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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pick your own apples in ontario

Pick your own apples in Ontario

A regular fall tradition is to pick your own apples in Ontario. Grandparents and parents take kids to see where food really comes from. They enjoy a few hours in the fresh air and load up on Ontario apples that will be eaten as is, cooked or baked into delicious apple crumbles and pies. This year’s apple crop is looking ...

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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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Taking photos of restaurant meals

Trends: Taking photos of restaurant meals

There’s a growing trend among food lovers of taking photos of your meal when dining out, or visiting a restaurant in a different country – taking photos of restaurant meals. I admit, I’ve done it too several times, particularly when the lighting was decent and I didn’t have to use a flash (which can make the food look garish and ...

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