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Getting outdoors in the winter in Toronto

Getting outdoors in the winter in Toronto

For city dwellers like myself, driving into potential snow squalls and whiteout conditions in the winter to get to a favourite conservation area or park, is something to avoid. Getting outdoors in the winter in Toronto can be a chore. However, we don’t have to miss out on the pure enjoyment of a nature scene just after a fresh snowfall, ...

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Crook's Hollow Trail

Crooks’ Hollow Trail in Flamborough (Greensville) – a taste of history along the way

The Hamilton, Ontario area has some great hiking trails that are free to the public and not overly used. For a nice change from the packed Halton-region conservation areas and trails, this past weekend we headed back to Flamborough, Ontario to hit the trail going the opposite way from Webster’s Falls. The Crooks’ Hollow Trail that runs along Spencer Creek ...

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Hamilton region waterfalls

Hamilton waterfalls: Webster’s Falls and Tews Falls

Most people who live in the Greater Toronto Area, including Mississauga and Oakville, Ontario may have visited one of Halton region’s conservation areas or at least Bronte Creek Provincial Park. However, if you continue a bit further west to Hamilton, Flamborough, Dundas and other towns in the vicinity you can find a wealth of conservation areas and parks with beautiful ...

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Morning hikes

Why The Morning Light Is Best For Photography

A photographer friend of ours once told us that morning light is best for photography.  He was right. Just as the light is perfect in the evening, the soft light in the morning makes for a perfect picture. Mark, our wise photographer friend, is normally found at concerts, taking professional shots of musicians in action. But the one morning we ...

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Fall Hikes

Fall hikes and changing leaves in Ontario

As soon as September arrives in Ontario, it’s time to start planning fall hikes. The changing colour of leaves attracts many to hiking trails with cameras in hand. Timing is key and the best resource to find out when to visit specific provincial parks, conservation areas, and trails is to check out the changing leaf reports. Here’s a list of ...

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