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Erindale Park

Winter hiking at Erindale Park, Mississauga

After several weeks of gloomy winter days, snowfall and feeling Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), on a chilly January day in 2011, we decided we needed to do some winter hiking at Erindale Park. SAD can be very disruptive to daily life. I was feeling the effects of it, combined with work stresses.Heading into nature always helps me balance my life, ...

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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

Trails at Historic Crooks’ Hollow Conservation Area in Dundas

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, Crooks’ Hollow Conservation Area near Dundas, Ontario is a great alternative. It’s also a perfect alternative to Hamilton’s busy waterfalls. Whereas Webster’s Falls, Tews Falls and other falls in ...

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Hamilton region waterfalls

Waterfalls in Hamilton: Webster Falls and Tew Falls

Hamilton, Ontario is known for its steel factories and gritty neighbourhoods, undergoing a recent renaissance. It’s also known for its numerous waterfalls including the very popular Webster Falls and Tew Falls. A few years ago, when I originally wrote about the waterfalls in Hamilton, few Torontonians would have known that they have such beautiful, natural wonders so close by. Since ...

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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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