even drove all the way out to Barrie in order to do this – to Ardagh Bluffs. Barrie has a lot more snow than we do here in Toronto. Most of our disappeared with the rains through the week. Not Barrie. Their […]

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Oliver Creek Side Trail

We’re off to explore another section of the Bruce Trail today – Oliver Creek side trail! It’s a cold, snowy day today. But apparently not cold enough, or snowy enough to keep anyone indoors! Pulled up to find the parking lot wasn’t plowed – figured it wouldn’t be. Didn’t figure there would be 3 other […]

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Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Happy New Year! My first hiking session of the year is in Bronte Creek Provincial Park for #FirstDayHike. After a quiet celebration at home last night (watching the ball drop in NY, because apparently no one in Toronto was streaming live), I’m kicking off 2017 outside in minus degree weather. Chilly! Things I had anticipated: […]