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Bruce Trail: Niagara | South Terminus to Woodend Conservation Area

If you caught it last week, you know I’ve set out on a mission this year to complete the Bruce Trail. All 900 kilometers. If you didn’t catch it, well.. now you know. Ideally I’d like to do them all in order but my hiking partner has other plans. So I’ve broken the trail down […]

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2021 Challenge: Hiking the Bruce Trail End to End

Hello and welcome to my loftiest goal as of yet! 2021 is going to be packed with local hiking – assuming we don’t get ticketed and/or thrown in jail because of lockdowns – all the way from Niagara Falls up to Tobermory at the top of the Bruce Peninsula. This hiking trail is called the […]

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Darlington Provincial Park

After beginning my #FirstDayHike over in McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve, I now turn my sights on Darlington Provincial Park next door. From where I’m parking between the two areas, I entered along the Waterfront Trail in the top west corner. This is a wide gravel path, that brings you to a park road. Gravel is […]

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McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve

Somehow my manic research in to green areas escaped me on this one. I chose to visit McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve along with Darlington Provincial Park for my #FirstDayHike of 2019. On Google, it shows two small loops. Upon arriving, there is so much more. No complaints, of course. I love “extra” trails! I just […]

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Bruce Trail: 4 Line to 2 Line EHS (Plus Griffith Ravine Side Trail)

It’s the last day of 2018, which means this is the last hike of the year. I decided to spend it on the Bruce Trail, in Mono, Ontario. I also tried to get up to watch the last sunrise of the year. I did mange to get up, put a jacket on and head out […]

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Dundas Valley Conservation Area

Today is the day I get myself out of the house again! I managed to convince myself to get up and go to Dundas Valley Conservation Area. I actually headed out to Christie Lake, but apparently all those gates are closed. “Closed for the season” – it’s practically April out here! I have been hibernating […]

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Mount Nemo Conservation Area

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I spent my time with family in Brampton. First for a big bash on Christmas Eve, then dinner and presents on Christmas Day. Boxing Day is my chance to escape now! Out to Burlington I head to cross Mount Nemo off my list. Mount Nemo Conservation Area is […]

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York Regional Forest – Robinson & Porritt Tracts

Heading out for an early morning hike is a sure way to get me out of bed on a cold morning. Today was definitely cold, but nothing like we’ve previously experienced. We headed out to York Regional Forest today, to knock off a couple more of their tracts. Namely, Robinson tract and Porritt tract.  These […]

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Borer’s Falls CA & Rock Chapel Sanctuary

It’s a beautiful sunshine-y day out there which makes it a lot easier to get out of bed to explore. Today I head out to Hamilton to check out Borer’s Falls Conservation Area, and Rock Chapel Sanctuary. I parked Sully on Valley Road. There’s a small road side area, for maybe three vehicles if the […]

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Happy Valley Forest (Plus Humber Source Woods)

Happy December! I feel like the second half of this year has just flown by. Could be because I was dealing with medical issues for several weeks (and ongoing) and didn’t get to go hiking NEARLY as much as I would normally like. But I got out today! And went to the happiest place on […]

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Etobicoke Creek Trail

It seems that city hiking trails have some of the most confusing references. Yesterday I was on the Gatineau Corridor trail, which is also part of the Pan Am Path, which is also part of the Great Trail. This week I head to the Etobicoke Creek trail, which is located in Brampton (NOT Etobicoke!). This […]

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Gatineau Corridor Trail (Plus Thomson Memorial Park)

It’s National Take a Hike Day! I’m so ready to get out on the trails, having been cooped up for the better part of a month with an allergic reaction. But first, I have my Saturday morning class to attend, and today we are writing a midterm exam. Ugh. My mind is trying to concentrate […]