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Proper Hiking Boots For Women: A Must-Have On Trails

I’ve seen this situation many times over and cringe every time I do.  A young woman, stylishly dressed in the season’s latest jeans, shorts, top etc. Instead of ankle-supporting hiking boots or at least hiking shoes with treads, on her feet are flimsy flip flops. It’s a hiking disaster waiting to happen, particularly when the trail is muddy, rocky or ...

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Top five camping sites near Toronto

Getting a dose of nature away from Toronto, Ontario does not require hours on the road. At most two to two-and-a-half hours are needed to get to great camping sites near Toronto. We’ve either camped or hiked in many provincial parks or conservation areas in Southern Ontario with campgrounds over the years and love that they aren’t too far from ...

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Hilton Falls Conservation Area in Winter

Hilton Falls Conservation Area in Winter

Hilton Falls Conservation Area in winter is a magical place – snow-covered, still and for the most part very quiet. At the beginning of January 2010, Frank and I had our first hiking date on a chilly, sunny and snowy day at Hilton Falls Conservation Area near Milton, Ontario. We fondly remember me ensuring his ears were warm by pulling ...

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