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Revisiting Mountsberg Conservation Area

Every time we go exploring, even at locations we’ve already been, Frank and I find something new of interest. Revisiting Mountsberg Conservation Area reminded us of our last visit  back in the summer of 2011, when we checked out the trails, the birds and the barn animals. Recently, we decided to check out the boat launch area and the dam ...

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Five hiking trails near Toronto

With fall almost upon us, it’s time to wrap up the camping gear and stow it away. But this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors. For Frank and me, it’s fall hiking season! We’ve visited many places over the past few years, and here’s a round-up of our favourite fall hiking trails near Toronto: Hendrie Valley – Burlington / ...

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Eramosa Karst

Visiting Eramosa Karst Conservation Area

The Eramosa Karst Conservation Area is a place to not only hike and enjoy the outdoors, but also learn a bit more about geology. What few people in Ontario know is that there are many areas in this province where karsts are found. Karst topography has porous rock eroded by water over time creating cenotes, caves and sinkholes. The Eramosa ...

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Street to Trail

Street to Trail: Interviewing Paul Mackle

Both my husband Frank and I know that when we get outdoors for a hike in one of the many conservation areas around the Greater Toronto Area, we recharge our batteries after a long week at the office. We also come away from our experience outdoors feeling balanced. So it’s no wonder that an organization such as Street to Trail ...

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Killarney Provincial Park

Scenes from Killarney Provincial Park

As a teenager, I took art classes throughout high school, which meant that I was introduced to many great artists including the Group of Seven. From all the Canadian painters, I have a love for the works of the Group of Seven, and others, such as Emily Carr, who focused on nature scenes. Visiting Killarney Provincial Park, I can understand ...

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